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Today's News

  • Red Cross Statement on Oklahoma Tornado

    The American Red Cross issued the following statement in the aftermath of the Oklahoma tornado:

    Our thoughts and concerns go to everyone in Oklahoma following this horrific tornado.

    The American Red Cross has one shelter open in Moore and is working on locating others; we continue to operate three shelters that were opened Sunday in the Oklahoma City area following the storms on Sunday.  .

    Red Cross volunteers are out tonight with food and supplies supporting first responders.

  • British soccer camp returns to Marion County in June

    Local soccer players will once again have the opportunity to improve their skills with Challenger Sports at their week-long “British Soccer Camp” from June 24-28. 

    The camp will be held at the Marion County soccer fields across the street from the Fairgrounds, 415 Fairgrounds Road in Lebanon.

  • Fiscal court meets this afternoon

    The Marion c ounty Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 16, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes the following:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Budget amendment for a fire truck purchase

    - Conveyance of a small parcel of a county road to the state for bridge replacement

    - Request from the Marion County FFA chapter for annual trip cost

    - Request from MCHS baseball for batting cage repairs

  • Board excuses Hamilton from attending meetings

    The Marion County Board of Education unanimously voted Tuesday, May 14, to excuse Superintendent Dr. Chuck Hamilton from attending board meetings for the remainder of his contract, which ends June 30.
    Hamilton, who unexpectedly announced his retirement after only two years as superintendent, did not attend the board’s May 14 meeting.

  • WMES offers Tammy Newton/Angell Demmel Scholarship

    West Marion will be presenting its first “Mrs. Tammy Newton” scholarship in partnership with Angell Demmel Manufacturing. The school is proud to announce that they will award a scholarship of $1,000 based on a combination of academic achievement and community/school citizenship. The scholarship will be paid jointly to the student and school to be attended by the student. For a list of application procedures, see your school guidance counselor.

  • Local students receive degrees

    Saturday, May 11, 2013, Dr. Robert Imhoff, president of Mid-Continent Univer-sity, conferred degrees to approximately 340 students. Commencement ceremonies were held at Graves County High School in Mayfield.
    Those receiving degrees from Marion County are:
    • Bachelor of Science
    Victoria N. Porter, William Keith Boswell, and Katherine Ann Jones, Summa Cum Laude, all of Lebanon.
    • Associate of Science
    Chantini Renee Owens of Lebanon.

  • Stamper graduates

    Hazard Community and Technical College held graduation on Saturday, May 11 at The Forum. Two ceremonies were held to accommodate the crowd. A total of 677 students received 1413 credentials; a total of 409 degrees were awarded along with 112 diplomas and 892 certificates.
    The graduates included Kevin B. Stamper of Lebanon.

  • West Marion School participates in Jump Rope for Heart
  • Marion County High School Students of the Year
  • Hamilton graduates from Gatton Academy

    Celebration of Commencement Weekend at WKU continued May 11 as The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky celebrated the graduation of its Class of 2013.
    Sixty-nine students representing 51 counties from across the Commonwealth were recognized during the ceremony in Van Meter Hall. The ceremony honored the Gatton Academy’s sixth graduating class.  
    Gatton Academy students take advanced coursework in mathematics, science and other subjects completing both their high school and Gatton Academy requirements.