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  • Big wave

    Anyone who has driven into Lebanon along Campbellsville Highway has probably seen the large American flag at the top of the hill. That hill — and the flag — belong to Freddie Hilpp. The flag is 30 feet long by 20 feet high and flies from an 80-foot flagpole.
    “I just feel very patriotic,” Hilpp said. “I did it out of respect for our veterans, the ones who served and died for our country.”
    At night, the flag is illuminated by three 1,000 Watt lights.

  • MCHS Band grand champions at Russell County competition

    The Marion County High School Marching Band attended the Russell High School Marching Invitational in Russell Saturday, Sept. 7, and for the first time since 2009, the Marching Knights earned Grand Champion (first place overall) at a KMEA sanctioned event.
    The Marching Knights were also awarded first place, best percussion, best color guard in Class 4A, best overall music and best overall visual.

  • Marion County Heritage Center hosts Eddie Miles meet and greet

    The Marion County Heritage Center is proud to present a meet and greet event with Eddie Miles. Marion County native Eddie Miles has returned to the area after many years on the road for his summer concert series at Angelic Hall in Lebanon “A Tribute to Elvis and Country Legends.” His final weekend in this series will be Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13-14.

  • Free emergency operation class offered Sept. 24

    For the first time in Marion County, a basic emergency operations center class is being offered. The class will be held from 6-10 p.m., Sept. 24, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.
    According to Marion County Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson, the class will provide information on what goes on at an emergency management center and who is responsible for the operation of the center.

  • Family Fitness and Safety Day is Saturday

    The Marion County Fitness and Nutrition Coalition will host its 8th Annual Family Fitness and Safety Day from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, at Graham Memorial Park. The free event is open to all children in grades PreK-6 and their families. The event will feature various fitness and safety activities for families and all those who participate will be eligible to win lots of great prizes at the end of the day. Registration will cut off at 2 p.m. and a guardian must be present for all children. For more information, please contact Jennifer Osborne at 270-692-3393.

  • First Hwy. 49 Yard Sale is this weekend

    The first Kentucky Highway 49 Yard Sale is scheduled to take place Friday, Sept. 13, through Sunday, Sept. 15.
    The yard sale will span from Liberty into Bardstown. In Marion County, it will include Bradfordsville, Lebanon, Loretto, Holy Cross and several places in between.
    More information about set-ups can be found at http://www.visitlebanonky.com/events/hwy-49-sale/http://www.visitlebanon....
    Any participants who would like to have their location listed on the website, should send an email to info@visitlebanonky.com.
     

  • The Great Outhouse Blowout is Sept. 14

    Historic Penn’s Store will celebrate the area’s rural heritage this month with it’s hilarious and intriguing outhouse race, “The Great Outhouse Blowout.” It will all happen on Saturday, Sept. 14, starting at 10 a.m., at 257 Penn's Store Road in Gravel Switch.

  • Animal officers seeking information about dead dog

    Marion County’s animal control officers are seeking information about a pit bull that was found dead on the side of Josh Cox Road on Friday.
    Sarah Gribbins of the animal shelter said they received a call around 2 p.m. Friday from a property owner in the area. He noticed the dog. He also saw a gas can with some gasoline still inside about three feet from the dog.
    “It almost looks like they tried to catch the dog on fire,” Gribbins said.
    She added that fur appeared to have been burned off on the dog.

  • Garbage stink is finally aired out

    Collecting garbage is a dirty job, and since 1994, it’s caused a real stink between the Marion County Fiscal Court and the owner of Brookhaven Trailer Park.
    The county and Brookhaven Manor, Inc., have been in a legal battle since 1995, which finally came to a resolution recently.
    The legal battle began in July of 1994, when Paul Howard Jr., Brookhaven trailer park operator, stopped paying garbage collection bills after his payments were modified when Marion County Judge/Executive Dave Hourigan took office.

  • Flooding concerns shared with council

    Downtown business and property owners filled Lebanon City Hall Monday evening to air their concerns about flood water.
    Charles Mills of Chasers was the first person to address the council about recent downtown flooding.
    "I'm not here to raise hell. I ain't here to complain,” Mills said. He added they were there to help the city solve the problem.
    He recounted how the basement of his restaurant flooded as a result of heavy rainfall and how splashing water from passing cars created additional problems.