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Local News

  • Residents urge county to do something about nuisance properties

    For years now, the Marion County Fiscal Court has been hearing from local residents regarding the need for a nuisance ordinance to address property eyesores and potential health hazards throughout the county. And, time and time again, magistrates discuss the problems, but nothing happens.

    Last week, it was more of the same when Sergeant J.W. Sullivan attended the fiscal court’s meeting on May 17 to express his concerns regarding nuisance properties and animal control.

  • New Lebanon Elementary School principal hired

    James “Jim” Freeman will be the new principal at Lebanon Elementary School. The LES site-based decision making council made its recommendation Tuesday evening and Freeman accepted the position.
    Freeman currently works as a Leadership Development Specialist for the Kentucky Department of Education. Previously, he was a principal at West Jessamine Middle School, and an assistant principal and athletics director at Garrard County High School.

  • Police log - May 23 edition

    May 14
    Jamyra T. Calhoun of 226 North Forest Street reported the theft of a 50-inch Sanyo flat screen LED television, valued at $550.

    May 15
    A 17-year-old white female on Royer Avenue in Lebanon was reported to be the victim of physical abuse/neglect. There was no injury and no medical attention needed.

    May 17

  • Public Record - May 23 edition

    New drivers
    NOTICE: Any permit holder wishing to take the road test can call 270-692-2681 to schedule an appointment.
    New drivers as of May 15:
    Morgan L. Boblitt
    Ethan N. Miller
    Alvah G. Greenwell
    John Bartley
    Trace B. Mayo
    Johnathon D. Reed
    Ryan S. Raikes

    Prepaid

    Tristen Alec Boswell, 1998 Bloomfield Road, Springfield, failure to wear seat belts, $25.
     
    Felony

  • CU graduates record number of graduates

    By Joan C. McKinney
    Director of Campbellsville University Communications

    “Because I cannot add years to my life, I want to add life to my years. If I am not able to do anything about the length of my life, I can do something about its breadth and depth,” Dr. E. Bruce Heilman, 92, chancellor at the University of Richmond in Virginia told Campbellsville University graduates in his commencement address Saturday, May 12.

  • Lebanon native discusses the privilege of college during commencement speech

    By Madison Harris
    Student writer
    EKU Communications

       
    Raley Martin described studying at Eastern Kentucky University as a “privilege” in her commencement address to the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences on May 12. She chose that word for a reason.
    The Lebanon native believes that many students allow stress to steer them into thinking of their education as an “obligation rather than an opportunity.”

  • MCHS band performs spring concert

    The Marion County High School Band performed their spring concert recently. The band featured music from their spring assessment in which they received a distinguished rating. The ensemble also featured music from Star Wars and the musical “Hamilton.”
     

  • Student makes a difference in the world with school project

    Myliah Brown, 15, a Marion County Knight Academy student, didn’t just complete a school project recently – she made a difference in the world.
    Brown’s mother, Myranda Gray of Lebanon, said her daughter has been concerned with the well-being of others since she could speak. Brown would tell her mother that she wanted to help provide care for people who couldn’t afford it for themselves.

  • MCHS to hold Signing Day ceremony for seniors

    Marion County High School will have a Signing Day ceremony Tuesday, May 29, in the school’s gymnasium to recognize all MCHS seniors regardless of their post-secondary plans. Organized by Kentucky College Coach Sarah Begley and MCHS Principal Thad Elmore, the event will highlight members of the class of 2018 and their decision to attend college, join the military, or enter the workforce.
    Signing Day will begin at 2:00 pm and Lindsey Wilson College Dean of Students Chris Schmidt will serve as the keynote speaker.  

  • Robey retires from Community Action, Goode takes over

    Lynne B. Robey is wrapping up an impressive 24 years with the Central Kentucky Community Action Council, five years as executive director, and is ready to hand the reins over to a new director.