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  • Harley-Davidson ride proposed through Marion County

    Mark McGee of Harley-Davidson of Louisville and Keith Thomas of Loretto spoke with a short-handed Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission Monday afternoon about creating a motorcycle run through Marion County.

    According to their proposal, the ride would start in Loretto and end in Lebanon with an estimated 100-500 riders. The date of the event is still to be determined.

  • Fiscal court meets Thursday, April 5

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda for today's meeting includes:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting.

    - Budget transfers

    - Resolutions for National Autism Awareness Month in Marion County and proclaiming of April 23-29 as the Centennial Celebration of Ursuline Education and Ministry in Marion County,

    -   Transfer of funds for Marion County WMA to KDFW to Administer

  • County offices to close early Friday

    Several Marion County services will be affected by the Easter weekend, Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly has announced.

    The Marion County Road Department will run a shortened sanitation work schedule on Friday, April 6. The department will close as soon as the routes are finished that day, and the garbage trucks may run earlier than usual on Friday. Residents are asked to put their trash out earlier than normal for pick up on Friday morning.

  • Grand opening of the Cecil L. Gorley Naturalist Trail is Friday, April 13

    The Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission will host the grand opening of the renovated Cecil L. Gorley Naturalist Trail at Fagan Branch Reservoir, at noon on Friday, April 13.

    This 3.2-mile hiking trail around the 140-acre Fagan Branch Reservoir just outside downtown Lebanon is unique and beautiful, with rolling hills and steep climbs.

  • Graduation set for 11 a.m., Saturday, May 19

    The Class of 2012 will graduate at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Marion County High School.

    The Marion County Board of Education unanimously approved the change during its meeting Tuesday evening at Lebanon Middle School.

    High School Principal Stacey Hall said he'd received multiple complaints about graduation being rescheduled from May 12 to May 19, but the change was necessary when the last day of school was moved to May 15.

  • Speaker encourages community to be prepared for changes

    The world is changing, so it probably shouldn't be a surprise that Kentucky and Marion County are changing, too.

    The community and local businesses need to be prepared to deal with those changes. That was the message Ron Crouch delivered in a presentation March 21 at the David R. Hourigan Center. Crouch is the director of research and statistics for the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Before accepting his current position, he was the director of the Kentucky State Data Center for 20 years.

  • Two weeks and some teeth

    Madison Beach went to Ecuador hoping for some education and a little entertainment. Instead, she came back inspired.

    "I originally went over there to study before I got into dental school," Beach said. "But when I got over there it ended up being so different. I got to see how they lived and how they went to school. It made me appreciate what I have."

  • Creating an unforgettable experience

    By Jon Freema,MusicRow magazine

    Jon Anthony (known to family and friends as Mark Horton) is the consummate radio man, and has spent his working life thus far trying to reach listening audiences far and wide.

  • Educational television

    Allie Evans entered the art classroom with an iPad in hand ready to shoot some video and, hopefully, find a few students to interview about their projects. Evans, an eighth-grader, is part of the communications class that writes, films, edits and produces a weekly newscast at Lebanon Middle School.

    "We have a ton of stuff," Evans said after returning in the classroom where she was reviewing that day's video. "And we only use about a third of what we actually take."

  • Author to speak in Lebanon about the American Quilt Trail

    Beautiful barn quilts are sprinkled throughout Marion County, and the author of a book devoted to those unique pieces of barnyard art will be making a stop in Lebanon soon.
    Suzi Parron, the author of "Barn Quilts And the American Quilt Trail Movement," will be giving a presentation at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, April 5, at The Stillhouse in Lebanon. She will also be having a book signing until 6 p.m. that day.