• Sparks will compete in the Kentucky Derby Spelling Bee March 10


  • FFA members visit state Capitol
  • Lebanon Middle and St. Charles Middle School Band students selected to All-District Honor’s Band
  • Lebanon Elementary School honor roll

    The following Lebanon Elementary School students achieved honor roll status and perfect attendance for the second nine weeks of the 2011-12 school year.
    • First grade: Abby Anzelmo, Ava Ballard, Mackenzie Bartley, Markell Bell, Cheyanne Brady, Timmi Bright, Antonio Douglas, Brooklyn Gaddie, Julieann Gillespie, Livia Goff, Ashton Mattingly,Tori Morgeson, Mary Beth Overstreet, Paige Price, Luke Rogers, Elizabeth Russell, Jack Smothers, Michael See, Aubrey Spalding, Tailya Spalding, and Abby Sullivan.

  • Application deadline for scholarship is March 30

    Inter-County Energy recognizes the importance of educating our young adults today for tomorrow’s leadership roles.
    For that reason, Inter-County Energy will award one, one-thousand-dollar ($1,000) scholarship to a graduating senior from each of the cooperatives six (6) director’s districts.  Those districts are: Lincoln, Garrard, Mercer, Boyle, Casey and Marion counties.
    Students are encouraged to apply if their parent or legal guardian is a member of Inter-County Energy Cooperative with their primary residence being served by the cooperative.

  • Events celebrate Women’s History Month

    St. Catharine College is having several events during the next week to recognize Women’s History Month.
    On March 10-11, Mary, The Eternal Maternal, a dramatic cantata for two voices celebrating the life of the Virgin Mary, will be performed by Teresa Tedder. The first performance will be held March 10 at 8 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church. The second performance will be held March 11 at 3 p.m. at St. Rose Church.

  • Junior Mister is March 24

    Junior Mister will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 24 at the Marion County High School. The show has a super hero theme this year and there are 14 participants. Tickets will be $5 in advance and $7 at the door.


    All proceeds from the event will go to The Make A Wish foundation to grant the wish of a critically ill child.

  • JROTC seeking new obstacles to overcome

    Life involves dealing with obstacles, but the Marion County JROTC students are planning to create a few for themselves.

    Specifically, they are working to construct an obstacle course near the tennis courts at Marion County High School.

    Hunter Winsor is a senior on the JROTC's Raider Team. This team participates in competitions that require a mix of land navigation/orienteering skills and physical tests, many of which require teams to work together.

  • Education briefs

    Test results released

    Data released from the Kentucky Department of Education last week shows that Lebanon Middle School leads the region in its math scores and ranks No. 1 in reading, regionally.

    Results from the EXPLORE and PLAN assessments show that Kentucky's public school students continue to improve in nearly every subject area tested. The percentages of students meeting college benchmarks also have improved in most subjects.

  • Education 2.0

    Kurt Mattingly works with technology every day, but he is not an IT guy. Instead, he helps teachers incorporate technology into their classrooms as the Marion County Public Schools technology integration specialist.

    "Technology has become so much more widely used, and it's advancing at a rate that we can't keep up," he said. "A lot of times kids know more about it than their teachers."