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  • Maker's Mark art

    In conjunction with Maker’s Mark’s 60th anniversary of kicking off the bourbon revolution, a stunning, 36’ x 6’ glass art installation by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly was unveiled today, March 26, in one of the distillery’s rack houses.

    The artwork will be available for the public to enjoy as a permanent part of the Maker’s Mark distillery tour.

  • Plans under way for Arts Camp in July

    Judy Bradshaw
    President Marion County Arts and Humanities Council

  • Seeds of a new forest

    Karen Cobb was a little tired, but she was still happy Sunday afternoon. She and a group of Lebanon Middle School students and their parents were among the more than 3,500 people who planted 35,000 trees Sunday afternoon at TG Kentucky.
    Cobb is the sponsor the LMS Jr. Beta Club, and she said they have wanted to participate in the project since the school year started.
    “They learned how to work together and be a team,” Cobb said. “They wanted to be part of something bigger, and all the kids enjoyed it.”

  • Police seeking suspect in Cash A Check robbery

    A local check-cashing business was robbed by an armed suspect at 9:36 a.m. Thursday. The robbery took place at Cash A Check, 733 W. Main Street in Lebanon.
    Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady said the suspect is a white male who was wearing a dark-colored hoodie, an extra-large gray ski mask and baggy, khaki pants.

  • Fewer bees may be buzzing this spring

    William Hagan is worried about bees.
    He's been keeping bees as a hobby since the 1990s, and what he's seen this past winter has him concerned. He lost a few of his hives, and on warmer days, he hasn't seen any wild bees in places where he normally finds them.
    “People are going to wonder why there aren’t any bees around,” Hagan said.
    Thomas Webster agreed with Hagan that bees will likely be less common this spring.

  • Supreme Court sides with city on annexation

    Thursday, the Kentucky Supreme Court handed down a 6-1 decision upholding the City of Lebanon’s annexation of 415 acres of property on its southern border in 2006.
    In the majority opinion, Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. wrote that the case would be remanded to the trial court* (which deemed the annexation invalid) and that court should issue a summary judgment in favor of the city.

  • Judicial center will close early Monday

    The Marion County Judicial Center will close at 1 p.m. Monday, March 31. It will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 1. The Marion County Circuit Clerk’s Office will be going live with the Kentucky Court of Justice Accounts receivable program on Tuesday. To complete the conversion, the circuit clerk’s office will close at 1 p.m., which means there will be no access to Kentucky courts, receipts or bookkeeping Monday afternoon.

  • Easter egg hunt is April 5

    Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon will once again host a free Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 5.
    Children up to four years of age will hunt for eggs on Gorley Field. Children five to nine years of age will hunt for eggs in the playground area.
    All participants need to meet at the pavilion by the pool before the hunt begins so the rules can be discussed.
    Please bring a basket to collect your eggs. Plastic eggs can be donated back to the park to be used next year.
    The Easter egg hunt is being sponsored by the City of Lebanon.

  • Plow Day is April 5

    The annual Plow Day will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 5. The event will be held at Goodin Farm on Highway 208.
     

  • VFW officer nomination meeting is April 8

    VFW Post 5910 in Lebanon will be meeting at 7 p.m. April 8 to accept nominations for officers, according to Commander Donald Webb. The election of officers will take place at 7 p.m. May 13.