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Today's News

  • Lebanon man accused of assaulting infants

    A 2-year-old male and a 14-month-old female were victims of assault on Saturday.

    A Lebanon man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

    Christopher Reardon, 21, of 16 Howard Avenue in Lebanon was arrested on one charge of second-degree assault and two counts of third-degree criminal abuse.

    According to the police report, the male child had a broken leg and bruising all over his body. The female also had bruising over her body.

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  • Marion County residents urged to participate in historic cancer research effort

    If you could spare even one family from hearing the words, "You have cancer," would you do it?

    Marion County residents have an opportunity to participate in a historic study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations.

    This year's opportunity to participate in Central Kentucky is Aug. 15-16. There is no cost to sign up.

  • Cinema at the Square set for Saturday

    Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo and several others are coming to Lebanon.

    On Saturday, Aug. 11, the Marion County Public Library is holding its annual Cinema at the Square. The event is free.

    The movie 'The Muppets', starring Jason Segal and Amy Adams, will be shown outdoors on an inflatable screen.

  • Fun for all

    Hannah Wilson accomplished the one thing she wanted to do during the Distinguished Young Woman program Saturday evening at Marion County High School.

    "My goal was to have fun," she said, "and I definitely achieved my goal."

    She said she would have been glad to receive any award that night. Instead she walked away with five of them.

  • Ereaders and Edmodo

    As ebooks and ereaders continue to increase in popularity, it was inevitable that schools would make a move toward electronic textbooks.

    To go along with that trend, Marion County High School students have the opportunity to purchase a Nook Tablet to use in the classroom.

    "They are using them as a supplement to paper textbooks," said Kurt Mattingly, the technology integration specialist for Marion County Public Schools. "With less funding, schools are having to look for more affordable opportunities."

  • Speaker warns against complacent investing

    Quint Tatro can be heard at 11 a.m. Sunday on WHAS radio. He can also be seen as a frequent guest on CNBC's Fast Money and Fox's Business Happy Hour.

    Friday, he shared his financial insights in person at the Marion County Industrial Foundation's First Friday Forum at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

  • MCATC ranks fifth in the state

    The Marion County Area Technology Center is ranked fifth among the state's 53 tech centers in preparing its students for the workplace.

    Tony Webb said when he was appointed principal at the MCATC in September of last year, the tech center was ranked eighth, but his goal was to be in the top five.

  • Future shock arrives too early

    Many moons ago, I took a sociology class as a student at Western Kentucky University. I don't remember a lot from that class, but I do remember a discussion on culture shock and future shock.

    Culture shock occurs when someone finds themselves in a different culture, and the differences between what a person knows and understands and the new culture becomes disorienting to that person.

  • Soccer teams getting long distance coaching

    The Marion County High School boys and girls soccer teams at Marion County High School have been receiving some coaching assistance in a somewhat unusual way this past summer.
    Beginning last season, the teams were getting some help from Alex Kerr of England. The story of how he came to help with the Marion County soccer program involves a random chance meeting.
    Kerr was born in England, and soccer in England is the major sport.
    "Soccer in England is bigger than basketball is in the United States," he said.