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  • Dreaming big

    Marion County Public School’s third annual Spring Summit was a night devoted to celebrating the school district’s successes, showcasing its student talent and continuing to get feedback from the community.
    To kick off the evening, MCPS staff excitedly debuted the district’s new Dream Bus, which will serve as a traveling learning lab and also provide meals to children during the summer.
    “So many kids will benefit from the Dream Bus,” Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser said.

  • Green Festival in Springfield April 30

    Now running into it’s third year, the Green Festival will be coming back to Springfield on April 30 to both entertain and educate folks about sustainable living.
    According to Sister Claire McGowan of the New Pioneers, the purpose of the festival is to help people experience the various ways “a community can become more sustainable.”
    “The kinds of food, the kinds of crafts, the kinds of kids activities, the demonstrations are designed to raise people’s awareness of better ways of taking care of earth,” McGowan said.

  • Shaving heads, saving lives

    Citizen’s National Bank organized its 10th and last St. Baldrick’s event in Lebanon Saturday afternoon.
    This year, numbers were down, but the event still had 32 shavees and raised more than $10,700 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which raises money for children’s cancer research.
    In its 10 years, CNB has helped raise more than $244,000 for the foundation.
    A new sponsor for the event has not been found, as of yet. Contact Sheila Lanham at 270-692-5323 if you are interested in possibly organizing the event next year.

  • Autism walk is Saturday

    The sixth annual Working the Puzzle for Autism Walk will be taking place Saturday, and everyone is welcome to attend, according to event organizer Lisa Nally-Martin.
    The walk is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Graham Memorial Park. In the event of rain, the walk will be moved to Marion County High School.
    Preregistration starts at 9:30 a.m. The opening ceremony will include the presentation of medals to individuals who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

  • Absentee voting for May Primary will be available April 15

    The Marion County Board of Elections will be inspecting the electronic voting machines for the May 17 Primary Election at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 14. The Marion County Board of Elections will meet at the Marion County Clerk’s Office prior to making the inspections.
    In-house absentee voting will be available for the May 17 Primary Election beginning on the following day, Friday, April 15.

  • Pick up your free house number sign by April 25

    For months now, the county has been distributing free house number signs for people to use to post their address numbers on their property, which is now a county-wide law.
    The house number signs can be picked up Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the county judge’s office, which is located on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center.
    In order to pick up your sign, you must know your house number and you must sign a piece of paper showing you picked up your sign.

  • Junior Mister is April 23

    The 11th Annual Junior Mister Show will take place at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 23, in the Marion County High School gymnasium. Sixteen young men will compete for the title of Junior Mister. This year's theme is James Bond, and all proceeds for the show will go to Kosair Children's Hospital, the Marion County Autism Awareness Center and the Marion County Animal Shelter. Advanced tickets will be $5 and may be purchased in the MCHS lobby from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 20-22. Tickets at the door will be $7.

  • MCPS reading celebration is April 19

    The Marion County Public School’s annual Reading Celebration is the week of April 18-22, and the annual community event will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, at Marion County High School.
    The theme this year is “Where I am From.” While most of the event centers around reading, event attendees have also enjoyed everything in the past from yoga classes to a petting zoo.

  • Truth and Consequences event is April 28
  • Mission: Love life and have no regrets

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester
    Landmark News Service

    Until she joined the Army Reserves in 1985, Edna Seabrooks hadn’t really left the state of Kentucky. Since joining the Reserves, she’s been on five of the seven continents, and is checking items off of her travel bucket list.
    She’s been to Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Iraq, Egypt, Qatar, Kuwait, El Salvador and more. She’s been to the pyramids in Egypt, a German concentration camp, and the Grand Canyon. Most recently, she returned from a trip to South Korea.