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Today's News

  • Lower tax rate increase expected

    The Marion County Board of Education is likely to increase the real estate and personal property tax rate, but at a lower rate than in past years.

    The school board has scheduled a special called meeting for a tax rate hearing and approval for 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 30.

  • Superintendent: 'Outstanding' start to school year

    Marion County Public Schools resumed classes on Aug. 8, and have started the year off on the right foot, according to Superintendent Dr. Chuck Hamilton.

    "We've had an absolutely outstanding start to our school year..." Hamilton said during his superintendent's report at the Marion County Board of Education's regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Aug. 14. "Everybody involved has made this an outstanding experience for our students."

  • Lebanon man facing sex abuse, torture charges in Richmond

    From The Richmond Register

    Joseph Patrick Trotter, 45, of Lebanon is awaiting trial on charges of sexually abusing and torturing three victims under the age of 12.

    Trotter's preliminary hearing was held Aug. 8 in Madison District Court.

  • Tractor driver indicted for 17 counts of wanton endangerment, DUI

    A Popes Creek Road resident has been indicted in connection with a tractor accident while transporting individuals from the site of the Warrior Dash obstacle race held in June in Marion County.

    On Aug. 17, Steven R. Baudendistel, 44, of 1190 Popes Creek Road in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently for first-degree wanton endangerment (17 counts), DUI first offense (aggravator) and leaving the scene of an accident.

  • Candidates have filed for General Election

    Marion County voters will have several uncontested local races and a few contested state and national races on the Nov. 6 ballot.
    Here are the candidates who filed before the Aug. 14 deadline.

    Bradfordsville City Commission (four seats) -  Anthony Clarkson, Sandy Gribbins, Travis May and Kathleen Walls.

    Lebanon City Council (six seats) - Jerry Abell, Denise Fogle, Jay Grundy, Kate Palagi, Jim Richardson and Darin Spalding.

  • Loretto Homecoming is Saturday

    The Loretto Fire Department will be hosting the annual Mark Mattingly Memorial Loretto Homecoming this Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Loretto Ball Park.

    Inflatables for kids and food by the Marion County Cattlemen's Association will be available throughout the day.

    At 1 p.m. a silent auction begins, and so does the Tim Fowler Firefighter Challenge.

    The silent auction ends at 5 p.m., and a live auction begins at 5:10 p.m.

  • Rogers and Colvin will marry Aug. 25

     

  • Mattingly and Sanders will marry Aug. 18

     

    Larry and Patty Mattingly of St. Mary announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rosie, to Zack Sanders, son of Rick and Betty Sanders of Indianapolis, Ind.
    Mattingly is a graduate from Western Kentucky University and employed as a teacher at Discovery International School.
    Sanders is a graduate from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and employed as a mechanical engineer at Harman International Industries.
    The wedding will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18, 2012 at St. Charles Catholic Church.

  • 8-15-12 Birth Announcement

     

    Chris Abrams and Krystal Edwards of Lebanon announce the birth of a 7-pound, 15-ounce daughter, Raylee Catherine Abrams, born July 4, 2012, at Spring View Hospital, Lebanon.
    Maternal grandparents are Paul and Kim Edwards of Lebanon.
    Paternal grandparents are Ronnie and Diane Abrams of Richmond and Kim Harrell of Lebanon.
    Great-grandparents are Bernard and Henrietta Edwards of Lebanon and Forrest and Faye Turpin of Waco, KY.
    Raylee Catherine has one sister, Aaliyah Jordyn Abrams.

  • Cocanoughers Reunion

    The 37th annual Cocanougher reunion was held Sunday, July 29, 2012 at the Perryville Community Center. About 55 people attended. A potluck meal, sharing of announcements, geneology, picture taking, talking, fun, games, hugs, kisses, story telling, meeting new folks and greeting old friends and family, prayer requests, and a few tall tells were among the highlights of the day.
    The one traveling the furthest was Sarah Lovett of Puyallup, Wash. The remainder were from at least 14 different Kentucky communities.