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Today's News

  • Board’s approval of auditor contract not unanimous

    The Marion County Board of Education approved its auditor contract for the 2013-14 school year last week, but it wasn’t without some debate.
    Historically, the board has hired White and Company in Lebanon to complete auditing services, but recently several members of the board asked for the auditor contract to be put out for bid with the possibility of hiring a new auditor.

  • Preparing for the 400 Mile Sale

    The 11th anniversary of the 400 Mile Sale is just a month away, and organizers are encouraging participating sellers to continue putting away items to sell that weekend. Mark your calendars: June 5-8 Kentucky’s Scenic Byway Historic Highway 68 will come alive with merchants selling anything from estate furniture and antiques to clothing and kitchen gadgets. 

  • Arts Camp is July 14-18

    “Experimenting with the Arts” is the theme for this year’s Arts and Humanities Summer Camp, which will be held July 14-18.
    Sarah Martin and Jessica Floyd will be teaching students about music (instrumental and vocal). These classes will be held at Lebanon Elementary School. Also being held at Lebanon Elementary are art and drama classes, which will be taught by Charles Ramey and Kelli Stanford.
    Culinary arts will be held at the Marion County Extension office, along with a class on “where our food begins.”

  • Mike FM is helping with Dickens parade

    During the May 12 meeting of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission, Tourism Director Carla Wagner reported that WLSK, Mike FM in Lebanon, would not be sponsoring the Dickens Christmas Parade.
    After last week’s report on that meeting, Dennis George of WLSK, Mike FM called to report that the station is still sponsoring the parade.
     

  • Game Plan, May 21

    May 21

    Softball

    20th District championship, 5:30 p.m. at Campbellsville

    Baseball

    20th District championship, 7 p.m. at Campbellsville

    May 23

    Track

    State meet at the University of Kentucky

     

  • Marion County sending eight to state
  • Week full of mixed results

     It’s been an interesting week. Spring sports are winding down. We’ve had some bad weather, and things have been up and down. With that said, it seems like things have been a little more down than up. The bad weather forced a halt to some games but was kind enough to be good to those who participated in the Color in Motion 5K.

  • Spalding’s state run ends in first round

     You win some and you lose some. 

    Unfortunately, Marion County High School junior Alex Spalding was defeated by St. Francis’ junior Jamie Anderson in the first round of the boys state tennis tournament on May 15. He fell in a tiebreaker that came down to a couple of points and calls by a KHSAA official.

    MCHS Tennis Coach Landon Williams said he hates to see matches come down to calls regardless of what the call was.

  • Memorial Day program is Sunday

    American Legion Post 49 will be hosting a Memorial Day program at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 25, at Lebanon National Cemetery.
    Major General William E. Barron will be the keynote speaker during the program. Barron served in the military for 38 years, including 33 years of service with the U.S. Army Reserve with the 100th Training Division. In the 100th, Barron rose from private to major general and became the division commander. Barron was commissioned as a second lieutenant after he attended the Kentucky Army National Guard Officer Candidate School.

  • Lady Knights close softball season with a win

    A heightened battle quickly turned into a series of slow blows as the Marion County Lady Knights destroyed the Washington County Commanderettes, 12-3, in seven innings on May 16. 

    It would be the Lady Knights only game of the week and their last game of the regular season. Lady Knights Head Coach Todd Spalding was happy about their performance. 

    “We hit the ball very well,” Spalding said. “We had 15 hits and four home runs. We hit some bombs.”