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  • 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.

  • Campbellsville Unviersity L.I.N.C. Orientation

    Jesus Berlanga, a native of Saltillo, Mexico, who recently moved to Lebanon, poses with Clawz, Campbellsville University's mascot. Berlanga was at Campbellsville University for L.I.N.C. Orientation, July 13-14, and is attending Campbellsville University this fall. L.I.N.C. allows students to make friends and get acquainted with campus before moving in at the end of August.

  • Local student receives Sonum Perfectum Scholarship to SAE in Nashville

  • Wilson is new Marion County Distinguished Young Woman

    Hannah Wilson is the 2013 Marion County Distinguished Young Woman.

    Wilson, the daughter of Cindy and Todd Wilson, won the title Saturday evening at the Roby Dome at Marion County High School.

    In addition to winning the overall title, Wilson also received interview, preliminary scholastic, self-expression and talent awards.

    Here is the complete list of winners from last night's program:

    2013 Distinguished Young Woman - Hannah Wilson

    First runner-up - Gabrielle Hamilton

    Second runner-up - Abigail Hagan

  • MAC walk-away has been apprehended

    Inmate David Walls, who walked away from Marion Adjustment Center on Saturday, has been apprehended.

    He is serving a sentence for second-degree burglary (two counts) and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon out of Garrard County and second-degree burglary (two counts) out of Lincoln County.

  • One of the few, one of the proud

    A lifelong Lebanon resident has been recognized for serving his country in spite of how his country treated him.

    William "Buster" Mattingly, 86, is one of approximately 500 Montford Point Marines still living. Sixty-six years after he was honorably discharged, Cpl. Mattingly was presented with the Congressional Gold Medal in front of family, friends, public officials and a contingent of active duty Marines on Saturday at Angelic Hall.

  • Courthouses to close, court services to shut down statewide Aug. 6

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT - Courthouses will be closed statewide and all court services will be unavailable Monday, Aug. 6, as the Kentucky Judicial Branch shuts down for the first of three furlough days in 2012. This will be the first time since Kentucky's modern court system was formed in 1976 that the Judicial Branch must close courthouse doors to balance its budget.

  • Distinguished Young Woman is Aug. 4

    Eighteen young ladies are scheduled to participate in the 2013 Marion County Distinguished Young Woman Program at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at Marion County High School. The doors will open at 6 p.m.

    The theme for this year's program is "Viva Las Vegas," and the motto for Distinguished Young Woman is "emphasis on education." Participants in the program are judged on scholastics, interview, talent, fitness, and self-expression.

  • Candidate filing deadline is Aug. 14

    A wide variety of offices - from city hall up to the White House - will be on the ballot Nov. 6.

    Local candidates who would like to run for seats in non-partisan races have until 4 p.m. Aug. 14 to file with the Marion County Clerk's Office. Write-in candidates have until Oct. 26 to file to run.

    The biggest race on the fall ballot will pit incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden again Republican challenger Mitt Romney, who has not yet named his running mate.

  • Fiscal court has revised its August meeting schedule

    Normally, the Marion County Fiscal Court meets at 4 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month. For the month of August, however, the fiscal court will be meeting on the second and fourth Thursday instead.

    Those meetings on Aug. 9 and 23 are considered special-called meeting because they are being held on a different date than the court's regularly scheduled meeting.