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  • Marion County residents urged to participate in historic cancer research effort

    If you could spare even one family from hearing the words, "You have cancer," would you do it?

    Marion County residents have an opportunity to participate in a historic study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations.

    This year's opportunity to participate in Central Kentucky is Aug. 15-16. There is no cost to sign up.

  • Cinema at the Square set for Saturday

    Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo and several others are coming to Lebanon.

    On Saturday, Aug. 11, the Marion County Public Library is holding its annual Cinema at the Square. The event is free.

    The movie 'The Muppets', starring Jason Segal and Amy Adams, will be shown outdoors on an inflatable screen.

  • Fun for all

    Hannah Wilson accomplished the one thing she wanted to do during the Distinguished Young Woman program Saturday evening at Marion County High School.

    "My goal was to have fun," she said, "and I definitely achieved my goal."

    She said she would have been glad to receive any award that night. Instead she walked away with five of them.

  • Ereaders and Edmodo

    As ebooks and ereaders continue to increase in popularity, it was inevitable that schools would make a move toward electronic textbooks.

    To go along with that trend, Marion County High School students have the opportunity to purchase a Nook Tablet to use in the classroom.

    "They are using them as a supplement to paper textbooks," said Kurt Mattingly, the technology integration specialist for Marion County Public Schools. "With less funding, schools are having to look for more affordable opportunities."

  • Speaker warns against complacent investing

    Quint Tatro can be heard at 11 a.m. Sunday on WHAS radio. He can also be seen as a frequent guest on CNBC's Fast Money and Fox's Business Happy Hour.

    Friday, he shared his financial insights in person at the Marion County Industrial Foundation's First Friday Forum at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

  • MCATC ranks fifth in the state

    The Marion County Area Technology Center is ranked fifth among the state's 53 tech centers in preparing its students for the workplace.

    Tony Webb said when he was appointed principal at the MCATC in September of last year, the tech center was ranked eighth, but his goal was to be in the top five.

  • Springfield man indicted for third-degree burglary

    Steven B. Jeffries, 19, of 62 Kelly Brothers Road in Springfield was indicted for third-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking over $500.
    According to the indictment, on or about May 16, Jeffries entered and remained unlawfully in a building with intent to commit a crime or he aided, abetted or counseled with another in said act.
    The indictment also reads that he took or exercised control of property valued at more than $500 belonging to another with intent to deprive them thereof.

  • SCC prepares to welcome second wave of graduate students

    This past January, St. Catharine College inaugurated its School of Graduate Studies by enrolling 14 students in its master's degree in leadership program with two areas of concentration: community and regional leadership, and health promotion and leadership.  Most students took three courses in the spring semester and took from one to three courses this summer.

  • Summer Education Experience offers students a head start to college

    Campbellsville University gave 14 students the experience of getting ahead in their college career even before starting their freshman year.

    Fourteen incoming freshmen participated in the Summer Educational Experience (SEE) program which "allows students to increase their readiness for college level academics, as well as gain insight into the college experience," Kristen Jorgenson, coordinator for introductory studies, said.