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Today's News

  • City seeks to condemn Boldrick Avenue house

    The City of Lebanon is seeking to condemn 200 Boldrick Avenue.
    According to a petition filed June 30 in Marion Circuit Court, the city considers that property to be "a vacant, abandoned and neglected property.”
    The petition names Rhonda Molden, any unknown spouse of Rhonda Molden, and the occupant (if any) of 200 Boldrick Avenue and Marion County government as defendants.

  • ‘Guys and Dolls’ on stage this week in Lebanon

    From the producers of last year’s Oklahoma! comes one of the most popular Broadway musicals of all time “Guys and Dolls.” Kentucky Classic Theatre presents “Guys and Dolls Jr.” at Angelic Hall in Lebanon July 24-26 at 7 p.m., and in the Russ Mobley Theater at Campbellsville University July 31-Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Hannah Ellis live in concert at Angelic Hall Aug. 2

    Campbellsville native Hannah Ellis and a live band from Nashville will be performing in Angelic Hall, the beautiful theatre at Centre Square in Lebanon at 7 p.m., Aug. 2.

  • Summer School Showcase

    Family Resource Director Amy Newton and Glasscock Elementary School staff invited the community to a special presentation to highlight their week of summer school Friday afternoon. The presentation included a physical education demonstration with Danny Marks. It also included two songs that focus around the theme of summer school this year, which was oceanic life and the world they live in. According to Newton, 104 students participated at summer school at GES. When all lessons were complete at the end of the week, the students went on a field trip to Newport Aquarium.

  • Barnett tells a unique story in ‘Between the Rows’

    By Matt Overing
    matthew.overing@uky.edu

    Phyllis Ann Spalding Barnett says she is a storyteller, not a writer.
    Her book, "Between the Rows," reads like a story, not like the usual 500-page novel.
    In fact, Barnett’s book is just 180 pages long. It offers a fictional account of growing marijuana in Kentucky and the trouble it brought to a small community.

  • Send us your favorite summer photos
  • St. Charles Middle School SBDM vacancy

    St. Charles Middle School’s School Based Decision Making Council is accepting nominations for a parent representative for the upcoming school year until 4 p.m., Friday, July 25. Nominations may be made at SCMS between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., via email to buffy.mann@marion.kyschools.us or by calling the school at 270-692-4578. Elections will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., July 28, during open house.
     

  • Opposing views on MCPS leadership

    Two citizens spoke to the Marion County Board of Education at the end of its July 8 meeting, and they expressed contrary views about the district's leadership.
    Amanda Beard concluded her remarks by calling for Superintendent Taylora Schlosser and the school board members to resign, while Barney Tharp defended Schlosser and the school board for recent steps they have taken.
    After each of them spoke, Board Member Butch Cecil thanked them for taking the time to go through the process to get on the agenda.

  • District introduces new administrators

    Superintendent Taylora Schlosser introduced three new central office employees at the July 8 Marion County Board of Education meeting.
    Traci Sharpe will serve as the district's director of exceptional child education. Troy Benningfield is the new instructional supervisor and food service director, and Jennifer Osbourne is the new personnel director.
    "You have to surround yourself with great personnel and allow them to do their jobs," Schlosser said.

    Traci Sharpe

  • Board approves agreements for 2014-15 school year

    The July 8 meeting of the Marion County Board of Education concluded with more than 30 minutes of public comments from citizens. The hour of the meeting before those comments included a number of procedural matters for the 2014-15 academic year.
    Each of these items were approved 3-0. Board Member Bernard Miles was not present during last week’s meeting.
    The following items were approved last week:
    • The student code of conduct for the 2014-15 school year.
    • Exceptional child education procedures for special education programs.