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  • Gone, but not forgotten

    Henry Lee Bell and Terry Ward were known throughout Marion County for the many ways they made a difference in the community.

    Both men passed away last year, yet each was honored posthumously by a community organization last month.

    According to Monica Hill, Bell and Ward demonstrated Christian values in everything they did.

    "They had leadership qualities that the community respected," she said.

  • "There isn't any place I can imagine being any better than Marion County."

    American litigator and Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis once said that the most important office was that of a private citizen.

    Brad Lanham doesn't like to dabble in politics but he takes his position as a private citizen in Marion County seriously. So much so that he was recently named the Lebanon-Marion County Chamber of Commerce's Outstanding Citizen.

  • "You can call him any time of the day or night and he's always willing to help."

    Dr. James Cook has dealt with surprises before (ask him about the copperhead), but he was pleased by the one he received last month from the Chamber of Commerce during its annual awards dinner.

    "I was going because I was told someone else was going to get an award," he said.

    Instead, Cook was named the Chamber's 2008 Outstanding Business Person.

    "It caught me completely off guard," he said. "I wish I'd been more prepared."

  • Marcum has made his mark

    Roger Marcum didn’t receive a very warm welcome when he was hired to be the Marion County Superintendent in 1999.

    In fact, some people were downright cold to him.

  • Fewer school employees, services likely in 2009-10

    Money may not be everything, but it sure helps.

    When the Marion County Board of Education puts together its 2009-10 budget, it will be doing so with expectations of less revenue than this year.

  • Hoops hysteria and heartbreak

    For the first time in more than a decade, the Lady Knights competed in the finals of the Fifth Region tournament Saturday evening in Nelson County. And they almost outplayed an E'town squad that is ranked as the best team in the state. It's the same team that came to the Roby Dome and dominated the Lady Knights  64-38 a month ago.

    Saturday, the Lady Knights played their hearts out, but in the end, they had to watch as the Lady Panthers cut down the nets as the Fifth Region champions on their way to the Sweet Sixteen tournament, which kicks off today.

  • Screening to present recommendations tonight

    The Marion County Screening Committee is scheduled to hold a joint session with the Marion County Board of Education at 6:30 tonight to recommend candidates to be interviewed for Marion County schools superintendent. The meeting will be held at the board of education building, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

  • Dead animal removal has ended

    If they haven't noticed already, Marion County residents may soon realize that dead animals are no longer being picked up for disposal.

    Gabe Nation of Nation Brothers said his company would not be picking up dead animals in the county due to increased costs associated with a new regulation by the Food and Drug Administration.

    "It would more than double the cost of normal rendering," Nation said.

  • Keeping the Legacy Alive

    The Rev. Dr. Joseph Owens turned to his audience Saturday evening to talk about black history, and he said that meant talking about God.

    "There is no way our people could go through what we've been through without God," Owens said.

    More than 200 people listened as Owens spoke at St. Augustine Parish Hall during the ninth annual Black History Celebration hosted by the Women of Color.

  • MCHS academic team headed to regional competition

    The Marion County High School Academic Team is on a winning streak that began four years ago, and may carry them to state competition in the Kentucky Association of Academic Competition's Governor's Cup.

    The team has advanced to regional competition as winners of the 20th District for the fourth straight year. For the first time ever, each student advanced in every area in which they competed. Coaching the team since 2006 is David Cox who teaches science and Susan Crum-Cox, who teaches art.