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  • Confidential student documents left in recycling bin

    Someone intent on recycling old documents left several pages including confidential student and school information in a bin at the City of Lebanon's recycling center on Woodlawn Avenue recently.

    A citizen brought a few documents he'd seen at the recycling center to the Enterprise Friday afternoon. A reporter went to the center, where more documents were found. The newspaper contacted Marion County School officials Monday about the documents.

  • 2011 Marion County Junior Miss is Saturday

    Marion County Junior Miss, Inc. will present the 2011 Marion County Junior Miss Program on Saturday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m.

  • Superintendent states his support for site-based council

    The Marion County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council is scheduled to meet at 5:30 tonight, Aug. 3, to again discuss the seven finalists for the high school principal's position.

    The council interviewed the candidates last week and they have held multiple meetings, but have not yet made a decision. Monday, the council stated that it reached a consensus for Superintendent Donald Smith to appoint an interim principal.

  • Lebanon man indicted for manslaughter

    Phillip R. Johnson, 28, of Marion Inn Apt. 10 in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree manslaughter and first-degree persistent felony offender in Marion Circuit Court recently.

    According to the indictment, on or about March 9, Johnson, with intent to cause serious physical injury to another person or with intent to cause the death of another person, did cause the death of such person. The indictment also reads that he was over the age of 21 and stood convicted of at least two felonies after his 18th birthday.

  • 2011 Marion County Junior Miss is Saturday, Aug. 7

    Marion County Junior Miss, Inc. will present the 2011 Marion Junior Miss Program on Saturday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. at Marion County High School.

  • 8-year-old killed in ATV accident

    A Lebanon family is mourning the loss of an 8-year-old boy who died Saturday after an all-terrain vehicle rolled over on him on a family farm in Green County.

    Officials said Grant Livers, 8, was riding a 250cc four-wheeler in a field at his family's property at 913 Grab Road at approximately 6:35 p.m. Saturday when a neighbor said he saw the ATV overturn, catching Livers beneath. Green County EMS, Grab and Green County firefighters and Green County Sheriff's Department personnel responded to the scene.

  • Heart of Kentucky Bourbon and BBQ MusicFest begins Friday

    All the BBQ you can eat, a sampling (or two) of bourbon and a lively band are the ingredients of a new event in Marion County that will kick off this weekend.

    Friday evening the first-ever Heart of Kentucky Bourbon and BBQ MusicFest will begin at Centre Square in Lebanon. Friday night's activities will include a concert at Johnston Field, behind Centre Square, with the headliner being 100% Angus, an AC/DC tribute band. Also Friday evening there will be barbecue and bourbon to sample while enjoying the live entertainment.

  • Community movie night

    The Marion County Public Library is planning to show a movie at Centre Square, and everyone is invited.

    The second annual Cinema at the Square will be held this Saturday, July 31. The gates will open at 6 p.m. and the movie "Nim's Island" is scheduled to begin after sundown. The event is free to attend.

    Cinema at the Square is the conclusion of the library's summer reading program, according to Lisa Wyman, the Marion County children's librarian.

  • Site-based council today to discuss principal candidates

    The Marion County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council met Monday to discuss the finalists for the vacant high school principal's seat. At the end of the day, they asked Superintendent Donald Smith to appoint an interim principal.

    Diane Evans, who was previously appointed as the interim principal, will remain in that position for the time being, according to Smith.

    The site-based council is scheduled to meet again Tuesday, Aug. 3, at 5:30 p.m.

  • School board evaluates itself

    Two weeks after they evaluated Superintendent Donald Smith's performance during his first year on the job, the Marion County Board of Education took a look at itself, specifically how well its members work together.

    On July 20, the board held a special-called meeting to conduct the evaluation. The board looked into 11 areas - objectives, roles, participation, problem definition, conflict management, personal openness, mutual support/teamwork, follow-up, decision making, planning and delegation.

    Overall, the board members gave themselves positive marks.