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  • Intern working at the extension office

    Paige Rodgers will be joining the staff at the Marion County Extension Office this summer. Rodgers, 21, of Campbellsville will be working as an intern in family and consumer sciences.

    She said she has been involved with the Homemakers and 4-H for 13 years, and she credits extension programs for developing her leadership skills.

    "It's just helped me become the individual that I am," Rodgers said.

  • Hall to lead MCHS

    Last July, the Marion County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council started its search for a new principal. Nearly 10 months and a second search later, the council has made its selection.

    Stacey Hall will take over as the new high school principal on July 1. Hall has worked at MCHS for the past five years as an assistant principal and athletics director.

  • Williams wins gubernatorial primary

    David L. Williams will be the Republican gubernatorial candidate in the fall.

    Williams, the Senate president, won the state with 68,528 votes. Phil Moffett, a Louisville businessman, was second in the Republican primary with 53,966 votes, and Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw was a distant third with 19,614 votes.

    Williams carried Marion County with 108 votes. Moffett received 77 votes, and Holsclaw collected 28 votes.

  • 'Stillhouse Restaurant’ to open in Lebanon

    Keith and Taylora Schlosser, owners of Mordecai's On Main Restaurant in Springfield, signed a contract with Citizens National Bank in Lebanon Friday, May 20, to purchase the building, which formerly housed The Oak Barrel and Murphy's Furniture in downtown Lebanon.

    "I'm just thrilled," Taylora said Friday morning, shortly after signing the contract.

  • Commission divided on marketing plan

    After more than 90 minutes of discussion, a divided Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission approved its marketing plan for May and June during a special-called meeting May 18.

    Commission Chairwoman Carlotta Brussell explained that the special-called meeting was necessary since the commission had not approved a marketing plan during its regular meeting on May 9.

  • 16-year-old recovering after wreck

    Aaron Mattingly, 16, of 3341 St. Mary's Road in Lebanon is listed in serious but stable condition at University Hospital in Louisville. He is recovering from an automobile accident Sunday afternoon on KY 84.

    According to Deputy Tony Belcher of the Marion County Sheriff's Office, the single-vehicle accident was reported at 7:11 p.m., May 22.

  • Man found guilty of lesser charge in UK student's shooting death

    By Josh Kegley

    The Lexington Herald-Leader

    After 10 hours of deliberations, a Fayette County jury found Adrian Lamont Benton guilty of complicity to commit second-degree manslaughter in the 2006 shooting death of a University of Kentucky student.

    The verdict is for a lesser offense than complicity to commit murder, the original charge Benton faced.

  • Lebanon mayor's budget address is Monday night

    The Lebanon City Council will meet in a special-session at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 23, at city hall.

    During the meeting, Mayor Gary Crenshaw will present his annual budget address. The council will also prioritize its suggestions for the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission.

  • Stacey Hall chosen to lead MCHS

    About a year after its initial search, the Marion County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council has selected Stacey Hall as the school's next principal.

    Hall has worked at MCHS for the past five years. He is an assistant principal and the athletics director at the school.

    The five members of the site-based council voted unanimously to approve Hall to serve as the principal starting with the 2011-12 academic year. Martha Ann Mattingly recently resigned from the council.

    Hall will officially take over as principal on July 1.

  • MCHS site-based council meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday

    The Marion County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council is scheduled to have a special-called meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 22, in the high school library.

    The council is expected to announce the next high school principal during this meeting.