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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Sky high

    Dan Avilla started flying remote control planes in 1969. He's been flying RC jets for 15 years.
    And this year was the fourth time he's made the trip from Prescott, Arizona to the Lebanon-Springfield Airport for Jets Over Kentucky.
    "The scenery is beautiful. The local people are so receptive and friendly wherever you go," Avilla said. "And Lewis Patton just runs a smooth event."
    Patton has been organizing Jets Over Kentucky for 10 years. According to Avilla, it’s one of the best shows he and his wife attend.

  • Downtown revitalized

    By Matt Overing
    matthew.overing@uky.edu

    Fifteen years ago, downtown Lebanon was dying.
    Now, it's back on the rise.
    The Lebanon Enterprise published a story in its July 21, 1999, edition about "Downtown Dying," which discussed how businesses weren't growing and how downtown was no longer an attractive place.

  • Police: Man robs motel hours after release from jail

    Landmark News Service

    A Lebanon man reportedly robbed Old Kentucky Home Motel the same day he was released from jail for public intoxication.
    Police say 27-year-old Timothy Dale Lanham robbed the motel July 5, and then fled from the scene on foot.
    Bardstown Police later found Lanham at a residence on Taylorsville Road where he initially denied, but later admitted to the reported robbery.

  • More than 100 new laws take effect in Kentucky

    By Jack Brammer
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT — More than 100 new laws approved during Kentucky's 2014 General Assembly went into effect Tuesday, July 15, changing how the state deals with everything from acupuncture to voyeurism.

  • Fiscal Court approves agreement for Maker’s Mark access road

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has approved an agreement with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet for a new access road on Hwy. 52.
    This road will provide a new access point to Maker’s Mark, according to the agreement between the county and the state.
    The agreement reads that the state will reimburse the county up to $675,000 for the .1 mile project, which will allow access to the Maker’s Mark Museum. Also as part of the project, the access to Ky. 52 from Bridgett Court will be closed and a new access will be created to the tie-in road.

  • MCHS SBDM Council vacancy

    Marion County High School currently has a vacancy on the School-Based Decision Making Council. Any parent with a child at the high school interested in serving on the SBDM council should contact Kathy Jo Underwood at 270-692-6066, extension 150.

  • Heritage Center seeks recipes for historic cookbook

    The Marion County Heritage Center is publishing a cookbook in 2015 to celebrate Lebanon’s 200th anniversary. The books will be sold at the Heritage Center gift shop.
    The cookbook will feature divider pages with pictures and information about former eating locations and restaurants, dating back to the 1800s. The book's organizers also hope to include recipes from some of those establishments.