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  • PROMposals

    Marion County High School’s Prom is Saturday at Centre Square in Lebanon. Several students went above the bar to ask his or her date to the prom. Some of them shared their “promposals” with us.

    Have fun at the prom, kids, and be safe.

  • School board seeks comments on public comment policy

    The Marion County Board of Education heard reports on three committees, including one that is reviewing the board’s policy on public comments, during its April 18 meeting.
    Board Member Kaelin Reed reported that the public comment committee is looking into policy matters regarding how much advance notice should be given for someone to be on the agenda and how much time the board should set aside for public comments during its meetings.

  • Sense of self

    Jill Edlin sits next to a platform where water bubbles float through a tube. LED lights add color to the tube and other locations around the room.
    She holds what appears to be an oversized padded block, which serves as a light switch. When she turns the block, the LED light changes to match the color on top.

  • Moving forward

    In April of 2014, Marion County Public Schools hosted a strategic planning summit and invited members of the community to help them develop big dreams for the district. District officials organized another summit April 14 at Centre Square to update the public on its progress.
    Mike Cecil, chairman of the Marion County Board of Education, opened last week’s session by saying that more than 100 “dreamers” attended the 2014 event. This year, he said around 150 “believers” took part in the summit.

  • Benefit fund established for recent burglary and rape victim

    Friends and concerned citizens, Kathy Hawthorne and Laura Etta Smith, are administrating an account set up to receive donations for the benefit of a Lebanon woman who was severely injured during a burglary at her home on April 17.

  • Lebanon woman injured in burglary Friday

    A Lebanon woman is listed in satisfactory condition at University Hospital in Louisville after she was attacked in her home on Friday.

    The 62-year-old victim was attacked in the morning April 17 at 220 E. Chandler Street. At 3:17 a.m. Friday, the Lebanon Police responded to a call reporting that someone was trying to break into her house.

    When the police arrived on the scene, they requested Marion County EMS, who transported the victim to Spring View Hospital. She was later transported to U of L.

  • School district conducting survey on 'non-traditional' make-up days

    Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser released the following announcement on Friday, April 17:

  • Arrest made after attempted robbery

    A Lebanon man has been arrested after he tried to rob Salem Shell on Thursday, April 16.

    According to Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady, at 5:29 a.m. Lebanon Police responded to a hold up alarm at Salem Shell. John Michael Crisp, 18, of 128 Hamilton Heights was arrested and charged with first-degree attempted robbery and lodged in the Marion County Detention Center.

    No one was injured during the incident

    Officer Tyler Finn was the investigating officer.

  • School board meets at 6 p.m. today

     The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the board office.

    The agenda includes the following items:

    • Call to order

    • Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence

    • Communications

    -Campbellsville University student recognition

    - Superintendent report

    - NSBA Conference report

    - Finance report

    - Committees update

    1. Substitute Data Committee

    2. Public Comment Committee

  • Fiscal court meets at 4 p.m. today

     The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m.  Thursday, April 16, at the David R. Hourigan Building.

    The agenda includes the following

    • Minutes of the previous meeting 

    • Presentation on refinancing judicial center building bonds by Lonnie Campbell of KACO and Keith Brock of civic finance

    • Consider allowing Bradfordsville to dispose of large items at the transfer station on May 9