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Today's News

  • District 3 Magistrate candidate - Roger 'Cotton' Smothers

    Roger "Cotton" Smothers, 45, is in his third term as a magistrate. He is a 1986 graduate of Marion County High School.

    He and his wife, Krissy, have one son, Dale, and a daughter-in-law, Krissy.

     

    1. Why are you running for magistrate?

  • Judicial center will close early Monday

    The Marion County Judicial Center will close at 1 p.m. Monday, March 31. It will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 1. The Marion County Circuit Clerk’s Office will be going live with the Kentucky Court of Justice Accounts receivable program on Tuesday. To complete the conversion, the circuit clerk’s office will close at 1 p.m., which means there will be no access to Kentucky courts, receipts or bookkeeping Monday afternoon.

  • Fiscal court considers request to assist tech center students

    This school year, Kenny Marrett has been serving as a liaison between the Marion County Jobs Consortium and the Marion County Area Technology Center. In that role, he visited the Marion County Fiscal Court on March 20 seeking some assistance.
    Marrett said he would like to help students complete projects, such as a wooden lock and a small hot air engine, which would be more involved than what students have been making.
    "We would like to introduce a craft fair at the end of the year," he said.

  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory at WMES

    West Marion Elementary School students performed the classic “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” last week.
     

  • Cars for a Cause

    Spring View Hospital hosted a car show Saturday, March 22, to raise money for Relay for Life. Dozens of cars were entered in the show, and visitors also had a chance to walk through the Incredible Colon, and inflatable tunnel that showed the differences between a healthy and unhealthy colon.

  • VFW officer nomination meeting is April 8

    VFW Post 5910 in Lebanon will be meeting at 7 p.m. April 8 to accept nominations for officers, according to Commander Donald Webb. The election of officers will take place at 7 p.m. May 13.

  • Missing man has been found

     A Marion County man thought to be missing has been found.

    Scotty Wilkerson, 29, was last seen Friday leaving McB’s. He was believed to be with a group of people from Greensburg. That is where he was found Monday, March 24.

  • Police seeking suspect in Cash A Check robbery

     A local check-cashing business was robbed by an armed suspect at 9:36 a.m. Thursday. The robbery took place at Cash A Check, 733 W. Main Street in Lebanon.

    Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady said the suspect is a white male who was wearing a dark-colored hoodie, an extra-large gray ski mask and baggy, khaki pants.

  • The gift of life

    Last fall, Darrel Ballard’s heart started dying.
    He was in and out of hospitals for months before he wound up at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, waiting for a transplant. During much of that time, he had only been allowed to see and speak to his children over Skype.
    But his nurses made arrangements for his family to visit him on Jan. 28, his daughter Autumn’s fourth birthday.

  • A’head’ of the curve

    Kaylee Hughes was a mix of emotions as two stylists starting making several ponytails with her hair. This was the first time she participated in St. Baldrick’s, and she admitted to being a little nervous.
    But when all was said and done — and her hair was gone — she still had a smile on her face.
    And she has a good reason to be happy about Saturday’s event at St. Augustine Grade School. Hughes was one of more than 70 shavees who raised money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which raises money to combat children’s cancer.