• St. A. gets a visit from JBM Biological Services
  • Jett attends reception at Governor’s mansion
  • Library to close Jan. 10-18 for a makeover

    It doesn’t seem possible but the Marion County Public Library is celebrating its 87th year of service to the county. Thanks to the driving force of the Lebanon-Marion County Women’s Club in 1923, our community has had access to books and ample learning opportunities. While the location hasn’t stayed the same, the original building was located down the street from the current address, the dedication and service hasn’t wavered.  

  • School Menus

    Monday, Jan. 3: Assorted Poptarts and toast or cereal and toast, juice, milk.
    Tuesday, Jan. 4: French toast stix with maple syrup and toast or cereal and toast, juice, milk.
    Wednesday, Jan. 5: Sausage gravy and biscuits or cereal and toast, juice, milk.
    Thursday, Jan. 6: Honey bun and toast or cereal and toast, juice, milk.
    Friday, Jan. 7: Breakfast sausage pizza and toast or cereal and toast, juice, milk.


  • Career Exploration at CES
  • Outgoing board members say goodbye

    Last week's Marion County Board of Education meeting marked the final meeting for Board Chairwoman Sister Kay Carlew and Board Members Alex Ackermann and Brad Mattingly. In January, Ed Hacker, Michael Mullins and Mike Cecil, who won the election in November, will be taking their places on the board.

  • Superintendent's evaluation cancelled

    A mid-year evaluation of Marion County Superintendent Donald Smith, which was scheduled for this past Monday, was cancelled after a majority of the school board decided it would be best to delay his evaluation until the newly-elected board convenes in January.

    But, according to Superintendent Smith, no matter who conducts his evaluation, he is in a "no-win situation."

  • Campbellsville graduates 136 in December commencement

    Campbellsville Univer-sity’s 136 undergraduate and graduate students were told to seize opportunities when they come their way at commencement Friday, Dec. 10 at Campbellsville Baptist Church.
    The following students have been awarded degrees from Campbellsville University:
    Chase Summers Burdette of Lebanon, a graduate of Marion County High School, the son of Lewis and Debbie Burdette of Lebanon. The student graduated with a bachelor of science in mathematics.
    Elizabeth Claire Turner of Lebanon graduated with a master of arts in special education.

  • Students win with the Lottery in 2010 without ever buying a ticket

    Students in central Kentucky last year received nearly $55 million in college scholarships and grants paid for by Kentucky Lottery proceeds. This is according to newly-released figures from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). These funds were used to award more than 35,500 scholarships and grants to Central Kentucky students.
    Statewide, more than $189.4 million in Kentucky Lottery proceeds paid for more than 122,700 scholarships and grants awarded during the 2010 fiscal year.

  • One Call Now apologizes for glitch

    Pam Spalding, the administrative assistant for the Marion County Board of Education, sent an email Thursday afternoon regarding the One Call Now system that is used to notify teachers and parents of school closings.

    According to the email, there was a glitch as a result of "update maintenance" performed Dec. 14. The email reads that Lynn Williams from One Call Now called to apologize for the glitch that meant some parents and teachers were not notified of the school cancellation Dec. 16.