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  • Gathering Against Racism

    A community-wide gathering against racism is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, July 11, at Centre Square. This event is a response to the recent shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, and the three subsequent arsons at black churches. Anyone who would like to speak or help lead discussions should call Rev. Carrie Mook Bridgman at 770-655-3778 or Jerry Evans at 270-692-5579.

  • Fair Play

    The Marion County Fair was dampened but not drowned by last week’s rain.
    Betty Bradshaw, the fair board treasurer, reported that approximately 4,500 attended last week’s events. She said this was down 2,000 to 2,500 from last year’s attendance.
    She said the week started with higher attendance on Monday and Tuesday than the fair received last year on those days. Tuesday the fair hosted 17 harness races, and Bradshaw said they may return to two days of harness racing next year if the number of races increases.

  • ‘Jets’ keep on soaring

    Eleven years ago, Lewis “The General” Patton organized the first remote control model jet show in Kentucky.
    “It was just a three-day event, and there were only 28 people here,” Patton recalled.
    Today, Jets Over Kentucky is considered the largest r.c. jet show in the world. The 2015 event started this past weekend and continues until this Sunday at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport, and more than 250 r.c. pilots from across the globe with more than 400 jets are expected this year.

  • Akers takes on a new role

    Angie Akers started her educational career at Glasscock Elementary School, and last week, she was appointed to become that school’s new principal.
    “I love Glasscock. Anybody that knows me knows that my heart is here,” Akers said.
    She grew up in Marion County, where even as a child she would play school.
    “I had some great teachers that I wanted to be like when I grew up,” Akers said.

  • High school registration set for later this month

    Marion County High School registration will be held later this month. Each class will have different registration dates.
    Seniors will register from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 20.
    Juniors will register from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 21.
    Sophomores will register from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 22.
    The make-up registration for seniors, juniors and sophomores will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23, and Friday, July 24.

  • MCPS receives $25,000 from Crusade

    The Crusade for Children announced that it has distributed $5.67 million to 191 organizations across Kentuckiana. One of those grant recipients is Marion County Public Schools, which will receive $25,000.
    This is the 62nd year that WHAS has hosted the Crusade for Children telethon. During those 62 years, the Crusade has raised more than $165 million. All of the money raised from donations is returned to organizations that provide services for children with special needs.

     

  • Acreage reporting deadline is July 15

    The Marion County Farm Service Agency would like to remind producers that July 15 is the deadline for reporting spring seeded crops.  
    Examples of crops to be reported are corn, soybeans, tobacco, hay, pasture and CRP.  Producers are urged to report the crops as soon as possible to avoid extended waits near the deadline.  You may contact the office at 270-692-3341 for additional information.

  • What to wear, not to wear at MCHS

    Marion County High School requested that the Enterprise publish the school’s dress code prior to the first day of school so that parents would know what school clothes to buy for their child.
    The following was emailed to the Enterprise last week:
    Marion County High School’s primary focus is to provide students a solid academic foundation in an effort to prepare them for life following high school.  While the dress code does allow some freedom we do require students to dress in a manner that is respectful and does not distract from learning.  

  • County looking for new emergency management director

    The Marion County Fiscal Court emerged from an executive session at its July 2 meeting and voted to advertise to find a part-time emergency management director.
    Hayden Johnson, 60, has filled that role since October of 2011. He was not at last week’s fiscal court meeting, but he said in a telephone interview that he recently retired after 18 years as a program supervisor for pretrial services for the Administrative Office of the Courts.

  • Lebanon City Council approves roadwork

    The Lebanon City Council approved more than $225,000 worth of new roadwork recently.
    Prior to the council’s June 22 meeting, there was a public hearing regarding the motor fuels fund and Local Government Economic Assistance Fund. According to the city, estimated receipts from the Commonwealth of Kentucky for 2015-16 will be $107,000 and the carryover from the previous year is $273,000. Some of those funds will be used for new roadwork, which was approved by the council. The roadwork includes:
    • George Street: $25,600
    • Bruce Street: $23,831