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  • School district sticking to its boundary lines

    Marion County Superintendent Chuck Hamilton said the school district is starting to get requests from parents for specific schools for their children next year, and he wanted to remind the public that the district plans to stick to its district boundary lines.

    "We are sticking very closely to the attendance boundaries that were established by the board some years ago," Hamilton said during the school board's regular monthly meeting Tuesday of last week. "We really have to do this because all of our schools are full."

  • No decision on pill mill bill, road plan funding

    Once again, the legislature will be working overtime.

    April 12 was the final day of the 2012 regular session of the General Assembly, and on Friday, April 13, Gov. Steve Beshear issued a call for a special session, which started Monday, to address two issues: the transportation budget and the pill mill bill, legislation aimed at addressing the availability of prescription drugs.

    Beshear blamed his 2011 election opponent, Senate President David Williams, for the need to call the session.

  • State commission investigating incident at Raywick bar

    The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is gathering information about an April 5 incident at Susie's Bottoms Up in Raywick, in which multiple people said they were initially denied entrance to the bar because of their race.

    According to individuals who visited the bar that night, African-Americans were not being allowed inside, allegedly as a response to an incident the previous week.

  • Obstacle race is coming to Marion County

    The Warrior Dash is coming to Marion County.
    As of Tuesday morning, the Warrior Dash website lists Pope's Creek Ranch, 2300 Ed Sullivan Road in Lebanon, as the "battleground" for a race on June 23.
    The Warrior Dash is the world's largest running series. Its races feature a boot-camp style obstacles along a 3.4-mile course.
    "We are very excited about this," said Nicky Reynolds, the executive director of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission.

  • Happy Trails

    This Friday, April 13, Marion Countians will have a reason to feel lucky.

    At noon, the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission will celebrate the grand opening of the newly renovated Cecil L. Gorley Naturalist Trail.

    "It will be the culmination of a tremendous amount of teamwork," said Chris Hamilton, the former executive director of the Lebanon tourist commission.

  • Bradfordsville home damaged in fire

    A Bradfordsville house was damaged after a gas grill exploded Wednesday evening, but firefighters responded in time to save the house from burning down.

    The Lebanon Police Dispatch received a call reporting a house on fire at 4540 Hwy. 1157, which belongs to Kirby and Lisa Spalding.

    Bradfordsville firefighter Kevin Purdom said when they arrived on the scene, the Spaldings informed them that they had been grilling on the back porch when the grill exploded.

  • Graffiti, damage to handrails reported at Gorley Trail

    The recently renovated Cecil L. Gorley Trail has already become the target of vandals.
    Someone spray-painted graffiti on a kiosk near the trail and broke some handrails that were recently installed as part of the renovation effort.
    Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission Executive Director Nicky Reynolds said it's sad that someone would do that.
    "We did all that work to give something to everybody," she said.

  • County, Beam Global continue warehouse discussions

    Beam Global is looking to build up to 11 warehouses as part of an expansion for Maker's Mark, but the company is also seeking a long-term property tax abatement for part of that construction.

    The Marion County Fiscal Court was divided over whether to approve the proposal during its March 15 meeting, but Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly was optimistic when discussing the situation Monday.

  • Congressman speaks on new districts, federal budget

    Congressman Brett Guthrie, perhaps in one of his last appearances representing Marion County, was the guest speaker at the Marion County Industrial Foundation's Friday Forum last week at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    Guthrie, a Republican, opened by addressing the redistricting change that has moved Marion County from the Second District, which he represents, to the First District, which is represented by Congressman Ed Whitefield, another Republican.

  • Limestone Branch Distillery grand opening is April 14

    Limestone Branch Distillery will celebrate its grand opening at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at 1280 Veterans Memorial Highway in Lebanon.

    The distillery will fill its first bourbon barrel at 2 p.m., and Kreekwater Koolaid will provide live entertainment from 3 to 7 p.m.