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Today's News

  • Community movie night

    The Marion County Public Library is planning to show a movie at Centre Square, and everyone is invited.

    The second annual Cinema at the Square will be held this Saturday, July 31. The gates will open at 6 p.m. and the movie "Nim's Island" is scheduled to begin after sundown. The event is free to attend.

    Cinema at the Square is the conclusion of the library's summer reading program, according to Lisa Wyman, the Marion County children's librarian.

  • Responses good from legislative survey

    A wide-ranging survey sent to 1,800 households in my district indicates the public has strong views on several issues tied to state government.

    About three out of four who responded, for example, believe Kentuckians should have the opportunity to vote on a constitutional amendment that would legalize expanded gaming.  Even more, about 83 percent, believe that if expanded gaming is approved, local voters should then have the right to decide whether they want it in their community.

  • Site-based council today to discuss principal candidates

    The Marion County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council met Monday to discuss the finalists for the vacant high school principal's seat. At the end of the day, they asked Superintendent Donald Smith to appoint an interim principal.

    Diane Evans, who was previously appointed as the interim principal, will remain in that position for the time being, according to Smith.

    The site-based council is scheduled to meet again Tuesday, Aug. 3, at 5:30 p.m.

  • Preschool and a puddle of tears

    Four years ago, I was waddling around like a fat penguin and being referred to as "sausage toes" by my doctor. The only shoes I could wear were flip-flops and my love for the summer sun was quickly diminishing with every pound I gained.

    Thankfully, for me and the sanity of everyone around me, I was only a few short days away from my planned C-section. It seems fitting that my delivery was planned down to the minute being that I have a touch (just a touch) of obsessive compulsive disorder.

  • All-Stars make history

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  • School board evaluates itself

    Two weeks after they evaluated Superintendent Donald Smith's performance during his first year on the job, the Marion County Board of Education took a look at itself, specifically how well its members work together.

    On July 20, the board held a special-called meeting to conduct the evaluation. The board looked into 11 areas - objectives, roles, participation, problem definition, conflict management, personal openness, mutual support/teamwork, follow-up, decision making, planning and delegation.

    Overall, the board members gave themselves positive marks.

  • Lebanon man dies in accident on Hwy. 208

    A Lebanon man died as a result of a motorcycle collision Saturday morning.

    Jerry Sallee, 53, was driving a 1981 Suzuki motorcycle eastbound on KY 208. At approximately 10:30 a.m., the motorcycle dropped off the right shoulder about two miles west of Lebanon. The motorcycle collided with a guardrail and overturned.

    Sallee was transported to Spring View Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    Kentucky State Trooper David Smith is investigating the accident.

    Campbell-DeWitt Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of the arrangements.

  • Reader friendly

    It's a cliché in the movies and on television for a teacher to ask his or her students to write an essay about what they did during their summer vacation. If this was a movie based in Marion County, we hope at least a few children would write about their experience at the Marion County Public Library.

    Every summer, the library hosts a summer reading program. Through the program, school-aged children and teenagers have an opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, get a meal and expand their minds.

  • Boys eliminated after pool play

    Marion County faced a win or go home situation on Monday of last week against South London at the 9-and-10-year-old Little League state tournament.

    The All-Stars' bats never woke up as they lost 3-0 in a defensive battle. The loss would eliminate them from the tournament after pool play.

    Marion County could only manage two hits, a single by Trent Farmer in the first and a double in the sixth, against South London's pitching staff.

  • 9-10 All-Stars take second in state

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