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Today's News

  • Search continues on smaller scale for missing Nelson County woman

    By Kacie Goode
    Landmark News Service

    It’s been seven weeks since Crystal Rogers was reported missing to authorities by her parents and, while numbers have dwindled, search efforts by the family continue.
    “Right now, it’s probably four or five of us with the dogs,” Tommy Ballard, Rogers’ father, told the Standard. “That’s all we need right now with what we’re doing.”

  • Overcoming barriers

    Dexi Irvin sat down and opened her reading book at the small desk in Elma Simpson’s office. Today’s lesson emphasized certain words, like ‘remembered.’
    “Can you use that in a sentence?” Simpson asked.
    “My brother remembered to close the door,” Irvin replied.
    “Good,” Simpson said.
    Irvin carefully sounded out the words as she read a story about a girl named Camilla and her family. When she had trouble with a name or a new word, Simpson was there to offer guidance.

  • New home for monument

    A monument honoring Marion County veterans who died in every war since World War I has a new home. The monument was moved Aug. 18 from its old location next to the old Marion County Courthouse (now the Marion County Heritage Center) to the Marion County Judicial Center. City of Lebanon, county and Marion County Welding and Fabrication employees handled the relocation.

  • Community orchestra making music in Marion County

    Musicians in and around Marion County will be making music this Sunday, Aug. 30, at the premiere concert of the Kentucky Classic Orchestra and Centre Saxes at Centre Square in Lebanon.
    Robin Humphress, of Kentucky Classic Theatre, said the orchestra is one more way for people in around Marion County to enjoy the arts.
    “It’s giving people the opportunity to play with other professional musicians,” she said. “It’s going to be fun. I’m excited.”

  • Jets event seeking financial support from commission

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has upheld Jets Over Kentucky as a model for the type of events they want to promote, and last week, the events organizer visited the commission.
    Lewis “The General” Patton came to the commission during its Aug. 17 meeting seeking assistance to keep the event going strong.

  • Central Kentucky Community Theatre lands the laughs

    By G.B. Dixon

  • Time for the “tax talk”

    By Kaelin Reed

    It is the beginning of the school year, and we have begun to settle into our familiar fall patterns. The days are starting to get a little shorter, the morning air is beginning to feel a bit more brisk, the school buses are back on the roads carrying our children to and from school, and the Marion County Board of Education, of which I am now a member, will be convening soon to set the property tax rate for the upcoming year.

  • Taking care of our veterans

    One of the ongoing challenges our country faces is making sure our veterans receive the full benefits they have rightfully earned. Unfortunately, as we discovered during a legislative meeting earlier this month, there are still some who are either unaware of what is available or who have become mired in bureaucracy. The good news is that, thanks to the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA), we are making great strides in closing these twin gaps.

  • No injuries reported in collision involving school bus

    A Marion County Public Schools bus was involved in an accident Friday morning, but no injuries were reported as a result of the collision.

  • Tonight's girls soccer match has been cancelled

    The soccer match scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 19, between Fort Knox and the Marion County Lady Knights has been cancelled.

    The match was cancelled due to the anticipated weather this evening. According to the National Weather Service, showers and thunderstorms are likely this afternoon and evening.