Today's News

  • Reed named to dean's list

    Alan Reed of Lebanon has been named to the dean’s list at Morehead State University for the fall 2014 semester.
    To be eligible for dean’s list, a student must carry a semester GPA of 3.5 or better and take a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours (four courses).
    Visit www.moreheadstate.edu/aspire to learn “much more” about MSU’s mission, vision and values.
    MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity, educational institution.

  • Students named to honors lists

    The following Western Kentucky University students were named to the dean’s and president’s lists for the fall 2014 semester. Full-time undergraduate students with a semester grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 are named to the dean’s list. Students with a GPA of 3.8 to 4.0 are named to the president’s list. Their names are marked with an asterisk (*).

  • Fit Kids host home meet

    The gymnasts at Fit Kids hosted their own meet on Saturday, Jan. 17.
    Here are the results of their performances.

  • First School of Cosmetology student graduates


    Samantha Clark
    Student news writer

  • Local students named to fall 2014 president’s and dean’s lists

    The academic honors’ president’s list and dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester has been announced by Dr. Frank Cheatham, Campbellsville University’s senior vice president for academic affairs.
    The following local students have been named to Campbellsville University’s President’s List for fall 2014:

  • Remembering King

    On Sunday afternoon, scores of people gathered together to remember and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
    As one group gathered at First Baptist Church of Lebanon, another group assembled at the Lebanon Post Office, where the United Concerned Citizens Organization started its annual march for King.
    “Many young people don’t understand the sacrifices he and others made,” said Maria Bell, president of the UCCO.

  • High school receives part of $3 million grant

    Over the past two years Franklin-Simpson High School has made dramatic improvements in the levels of student academic success and college and career readiness, in particular making significant gains among students with disabilities and earning the school accolades statewide.
    Now, with an Investing in Innovation grant from the U.S. Department of  

  • Inmate gets 12 months for assault charge

    Kendrick C. Brown, 24, of the Marion County Detention Center was sentenced to 12 months in prison for fourth-degree assault. His sentence will be served concurrent with his sentence in a federal case.
    This was amended from an original charge of third-degree assault (inmate assault on a corrections employee).

    In other circuit court news:
    - Tracey Scott Smith, 42, of Mock Avenue in Lebanon was sentenced to one year in jail for first-degree possession of a controlled substance, second or subsequent offense, and third-degree assault.

  • Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky scholastics award winner

    Rachel Gootee received a preliminary scholastics award Friday evening during the Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky program. Gootee, the 2015 Distinguished Young Woman of Marion County, competed in the program Friday and Saturday at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington. Kassie Miller representing Taylor County won the competition. More images can be seen at the following website: www.carpe-imago.smugmug.com.

  • Board makes 'progress' in work session

    The Marion County Board of Education used a Jan. 15 work session to reach a consensus about its mid-year superintendent's evaluation and to create committees to look at its public comment policy and the possibility of random drug screenings for school employees.
    The board also discussed how it would evaluate proposals for a guaranteed energy savings contract after they are opened on Jan. 26.
    Toward the end of the meeting, Board Chairman Mike Cecil asked if they liked having a work session.
    The board's newest member, Kaelin Reed, was in favor of it.