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Today's News

  • CES students perform Holiday Zoobilee
  • Honor Rolls

    The following Lebanon Elementary School students achieved recognition for the second nine weeks of the 2010-11 school year.
    A-HONOR ROLL
    • In the first grade: Maggie Coffman, Cameron Beeler, Gabrielle Browning, Maria Caldwell, Moises Davenport, Jaydon Hilbert, Tyler Hines, Cameron Lanham, Grace Magana, TeAsia Newby, Alexis Riley, Allyson Russell,  Savannah Smith, and Ella Thomas,

  • MCHS Students of Week
  • Japanese Cultural Day postponed

    Japanese Cultural Day has been postponed in light of the recent earthquake and tsunami that has affected Japan.

    Mary Lou Brock from the Marion County Economic Development Office sent the following announcement regarding the plans for Japanese Cultural Day.

    "The Japanese Cultural Day event scheduled for March 27, 2011 has been postponed. Our sympathy and prayers go out to the Japanese people that have been devastated by this terrible tragedy. The Japanese Cultural Day Committee will be meeting later this year to reschedule the event."

  • Special-called meetings scheduled for March 16

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to have a special-called meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at city hall.

    The items on the agenda for the special-called meeting are a discussion of city police vehicles, a discussion regarding a preliminary proposal for Enhanced 911 mapping products and services, and a request from Channel 6 to use the city's back-up tower.

  • Japanese Relief Fund is being created

    The City of Lebanon, Marion County Economic Development and Marion County Fiscal Court are creating a Japanese Relief Fund in the aftermath of the recent earthquake.

    The 8.9-magnitude earthquake struck early in the morning of March 11. At least 300 people are reported to have died, according to the Christian Science Monitor. The earthquake cause the collapse of buildings as far as 240 miles from the epicenter and created 30-foot high tsunamis.

  • Marion County falls in state semifinals

    Marion County started strong, fell behind, fought back to regain the lead and had multiple chances to send the game to overtime, but in the end, Manual survived in the Saturday morning semifinal match-up in the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls Sweet Sixteen.

    Manual won by a final score of 56-54.

    Here is a recap of the game as it happened:

    The Lady Knights jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead only three minutes into the game forcing Manual to burn an early timeout.  Currently Marion County leads 7-4 with 4:10 left in the 1st quarter.

  • School board unanimously approves drug-testing resolution

    The Marion County Board of Education unanimously voted Tuesday evening, March 8, to adopt a resolution for a drug-testing program at Marion County High School for the 2011-12 school year.

  • Educated Public

    As the Marion County Board of Education goes through the process of hiring a new superintendent for the second time in less than two years, its members must be aware that everyone is watching.

    We’ve said it before and we’ll repeat it here: The selection of a superintendent is the single most important decision the board will make. Other decisions are certainly important, but none are as big as who will be the next leader of our school district.

  • Life is good for Charlie Sheen, or is it?

    Watching someone self-destruct is disturbing.

    Watching someone you love self-destruct is torture.

    So, last week while most people were laughing at Charlie Sheen, star of “Two And A Half Men,” and his bizarre interviews on television and the radio, I couldn’t help but feel sorry for him.