Today's News

  • Guest editorial: Campaign signs might look good in a bonfire

    By The Kentucky New Era

    There are so many reasons to be thankful for autumn in Kentucky. The brilliant landscape of yellow, orange and red trees. A merciful end to those humid summer days that feel like steamy soup hanging in the air even after sundown. Chili suppers, school festivals and the anticipation of Thanksgiving.

  • Kentucky keeps history alive

    When it comes to keeping history alive, few states can match Kentucky.
    The Kentucky Historical Society, for example, will celebrate its 180th birthday in 2016, the same year our country will mark the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act. That legislation kicked off the modern era of protecting and promoting the hundreds of thousands of artifacts and sites that, collectively, tell the story of who we are.

  • Global Entrepreneurship Week events invite innovators to take their next steps

    By Lisa Williams
    Director of the Kentucky Innovation Network

    All around our community, we see the impact of entrepreneurship. It’s driving innovative new products and services to the market. It’s strengthening our economy. It’s creating new opportunities.
    It is certainly worth celebrating. The Lincoln Trail region will do just that during Global Entrepreneurship Week, Nov. 17-23.

  • Reed sworn in as school board member

    Kaelin Reed was elected as the District 2 representative on the Marion County Board of Education on Nov. 4.

    On Nov. 11, he was sworn in by Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Matttingly. Originally, the plan was for Reed to take his oath of office during the Nov. 11 meeting, but it was moved up due to a scheduling issue.

    This also means all the seats on the board are full for the first time since May, when Michael Mullins resigned as a board member.

  • How to show your appreciation to members of the military

    Civilians who join the military find their lives change forever upon entering the service. The armed forces shape a person, teaching discipline, humility, bravery, and many other life lessons. Joining the military often means making substantial personal sacrifices, as servicemen and women are typically called away from their families and the comforts of home.

  • School board meets tonight

     The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the board office.

    The agenda includes the following:


    - Introduction of Newly Elected Board Members

    - New Board Member’s Oath of Office

    - Audit Report – White & Company

    - Superintendent’s Report

    - PGES Update – Tammy Newcome

    - Financial Report – Lisa Caldwell


    - Consider approval of 2015 Board Meeting Schedule

  • Loretto man injured in Friday morning accident

    A Loretto man is being treated at University Hospital in Louisville after a single-vehicle accident Friday morning. His condition was not available as of 1:30 p.m.

    Chad Allen Mattingly, 32, was ejected from his vehicle after it struck a guardrail on Hwy. 152 and overturned, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

  • Fiscal court meets today

     The Marion County Fiscal Court will meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    The agenda includes the following items:

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Second reading of a budget amendment 

    • Consider request from Central Kentucky Classic Arts

    • Revised agreement on the Maker’s Mark roadway project

    • Appointment to Gravel Switch Volunteer Fire Department Advisory Committee

  • Mattingly resigns as school board attorney

    Joe Mattingly has resigned as the attorney for the Marion County Board of Education after one of his employees was elected to the board.
    Kaelin Reed, who works at the Mattingly and Nally-Martin law firm, was elected as the District 2 board member during the Nov. 4 election. Reed previously resigned from his position as assistant county attorney on Oct. 31, noting in his resignation letter that he was prohibited from being the assistant county attorney as a school board candidate.

  • Mortal combat

    Though I play my fair share of violent video games, I’m far from a violent person – in fact, I don’t think I have a violent bone in my body.