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  • New diplomas will recognize extra effort

    In a few weeks, the class of 2009 will receive their diplomas from Marion County High School during the annual graduation ceremony. A few select students will be recognized again for exceeding the minimum graduation requirements to earn the Commonwealth Diploma.

    But MCHS administrators believe more students deserve recognition. And starting with the class of 2010, MCHS students will have the opportunity to earn one of four different diplomas.

  • Local Chrysler dealer here for its customers

    Chrysler LLC will be filing for bankruptcy and beginning a corporate alliance with Fiat SpA, an Italian automotive company.

    Chrysler will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy under the direction of the U.S. Treasury Department, according to information on the company's corporate website.

    Meanwhile, Pickerill Motor Company in Lebanon will remain open for business.

    Pickerill Motor is the only new car dealership in Marion County, and it has been a Chrysler dealership since 1934. It sells new vehicles by Chrysler and its affiliated brands, Dodge and Jeep.

  • Tech center project to break ground Aug. 10

    November 2010 - that is the estimated completion date for the $5 million addition/renovation project at the Marion County Area Technology Center. The project inched one step closer to completion last week when the Marion County Board of Education approved the design and development documents for the project, as well as the BG-2 and BG-3 applications.

    Those documents are not final, however, until the Kentucky Department of Education gives its stamp of approval.

  • Fiscal court meeting at 4 p.m. today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at the David R. Hourigan Government Administrative Building.

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    - Minutes of previous meeting

    - MCHS FFA student presentation and demonstration

    - Open sealed bids for fuel, lubricants, and road materials for 2009-10 fiscal year

    - Emergency warning system maintenance agreement

    - Agreement with the Administrative Office of the Courts for 2009-10

  • Flash flood warning in effect until Saturday morning

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for southern Kentucky, including Marion County. The flash flood warning will remain in effect through Saturday morning.

    According to the weather service, a "complex of thunderstorms with heavy rain" will pass through southern Kentucky today and tonight.

    The storms are expected to continue through tonight as a cold front approaches the area.

  • First case of swine flu reported in Kentucky

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced that the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) will report one confirmed case and one probable case of swine flu to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today.

  • LMS student brings knife to school

    A 12-year-old white male student from Lebanon Middle School was cited and taken into custody Tuesday, April 21, after he was found carrying a knife.

    According to LMS Principal Todd Farmer, the student was showing the knife to some of his classmates and making "silly comments." One of his classmates told a school official and school administration called Lebanon Police Officer and school resource officer Wally Brady. He cited the juvenile and took him into custody. The student was released to his parents.

  • El Departamento para la Salud Pblica de Kentucky sobre la gripe porcina

    Favor de difundir este mensaje con la más amplia cobertura posible, especialmente entre las poblaciones de habla española que hayan viajado recientemente a México:

  • State officials respond to swine flu

    Dr. William Hacker, the Kentucky Department of Public Health commissioner, and Dr. Kraig Humbaugh, the state epidemiologist held a press conference Monday afternoon to discuss swine flu.

    "The situation right now is evolving and changes daily," Hacker said.

    According to the Center for Disease Control, the swine flu is a variation of the influenza A strain of the flu virus.

  • "Rockin' on 68 since 1969" - Ham Days 2009

    The 2009 Marion County Country Ham Days committee is excited to announce partnerships with our first two marquee sponsors for this year's festival.

    The Country Ham Jam, held Saturday evening, Sept. 26, live from the Main Stage is in the final planning stages of a rock-and-roll reunion that you are sure to want to attend. Hats off to The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission for coming on board as our marquee sponsor for the Ham Jam.