Today's News

  • 5-6-15 Marion County Public Schools Writing Spotlight

    Prompt: Your community has been discussing the idea of implementing a “One-to-One Initiative,” which means all students would receive a device to use for school. Write a speech to your community members in which you persuade them whether or not they should support the One-to-One initiative.
    By Nicholas Sandusky
    Freshman in Amy Mattingly’s class at Marion County High School

  • Community bonds

    This week, we take a look back at the flood of 2010. By all accounts, it was the biggest flood anyone still living can remember.
    John Thomas, superintendent of Lebanon Water Works, recalls feelings of dread when he watched water enter the water plant in Calvary. If things had been a little worse, Marion County may not have had water service for weeks.
    In Bradfordsville, homes were overwhelmed by water. Fifteen houses had to be torn down, according to Mayor David Edelen.

  • There’s always room for improvement

    When it comes to grading Kentucky’s public elementary and secondary schools, what ultimately counts most is whether our graduating students are truly ready for college and a career.
    Over the last several years, one of the state’s newest agencies – the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics – has been helping measure our progress in this area. Its work is more than just a survey; it’s an in-depth look at an entire graduating class.

  • Sheriff's Office looking for person responsible for hitting, damaging cruiser

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office has a damaged cruiser, and they are looking for the person responsible.

    According to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements, at 12:18 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, a person operating a small dark-colored car backed into and damaged a Marion County Sheriff’s Office cruiser while parked at Cedarwood Restaurant in Lebanon. That car then fled the scene traveling east on Main Street.

  • Corrections & Clarifications

    In State Sen. Jimmy Higdon’s column last week, there was a mistake. The Tennessee Gas Pipeline Project docket number was incorrect. The letter “I” should be the number “1” in the docket number CP15-88-000. Without the exact docket number, one cannot comment online.

  • Humility: Can we hang with the names on Jesus’ buddy list?

    Many of us are on social media. Who are the people on your “friends list?” We often surround ourselves with people like us — people of our own age, race, class or opinions. Even in the larger culture, we are ridiculously divided. We have become the Fox Nation vs. the CNN Nation (or the Comedy Central Nation), and we disbelieve and distrust each other.  

  • Part of Sam Browning Road to be closed until May 8

    A section of Sam Browning Road will be closed until May 8.

    Sam Browning will be closed to through traffic from a point 2.5 miles from St. Rose Road to a point 0.2 mile from Hwy. 49 (Loretto Highway).

    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty said county road crews are installing at box culvert.

  • Special-called school board meeting this afternoon

    The Marion County Board of Education has scheduled a special-called meeting for 4 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at the board office.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Call to order

    • Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence

    • Communications

    - School data reports

    - Preschool expansion

    - Salary comparison charts

    - Non-traditional instructional program

    • Student learning services

  • Happy birthday, Lebanon

    The City of Lebanon is throwing itself a birthday party, you’re invited, and you don’t even have to bring a gift.
    This year is Lebanon’s bicentennial, and there are several events planned to celebrate the city’s 200 years of existence.
    “We’re excited,” Monica Pickerill, a member of the Lebanon Bicentennial Committee, said. “I think what we have planned is going to be really fun.”

  • Game Plan, April 29

    April 30
    Adair Co at Knights, 6 p.m.
    Spencer Co at Lady Knights, 6 p.m.
    Bardstown Invitational

    May 1-8
    Regional tournament in Elizabethtown

    May 1
    Knights at Anderson Co, 7 p.m.

    May 4
    Knights at Washington Co, 5:30 p.m.