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Today's News

  • Local veterans reflect on the end of the Korean War

    On July 27, 1953, an armistice was signed that ended three years of fighting in the Korean War. Sixty years later, a few Marion County natives took some time to reflect on their service in that conflict.
    Officially, the military intervention in Korea was seen as a "police action," but Sonny Pickerill, 83, saw it differently.
    "It was all out war," he said.

  • Lebanon man gets 13 years for assault, abuse of children

    Christopher A. Reardon, 22, of 16 Howard Avenue in Lebanon was sentenced to 13 years in prison in Marion Circuit Court recently for seven counts of second-degree assault and one count of first-degree criminal abuse.
    Reardon was originally indicted for first-degree assault and seven counts of criminal abuse stemming from incidents involving a 1-year-old female, a 2-year-old male, a 3-year-old female and a 5-year-old female between Aug. 1 and Aug. 4 last year.

    In other circuit court news:

  • Pipeline opponents urge education, action

    Local and state officials, an environmental attorney, and hundreds of citizens packed Loretto City Hall Monday evening for an informational meeting about the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline.
    Moderator Tom Brahm opened the meeting by encouraging everyone to contact state and local officials to share their thoughts on the project.
    "The only way for evil to win is for good men to do nothing," Brahm said.

  • Deadline for youth soccer is Aug. 6

    The Marion County Youth Soccer Association will be taking fall soccer signups on from 9 a.m. to noon on Aug. 3 at the Graham Memorial Park Soccer Complex concession stand on Fairgrounds Road in Lebanon. 

    The registration deadline is Aug. 6. 

    You can also print the forms from our website at http://www.mcys.webs.com/ and mail a completed application form signed by a notary, along with the registration fee and medical release form to: 

    Marion County Youth Soccer 

  • MCHS principal resigns

    School starts in Marion County one week from today, and the Marion County Public School district is searching for two principals.
    A.C. Glasscock Elementary School is currently searching for a principal after Lee Ann Divine resigned this month to become the principal at Mercer County Elementary School. And, Thursday night, July 25, Marion County High School Principal Stacey Hall sent an email to his staff announcing his resignation.

  • Spalding leads team to championship

     Marion County’s Alex Spalding lead the Central Kentucky Thunder to another title in the Kentucky under 18 Intermediate Championship, July 19-21 at Top Gun Academy in Louisville.

    Spalding was also part of state championship teams in 2010 and 2012.

    In this year’s tournament, he finished with a 5-1 record in singles and a 2-0 record in mixed doubles.

  • Vacant school board seat to remain empty until October

    On top of searching for two new principals, the Marion County Board of Education is searching for a new school board member, too.

  • GES continues search for new principal

    A.C. Glasscock Elementary School continues its search for a new principal.
    Former principal Lee Ann Divine announced her resignation July 9. She’s been the principal at GES for 12 years, but she resigned after accepting a principal position at Mercer County Elementary School in Harrodsburg.
    Until a principal is hired, Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser appointed John Brady, former St. Charles Middle School principal, to serve as interim.

  • Equestrian champion

    Emerson Blandford, 9, rides her Sylr Tomoros Cindy Lu Who. Blandford recently competed in the Tennessean, where she finished in the top three overall after taking two firsts, a second and third place finish to various categories. As a result, she has qualified for the 21 and under division in the Tennessee State Dressage Championships on Aug. 24-25 at Miller Coliseum in  Murfreesboro, Tenn. Blandford is the granddaughter of Doug and Barbara Wright and Phyllis and Joe Blandford of Lebanon. She is the daughter of Sharon and Perry Blandford of Nashville, Tenn.

  • Marion, Washington and Nelson counties could unite for United Way

    United Way of Nelson County would like to see people in Marion and Washington counties unite to help form a tri-county United Way.
    The communities already work so closely together, it just makes sense, according to Kenny Fogle, executive director of United Way of Nelson County, who spoke during the Marion County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon Thursday.