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  • Prescription drug take-back day is Saturday

    Anyone with unused prescription medication is encouraged to bring it to the drop box at the Lebanon Police Department between 10 a.m and 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.

    Oct. 26 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

    The Marion County Sheriff's Department, the Lebanon Police Departmen, the Marion County SAFE Community Coalition and Communicare are supporting the local effort.

    Participants can bring any unused drugs to the police, where they will be disposed of in safe, convenient and responsible manner.

  • Bradfordsville haunted house continues this weekend

    Bradfordsville is hosting a haunted house through Nov. 2.

    Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-26, visitors can go through the Haunted House from 7 p.m. to midnight at the old Bradfordsville School building.

    The haunted house will also be open from 7 p.m. to midnight, Oct. 30 and 31 and Nov. 1 and 2.

    Guests returning from last year should know they have all new features and haunts this year.

    Admission is $5 per person.

  • Hippie & Dippy

    Mindy Ward has participated in The Bourbon Chase every year since it started, and so has her team’s mascot, “Vana” – an inflatable doll with a penchant for photo bombing.
    “I can’t get enough of it. When I go home, I get The Bourbon Chase blues,” said Ward, who from New Paris, Ohio.
    Ward is part of the team “Bourbon Babes and their man slaves”, and she said participating in the race brings her together with her friends from across the country.

  • E911, fiscal court meetings are Thursday

    Members of the Marion County Fiscal Court and the Lebanon City Council will be discussing E911 during a meeting scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.
    For the past two years, city and county officials have been working together to bring E911 service to Marion County. The meeting is intended to update local officials on the progress toward implementing the service and to discuss agreements about operating costs going forward.

  • Halloween in the Park

    Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon will be hosting Halloween in the Park from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday Oct. 31. There will be a hay ride, games and plenty of candy.
    The park is also gearing up for its Christmas in the Park festivities, which will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Nov. 27.
    The  park staff is currently looking for Christmas decoration donations or monetary donations. Many of their decorations were destroyed last year due to the weather. The staff asks that people not donate blow up decorations because they are easily destroyed.

  • Marching Knights headed to state semifinals

    The Marion County Marching Knights finished fifth in the Class AAAA East Quarterfinals Oct. 19 at Madison Southern High School.
    As a result, they earned a spot in the state semifinals on Oct. 26 at South Oldham High School in Crestwood. The Marching Knights are scheduled to perform at noon.
    They are one of 16 bands who will be competing in the semifinals. The top four bands will advance to the state finals that evening at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Louisville.

  • Women’s work

    Mary Michael Townley and her sister, Pam Hutchins, have been cleaning up vehicles for as long as they can remember.
    “We used to wash cars at home when we were kids for everybody,” said Townley, 47.
    Hutchins, 44, agreed that it’s something they’ve done all their lives, going back to their youth in Raywick.
    Townley said she thinks they charged less than $5 back then.
    “They did that to make money and paid for their school clothes,” their mother, Phyllis Troutman, said.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline secures property in nine counties

    Kentucky Press News Service

    The two companies working together to build the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline through 13 Kentucky counties say they have signed easement agreements with landowners in nine counties.
    The proposed pipeline would run about 500 miles from the northeast down to the Gulf Coast. The pipeline would carry natural gas liquids often used in the manufacture of plastic products.

  • Advisory issued for dietary supplement linked to hepatitis, liver failure

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Department for Public Health is advising consumers and retailers concerning a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Health Advisory issued on Oct. 8. regarding acute hepatitis and liver failure linked to the reported use of a dietary supplement intended for weight loss or muscle building.

  • Farmers at risk if lawmakers can’t agree

    By Carla Jimenez
    Kentucky New Era

    With the federal government reopened and a debt ceiling crisis averted for now, Congress has turned its attention to another important task: passing a farm bill.