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Today's News

  • Non-traditional student beats the odds to pursue bachelor’s degree

    By Jesse Osbourne
    Director of Communications
    St. Catharine College

    Over 25 years ago, Chrissy Hardin dreamed of going to college and helping troubled children. 
    “With no money for college, I just went on with life,” Hardin said. “And as life happened, my dream went farther and farther away.”
    Hardin, originally from Balltown, said she always wanted to go to college after high school. A tragedy at the age of 11 would change the trajectory of her life, however.

  • Derby Fashion Show to benefit autism center
  • Easter egg hunt fun

    The Working the Puzzle for Autism Inc. Center in Lebanon held an Easter egg hunt and Easter craft activity recently.

  • RV park planning in the works

    The Marion County Fairgrounds could become the site of a new RV park in time for this year’s fair.
    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty and Mark Whitehouse, a member of the fair board, attended the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission’s monthly meeting on March 14 and asked for the commission’s assistance with the project.
    According to Daugherty, the RV park will include 20 camp sites equipped with electric, water and sewer services.
    “We’re going to do it right or not do it at all,” Judge Daugherty said.

  • Shooting on Hourigan Lane

    Kentucky State Police Trooper John Boyd is investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 5:15 p.m., Monday night, March 21. One person sustained a single gunshot wound during a confrontation, but no arrests were made. The investigation is on going.

  • Bed bugs found at MCHS

    Three bed bugs were discovered in a classroom at Marion County High School last week, according to Superintendent Taylora Schlosser. While it’s not the first time bed bugs have been found at MCHS, once word spread among the student body and community, more than 250 students were checked out of school Friday.
    “People need to know that there’s not an infestation at Marion County High School,” Schlosser said Friday afternoon.

  • Better late than never

    Daniel Raikes was 13 years old the first time he attended the annual Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff. After hearing four-time national banjo champion Gary “Biscuit” Davis, Raikes was hooked.
    “It’s just a family atmosphere,” he said. “Everybody took me in and made me feel like I was part of the family.”

  • Marion County Fiscal Court to meet today, March 24

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be meeting at 4 p.m. today on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center. The agenda includes the following:
    • Lynn Robey, executive director of Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Inc. will be presenting a service certificate to show the services that are provided for Marion County for 2014-15, and to discuss the LIHEP Program.
    • Consider/approve Arbor Day proclomation
    • Consider/approve a resolution stating that April is Autism Awareness Month.

  • Good Friday county office closings

    The Marion County Judge/Executive's Office will be closed on Good Friday, March 25. Those Marion County residents with Friday garbage pickup will need to set their garbage out on Thursday, March 24, as Thursday will be a double up garbage pickup day. 
    The Marion County Sheriff's Office and Marion Circuit Court Clerk's Office will be open until noon on Good Friday.

  • Glasscock Elementary School’s Wax Museum

    A.C. Glasscock Elementary School’s gymnasium transformed into a wax museum of sorts Wednesday afternoon, March 16.
    Students in Devin Reynolds’ third grade class turned themselves into iconic people of the past and present and educated their fellow classmates about each person with speeches they had prepared, which included interesting facts about that specific person.