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Expansion could bring 30 jobs, millions in tax revenue to county

Barreling ahead

By Stephen Lega

Maker’s Mark distillery is growing. A lot.
The company has already constructed three new 34,250-square-foot warehouses in Loretto, and it has plans to build six more.
By comparison, the distillery’s previous warehouses are 16,500 square feet. The smaller warehouses can hold just under 20,000 barrels, while the newer, larger warehouses can hold 50,400 barrels apiece.


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University closure won’t stop local student

By Stephen Lega

When Mid-Continent University announced it would be closing June 30, it didn’t just affect students on the Mayfield campus.
It affected people across the state, people like Danny Dale Wright, 63, of Lebanon. Wright is one of several local students who have been taking classes through Mid-Continent either online or through the classes that have been meeting weekly at the Marion County Adult Education Center in Lebanon.


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Fr. Brown celebrates 40 years in ministry

By Brandon Mattingly
Landmark News Service

One thing is certain, when Fr. Ben Brown of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and St. Catharine College decides to retire from the active ministry, no one will be able to say he hasn’t had a full career.
Celebrating 40 years as an ordained priest on May 25, Brown has seen practically every corner of the world and served in a variety of positions that have each taught him something about his faith and the faith of others along the way.


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Up close look at the OR

By Stevie Lowery


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Event is June 6-7 in Bardstown

Team with local flavor to compete at Bourbon City BBQ Festival

By Stevie Lowery

The Kick Butt Kookers - Bill Greenwell of Lebanon, his son-in-law, Adam Gossom, and Dana Jackson of Calvary - will be competing at the Bourbon City BBQ Festival in Bardstown June 6-7.
After three years of competing, they’re starting to get the hang of this BBQ thing, Greenwell said.
They’ve gone from finishing in 18th place to 5th, and winning first place in the pulled pork division among 24 teams last year.
“I think we’re getting better,” Greenwell said.


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WMES Principal search timeline is set

West Marion Elementary School could have a new principal by Thursday, June 5.
Benji Mattingly, who had been principal at West Marion Elementary School for almost nine years, resigned Friday, May 2.
According to Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser, the WMES site base decision making council will be screening applications May 28, and interviewing candidates June 2-3. The anticipated hire date is June 5, she said.
 

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The day time stood still

By Stevie Lowery

There was a prayer service at the site of the crash that killed five young men from Marion County 50 years ago. The young men were Stanley Ballard, Ray Clark, David Hamilton, Donnie Donahue and Wayne Simms. The boys had just attended their high school sports banquet in Loretto. Five concrete crosses are located on Highway 49 in Loretto where the crash occurred. A memorial Mass was also held in memory of the young men at St. Francis of Assisi Church.

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Fiscal court holding special-called meeting May 24

By The Staff

 The Marion County Fiscal Court will meet in special session at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 24, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

The agenda includes the following:

• Minutes of the previous meeting

• Executive Session per KRS 61.810 (1)(b) regarding discussion of the purchase or sale of real property 

• Discuss “Draft” budget modifications

• Consider administrative code/personnel policy changes

• Animal shelter equipment/supplies purchase


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He disagrees with Superintendent’s recent termination of employee

School board chairman resigns

Michael Mullins resigned as the chairman of the Marion County Board of Education today, May 21.

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Mike FM is helping with Dickens parade

By Stephen Lega

During the May 12 meeting of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission, Tourism Director Carla Wagner reported that WLSK, Mike FM in Lebanon, would not be sponsoring the Dickens Christmas Parade.
After last week’s report on that meeting, Dennis George of WLSK, Mike FM called to report that the station is still sponsoring the parade.
 

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