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Today's News

  • Thoughts on Danny Marks - Marion County Chamber of Commerce's 2019 Outstanding Educator

    Danny Marks was a physical education teacher and coach in Marion County for 42 years before retiring in 2013. He was recently awarded the "Outstanding Educator" award by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce. We asked his former students, players and coworkers to share their memories and comments about Mr. Marks. The following are many of the comments that were posted on our Facebook page:

    Greg P. Conley 

  • Ashes to ashes

     A business-minded father and son duo are working together to offer a unique service to Marion County: affordable, personable, and private cremation services.

    Charles and Chase Mills, of Lebanon and Campbellsville, have opened a crematorium on their property in Marion County.

  • This weeks' news briefs

    Nominations being accepted for vacant school board seat

    The Kentucky Commissioner of Education is seeking applications for appointment to the Marion County Board of Education. You can nominate yourself or someone you know who is qualified to serve on the Marion County Board of Education representing District 3. The District 3 seat is vacant after Amy Bland, who defeated Butch Cecil in the November 2018 General Election, decided not to accept the appointment.

    To serve on the board of education, you must be at least 24 years old, a 

  • 3 fires, 8 days, 0 injuries

     Marion County has seen three fires within the past week, two of which occurred at Brookhaven trailer park in Lebanon, and another at a residence between Lebanon and Campbellsville. 

    On Monday, Feb. 4, two storage sheds caught fire at 524 Nolleywood Road in Marion County at approximately 8 a.m. The homeowners, Jimmy and Debbie Nolley, said they had been using the sheds to store antiques. 

  • Celebrating black heritage, history

     The Marion County Arts and Humanities Council’s annual Black Heritage Celebration was held this past Saturday at Lebanon United Presbyterian Church. Juanita White gave a presentation about the life of Edith Goodall Wilson, a blues and jazz singer and actress. The First Baptist Church of Campbellsville’s choir performed, as well as liturgical dancers from Holy Rosary.  There were also performances by members of the Green family of Harrodsburg.

  • Overcoming obstacles

     Washington County resident Isaac Frye III has seen a lot over the years. Through segregation, racism and integration, Frye has overcome many obstacles life has thrown his way. 

    Frye, a Boyle County native, moved to Washington County on Dec. 31, 1999, and has spent more than 20 years as an educator and coach for both track and field and middle school football in Marion County. 

  • Coping together

     We are all still thawing out after last week’s polar vortex, which hit the U.S. with brutally frigid temperatures that led to canceled flights, closed schools and dangerous conditions. Many states hit new all-time cold records last week, including -33 in Aurora, Illinois.

    BRRRR!!!

    But, let us all be thankful that last week’s polar vortex didn’t include ice.

  • Kentucky missing chance to beef up rural economy

    Getting involved in farming in Kentucky seemed to me a natural option, after retiring from extensive traveling on the other side of the globe. 

    I didn’t hesitate and soon I was dividing a growing “black angus” herd into fall and spring calving, selecting great bulls, ear-tagging, banding bull calves, selecting good looking heifers and saving calves in tough winters. That’s how I learned to milk by hand and that beef cattle kick real hard! 

  • Committee votes to build a new consolidated elementary school

    The Local Planning Committee (LPC) of the Marion County Board of Education voted Tuesday evening to build a new elementary school, consolidating Calvary Elementary and Lebanon Elementary, but where the new school could be built is still in question.

    The committee’s decision is just the first step in a long process that must be completed before any facilities plan is final or construction can begin.

  • 1-30-19 Church Brief

    Celebrate Recovery
    Celebrate Recovery and Celebration Place helps people find healing from life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups. We’re committed to see people set free and experience hope and transformation. CR meets at Lebanon United Methodist Church, 236 N. Spalding Avenue, Tuesdays at 6 p.m. It starts with a meal, then large group gathering and celebration place, (CR for Kids) at 6:30 p.m., followed by open share groups at 7:30 p.m., and solid rock café (desserts) at 8:30 p.m. Everyone is invited.