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Today's News

  • Blessed mother

     Love makes a family, and in the case of the Hallmarks, they have a whole lot of love to give. With 10 children, biological and adopted, 10 grandchildren and one on the way, and a flow of cultural exchange students, the Hallmark household is busy, full, and incredibly unique.

    “There’s always kids all over the house, but we make it work, and everyone blends together,” said Katy Hallmark. “I think pretty early on motherhood changed my perspective completely. I guess maybe it grew me, it made me focus on what is important.”

  • New draft plan includes closing LES, renovating CES

     A new draft facilities plan was approved by the Marion County Board of Education’s Local Planning Committee (LPC) on May 7. The $22.5 million plan includes the following:

    • A major renovation/addition at Calvary Elementary School;

    • Major renovations at Marion County High School, including building an eighth grade/ninth grade wing; and

    • Closing Lebanon Elementary School and moving those students to a renovated Marion County Knight Academy.

  • Tourism agrees to support speak easy project

     The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission voted unanimously to give $40,000 to the Kentucky Classic Arts Center for the creation of a speak easy theatre and internet café during its regular monthly meeting Monday. 

  • Lebanon teens involved in vehicle accident Friday

    A Lebanon teenager was involved in a one-vehicle accident Friday evening, but he and a juvenile passenger weren’t injured.

  • Lebanon man accused of shooting his brother arrested in Taylor County

     A Lebanon man who is out on bail after allegedly shooting his brother last month was arrested on May 9 in Taylor County for drinking and driving.

  • Former urologist facing lawsuit files for bankruptcy

     A former Spring View urologist who is being sued for allegedly inappropriately touching a female patient has filed for bankruptcy, which could delay the case against him and Spring View Hospital.

  • School board briefs

     The Marion County Board of Education held its regular meeting on May 9 at the Marion County Area Technology Center. The following are news briefs from that meeting:

     

    2019 Summer Dream Academy and Dream Bus

    Marion County Public Schools’ Summer Dream Academy will continue this summer, as well as weekly stops throughout the county by the Summer Dream Bus.

  • Lebanon woman indicted for drugs

    Ashley M. Wilkerson, 35 of 328 N. Woodlawn Avenue in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court on May 6 for first-degree possession of a controlled substance, buy/possess drug paraphernalia and no registration plates. According to the indictment, on or about March 1, Wilkerson knowingly and unlawfully possessed meth and drug paraphernalia and was operating a motor vehicle with no or expired registration plate. Bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000.

     

    In other indictments:

  • First female to serve on fiscal court

     Judy T. Blackwell, 67, of Lebanon made local history last week when she was appointed to serve as a magistrate on the Marion County Fiscal Court.

    She’s the first female to ever serve on the court.

    “I’m really excited,” Blackwell said Thursday, prior to attending her first-ever fiscal court meeting. “I just want to do a good job. And I’m going to give it my best.”

  • New draft facilities plan approved

    A brand new draft facilities plan was approved by the Marion County Board of Education’s Local Planning Committee (LPC) Tuesday evening.

    The $22.5 million plan includes the following:

    • A major renovation/addition at Calvary Elementary School;

    • Major renovations at Marion County High School, including building an eighth grade/ninth grade wing; and

    • Closing Lebanon Elementary School and moving those students to a renovated Marion County Knight Academy.