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Today's News

  • County receives Homeland Security grant

    Marion County has been approved for a $71,795 grant from Homeland Security.

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved a budget amendment to include the grant funds during its July 7 meeting.

    That grant will be used to purchase portable radios and mobile data computers for emergency services, according to County Treasurer Kevin Cochran.

    In other business:

  • Superintendent's goals for 2011-12

    Superintendent Chuck Hamilton reviewed his 2011-12 goals with the Marion County Board of Education during the board's regular monthly meeting Tuesday, July 12. These goals will be voted on at the August board meeting.

    The goals include: 

    • Conducting regular administrative meetings with two-way communication focused on curriculum and instruction.

  • Board approves creation of new position

  • Tech center project is complete

    Architect George Birk was absent during the board's July 12 meeting but Scott Spalding, transportation and maintenance director for the Marion County Public School System, reported that the Marion County Area Technology Center addition/renovation is now complete.

     He also reported that Melson roofing was awarded the Marion County High School press box roof replacement project. The total estimated cost after architect/engineer fees and contingencies is $25,461.    

  • Special education program receives top rating

    Superintendent Hamilton congratulated Debbie Spalding, special education director, for the MCPS Special Education program receiving a top rating from the Division of Learning Services.

     Also, the special education program will be using its $11,115 WHAS Crusade for Children grant funds to purchase 15 iPods, iPod carts, 10 iPads and 10 iPad cases that will be used in the classroom.    

  • Local students win statewide slogan contest

    Two local students recently won the Kentucky Civic Education Slogan Contest. Lebanon Middle School student Bailey Tungate received second place statewide for her slogan, "They fought for the right; the rest is up to you."

    St. Charles Middle School student Eddie Jacobs II received third place statewide for his slogan, "Vote now or forever hold your peace." 

         

  • Ideas for local concert series, youth rally proposed

    A local deejay would like to bring a concert series to Lebanon, and a few local individuals, including the chairman of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission, would like to host a rally for Christ.

    Both are seeking assistance from the tourist commission.

    During the commission's July 11 meeting, Jeremy Bowman of Breakfast Boy Entertainment who has organized concerts in other places said he would like to host a series of concerts in Angelic Hall.

  • Family tree and whiskey

    By Lindsay Kriz

    KPA Summer Intern

     

    When most people think of Maker's Mark, they think of good bourbon.

    But there's more to the business than just Kentucky origins and dripping wax, as the Burks family, who visited the distillery July 9, learned.

  • State Little League semifinals are today

    The semifinals for the 2011 Kentucky State Little League Tournament are set to begin today.

    In the 9-10-year-old division, Knox County will face Campbellsville at 2 p.m., and East Daviess County plays North Oldham at 4 p.m.

    In the 10-11-year-old division, Warren County Southern and Hazard Perry County play at 6 p.m., and Marion County and Richmond American play at 8 p.m.

    In the 11-12-year-old division, Paintsville and Richmond National play at 6 p.m., and North Oldham and North Laurel play at 8 p.m.

  • 11-12 softball team is the state runner-up

    The Marion County All-Stars 11-12-year-old softball team's post-season run has come to an end, and they are the 2011 state runner-up.

    Marion County lost 9-4 to North Laurel in the finals of the Kentucky state tournament Friday evening at Walsh Park in La Grange.

    North Laurel was the only team that defeated Marion County in the state tournament. North Laurel also beat Marion County on Tuesday, 14-10.

     

    9-10 girls eliminated