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  • McRay hired to lead MCATC

    Career and technical education is where Christina McRay got her start.
    McRay was a business education teacher in Bullitt County for eight years before coming back to her native Marion County to serve as assistant principal at Marion County High School in 2010. In 2014, she became principal at Lebanon Middle School. While she has enjoyed her time leading LMS, returning to the career and technical education field is an opportunity she couldn’t pass up.
    “It’s always been in my heart,” McRay said, referring to career and technical education.

  • Change of heart

    Butch Cecil isn’t afraid to admit that he was uneducated and misinformed when he signed the recallable nickel petition in 2007.
    He and his wife had just moved back to his native home of Marion County.
    He had just bought into the family farm, renovated his home and spent a considerable amount of money. So, when he saw a petition sitting on the counter at Blandford’s Store, he was curious.
    “What’s this?” Cecil remembers asking.
    “A petition to not raise your taxes,” someone in the store answered.

  • Election - Board of Education - District 1

    Editor’s note: The following is a Q&A with the school board candidates. Their answers are being published exactly how they were submitted. Rebecca “Becky” Wren did not supply the Enterprise with a photo.

    Board of Education District 1
    - Delane Pinkston (I)
    - Carrie Truitt
    - Rebecca “Becky” Wren

    District 1 is made up of four precincts: A101 – Gravel Switch, A102 – Bradfordsville, A103 – Glasscock, and A104 – Fire Department.

  • Election - Board of Education – District 4

    Editor’s note: The following is a Q&A with the school board candidates. Their answers are being published exactly how they were submitted.

    Board of Education District 4 candidates
    Charles M. Cecil
    Peggy Downs

    District 4 is made up of four precincts: H101 – Loretto, H102 – Saint Francis, H103 – Holy Cross, and H104 – Saint Charles.

    CHARLES M. CECIL
    Age: 69
    Address: 1220 Beantown Rd Lebanon, Ky 40033

  • Election - Board of Education – District 5

    Editor’s note: The following is a Q&A with the school board candidates. Their answers are being published exactly how they were submitted.

    Board of Education District 5 candidates
    - Brad Cox
    - Jeroyd F. “Jerry” Evans (I)

    District 5 is made up of three precincts: C102 – Library, C103 – Basement, and C105 – Rolling Hills.

    BRAD COX
    Age: 40
    Address: 664 Fairway Dr., Lebanon, Kentucky, 40033

  • Facility problems: Calvary Elementary School

    Age of facility: Built in 1965 (51 years old), with an addition added in 1998 (18 years old)

  • Raywick chef writes her second book

    Writing has become a form for therapy for Missy C. Luckett.
    While she’s the successful owner and operator of “Missy’s Out of the Way Café” in Raywick, she’s also a published author and her second book, Com’atized Part Two, is now on sale.

  • Facility problems: Lebanon Elementary School

    Age of facility: Built in 1965 (51 years old), with an addition built in 1998 (18 years old)

  • County searching for new emergency management director

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is currently searching for a new emergency management director after Chris Coyle resigned recently.
    According to Coyle, his full-time job at Don’s Lumber is requiring him to travel between the company's multiple locations and work longer hours, which has been making it more difficult to fulfill the duties of the county’s emergency management director.

  • Local business leaders: Recallable nickel is an investment

    The results of the recallable nickel vote on Nov. 8 will not just impact the Marion County Public School System. The results will also impact the local economy, specifically the county’s ability to recruit new business and industry, as well as keep current industries here.