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Today's News

  • Calloway judge-executive to lobby for open Kentucky primaries

    By Austin Ramsey
    Murray Ledger & Times

    As this year’s crop of election candidates narrow their focus on November’s general election, one local official still has his sights set on last month’s primary.
    Calloway County Judge-Executive Larry Elkins issued a release Friday, May 30, calling on state officials to rethink Kentucky’s method of holding primaries – especially he said, when the costly elections don’t represent the entire electorate.

  • Bark Bash is June 28 in Bardstown

    Bardstown is going to the dogs June 28, at the first annual “Bark Bash” fundraising event to benefit Barktown Rescue and Bourbon City Bark Park.
    Wickland, 550 Bloomfield Road in Bardstown, is the place to be Saturday, June 28, from 7:30 p.m. to midnight, rain or shine!
    The event will feature a silent auction, various raffle games, catering by Lady Fingers and music by Bardstown’s own, Big Black Cadillac. Each ticket includes entry to the event, food, and two drink tickets. A cash bar will be available.

  • County trash pick-up will run early June 4

     County employees will be going through mandatory training from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 4. 

    To make sure that sanitation crews are finished in time to attend the training, trash pick-up will take place earlier that usual on Wednesday, according to Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly. 

  • Special called city council and school board meetings Thursday night

    The Lebanon City Council and the Marion County Board of Education will both be having special-called meetings at 6 p.m., Thursday evening, May 29, and the main topic listed on each entities agenda is their budgets.

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw will be giving his annual budget address at Lebanon City Hall.

    The Marion County Board of Education will also be discussing its budget and possibly approving it Thursday evening.

  • Barreling ahead

    Maker’s Mark distillery is growing. A lot.
    The company has already constructed three new 34,250-square-foot warehouses in Loretto, and it has plans to build six more.
    By comparison, the distillery’s previous warehouses are 16,500 square feet. The smaller warehouses can hold just under 20,000 barrels, while the newer, larger warehouses can hold 50,400 barrels apiece.

  • The day time stood still

    There was a prayer service at the site of the crash that killed five young men from Marion County 50 years ago. The young men were Stanley Ballard, Ray Clark, David Hamilton, Donnie Donahue and Wayne Simms. The boys had just attended their high school sports banquet in Loretto. Five concrete crosses are located on Highway 49 in Loretto where the crash occurred. A memorial Mass was also held in memory of the young men at St. Francis of Assisi Church.

  • School board chairman resigns

    Michael Mullins resigned Wednesday, May 21, as the chairman of the Marion County Board of Education.
    He sent the following email to his fellow board members:

    Fellow Board Members,

  • Daugherty wins county judge’s race

    David Daugherty is one step closer to becoming the next Marion County judge/executive.
    Daugherty received 2,452 votes in the May 20 primary election and won each precinct to defeat Doug Mattingly, who received 782 votes.
    “I’m glad that it’s over, and I’m glad that it turned out the way it did,” Daugherty said.

  • A wish come true
  • WMES Principal search timeline is set

    West Marion Elementary School could have a new principal by Thursday, June 5.
    Benji Mattingly, who had been principal at West Marion Elementary School for almost nine years, resigned Friday, May 2.
    According to Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser, the WMES site base decision making council will be screening applications May 28, and interviewing candidates June 2-3. The anticipated hire date is June 5, she said.