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  • Graduation set for 11 a.m., Saturday, May 19

    The Class of 2012 will graduate at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Marion County High School.

    The Marion County Board of Education unanimously approved the change during its meeting Tuesday evening at Lebanon Middle School.

    High School Principal Stacey Hall said he'd received multiple complaints about graduation being rescheduled from May 12 to May 19, but the change was necessary when the last day of school was moved to May 15.

  • Speaker encourages community to be prepared for changes

    The world is changing, so it probably shouldn't be a surprise that Kentucky and Marion County are changing, too.

    The community and local businesses need to be prepared to deal with those changes. That was the message Ron Crouch delivered in a presentation March 21 at the David R. Hourigan Center. Crouch is the director of research and statistics for the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Before accepting his current position, he was the director of the Kentucky State Data Center for 20 years.

  • Two weeks and some teeth

    Madison Beach went to Ecuador hoping for some education and a little entertainment. Instead, she came back inspired.

    "I originally went over there to study before I got into dental school," Beach said. "But when I got over there it ended up being so different. I got to see how they lived and how they went to school. It made me appreciate what I have."

  • Creating an unforgettable experience

    By Jon Freema,MusicRow magazine

    Jon Anthony (known to family and friends as Mark Horton) is the consummate radio man, and has spent his working life thus far trying to reach listening audiences far and wide.

  • Educational television

    Allie Evans entered the art classroom with an iPad in hand ready to shoot some video and, hopefully, find a few students to interview about their projects. Evans, an eighth-grader, is part of the communications class that writes, films, edits and produces a weekly newscast at Lebanon Middle School.

    "We have a ton of stuff," Evans said after returning in the classroom where she was reviewing that day's video. "And we only use about a third of what we actually take."

  • Author to speak in Lebanon about the American Quilt Trail

    Beautiful barn quilts are sprinkled throughout Marion County, and the author of a book devoted to those unique pieces of barnyard art will be making a stop in Lebanon soon.
    Suzi Parron, the author of "Barn Quilts And the American Quilt Trail Movement," will be giving a presentation at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, April 5, at The Stillhouse in Lebanon. She will also be having a book signing until 6 p.m. that day.

  • Campbellsville Police seek help finding suspect in pharmacy break-in

    Campbellsville Police are looking for suspects in two recent crimes.
    At 4:36 a.m. March 28, someone broke into the Eastridge-Phelps Pharmacy on the Campbellsville bypass. Upon arrival, officers observed that the suspect broke the glass to the front door to gain entrance. The pharmacy owner reported that an undetermined amount of narcotics had been stolen.
    Surveillance video shows a man wearing a brown ski mask, dark pants and shirt (possibly bib overalls), and wearing a camouflage jacket and blue gloves.

  • Marion County is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m.

    The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m. March 28 for several counties in central Kentucky, including Marion County.

    As a cold front moves through the region, showers and thunderstorms with large hail and damaging winds are possible, according to the weather service.

  • Graduation set for May 19

    The Class of 2012 will graduate at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Marion County High School.
    The Marion County Board of Education unanimously approved the change during its meeting Tuesday evening at Lebanon Middle School.
    High School Principal Stacey Hall said he'd received multiple complaints about graduation being rescheduled from May 12 to May 19, but the change was necessary when the last day of school was moved to May 15.
    Hall said under the state law, they can't have graduation before the last day of school.

  • 12-year-old injured on bicycle

    A 12-year-old girl riding a bicycle was involved in a collision with a van Sunday afternoon on Barbersmill Road.
    At 12:50 p.m. March 25, Madalynn Thompson of Lebanon was riding her bike down a hill at Glasscock Elementary School when she attempted to turn north onto Barbersmill Road. According to the Kentucky State Police, Thompson collided with a 1997 Pontiac Van driven by Linda Coleman, 51, of Springfield, who was transporting Ajaihay Johnson, 3.
    Thompson was transported to Spring View Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.