Local News

  • School menus, Jan. 1


    Monday, Jan. 6: Pancake and sausage on a stick w/maple syrup and toast or assorted cereal and toast, peaches, variety of juice, milk.

    Tuesday, Jan. 7: Granola breakfast cookie and two toast or assorted cereal and two toast, mandarin oranges, variety of juice, milk.

    Wednesday, Jan. 8: Scrambled eggs and biscuit or cereal and toast, applesauce, variety of juice, milk.

  • UK researchers hope to find miracle drug in coal mines

     By Linda B. Blackford

    Lexington Herald Leader

    Coal mines produce what’s sometimes called black gold, but researchers at the University of Kentucky hope the mines could hold something even more valuable — a miracle drug.

  • County Clerk's funeral was today

     A funeral Mass for Marion County Clerk Karen Spalding was held at 11 a.m. Jan. 3 at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Interment was in the church cemetery.

    Spalding died Monday at Norton Hospital in Louisville where she was being treated. 

    She was flown to Louisville Dec. 26. She had suffered a massive heart attack, according to Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly.

    Expressions of sympathy can be made as contributions to the Marion County Handicapped Association or to the American Heart Association.

  • County closings for New Year’s holiday

    The Marion County PVA Office, the Marion County Clerk’s Office and the Marion County Judge/Executive’s Office will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 31, and Wednesday, Jan. 1.

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office will be open and will accept end of the year tax payments from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, and from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31.

    The sheriff's office will also be closed Jan. 1 but will still respond to calls through the Lebanon Police Dispatch, 692-2121.

  • Governor announces expansion at Campbellsville plant

    Governor Steve Beshear announced Friday that Fluortubing USA plans to expand its operation in Campbellsville. The expansion will create 10 full-time jobs and a nearly $800,000 investment.
    Fluortubing USA makes plastic tubing for chemical, food and pharmaceutical industries.

  • Designed to learn

    Dec. 18 was the culmination of years of work for students involved in Project Lead the Way. That morning they presented their capstone projects — which included pocket-sized solutions to everyday problems and an industrial-sized dust-control device — to a group of local business leaders.
    But the lessons the students learned along the way may have been more important than the individual projects.

  • Fiscal court approves harassment training for employees

    Marion County employees and officials might be undergoing sexual harassment training in 2014.
    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly presented a proposal to the Marion County Fiscal Court during its Dec. 19 meeting.
    “After what’s happened from everything to the NFL to the state house with Representative [John] Arnold from a liability standpoint, it would be good if we had access to training in harassment,” Judge Mattingly said.
    Arnold resigned his seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives but has denied the allegations.

  • Helping H.A.N.D.S.

    When Emily Bartley, 21, and her fiancé, Joel May, 22, found out they were going to have a baby last November they were nervous, to say the least.
    Like most first-time parents, they didn’t know what to expect.

  • North Pole Star

    St. Charles Middle School performed “North Pole Star” last week. The musical, which is modeled after a reality television performance show, had students acting as the eight talented reindeer. The reindeer sang and danced to various songs before having Comet voted as the most talented reindeer of all.

  • Local legislators getting ready for 2014 session

    State Rep. Terry Mills and State Sen. Jimmy Higdon have each prefiled bills for the 2014 General Assembly, which begins Jan. 7.
    Their bills deal with texting and driving, gambling addiction, and eminent domain, although they agreed the budget would be the biggest issue the legislature will address during the 60-day session.
    Mills’ first bill (BR 53) is similar to one he has introduced in previous sessions. This bill would set aside funding to help provide treatment for people with gambling addictions.