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  • MCHS Academic Team wins region championship

    Marion County High School Academic Team won the Fifth Region Championship recently.
    Marion County’s team was also recognized with the Hume Sportsmanship Award, which is voted on by the teams.
    The following students won individual awards:
    • Math: Joey Costello, second place and D.J. Price, third place
    • Science: Ben Roberts, fourth place
    • Language arts: Abby Blandford and Haberlin Roberts, first place
    • Composition: Mary Helen Hamilton, second place

  • Two cited for social host violations

    The first two citations have been issued * under a social host ordinance that has been in effect since 2008.
    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested Adrienne and Candace Tucker, both 19, of Campbellsville for violations of the social host ordinance. They were arrested after the sheriff’s office received a complaint of underage drinking at 2:22 a.m. March 17, at 511 St. Matthew’s Cemetery Road, approximately nine miles southwest of Lebanon.
    The Tuckers were arrested for social host violations because they reside at that property.

  • St. Charles Middle School vandals caught

    The persons responsible for vandalizing the St. Charles Middle School concession stand pled guilty in Marion Circuit Court recently.
    Joseph Devon Ballard, 18, of 575 Head Distillery Road in Raywick and a juvenile pled guilty to first-degree criminal trespassing and second-degree criminal mischief.
    In February, Ballard and the juvenile broke windows and damaged items inside the concession stand behind the school.

  • Truth and Consequences: The Choice is Yours event is April 16

    All parents and community members are invited to the upcoming “Truth and Consequences: The Choice is Yours” event. Truth and Consequences is a program designed to show students the consequences of using drugs and alcohol by using role-play scenarios related to substance abuse. The Marion County Heartland Safe Community Coalition is sponsoring the event.

  • Education news briefs

    The following are education news briefs from the Marion County Board of Education’s March 26 regular monthly meeting.

    2013 Marion County High School graduation set

  • Power of the Cross

    Stewart’s Creek Baptist Church presented a crucifixion drama, “The Power of the Cross,” on Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30. The drama illustrated the events described in the Gospels about Jesus final hours on the cross.

  • Cooperative spirit affected 2013 General Assembly

    The 2013 General Assembly wrapped up with two days State Rep. Terry Mills described as “hectic, contentious and productive.”
    "The taxpayers got their money's worth for those two days, anyway," he said.
    On March 27-28, legislators stayed in session until midnight working on compromises on a variety of issues, including pension reform, which both parties agreed was the top priority for this session.

  • Mission: Help Haiti

    Sometimes it takes stepping outside of your world and into someone else’s to truly appreciate how others live.
    And doing so can be a life-changing experience.
    Julie Robey’s life was forever changed on Feb. 9, the day she arrived in Haiti.
    Seeing photos of one of the poorest countries in the world is one thing, but seeing it in person is something entirely different.
    Robey couldn’t believe her eyes. She was in disbelief.
    “How is this part of our world?” Robey thought to herself after arriving in Haiti.

  • Kentucky earns high marks in transparency of government spending

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Kentucky is once again rated as one of the best states for transparency and public accountability by a new national report.
    Kentucky received an A- for its transparency website, www.opendoor.ky.gov, which allows citizens to review state government spending. Kentucky is considered one of seven top states in transparency, according to the newly released report: Following the Money 2013: How the States Rank on Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data.

  • Kentucky earns high marks in transparency of government spending

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Kentucky is once again rated as one of the best states for transparency and public accountability by a new national report.
    Kentucky received an A- for its transparency website, www.opendoor.ky.gov, which allows citizens to review state government spending. Kentucky is considered one of seven top states in transparency, according to the newly released report: Following the Money 2013: How the States Rank on Providing Online Access to Government Spending Data.