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Today's News

  • Board sets new meeting time, date

    In January, the Marion County Board of Education will start meeting at 4 p.m. on Thursdays.
    During their Nov. 25 meeting at Loretto City Hall, school board members voted to change their regular meetings to the 4 p.m. on Thursdays. The board’s regular meetings have been at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays throughout 2014.
    Board member Jerry Evans cast the only opposing vote to the change. He expressed concerns that the proposed meeting time would not be convenient for parents who may want to attend a meeting.

  • Parents’ lawsuit against school district dismissed

    A civil lawsuit accusing a Marion County Public Schools staff member of abusing special education students and accusing local education officials of ignoring those accusations has been dismissed.
    According to the agreed order of dismissal filed Nov. 17 in Marion Circuit Court, the complaint has been resolved, although the terms of the settlement are not being released.

  • Education heading in the right direction in Kentucky

    As students near the end of the semester, they are invariably starting to think about the grades that will determine whether their Christmas break is actually a joyous one.
    For Kentucky’s educational system, our “report cards,” so to speak, have already arrived. They came earlier this fall from the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, a non-profit organization that has been a driving force behind education reform since the 1980s, and the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE).

  • Library offers a way to remember you past

    By Jama Watts
    Guest columnist

    One of the collections myself and our patrons love perusing in the genealogy room at the Marion County Public Library is our selection of local yearbooks. We have an array of schools available, from St. Augustine, Lebanon Junior High, Lebanon High and Marion County High School. 
    Want to see this genealogist with some ginormous hair? How about some styles from the 1970s? Can’t remember that person’s name you ran into on the street? We can help!

  • Here's hoping we can all get along

    By the Frankfort State Journal

    Here’s our opinion on this day: People need to make an effort to get along at least for the month of December.
    After that, could be they’ll discover it feels pretty good, that it’s better to say nice things rather than mean things, think good thoughts instead of bad, give and not worry about getting … and it just might be something that would work in the new year, too.

  • Get to root of conflicts with police to stop riots

    Kentucky New Era

  • Year’s top words say much about our culture

    By Chip Hutcheson
    Times Leader

    Since we’re a little more than a month away from the end of the year, it’s not surprising that some of those year-end stories are beginning to hit the news.

  • Tennessee Gas Line meeting set for Dec. 9

    The Loretto Community will be hosting at meeting for anyone interested in the proposed repurposing of a portion of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline to carry natural gas liquids.
    The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the conference room at the Loretto Motherhouse, 515 Nerinx Road in Nerinx.
    According to the meeting organizers, the focus of the meeting will be planning a response to plans by Kinder Morgan Inc. * to use a portion of the existing Tennessee Gas Pipeline, which now carries natural gas, to begin transporting natural gas liquids.
     

  • Maker’s Mark candlelight tours begin Dec. 6

    Maker’s Mark Distillery staff have decked the halls with wreaths, ribbons, garland and thousands of lights, and the public is invited to celebrate the season with the annual holiday candlelight tours. Free self-guided tours are available Saturday, Dec. 6 and Dec. 13 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. EST, with no reservations necessary.

     

  • Loretto Christmas Parade is Friday, Dec. 5

    The City of Loretto will be getting into the Christmas spirit Friday with its annual holiday festivities and Christmas parade. The tree lighting will take place at 5:45 p.m., and the parade will begin at 6:30 p.m.
    To participate in this year’s parade, or for more information, go to http://lorettochristmasparade.homestead.com.
    There will be road closures in the area beginning at 6:15 p.m. Those roads will reopen when the parade has ended.