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Today's News

  • 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
    BASEBALL
    Adair Co at Knights, 6 p.m.
    SOFTBALL
    Spencer Co at Lady Knights, 6 p.m.
    TRACK
    Bardstown Invitational

    May 1-8
    TENNIS
    Regional tournament in Elizabethtown

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

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

  • Camp Horsin’ Around open house is May 17 and May 20

    Camp Horsin’ Around in Perryville will be hosting two open houses in May.
    The first open house is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, May 17, and the second one is will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 20.

  • UK player pleads not guilty to alcohol possession

    University of Kentucky women’s basketball player Makayla Epps appeared in Marion District Court Monday, where she entered a plea of not guilty to charges of possession of alcohol by a minor and open alcohol container in a motor vehicle.
    A pretrial conference has been scheduled for May 11.