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  • Overcoming barriers

    Dexi Irvin sat down and opened her reading book at the small desk in Elma Simpson’s office. Today’s lesson emphasized certain words, like ‘remembered.’
    “Can you use that in a sentence?” Simpson asked.
    “My brother remembered to close the door,” Irvin replied.
    “Good,” Simpson said.
    Irvin carefully sounded out the words as she read a story about a girl named Camilla and her family. When she had trouble with a name or a new word, Simpson was there to offer guidance.

  • New home for monument

    A monument honoring Marion County veterans who died in every war since World War I has a new home. The monument was moved Aug. 18 from its old location next to the old Marion County Courthouse (now the Marion County Heritage Center) to the Marion County Judicial Center. City of Lebanon, county and Marion County Welding and Fabrication employees handled the relocation.

  • Community orchestra making music in Marion County

    Musicians in and around Marion County will be making music this Sunday, Aug. 30, at the premiere concert of the Kentucky Classic Orchestra and Centre Saxes at Centre Square in Lebanon.
    Robin Humphress, of Kentucky Classic Theatre, said the orchestra is one more way for people in around Marion County to enjoy the arts.
    “It’s giving people the opportunity to play with other professional musicians,” she said. “It’s going to be fun. I’m excited.”

  • Jets event seeking financial support from commission

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has upheld Jets Over Kentucky as a model for the type of events they want to promote, and last week, the events organizer visited the commission.
    Lewis “The General” Patton came to the commission during its Aug. 17 meeting seeking assistance to keep the event going strong.

  • No injuries reported in collision involving school bus

    A Marion County Public Schools bus was involved in an accident Friday morning, but no injuries were reported as a result of the collision.

  • Fiscal court meets Thursday

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes the following:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Revised final county appropriation for the Marion County PVA for 2015-16

    - 2015-16 inter-scholastic and extracurricular funding agreement with the Marion County Board of Education

    - Maintenance service agreement with Jodie's Business Machines

  • Fiscal court meets Thursday

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes the following:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Revised final county appropriation for the Marion County PVA for 2015-16

    - 2015-16 inter-scholastic and extracurricular funding agreement with the Marion County Board of Education

    - Maintenance service agreement with Jodie's Business Machines

  • Band performance set for Friday

    The Marion County High School Marching Knights will be performing at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, in the practice field at the back of the student parking at the high school.

    A cookout will follow, and the community is invited to attend.

    Band Director Curtis Bennett reported that the band will demonstrate some basic fundamentals and perform two-thirds if this years competitive show.

  • 18-year-old recovering after Sunday morning accident

    A Bradfordsville man is in good condition at University Hospital in Louisville as of Monday morning following an accident early Sunday morning in front of the Calvary Store.
    David Clay Rodgers, 18, was driving a 2013 Scion east at 1:16 a.m. Aug. 16 on Hwy. 208 when he lost control and struck a utility pole and building, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
    Rogers was extricated from the vehicle by Marion County Rescue and was flown to University Hospital by Air Methods.
    Deputy Sheriff Nick Gray investigated the accident.
     

  • Urgent need for blood donations

    The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is calling on eligible donors with O negative, B negative and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation.