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Today's News

  • George makes dean’s list

    Alexander George of Lebanon has been named to the dean’s list in the University of Notre Dame’s College of Science for outstanding scholarship during the fall 2013 semester.
    Students who achieve dean’s honors at Notre Dame represent the top 30 percent of students in their college.
     

  • Calvary Elementary honor rolls

    The following Calvary Elementary students achieved the first honor roll for the second nine weeks of the 2013-14 school year.
    First honor roll
    •Primary - Jailyn Allen, Will Blake, Jacob Bland, Caleb Brown, Mandy Courtwright, Tralin Craig, Daniel Gordon, Connor Hague, Madison Honaker, Jeb Hughes, Callie Mattingly, Halee May, Grace Raikes, Hayden Robbins, Emily Shuck, Keaton Spalding, Chloe Spears, Jacobi Summers, James Tuttle, and Maddie Wiser.

  • 2-19-14 MCHS Students of the Week
  • More than ready to ride

    David Thompson remembers going to horse races in Green and Adair counties when he was 5 or 6 years old. There, he watched Dick and Pipel Cowherd ride horses named Davey Crockett and Francis, and he knew from that moment on that he wanted to be a jockey, too.
    He had a pony, and he even asked his dad to make him a track on their property in Springfield. Thompson, now 62, even made his own stirrups out of grass.
    After a lot of work, Thompson's dream came true in 1975 when he got his jockey's license.

  • Black history will be celebrated Sunday

    Two activities this Sunday, Feb. 23, will honor black history in Marion County.
    At 2 p.m. Sunday, the Marion County chapter of the NAACP will be hosting its annual Black History Celebration.
    Local NAACP President Jerry Evans said Rev. Dale Smith will present a narrative describing the church bombing that occurred in 1963 in Birmingham, Ala., during the civil rights movement.
    Youth groups from Holy Rosary Church, under the direction of Tyrone Burton and Marquita Mattingly, will perform, as will the step team from the Marion County Youth Center.

  • Wear purple for Kara

    Kara Tingle has been missing since July 17, 2010. She was last seen on Beechfork Loop Road in Gravel Switch. She was driving a family member's car that was found two days later on Bluegrass Parkway.
    Her family, including her children, Austin, 11, and Nora, 4, will be wearing purple on Friday, Feb. 21, to honor Kara’s 31st birthday. Kara’s family and friends would like to invite the public to join them in wearing purple on Friday to show support. Purple is one of Kara's favorite colors.

  • Ice storm memories from our readers

    Jill Glasscock-Dean
    My Papaw died during that ice storm. Half the family didn’t have electricity trying to prepare and deal with a funeral. Kevin Ford came to my parents’ house and spent the afternoon picking up and hauling off massive amounts of tree limbs and debris in the cold without being asked. It was a huge act of kindness during a very somber time.

    Amy Riney

  • Remembering the storm

    The 2009 ice storm arrived in Marion County on Monday evening, Jan. 28.
    "Roads were beginning to ice over. Limbs were starting to sway to the point of breaking," Marion County Judge/Executive John Mattingly said.
    The storm continued to inflict damage throughout the night and the next day. By nightfall on Jan. 29, the county was hitting rock bottom, according to Mattingly.
    "It was obvious that we were without water pumping capacity, and the lights were out in probably 60 to 70 percent of the county," he said.

  • Lebanon man accused of incest

    Luis M. Cortes-Vergara, 45, of 690 W. Main Street in Lebanon was indicted for three counts of incest (victim under 12) and one count of first-degree sexual abuse (victim under 12) in Marion Circuit Court recently.
    According to the indictment, between Dec. 1, 2012, and Oct. 20, 2013, Cortes-Vergara had sexual intercourse with a person he knows to be an ancestor, descendent, brother or sister who was under 12 years old. The indictment also reads that he subjected a person to sexual contact who was incapable of consent because she was under 12 years old.

  • Marion County's Most Interesting People: The Aspiring Actress

    If you Googled Marion County native Audri Clark, you’d get a lot of standard results: a Facebook page, Pinterest profile, and Twitter account – but you’d also get a result most people can’t say they have, their name on IMDb.
    That’s because Clark, 24, of Lebanon, is an actress who has been in plays and appeared on a web series and TV show.