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  • Elementary schools on the brink

    Walking into Calvary Elementary School, I wasn’t sure what to expect.
    I had been there before for other events. The lobby was welcoming as ever with the colorfully painted murals and kids bustling about as some of them got ready for their buses and others rushed to get to the after school feeding program.
    I signed in at the front office and made my way down the hallway to my destination.

  • Three generations of Knights

    A lot can change in 46 years.
    Everything changes.
    One place that hasn’t seen a lot of change in almost five decades is Marion County High School.
    Just ask the Peterson family.
    The Petersons represent three generations of Knights who have been there from the beginning, starting with Joey Peterson who is now the head custodian at the high school. Graduating in 1973, Joey was there when the building was new and everything was polished.

  • Are Marion County children worth a nickel


  • For generations to come

    At the beginning of this year, Paula Newby toured Lebanon Elementary School. She had no idea that when she started the tour, she would end up leaving in tears.
    “I was very upset when I left,” she said. “I was in tears to see how crowded it was and see them trying to fit everything in.”

  • Chaos in the cafeteria

    Organized chaos.
    That’s how someone might describe lunchtime at Lebanon Elementary School.

  • Peanut butter drive for Haiti at LES

    Lebanon Elementary School is having a peanut butter drive until Nov. 18. The public, along with all of the local schools, are being asked to participate and donate a jar of peanut butter. The Waves of Mercy organization will be coming to Lebanon on Nov. 21-22 and will be picking up all the peanut butter that is collected. If you would like to help, please bring a jar of peanut butter to Lebanon Elementary before Nov. 18.

  • McRay hired to lead MCATC

    Career and technical education is where Christina McRay got her start.
    McRay was a business education teacher in Bullitt County for eight years before coming back to her native Marion County to serve as assistant principal at Marion County High School in 2010. In 2014, she became principal at Lebanon Middle School. While she has enjoyed her time leading LMS, returning to the career and technical education field is an opportunity she couldn’t pass up.
    “It’s always been in my heart,” McRay said, referring to career and technical education.

  • Change of heart

    Butch Cecil isn’t afraid to admit that he was uneducated and misinformed when he signed the recallable nickel petition in 2007.
    He and his wife had just moved back to his native home of Marion County.
    He had just bought into the family farm, renovated his home and spent a considerable amount of money. So, when he saw a petition sitting on the counter at Blandford’s Store, he was curious.
    “What’s this?” Cecil remembers asking.
    “A petition to not raise your taxes,” someone in the store answered.

  • Election - Board of Education - District 1

    Editor’s note: The following is a Q&A with the school board candidates. Their answers are being published exactly how they were submitted. Rebecca “Becky” Wren did not supply the Enterprise with a photo.

    Board of Education District 1
    - Delane Pinkston (I)
    - Carrie Truitt
    - Rebecca “Becky” Wren

    District 1 is made up of four precincts: A101 – Gravel Switch, A102 – Bradfordsville, A103 – Glasscock, and A104 – Fire Department.

  • Election - Board of Education – District 4

    Editor’s note: The following is a Q&A with the school board candidates. Their answers are being published exactly how they were submitted.

    Board of Education District 4 candidates
    Charles M. Cecil
    Peggy Downs

    District 4 is made up of four precincts: H101 – Loretto, H102 – Saint Francis, H103 – Holy Cross, and H104 – Saint Charles.

    Age: 69
    Address: 1220 Beantown Rd Lebanon, Ky 40033