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Today's News

  • First-graders get ‘Jump Start’

    The new school year is fast approaching, and some incoming first grade students got a “Jump Start” last week.
    Gayla Kelly, a first-grade teacher at West Marion Elementary, said the program is beneficial for students as they make the transition out of kindergarten.
    “It gives us an opportunity to review what was learned last year,” she said.
    As part of the program, students practiced reading, writing and math skills. They also participated in art and music activities.
    And they had fun, too.

  • Superintendent’s evaluation in progress

    The Marion County Board of Education has started the process of evaluating Superintendent Taylora Schlosser on her performance during the 2014-15 academic year.
    At the close of the board’s July 23 meeting at the Community Education Building, it started discussions in executive session related to the summative evaluation. Under KRS 156.557(6), the board can conduct preliminary discussions regarding the superintendent’s evaluation in closed session.

  • Mills, Overly campaigning for Conway on Aug. 4

    State Rep. Terry Mills and State Rep. Sannie Overly (D-Paris) will be in Lebanon Tuesday to speak on behalf of Jack Conway's gubernatorial campaign. Conway is the Kentucky Attorney General, and Overly is his running mate. Mills and Overly will be appearing from 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 4 at the Lebanon Senior Citizens Center, 110 W. Mulberry Street. This is across the street from the Lebanon Police Department. All senior citizens are invited to attend.

  • Three weeks later, the search doesn’t stop for missing Nelson County woman

    By Kacie Goode
    The Kentucky Standard

    Three weeks have passed since the disappearance of Crystal Rogers and her family seeks answers.
    Tommy Ballard, Rogers’ father, has been leading search efforts throughout the community since July 5, when he reported his daughter missing to police.
    Ballard has said before that the search would not stop until answers are found, but with little to no information or updates being provided by investigators, the wait is taking its toll.

  • Band’s community performance postponed

    The Marion County Marching Knights are postponing a community performance, which was originally planned for Friday, July 31.

    Band Director Curtis Bennett noted that the freshman Jump Start will be taking place at the high school on Friday. That along with a few other conflicts led to the decision to postpone the community/parent performance.

    The new date and time will be reported when they become available.

  • Fall for a ball

    Tony Rahn enjoys baseball, and he’s a fan of the Louisville Bats, the Cincinnati Reds AAA affiliate.
    “Last year, we probably went seven or eight times. I grew up watching baseball. It’s entertaining for us, and of course, it’s a whole lot cheaper than the big leagues,” he said.
    So when he and his wife, Elaine, won seats in a luxury box at a Bats game at a fundraiser, they decided it would be a good way to celebrate his 50th birthday a little early. The game turned out to be more exciting than they ever expected.

  • Local artist to have work on display at CU

    Artist Susan Crum-Cox of Lebanon will have some of her work on display at an upcoming show at Campbellsville University. The opening reception is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27. Her selections entitled “A Closer Look At Home: Recent Paintings” will be on display at Pence-Chowning Art Gallery at Campbellsville University, which is located at 205 University Drive in Campbellsville.

     

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  • One dead, one injured in Elizabethtown shooting

    By Jeff D'Alessio
    The News-Enterprise

    One man is dead and another man injured after an early morning shooting Tuesday, July 28, at 422 Washington St. in Elizabethtown.
    Elizabethtown police have not released the names of the two men, who were shooting at each other.
    The dead man was found inside the white bungalow and was pronounced dead at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds, according to Hardin County Coroner Dr. William Lee.

  • State probes accident at Beech Bend

    By Deborah Highland
    Bowling Green Daily News

    Within minutes of the Jitterbug Swing ride toppling over at Bowling Green's Beech Bend Amusement Park on Saturday evening, the park called state amusement park ride incident responders.
    Twelve people were treated at The Medical Center emergency room Saturday night and released, said Doris Thomas, a vice president at Commonwealth Health Corp., parent company of The Medical Center.