Today's News

  • Town hall meeting on drug use prevention

    The Marion County Heartland Safe Community Coalition is hosting a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. May 6 at the Marion County Extension Office.
    Marion County High School seniors and their parents are invited to attend the meeting, which will focus on alcohol and drug use prevention among the youth of the community.
    The Marion County Cattlemen’s Association will be cooking that evening.
    For more information, contact coalition chairman Jerry Evans at 270-692-5579.

  • Loretto volunteers awarded national grant

    A group of volunteers in Loretto has been awarded a national grant by Modern Woodmen of America as a top Join Hands Day volunteer project, one that will bridge the generation gap and improve the community.
    The project will take place from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Join Hands Day Saturday, May 3, a national day of service sponsored by Modern Woodmen and other fraternal benefit societies.

  • United Way gives to local American Red Cross
  • Police investigating man found dead in vehicle

    The Lebanon Police are investigating why a man was found dead Friday afternoon in a truck on Hwy. 49.
    Lindsey Summers, 51, died as a result of a gunshot wound but the police have not yet determined the cause.
    “We’re treating it as a death investigation until it’s ruled to be foul play or a suicide,” said Major Greg Young, the Lebanon assistant police chief.
    He said they are waiting to receive the medical examiner’s report before making a determination regarding the cause of death.

  • 4-30-14 School Menus

    Monday, May 5: Pancake and sausage on stick w/maple syrup and toast or assorted cereal and two toast, peaches, variety of juice, milk.
    Tuesday, May 6: Granola breakfast cookie and two toast or assorted cereal and two toast, mandarin oranges, variety of juice, milk.
    Wednesday, May 7: Scrambled eggs and two toast or assorted cereal and two toast, banana, variety of juice, milk.
    Thursday, May 8: Milk gravy and biscuit or cereal and toast, applesauce, variety of juice, milk.

  • Marion County Area Technology Center students of the month
  • Newby earns highest achievement in Boy Scouts of America


  • Long-time superintendent has died

    Hugh C. Spalding Sr., the longest serving superintendent for Marion County Public Schools, died April 20 at Sacred Heart Village in Louisville. He was 101 years old.
    Spalding served as the school superintendent from 1937 until 1975, excluding two years when he was serving in the military during World War II.
    “None of them that took his place could compare to him as far as I’m concerned,” said Marcus Clark, who was a teacher while Spalding was the superintendent.

  • Marion County FFA wins state competition
  • STLP wins first place at state competition

    The Student Technology Leadership Program at West Marion Elementary School won first place at the state STLP competition recently.
    WMES won first place in cinemania with their film “The Great Chicken Caper.” The students that were involved in that project include Cameron Dillander, Kyla Tungate, Haley Ellis, Sarah Hamilton, Eli Durham, Samuel Thompson, Landon Cambron, James Lucas, Aubrey Brady, J.J. Essex and Jasmine Farmer.
    WMES student Samuel Thompson also won first place in Proven Learning Quick Recall.