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Today's News

  • Student drug-testing meeting leads to questions galore

    Before a drug-testing program can be implemented at Marion County High School lots of questions need to be answered; the main one being who exactly is going to be drug-tested.

    The Drug Testing Implementation Committee began discussing that very issue during its first meeting Thursday at the Marion County Board of Education. While some school districts only test athletes, other schools test all students involved in extra-curricular activities, as well as students who drive to school.

  • Still gaining?

    Nearly one in four Marion Countians describe themselves as being in poor or fair health. Marion Countians are also more likely to die in vehicle crashes than the average Kentuckian, and 23 percent of Marion County children are living in poverty.

    All of this and more are part of the reason Marion County is considered the 53rd healthiest county in the state, according to the most recent county health rankings prepared by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

  • Marion County Screening Committee to meet April 14

    The Superintendent Screening Committee for Marion County Public Schools will meet at 4:45 p.m. at the Marion County Board of Education.

    The committee consists of the following individuals:

    - Ed Hacker           Board representative

    - Brad Mattingly     Parent representative

  • MapSync meeting with local officials

    Local officials are scheduled to meet with MapSync and Lincoln Trail Area Development District representatives to begin discussions on the mapping work that is necessary for the county to be eligible for enhanced 911.

    That meeting has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. April 13. Originally, local officials had planned to meet with MapSync and LTADD representatives Thursday, April 7. The newspaper learned of the change after the April 6 paper went to press.

  • Brass Company returns April 14

    The Brass Company will perform for free at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Calvary Elementary School.

    During their performance, the members of the Brass Company introduce the audience to the brass family of instruments and demonstrate their skills on the hose-a-phone to explain how brass instruments work.

    For more information, contact Melissa Knight at Farmers National Bank at (270) 692-3177.

  • The music of James Taylor is coming to St. Joe

    Fans of James Taylor's music will have a chance to hear it performed live at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the St. Joe Community Center, 3300 St. Joe Road.

    Gary Vidito will be performing Taylor's music along with Rene Buckman, Kirk Mays and Robyn Mays. All are soloists with the Mid-Kentucky Chorus. The concert will also include songs by Simon and Garfunkel, the Mamas and Papas, the Carpenters and more.

    Reserved seats are available. Call (270) 692-4942 for more information.

  • Lebanon is a hot spot for 2011 KY 55 Yard Sale

    Lebanon is opening its doors to buyers and sellers during the KY 55 Yard Sale Thursday-Sunday, April 14-17.

  • Community-minded broadcasters

    If it's Five O'Clock Somewhere, Mike FM is there. During the Farm, Home and Garden Show, Mike FM was there, and at Ham Days, Mike FM will be there.

    In fact, Mike FM employees can be found at any Marion County Chamber of Commerce event, and that support is why the radio station has been named this year's Outstanding Chamber Member.

    Program Director Andy Colley said he was surprised, but pleased by the award.

  • Two Republicans seek to become Secretary of State

     

  • St. A hopes to grow with new tuition plan

    St. Augustine Principal Alicia Riggs wants to see the school's enrollment grow, and she thinks school officials have come up with a plan to make that happen.

    For the next three years, families with one child in kindergarten through the eighth grade will pay $2,000 per year. Families with two children will pay $4,000 and families with three or more children will pay $5,500 annually. St. Augustine is also waiving its registration fee and textbook fees for next year.