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  • Fiscal court meets Thursday

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    The agenda for the meeting includes:

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Presentation of economic development’s 2014 annual report

    • Consider/approval of funds for Bradfordsville Youth League Sports

    • Open bid for a medium duty ambulance

    • Request from the Marion County Detention Center to move part-time employee Derek Werner to a full-time position

  • Corey Crume named MCHS Head Football Coach

    Marion County High School Principal Mike Abell announced Tuesday evening, Feb. 3, that Lebanon native and MCHS alum Corey Crume has been hired as the next MCHS Head Football Coach.
    Abell sent the following email to the media and his staff:

  • City kicks off bicentennial celebration

    Current and former city officials gathered Wednesday at Lebanon City Hall to mark the city's 200th anniversary.
    On Jan. 28, 1815, the city of Lebanon was officially incorporated.
    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw signed a proclamation to mark the occasion.
    The proclamation reads that Lebanon is the geographic center of the state and has become a center of commerce and industry, and that none of the city's accomplishments would have been possible without the "vision, leadership, and dedication of its citizens."

  • Class of '61

    Donnie Shockency will be 73 years old in April, but he can remember vividly the fear of going to high school in 1957.
    Superintendent Hugh Spalding had visited his grandparents’ home that summer to talk to them about sending Shockency to St. Charles High.
    “I didn’t want to go. I wanted to go to Rosenwald High School,” Shockency said. “But that didn’t happen.”

  • St. Baldrick’s Cookout at CNB

    The ninth annual Citizens National Bank St. Baldrick’s Cookout will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 13, at Citizens National Bank in Lebanon. The menu will include a $10 ribeye sandwich meal or a $5 hamburger meal, which will include chips, snack cake and drink. For order of 10 or more, call 270-692-2113 and ask for Brandy Wiser or Shawn Gibson and your meals will be delivered to you. The annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving event will be held Saturday, March 28, at St. Augustine Grade School’s gymnasium.
     

  • Outstanding Award winners

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards banquet on Thursday, Jan. 29, at Centre Square. Josh Ballard received the Outstanding Citizen Award. Joe H. Mattingly was named the Outstanding Businessperson. Tammy Newcome is this year's Outstanding Educator, and Michael Buckman is the Outstanding Farmer. The Marion County Detention Center received the President's Award, and That Cute Little Shop received the Lebanon Main Street Appreciation Award.

  • School district resumes energy savings push

    For the second time in the last three months, the Marion County Board of Education has selected CMTA to provide a guaranteed energy savings plan for the district.
    The district approved a guaranteed energy savings proposal by CMTA on Nov. 11, but rescinded that motion on Dec. 4 on the recommendation of the board attorney. The board then approved a revised policy related to the guaranteed energy savings proposals and reopened the process.
    The second round of proposals was presented on Jan. 26, and the school board voted 4-1 to select CMTA instead of Harshaw Trane.

  • Taking on the hazardous liquids pipeline in Kentucky

    By Brent Schanding
    The State Journal

    The End Of The Line — a new documentary produced by 34-year-old filmmaker Sellus Wilder — is expected to debut as early as April.
    Wilder, who formerly served as a Frankfort commissioner, says the 90-minute documentary follows a diverse coalition of farmers, religious orders, environmentalists and constitutional conservatives as they joined together to protect their land, liberty and even their lives from a controversial hazardous liquids pipeline in Kentucky.

  • Kynect enrollment steady heading into final two weeks

    As the countdown to the close of open enrollment enters its final two weeks, nearly 137,500 Kentuckians have newly enrolled for health care coverage or renewed their current plans through kynect since open enrollment began on Nov. 15, 2014.
    This enrollment total includes individuals who have either newly enrolled in a private health insurance plan, qualified for Medicaid coverage or renewed the private insurance plans they purchased through kynect last year.
     
    Special outreach to students

  • School district denies unlawful termination accusations

    The Marion County Board of Education has filed an answer to a lawsuit accusing school officials of wrongfully terminating two employees.
    Ramona McKinney and Kimberly Medley, both of Lebanon, were employed as special education instructional aides until they were fired on April 30 and Feb. 5, 2014, respectively, according to the complaint they filed Dec. 19 in Marion Circuit Court.