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  • The jailhouse lawyer

    Times were uncertain in Marion County during the days of The Cornbread Mafia. There were different sides to take. Mysteries were created and money grew as quickly as the pot plants it bought. But Joe Keith Bickett aims to inform the public on how things really were in his new book, The Origins of the Cornbread Mafia: A Memoir of Sorts.

  • ‘Bad guys don’t stop at the county line’

    Law enforcement officials are trained to back each other up at a moment’s notice, and that sense of teamwork will take on a whole new meaning for Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements and his deputies now that they have joined the Bluegrass and Central Kentucky Unified Police Protection System (BACKUPPS).
    This program will allow deputies and police officers to cross into other jurisdictions in which the agreement is in place.

  • Blood donation

    Upcoming blood donation opportunities
    3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    Sept. 28
    Lebanon Elementary School
    420 West Main St.
    Lebanon

  • The Great Outhouse Blowout is Sept. 17

    This year marks the 25th anniversary of the first "Great Outhouse Blowout" event ~ the dedication of Penn's Privy, which brought international attention to Penn's Store. All major television networks at the time, ABC, CBS, NBC highlighted the event and CNN broadcast segments worldwide. The late world renowned guitarist, Chet Atkins, and Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, Billy Edd Wheeler headlined the dedication ceremonies.

  • Marion County Country Ham Days Festival

    “Paint The Pig” – on canvas, that is.
    The Marion County Arts and Humanities Council is inviting all artists for a fun competition for this year’s Marion County Country Ham Days Festival. And a homemade pie from Henning’s Restaurant will go to the winner “for pigging out.”

  • Parents say former teacher slept with their sons

    The Kentucky Standard

    Parents of three Bardstown High School students have been in contact with the school about their children alleging a former female substitute teacher had a sexual relationship with their children.
    Stephanie Walls, the parent of one of the alleged victims, said an official from Bardstown High School contacted her a few weeks ago about an allegation that a female substitute teacher had sex with her son over the summer.
    Walls said she asked her son about the incident and he admitted to it.

  • Five cyclists struck by single vehicle Sunday

    The Kentucky Standard

    Five cyclists suffered non-life threatening injuries Sunday morning when they were struck by a single vehicle in Nelson County.
    According to a press release from the Bardstown Police Department, the collision occurred around 7:45 in the morning in the area of Nelson County High School.

  • Marion County must keep its momentum going

    Bill Samuels Sr. single-handedly developed Maker's Mark – arguably one of the finest and most recognized bourbons in the country.
    Samuels is an “advertising, marketing and merchandising genius” Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund said during the economic development office’s First Friday Forum on Sept. 2.
    So, it’s no surprise, when Samuels talks, people listen.

  • Promote Donate Life at Ham Days

    The Marion County Country Ham Days Festival will be helping promote the gift of life this year. The grand marshals of this year’s Spring View Hospital Pigasus Parade will be local organ donor recipients, the families of organ donors and living donors.
    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce is asking all organ donor recipients, the families of organ donors and living organ donors to participate in this year’s parade, which will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, in downtown Lebanon.

  • A legacy of love

    Raymond Dant was the kind of man you could look up to. He loved his family. His church. He had an unwavering love for his wife, Clarice. He was a hard worker and always treated people fairly. He’s the kind of man a community needs, and one that a community will always miss.