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Today's News

  • Counterfeit $100 bills may have originated in Marion County

    Landmark News Service

    Although two $100 counterfeit bills were passed in Bardstown recently, at least one of them was unbeknownst to the person presenting it.

  • Two recovering after accident on Ky. 208

    Two Marion Countians are recovering from a one-vehicle accident Monday, Feb. 28.

    Donna Simpson, 57, of Lebanon and Johnny McQueen, 48, of Loretto were initially treated at Spring View Hospital before they were transferred to University Hospital in Louisville. Both are listed in fair condition as of Tuesday morning.

    According to the state police, Simpson was driving a 1995 Chevrolet eastbound on Ky. 208. McQueen was a passenger in her vehicle. 

  • Lady Knights win regional opener

    The Fifth Region basketball tournaments started Monday night, and the Marion County girls improved to 23-6 on the season with a 58-36 win over North Hardin (12-17).

    The Lady Knights next opponent will be Nelson County (18-12), which is coming off a 67-56 win over Hart County, also on Monday night. Marion and Nelson counties are scheduled to play at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 4 at the Roby Dome.

    Regional play continues tonight, March 1, at the Roby Dome when Elizabethtown faces Taylor County at 6:30 p.m. and LaRue County faces Washington County at 8 p.m.

  • Deer hunting meeting Feb. 28

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife and Dr. James Angel are hosting a meeting Monday about 2011-12 hunting season.

    The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at Centre Square, 239 N. Spalding Avenue in Lebanon.

    The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the status of the deer herd and the regulations for the 2011-12 hunting season in Marion County.

  • Severe weather possible through Friday morning

    Officials with the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM) and the National Weather Service (NWS) are monitoring heavy thunderstorms, expected to last through Friday morning.

    The storm may bring  mix of weather, including strong winds, hail, heavy rain, and the potential for localized flooding and tornadoes. The most significant risk for severe weather is predicted for parts of western and central Kentucky along the Tennessee border.

  • First three days of Spring Break to be used as makeup days

    The Marion County Board of Education voted 4 to 1 to use the first three days of Spring Break as makeup days during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday evening, Feb. 22.

  • Higdon: Senate focuses on education, health care

    This was a very busy week in Frankfort with several rallies and many constituent visits. As for legislation, education and healthcare were the focus of a number of the bills we passed.

  • Mills: House approves corrections reform bill

    Each legislative session, the General Assembly spends much of its time on just a few areas: public safety, improving government services, education and our health.

    In the 2011 Regular Session, that focus in the Kentucky House can be found in such high profile bills as raising the high school dropout age from 16 to 18, closing an unexpected deficit in Medicaid and cracking down on drunken driving. Many others also neatly fit within those categories.

  • Stress can make you sick

    "Are you safe? Are you sound? Are you whole? Are you well?"

    I was reminded of that memorable quote from Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who last week as I laid lifeless in bed for two days. I, like many of you, had become a victim of a vicious 48-hour virus (that actually lasted 72 hours).

    It was a very strange occurrence because, you see, I don't get sick.

    Or, so I thought.

  • Home or away

    People have asked - and for good reason - why the superintendent's residency matters. It doesn't affect what goes on in the classrooms in Marion County. It doesn't affect test scores. So, why is it an issue?

    It may seem trivial on first look, but it matters for reasons we have yet to hear anyone explain. The next superintendent's contract will have a residency clause, as it should. The question that has been asked, but not answered (at least not publicly), is why is this in the contract at all?