• Local students among EKU fall graduates

    Eastern Kentucky University recognized 1,111 graduates at the conclusion of the fall 2013 semester. The graduates were honored at commencement ceremonies Dec. 14.
    Local EKU graduates include:
    • Candace L Young, Gravel Switch, master’s degree in physical education
    • Joshua Wayne Brady, Lebanon, bachelor’s degree in criminal justice
    • Charles Larry Hamilton, Lebanon, bachelor’s degree in middle grade education
    • Tessa Jade Wiser, Lebanon, bachelor’s degree in paralegal science

  • Fall 2013 Dean’s Award recipients announced at EKU

    Eastern Kentucky University has announced 551 Dean’s Award recipients for the fall 2013 semester.
    Local students honored are:
    • Joseph Hamilton of Gravel Switch, a senior middle grade education major at EKU
    • Bryan Clark of Lebanon, a junior agriculture major at EKU
    • Alesha Elder of Lebanon, a sophomore pre-occupational science major at EKU
    • Natalie Hutchins of Lebanon, a sophomore pre-occupational science major at EKU
    • Toby Tungate of Lebanon, a senior middle grade education major at EKU

  • Retirement plans remain severely underfunded

    State and county government retirees will be closely watching the events of the Kentucky General Assembly 2014 legislative session. At stake are the pensions and benefits of retirees, current and future.
    Like many across the nation, our members, as well as those who will retire, continue to be very concerned about the future of their promised retirement pensions. The current legislative session will have a significant impact.

  • Lebanon Elementary’s Reading Wall of Fame
  • Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness
  • Snow days pile up for MCPS

    The thrill of having a snow day has lost some of its excitement for many students in the Marion County Public School System. 

    MCPS has missed 12 days of school (as of our printing deadline), and it’s a safe bet that Old Man Winter isn’t through with us yet.

    In an attempt to not lose another day to snowy roads, MCPS decided to use its Plan B bus routes on Friday, Feb. 7.

    “It was a great success,” Superintendent Taylora Schlosser said.

  • Marion County schools will be closed Thursday

    Marion County schools will be closed Thursday, Feb. 6.

    Superintendent Taylora Schlosser said schools will be closed Thursday due to winter weather.

    The National Weather Service has issued a travel advisory until midnight due to light snow accumulation and icy conditions in Central Kentucky.

    Likewise, remaining moisture could refreeze with temperatures in the mid-20s this evening, and black ice has already been reported in some areas, according to the weather service.

  • 2-5-14 School Menus

    Monday, Feb. 10: Pancake and sausage on a stick w/maple syrup and toast or assorted cereal and toast, peaches, variety of juice, milk.
    Tuesday, Feb. 11: Granola breakfast cookie and two toast or assorted cereal and two toast, mandarin oranges, variety of juice, milk.
    Wednesday, Feb. 12: Scrambled eggs and two toast or assorted cereal and two toast, banana, variety of juice, milk.
    Thursday, Feb. 13: Milk gravy and biscuit or cereal and toast, applesauce, variety of juice, milk.

  • Tonge makes dean’s list

    AnTonia P. Tonge of Lebanon is among the students who made the dean’s list at the University of Pikeville for the fall 2013 semester.
    To qualify for the dean’s list, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 (B+) or better.

  • 2-5-14 MCHS Students of the Week