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  • Tech center project is complete

    Architect George Birk was absent during the board's July 12 meeting but Scott Spalding, transportation and maintenance director for the Marion County Public School System, reported that the Marion County Area Technology Center addition/renovation is now complete.

     He also reported that Melson roofing was awarded the Marion County High School press box roof replacement project. The total estimated cost after architect/engineer fees and contingencies is $25,461.    

  • Special education program receives top rating

    Superintendent Hamilton congratulated Debbie Spalding, special education director, for the MCPS Special Education program receiving a top rating from the Division of Learning Services.

     Also, the special education program will be using its $11,115 WHAS Crusade for Children grant funds to purchase 15 iPods, iPod carts, 10 iPads and 10 iPad cases that will be used in the classroom.    

  • Local students win statewide slogan contest

    Two local students recently won the Kentucky Civic Education Slogan Contest. Lebanon Middle School student Bailey Tungate received second place statewide for her slogan, "They fought for the right; the rest is up to you."

    St. Charles Middle School student Eddie Jacobs II received third place statewide for his slogan, "Vote now or forever hold your peace." 

         

  • Ideas for local concert series, youth rally proposed

    A local deejay would like to bring a concert series to Lebanon, and a few local individuals, including the chairman of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission, would like to host a rally for Christ.

    Both are seeking assistance from the tourist commission.

    During the commission's July 11 meeting, Jeremy Bowman of Breakfast Boy Entertainment who has organized concerts in other places said he would like to host a series of concerts in Angelic Hall.

  • 11-12 softball team is the state runner-up

    The Marion County All-Stars 11-12-year-old softball team's post-season run has come to an end, and they are the 2011 state runner-up.

    Marion County lost 9-4 to North Laurel in the finals of the Kentucky state tournament Friday evening at Walsh Park in La Grange.

    North Laurel was the only team that defeated Marion County in the state tournament. North Laurel also beat Marion County on Tuesday, 14-10.

     

    9-10 girls eliminated

  • MAC prisoner escapes, is captured Thursday morning

    Nathaniel Grant, 25, was reported missing from Marion Adjustment Center at 5:46 a.m. Thursday. By 7:14 a.m., he was back in custody.

    Grant was arrested by the Lebanon Police Department behind the Kroger on E. Main Street in Lebanon. The Marion County Sheriff's Office assisted with the arrest. He has been taken to the Marion County Detention Center where he is being held on a charge of second-degree escape.

  • Police seeking help to start block watch program

    The Lebanon Police Department would like to start a block watch program in local neighborhoods, but to do that they need the help of local citizens, according to Police Chief Wally Brady.

    In an announcement about the block watch program, Brady wrote that the police patrol neighborhoods, but they are only present for a short period of time. Residents know better than anyone what is happening in their areas.

    Meeting monthly as part of a block watch program will help the police better serve the community, Brady wrote.

  • Tourism talks heat up with Lebanon City Council

    The ongoing dialogue about the future of tourism brought the Lebanon City Council face-to-face with the current chairman and past chairwoman of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission Monday evening.

    The conversation never boiled over, but it did heat up at times.

    Tourist commission chairman Dan Lawson and former chairwoman Carlotta Brussell addressed the council regarding the 14 suggestions it presented to the tourist commission.

  • Want to save big?

    Few products offer individuals the opportunity to save more than they spend. Starting July 20, The Lebanon Enterprise will give readers this opportunity with the return of SmartSource coupons.

    Inside The Lebanon Enterprise each week, readers will find a coupon package regularly valued at more than $100 in savings through manufacturer, retail and restaurant coupons. Subscribers will usually find they can recoup the cost of an Enterprise subscription in just one week of coupon savings.

  • Student drug-testing policy simplified

    The Marion County Board of Education may be making its proposed student drug-testing policy a bit simpler.

    During a special-called meeting July 5, the school board received a revised version of the policy. The board was scheduled to meet again Tuesday, July 12, and the drug-testing policy was on the agenda for that meeting as well.