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Today's News

  • Softball regular season champs

    The R.L. Schreiber Spice Girls won the 6-8 coach-pitch softball regular season title and they were the tournament runner-up. They finished the season with a 10-4 record. Front row, from left: Jenna Mullins, Marybeth Overstreet, Leah Wright, Tori Gribbins, McKenna Thomas, and Jasmine Farmer. Middle Row:  Emily Clark, Kentasia Spalding, Reece Caldwell, Emma Edelen, Maddie Wiser, and Rose Caldwell. Back Row:  Coaches Kirby Gribbins, Timmy Wright, and Mark Caldwell

  • Missing 13-year-old has been found

    A 13-year-old boy who was missing for nearly 11 hours was located just before 11:30 p.m. Sunday evening.

    Sebastian Ballard was seen at 12:30 p.m. Sunday near a trailer park in Holy Cross. Emergency responders had been searching for him for hours when the search was suspended around 10:45 p.m. At 11:28 p.m., Marion County Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson reported that Ballard had been located, and he was safe.

    More information will be reported as it becomes available.

  • Part of Helm School House Road will be closed June 24-July 1

    Helm School House Road will be closed to through traffic from June 24 through July 1, according to Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly and Marion County Road Supervisor Tommy Lee.

    The closure will allow work on a box culvert/bridge replacement project. The closure will affect the part of Helm School House Road (off Fairgrounds Road) and a section of Sulphur Springs Road, just before 450 Helm School House Road.

  • School board to consider appointing acting superintendent

    The Marion County Board of Education will be having a special called meeting at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 25, and included on its agenda is to consider appointing an acting superintendent.
    The board will also consider approving a contract for the acting superintendent and consider appointing the acting superintendent as board secretary.
    In addition, the board will be meeting with the superintendent search and screening committee to discuss the committee's purpose and a possible timeline for the superintendent search.

  • Fiscal court meets this afternoon

    The Marion  County  Fiscal  Court  is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the David R. Hourigan Government Buliding.

  • Board to examine other school nurse options

    How much is a school nurse worth?
    That’s a question the Marion County Board of Education will be examining in the coming year.
    Currently, the district has a contract with the Lincoln Trail District Health Department for school nurse services. Board members approved this year’s contract, at a total cost of $161,708 (a $15,300 savings from last year), but they plan on reviewing other options in the coming year.
    “I still wonder are we getting the value we need?” School Board Member Bernard Miles said.

  • Ribbon cutting at Cottage Floral

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting at Cottage Floral in Lebanon on Tuesday, June 4. Cottage Floral offers flowers for all occasions, as well as several gift ideas. Call (270) 692-1755 for more information or to speak with owner Missie Martin Mills.

  • Grand Buffet is open

    The Grand Buffet is now open in the Lebanon Trade Center. The hours are 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
    The Grand Buffet has a large buffet, which includes Chinese, American seafood and Sushi. On Saturday and Sundays, the restaurant offers more seafood options.
    You can dine in, call for take out or order catering for large parties. For more information, call (270) 699-9001.

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  • Why is there so much evil?

    By Joshua C. Hicks

    There has been a question that has been circling around the air waves and through the minds of every person (whether they will admit it or not I don’t know). It is a question that confronted us when the Columbine shooting occurred, when the Virginia Tech shooting occurred, to the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary school where 20 innocent children were murdered, to even the Boston bombings. This question that many pondered was, “Why is there so much evil?”