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  • A show of kindness

    Marion Adjustment Center hosted its annual Human Kindness Organization fall festival on Sept. 21. Inmates and staff hosted consumers at Marion County Industries and similar organizations in neighboring communities for a day of games and activities.

  • Sing & Play

    Last week, local school children added their voices to the chorus, and Amos Hopkins and The White Russians performed in Angelic Hall to coincide with the display of the Smithsonian's New Harmonies exhibit. Student choruses from Calvary Elementary, Lebanon Elementary and Marion County High School performed Oct. 16. The White Russians and the Honeysuckle String Band performed Oct. 19.

  • MCPS anticipates K-PREP results

    The Kentucky Department of Education will release the results of the first Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) this month. State and local educators are anxious about what the results will reveal. Recently, Robyn Oatley of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence in Lexington made a presentation to the Marion County School Board and the district's leadership team regarding the upcoming test results.

    "Expectations have really risen," Oatley said.

  • US Representative candidate: Ed Whitfield

    Name: Ed Whitfield

    Age: 69

    Campaign website: www.whitfieldforcongress.com.

    1. Why are you seeking re-election?

  • US Representative Candidate: Charles Hatchett

    Name: Charles Kendall Hatchett

    Age: 61

    Campaign website:  www.hatchettforcongress.net

    1. Why are you running?

  • City of Lebanon to auction surplus property

    The Lebanon City Council unanimously voted to declare a list of items surplus during its Oct. 8 meeting. The City of Lebanon has scheduled a public auction for 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, to sell those items.

    The surplus items include a 1997 Crown Victoria, a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500, a 1995 Chevrolet Silverado, a rover sewer camera, two Remington Model 700 308 rifles, eight bicycles, computer monitors, PC's printers, a VCR, cameras, VHS and cassette tapes, camera film, flashlights, a hard case with sockets and an ammo case.

  • Stand United Against Violence event Monday, Oct. 29

  • Upcoming New Harmonies events

    The week's events to complement the Smithsonian "New Harmonies" exhibit on display at Centre Square are as follows:

    - Friday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m. Amos Hopkins and The White Russians at Angelic Hall.

    The Kentucky Fellowship of Musicians will open at 7 p.m., and Hopkins is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m.

  • Obesity, substance abuse identified as biggest local health issues

    Obesity and substance abuse are the two biggest health issues affecting the community.

    That was the consensus on Oct. 11, when community representatives met with regional and state health officials to follow up on a health forum held Aug. 13. During last week's meeting, the participants were asked to review the available data and identify the two biggest health issues in Marion County.

  • Limestone Distillery joins Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour

    The Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour will officially open at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, and Limestone Branch Distillery will be hosting a reception to mark the occasion.

    "It's really a fantastic opportunity not just for the distillery, but for Lebanon," said Steve Beam, co-owner of Limestone Branch.

    Friday in Lexington, Gov. Steve Beshear helped announce the craft tour by driving a bung into a barrel filled with samples from each of the seven craft distilleries that are part of the tour.