Local News

  • Marcum has made his mark

    Roger Marcum didn’t receive a very warm welcome when he was hired to be the Marion County Superintendent in 1999.

    In fact, some people were downright cold to him.

  • Fewer school employees, services likely in 2009-10

    Money may not be everything, but it sure helps.

    When the Marion County Board of Education puts together its 2009-10 budget, it will be doing so with expectations of less revenue than this year.

  • Hoops hysteria and heartbreak

    For the first time in more than a decade, the Lady Knights competed in the finals of the Fifth Region tournament Saturday evening in Nelson County. And they almost outplayed an E'town squad that is ranked as the best team in the state. It's the same team that came to the Roby Dome and dominated the Lady Knights  64-38 a month ago.

    Saturday, the Lady Knights played their hearts out, but in the end, they had to watch as the Lady Panthers cut down the nets as the Fifth Region champions on their way to the Sweet Sixteen tournament, which kicks off today.

  • Screening to present recommendations tonight

    The Marion County Screening Committee is scheduled to hold a joint session with the Marion County Board of Education at 6:30 tonight to recommend candidates to be interviewed for Marion County schools superintendent. The meeting will be held at the board of education building, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

  • Dead animal removal has ended

    If they haven't noticed already, Marion County residents may soon realize that dead animals are no longer being picked up for disposal.

    Gabe Nation of Nation Brothers said his company would not be picking up dead animals in the county due to increased costs associated with a new regulation by the Food and Drug Administration.

    "It would more than double the cost of normal rendering," Nation said.

  • Keeping the Legacy Alive

    The Rev. Dr. Joseph Owens turned to his audience Saturday evening to talk about black history, and he said that meant talking about God.

    "There is no way our people could go through what we've been through without God," Owens said.

    More than 200 people listened as Owens spoke at St. Augustine Parish Hall during the ninth annual Black History Celebration hosted by the Women of Color.

  • MCHS academic team headed to regional competition

    The Marion County High School Academic Team is on a winning streak that began four years ago, and may carry them to state competition in the Kentucky Association of Academic Competition's Governor's Cup.

    The team has advanced to regional competition as winners of the 20th District for the fourth straight year. For the first time ever, each student advanced in every area in which they competed. Coaching the team since 2006 is David Cox who teaches science and Susan Crum-Cox, who teaches art. 

  • Cadillac Cue can stay open

    Cadillac Cue, a pool hall on W. Main Street in Lebanon, is typically open from 3 p.m. to 3 a.m., according to owner Jamie Bohannan.

    A Lebanon city ordinance requires that any place with pool tables to close between midnight and 6 a.m. daily and to be closed on Sundays. Lebanon Police Chief Shelton Young brought this to the attention of the Lebanon City Council during a special called meeting last Friday.

  • Antique and craft show this weekend

    The 4th Annual Heart of Kentucky Antique and Craft Show will take place this Saturday and Sunday at Centre Square in Lebanon.   There will be more vendors than ever this year, including numerous antiques booths, silk art, a henna body artist, candles, photos, crafts and much more. There will also be a chance for the children to have their pictures taken with Mickey Mouse.

    This event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

  • Bradfordsville police chief resigns

    Adam Rainwater has resigned as the Bradfordsville police chief.

    He has accepted a position with the Green County Sheriff's Department.

    Rainwater informed the city commission of his decision during a special-called meeting last week.

    "You are more like family to me than you are like my bosses," he said during the meeting.

    Rainwater added that he will try to help with planning for the 2009 Old Mill Days if he can work it out with his new position.