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Today's News

  • New details released in Raywick murder investigation

    David Litsey Jr. was 22 years old when he died Nov. 9, 2012. He would have turned 24 last week.
    The trial for the man accused of killing him is scheduled for July 14, although the trial has been rescheduled multiple times already.
    Christopher Gribbins, 47, of 821 Dangerfield Road in Hodgenville remains in custody at the Marion County Detention Center, while his trial is pending. Gribbins is the owner of the Raywick Bar and Grill, where Litsey was shot. Litsey later died at Spring View Hospital.

  • County committee nomination period began June 15

    The nomination period for the Marion County Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees began June 15.
    To be eligible to serve on an FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in a program administered by FSA, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the local administrative area where the person is nominated.

  • Donation for Edlin

    On June 16, the Loretto Youth League gathered together on their last day of games to present a plaque along with $300 raised for Kyle Edlin. Unfortunately, Edlin was unable to attend the meeting, though spirits were still high for him. 

    Shown are the various teams of the youth league who renamed themselves after Edlin. They stopped to pose on the baseball field with Edlin’s plaque and the money they collected. 

  • Donation for Edlin

    On June 16, the Loretto Youth League gathered together on their last day of games to present a plaque along with $300 raised for Kyle Edlin. Unfortunately, Edlin was unable to attend the meeting, though spirits were still high for him. 

    Shown are the various teams of the youth league who renamed themselves after Edlin. They stopped to pose on the baseball field with Edlin’s plaque and the money they collected. 

  • Fast times at Cedars of Lebanon Nursing Home

    Cedars of Lebanon Nursing Home residents were recently treated to a visit by Steven Peterson and "LOAD'EM UP Racing." The visit was organized by Communicare Specialized Services staff, who worked with Peterson to bring his racecar to the nursing home on June 6. The residents were quite impressed.

  • Braves win 8U division

     The Lebanon Car World Braves finished the regular season 12-2 and won the tournament, putting their overall record at 15-2 in the Marion County Little League 8U baseball division. Front row (from left): Drew Morgan, Wesley Followell, Bailey Followell, Eli Walton, Aiden Mudd and Austin Wise. Middle row: Jaden Hawkins, Brady Hutchins, Evan Brown, Timothy Bland and Alexis Martinez. Back row: Assistant Coach Brad Hutchins, Head Coach J.R. Followell and Bookkeeper Otha Allen.

  • Stories Fer Rednecks – Leaving a legacy

    By Matt Overing
    matthew.overing@uky.edu

    Dan and Nick Thompson have seen crazy things happen. They’ve heard about crazy things that have happened. And they’ve written a book about it.
    Dan and Nick have actually written two books: Thompson Family History and Stories Fer Rednecks. Both have crazy stories, but just one tells some of the family history.
    “People have been telling us how much they like them,” Nick said.

  • More time to move

    A divided Marion County Board of Education voted Thursday to give Superintendent Taylora Schlosser an additional 18 months to establish her residency in Marion County.
    By a vote of 3-1, the board approved the change during a special called meeting June 19. Board Chairman DeLane Pinkston and board members Butch Cecil and Mike Cecil voted in favor of amending the superintendent’s contract to grant the extension. Board member Bernard Miles opposed the extension.
    The board’s decision came after an executive session that lasted more than an hour.

  • Finance director staying put

    While the Marion County Board of Education spent most of the public portion of its June 19 meeting addressing the superintendent’s residency, that wasn’t the only issue affecting local schools last week.
    Marion County Public Schools recently learned that they have the potential for a bonding capacity of up to $5.89 million. 
    The report was provided to the district by Mark Rawlings, the vice president of Hilliard and Lyons in Paducah.

  • Marion County Board of Education leaves unanswered questions

    By Jerry Evans
    Guest Columnist

    In light of the recent action taken by the Marion County School Board and other members of our community, there are many unanswered questions.
    1. What prompts the school board to amend the requirements of residency for the present school superintendent? It is said they voted their conscience.
    Was their conscience “Missing in action” when similar circumstances were in evidence during the time that Mr. Donald Smith served as superintendent?