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Today's News

  • County jail saved state more than $663,000

    The Marion County Detention Center saved the state nearly $663,000 during the 2013-14 fiscal year, according to a report Marion County Jailer Barry Brady presented at the June 19 Marion County Fiscal Court meeting.
    Brady noted that the state inmate population reached a low of 6,716 inmates in July of 2013. Since then, the inmate population has climbed to 8,741 prisoners as of June 15.

  • City approves $6.7 million budget

    The Lebanon City Council held two special-called meetings last week to approve the first and second readings of the 2014-15 budget.
    The meetings were held June 16 and June 19, and the budget was approved without opposition. The council also approved the first and second readings of the revised 2013-14 budget at those meetings.
    The 2014-15 budget includes $6.676 million in the general fund, which is up  from the $6.658 million in the 2013-14 budget.
    The 2014-15 sewer fund is set at $2.181 million, which is down from $2.189 in the 2013-14 budget.

  • Two softball teams win district

     Marion County All-Stars 9-10 and 11-12 softball teams both won district titles and will advance to the Kentucky State Little League All Star tournament in Springfield. State play will begin Sunday, July 6, at Idle Hour Park.

    Meanwhile, in Lexington, the eight and under team placed fourth in the 8U Whitney Roberts Memorial Tournament. Scores were not available for the eight and under team.

    11-12  Softball

  • Students perform during SCMS graduation ceremony held June 4
  • Marion County Fair Dairy Show

    On June 21, the annual Dairy Show was held at the Marion County Fairgrounds. Through thick humidity, children and adults filtered in and out of the showing area with pride to show off their dairy cows for prizes. The next fair events are scheduled for June 28. The carnival will open at 5 p.m. every night from June 30 through July 5.

  • Spalding wins WMES/PTO-US Bank Scholarship
  • Stafford earns history scholarship award

    The Lindsey Wilson College community celebrated academic achievements of the 2013-14 school year last month at the college’s annual honors onvocation, held in Biggers Sports Center.
    Departmental academic awards were given to students for outstanding work in the classroom, special scholarships were awarded, and the returning Begley Scholar student and President’s were presented.
    Allison Stafford of Bradfordsville received the Noma Dix Winston History  Scholarship Award.

  • Spalding is recognized for achievements

    The night of St. Charles Middle School’s eighth grade promotion, the SCMS staff failed to recognize a student’s accomplishments. Noah Spalding should have been recognized for the following: recipient of SCMS President’s Award for Educational Excellence, achieving first honor roll all three years at SCMS and receiving one distinguished or two proficient scores each year on the KPREP assessment.

  • Marion County’s All-Americans

    Nothing spells American culture like sports. 

    From hot dogs and cold sodas, to rivalry and sportsmanship, sports like basketball, football and baseball are engraved in the American spirit.

    Sometimes, great athletes grow out of that spirit, and this is a story of two in the making.

  • Bethany Cecil named to president’s list

    Bethany Renee Cecil, a senior from Finley, has been named to Campbellsville University’s President’s List for spring 2014. Students are named to the President’s List for achieving a 4.0 grade point average.