Local News

  • GES principal resigns

    Glasscock Elementary School Principal Lee Ann Divine announced her resignation July 9. She’s been the principal at GES for 12 years.
    “GES parents... I have resigned my job in Marion County to take a job in another district,” Divine wrote on the GES Facebook page. “Thank you for sharing your children with me. I have wonderful memories from these past 12 years. Best wishes.”

  • Loud and proud

    Randy Desrosiers has made the trip from Waterford, Mich., to attend Jets Over Kentucky nearly every year the event has been held at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport. He’s seen the event grow from around 40 pilots in its first year to more than 200 pilots, making it the largest model jet show in the country.
    While he was complimentary of the facility and the quantity and quality of the pilots at the event, there is something else that separates Jets Over Kentucky from similar shows.
    “The nicest thing about this event is the atmosphere,” he said.

  • State rep doesn't think state will change its mind about MAC

    State Representative Terry Mills used the Friday Forum on July 12 to address the past legislative session and the near future with regards to a special session on redistricting.
    But the biggest issue for the present is the status of the state's contract with Marion Adjustment Center.

  • MCHS sees jump in ACT scores

    Marion County High School Principal Stacey Hall is walking a little taller since receiving test scores last week, which show that the school's English, reading, science and composite scores on the ACT have set a new school record for being the highest in school history.
    "This just shows that with some time and patience, good things do happen," Hall said.

  • Walk of Faith

    Last week, hundreds of young Latter Day Saints got a taste of what it was like for the Mormon pioneers who trekked from Illinois to Utah in the 1840s.
    The youth spent much of the day Thursday pulling handcarts over uneven ground on the Raikes’ farm outside Bradfordsville. After camping out that evening, they pulled their carts into town Friday morning, where they did some community service, including repainting curbs and basketball poles and cleaning up at the old school and the park.

  • The band played on

    President Lincoln’s Own, which appeared and performed in the movie “Lincoln,” held a concert Sunday afternoon in front of the Marion County Heritage Center. In full, wool uniforms and in temperatures that reached as high as 94 degrees, the band performed several songs from the Civil War era along with providing some history about the songs significance. The heritage center houses the instrument collection that belongs to Don Johnson, who is the director of President Lincoln’s Own. The center also has some of the band’s uniforms on display.

  • International touch

    Carla Wagner has taken the long road to becoming the new executive director of the Lebanon Tourism and Convention Commission. Now, she’s looking to continue the progress made by her predecessors.
    Wagner has worked for the tourist commission since July of 2010, when she became the administrative assistant under former director Chris Hamilton, who left to become the tourism director of the Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau in Illinois.
    “Chris Hamilton really built this office,” Wagner said.

  • Fiscal court meets today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. today, July 11, in a special-called meeting.

    The court normally meets on the first Thursday of the month, but since that was the Fourth of July holiday, the meeting was moved to today.

    The agenda for today's meeting includes:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Homeland security grant resolution(s) for the sheriff, city/fire department

    - Approval of payment for state contribution for indigent defense

  • Four chances to donate blood this month in Marion County

    The American Red Cross is facing a critical need for blood. With that in mind, there are four blood drives scheduled for this month in Marion County.

    - July 12, 2-6 p.m. at Farmers National Bank

    - July 15, 2-7 p.m. at the Gravel Switch Community Center

    - July 17, 2-7 p.m. at the Marion County Area Technology Center. This is the "Empower Youth" drive, sponsored by HOSA.

    - July 28, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Charles Church.

    For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org.

  • Flash flood watch issued for Marion County

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch from 3 p.m.July 10 through 6 a.m. Thursday, July 11.
    The watch includes several parts of Kentucky, including Marion and surrounding counties. A flash flood watch means conditions could develop that lead to flash flooding.