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Today's News

  • End of an Era

    Sonny Pickerill remembers a time when Marion County had seven new car dealerships. Those days are long gone,

    "I've seen a lot come and go," he said. "I guess you'd say we outlasted all of them."

    As the old adage says, all good things must come to an end. For Pickerill Motor Company, the end was April 29, 2011, after more than 77 years as a place to buy a new car, trade in an old one or get a car repaired. Since 1934, Pickerill Motor and Chrysler were synonymous in Lebanon.

  • Funeral for police chief will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at MCHS

    UPDATE: The funeral for Lebanon Police Chief Joe Bell will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Marion County High School.

    Bell died Monday, June 6, at Taylor County Hospital, where he was undergoing prostate surgery. He was 58.

    Bosley Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements. Visitation at the funeral home will be at 4 p.m. Friday, June 10. Public visitation will begin at noon Saturday at the high school. The service is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.

     

  • City council budget session tonight

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Monday, June 6.

    The purpose of the meeting is to hold a work session on the 2011-12 budget.

  • Library hosting college preparation event Wednesday, June 8

    Future college students and their parents may want to attend "Destination: On Your Own" from 1-6 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, at the Marion County Public Library. The event is being presented in collaboration with the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) and AmeriCorps, via the Central Kentucky Community Action Council.
    At 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Travis Webb will present information for students preparing to leave for college and to live in a dorm room or in their own apartment. The presentation will include information about budgeting, saving and more.

  • Fiscal Court meets at 8 a.m., June 4

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to hold a special-called meeting at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    Items on the agenda include:

    - A work session on the 2011-12 budget

    - Revisions to the county's administrative code and personnel policy ordinance

    - Emergency operations preparedness plan

  • More of the same from board of education

    By Joseph B. Stevens

    Guest Columnist

    Most people have heard the phrase: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” This phrase has been attributed to Albert Einstein for a great number of years.
    When I think of that phrase, and watch what is happening in our school system, especially MCHS and the Board of Education, I find myself wondering if that is what we are doing now.

  • Journalism: A new kind of excavation

    By Lindsay Kriz

    KPA Summer Intern

  • Veterans deserve more

    “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.”
    - Cynthia Ozick

    Memorial Day means different things to different people.
    For some, it’s a day off from work.
    For others, it’s the first official day of summer break.
    And, for many of us, it’s just another day at work.
    Far too few of us actually observe the day the way it was meant to be observed, which is to honor and remember all of the people who have died serving our country.

  • NBA: Just not the same

     

  • 6-1-11 Police

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the following reports:
    - On May 1, Blincoe Construction of Bardstown reported $6,000 worth of copper line was missing form the construction site of the new Maker’s Mark Distillery warehouses on Highway 52 in Loretto.