Today's News

  • Board of Education special-called meeting Thursday

    The Marion County Board of Education will be having a special-called meeting at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 17 to perform Superintendent Taylora Schlosser's performance evaluation.

    Schlosser's performance evaluation will be completed in closed session.

  • Marion County Fiscal Court meeting Thursday, Dec. 17

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be having its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 17.
    The agenda is as follows:
    • Consider/approval of the 2016 holiday schedule.
    • Consider/approval of a one time wage adjustment to all fulltime employees.
    • Consider/approval of the second amended lease between Marion County Fiscal Court and the St. Joe Community Center Inc. for 2016.
    • Consider/approval of changing the vacation carryover of 80 hours from December to June 30.

  • Upcoming holiday closings and garbage collection schedule

    There will be no garbage collection on Dec. 24-25. The normal Thursday route will be picked up on Wednesday, Dec. 23. The Friday route will be picked up on Monday, Dec. 28. It will be a “double up” day, and the county is asking residents to put their garbage out a little earlier than normal on Wednesday, Dec. 23, and Monday, Dec. 28.
    All city and county offices, including the Marion County Clerk’s Office and the Property Valuation Administrator’s Office, will be closed Dec. 24-25. Most offices will be closed until Monday, Dec. 28.

  • WMES students perform Yes, Virginia The Musical

    A cast of students at West Marion Elementary School performed Yes, Virginia The Musical Friday afternoon for the entire student body and for their family and friends Friday evening.
    To celebrate Macy’s five-year anniversary of “Believe,” Macy’s turned the classic animated special “Yes, Virginia” into a brand new musical available to schools nationwide, royalty-free. In addition to the royalty-free play, Macy’s awarded 100 eligible schools, including WMES, a $1,000 production grant to help offset costs of staging the play.

  • Blue Christmas service on Dec. 20
  • LES celebrates Christmas

    Lebanon Elementary School students perform a variety of Christmas songs during a special Christmas program last week.

  • Calvary Christmas Carols

    Calvary Elementary School students perform for the Marion County Board of Education at the board’s regular monthly meeting Thursday.

  • Lebanon man indicted for rape, sex abuse

    Ray W. Moffitt, 41, of 521 St. Rose Road in Lebanon was charged with four counts of first-degree rape, first-degree sexual abuse and first-degree persistent felony offender in Marion Circuit Court on Dec. 7.

  • Fiscal court briefs

    The Marion County Fiscal Court held a special-called meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 9. All magistrates were present except for Steve Masterson. The following was accomplished:
    • The court received and approved the 2016 Marion County Sheriff’s Office budget and the maximum allowance for the upcoming year for deputies and assistants salaries. The maximum amount of salaries for deputies and assistants for the 2016 calendar year is $475,013.76. Magistrates also approved a payroll advance to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in the amount of $23,960.

  • Don’t become a victim

    ‘Tis the season for con artists who are working overtime trying to find their next victim.
    Diane Erjavec of Lebanon was preyed upon by two scammers impersonating the IRS last week.
    On Wednesday morning, she received a phone call at her home. The call was from a Florida telephone number, and the man on the other end said he was Officer Michael Reed with the IRS. He gave her his badge number, his IRS employee code, the years she was allegedly audited for and he gave her a case number. He then told her she was going to be arrested for tax fraud.