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  • A Cherry on Top

    In the 1960s and 1970s, Lebanon was known for its club scene, and Obie Slater, 83, was in the middle of it all as the manager of Club Cherry.
    Artists including Ike and Tina Turner, Otis Redding and B.B. King performed at Club Cherry in its heyday. The club, which was created in the 1950s, was located near where the Cardinal Den can be found today.
    "Club Cherry was a party and a party place," Slater said.

  • Loretto, Raywick post offices hours will be cut

    Two post office meetings were held last week in Marion County and customers in both places expressed their displeasure with the decision to cut the hours at the Loretto and Raywick branches.
    Sixty-four people attended the 5 p.m. meeting Oct. 30 in Raywick, and around 20 people attended the 1 p.m. meeting in Loretto. Rosemary Miller, a US Postal Service manager of operations, thanked the attendees at both meetings for coming up to show their support for the postal service.

  • Lebanon annexation case reaches state Supreme Court

    When the Lebanon City Council voted to annex approximately 415 acres of property on the city's southwest border in February of 2006, a group of property owners in that area filed a lawsuit challenging that annexation.
    After six years of hearings and appeals, the Kentucky Supreme Court will hold oral arguments in the case at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the courtroom on the second floor of the state Capitol, 700 Capitol Avenue in Frankfort.

  • Marion County Public School district 'needs improvement'

    State and local educators were anxious about what the results of Kentucky's new and more demanding statewide testing system would reveal about student achievement. The results, which were released Friday, show that the MCPS district "needs improvement."

  • Red Cross helping people after Sandy affects lives in multiple states

    The American Red Cross has a huge relief response underway to Sandy, providing people across a number of states with a safe place to stay, food to eat and comfort during this difficult time.
    Thousands of people have spent the night in hundreds of Red Cross shelters since the storm began its onslaught on the country. The Red Cross has already served more than 100,800 meals and snacks and mobilized more than 2,300 disaster workers and almost 200 emergency vehicles so far and more are being deployed.

  • Obama, Whitfield, Mills win re-election

    Nov. 6 was a good night for incumbents on the national, state and local levels.

    President Barack Obama, a Democrat, secured his re-election with 332 electoral votes, well above the 270 needed to retain his seat in the White House. Republican challenger Mitt Romney received 206 electoral votes.

  • Remember to set clocks back tonight

    Remember to set your clocks back before you go to bed tonight.

    We will return to standard time at 2 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4.

    Enjoy your extra hour of sleep.

  • MAC walk-aways are back in custody

    Two inmates walked away from Marion Adjustment Center on Friday, and both of them are back in custody.

  • MAC escapee has been caught

    William Paul Monroe, 30, walked away from MAC on Sept. 30. He was captured at 2:20 p.m. Nov. 1 by the Harlan County Sheriff's Department. Monroe is being housed in the Harlan County Detention Center.
    Monroe was serving an eight-year sentence for second-degree robbery on a Harlan County charge. He was scheduled to see the parole board in January of 2013.

    With Thursday's arrest, Monroe will also be facing an additional charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

  • Fiscal court meets Nov. 1

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    Here is the agenda for the Nov. 1 meeting: