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Today's News

  • 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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  • Traffic signal coming to Hwy. 49, bypass

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials announced last week that a traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of Hwy. 49 and the Marion County Veterans Memorial Highway (the Lebanon bypass).

    Engineers for the cabinet estimated that a sensor-controlled signal will be working by the middle of August.

  • Zucchini is tasty in the skillet or in brownies

    Got zucchini? If the answer is yes, try one of these good ways to use it.

    If you pick them when they're small to medium, about six to ten inches long, they are terrific in these first two recipes. If, on the other hand, you find a giant whiffle bat-sized zucchini hiding under a leaf, grate it and use in the last recipe. Yellow squash can also be used with these recipes.

    Fresh Zucchini and Tomato Skillet

    4 medium zucchini, sliced

    2 large tomatoes, peeled and chopped

    2 small onions, sliced

    2 T. vegetable oil

    1 t. salt

  • History of Success

    A man can do a lot in 50 years. Salem George - "Dr. Salem" to his patients - has cared for generations of families from Marion County, quite literally. "I've delivered ladies, delivered their daughters and delivered their grandchildren," George said. In fact, George estimated that he has delivered more than 6,000 babies in his career as a physician. Of course that's not all he's done, but he may not have done it here, in Marion County, if not for a few unexpected changes along the way. George grew up in Louisville.

  • Helping hands

    A group of volunteers spent last week making repairs at 14 sites in Marion County.   The volunteers were participating in the summer program for Kentucky Heartland Outreach, a program of Campbellsville University.

  • Education briefs

    Summer reading program reward...

    Marion County Superintendent Donald Smith initiated a summer reading program this year and the students and volunteers who have participated are going to get a special reward, Smith told members of the Marion County Board of Education last week.

    Students and volunteers have been invited to go to a Cincinnati Reds baseball game tomorrow, July 22, as a reward for their participation.