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  • Farm, Home and Garden Show 2013

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Farm, Home and Garden Show last weekend at the American Wood Fibers Warehouse in Lebanon. Visitors could get ideas for home improvement projects and enjoy some food prepared by the Marion County Cattlemen’s Association. 

  • Autism walk is Saturday

    The Working the Puzzle for Autism Walk returns to Lebanon this weekend as part of the ongoing effort to increase awareness about autism throughout the community.
    “I really just want people to know that everybody is invited,” said Lisa Nally-Martin, the event organizer.
    The walk is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Graham Memorial Park. In the event of rain, the walk will be moved to Lebanon Middle School.

  • Music to their ears

    Autism is still a mystery for families affected by it and for the medical community alike.
    Without a doubt, autism creates challenges for those affected by it, and for their loved ones, but sometimes that mystery leads to something surprisingly good.   

  • Bike and Hike is Saturday

    The Marion County Fitness and Nutrition Coalition is hosting its annual Family Bike and Hike 5K Run/Walk Saturday, April 20 at Graham Memorial Park.
    The Family Bike and Hike is open to everyone in the community, although parents must accompany their children during this event.
    Children 5 and under can participate for free, but they must be registered for the event.

  • Toyota executive cautiously optimistic about economy

    Several industries in Marion County have ties to the automotive industry and to Toyota, in particular, and Friday, Walter Odisho, the vice president of manufacturing for Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, was the guest speaker at the First Friday Forum at the David R. Hourigan Building.
    Odisho reminded the audience, which included several local business and government officials, that the economy went through a downturn, but it is slowly improving.

  • Maker’s Mark Hand-craft Festival is April 13

    Maker’s Mark will be hosting its first Hand-craft Festival this Saturday. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13 at the Loretto distillery, 3350 Burk Springs Road.
    The event will include self-guided tours, food and cocktail samples, and live music. Visitors may also want to purchase from vendors who will be on site with a variety arts and crafts inspired by bourbon.
    For more information, visit http://kybourbontrail.com/ai1ec_event/makers-mark-hand-craft-festival/?i....

  • Mock crisis event is April 11

    A mock crisis event will be taking place between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Thursday, April 11, at Lebanon Middle School. This will result in some road closures and emergency vehicle traffic.
     

  • Water company seeking rate increase

    The Lebanon Water Company made a request to the Lebanon City Council Monday to increase its water rates by 15 percent. If approved, this would be the water company’s first rate increase in seven years.

  • Live and in Color

    Anyone looking to combine fitness and fun should mark May 11 on his or her calendar.
    That day, Lebanon will host the Color in Motion 5K, a race in which participants are covered with colored powder as they progress through the course.
    Previous Color in Motion races have been held in cities like Chicago, Indianapolis and Kansas City, so this will be a first to have the race in a small town.

  • County slips two spots in health rankings

    Marion County has slipped just a little in the most recent county health rankings.
    In 2012, Marion County was considered the 37th healthiest county in Kentucky based on health outcomes. This year, Marion County is 39th out of 120 counties.
    However, in terms of health factors, Marion County has improved from 57th to 42nd in the state.