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  • Loretto Homecoming is Saturday

    The 6th Mark Mattingly Memorial Loretto Homecoming will be held Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Loretto Ball Park.
    The activities begin with a car show at 9 a.m.
    The Tim Fowler Firefighter Challenge is scheduled to start at noon, and an auction and live music are both scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
    A kickball game is scheduled for 4 p.m. A local team will face the 97.5 WAMZ HAMZ kickball team.
    All profits from this event will go toward St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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  • Block party this weekend

    The Generation Gap is hosting its annual Block Party Aug. 30 through Sept. 1 at the Cardinal Den on M.L. King Avenue.
    The city has granted a noise variance for the event from 7:30 p.m. Friday to 1 a.m. Saturday, from 7:30 p.m Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday, and from 2:30 p.m. to midnight on Sunday.
    The event includes music, food fun and games and everyone is welcome.
    Jackie Furman added that the Lebanon step team will be performing between 6:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, followed by a dance contest.

  • New MCHS principal values team work

    Mike Abell, 41, of Springfield has been an educator for 19 years, and becoming a principal has always been one of his aspirations.

    He will fulfill that dream Monday, Aug. 26, which will be his first day at Marion County High School as its new principal.

    “I’m so grateful to have the opportunity,” Abell said after the SBDM council unanimously hired him for the position on Aug. 21. “As a principal, you have such an opportunity to influence more students on a larger scale.”

  • Demolition derby tonight at fairgrounds

    Rain caused several events and activities to be cancelled during the 2013 Marion County Fair, but two of those events have been rescheduuled for this weekend.

    The demolition derby is scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight at the Marion County Fairgrounds.

    The ATV drag races have been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, also at the fairgrounds.

  • WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Trent Clutts a.k.a. “Bill Cody”

    When the afternoon school bell rang at Lebanon Junior High School, 12-year-old Trent Clutts would rush to the WLBN studios to feed his fascination with the radio.
    He and his parents, William and Helen Clutts, moved to Lebanon from Alabama in the early 1960s, when Clutts was in the third grade. And, by the time he was in junior high, he was spending all of his free time at WLBN, listening to Frank Kemp do the morning and afternoon country music shows.

  • WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Bobby Jack Murphy

    When Rob Lynch was growing up, most of his friends could recite the Cincinnati Reds starting lineup, but Lynch could recite the broadcast line-up for WAKY.
    Today, Lynch works down the hall from WAKY for the Big Cat 105.5 FM WLVK in Elizabethtown. On the air, he’s known as Bobby Jack Murphy, and in a sense, he is the station’s lead-off hitter, working the morning shift.
    “You hopefully start somebody’s day with a smile on their face," Lynch said.

  • Smoking cessation class Aug. 27

    Anyone who has ever thought of quitting smoking is encouraged to attend a smoking cessation class from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Marion County Public Library. Anyone who has said, “I’ll quit some day” is welcome to come to this free class. For more information, call (270) 692-6024.

  • Chickens still an issue for city

    In May, the Lebanon City Council reaffirmed its support for a ban against raising chickens in city limits. Last week, they got a reminder that poultry is still a problem.
    At the council’s Aug. 12 meeting, Kim Bell of St. Rose Road said one of her neighbors has had chickens for at least two years, and one rooster specifically has caused frequent problems for her.
    "He stays in my yard," she said.

  • Education fund created for sons of ATV accident victim

    Family members of William J. “Billy Joe” Cecil are trying to help his sons further their education.
    Cecil, 40, of Finley died Aug. 11 as the result of a collision involving his 2012 Polaris Razor ATV and a Chevy pickup truck.
    Cecil was driving his ATV on Hwy. 208 in Calvary, when Joseph M. Spalding, 28, of Lebanon crossed the centerline in a 2002 Chevy truck and struck the ATV, according to the Kentucky State Police.