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  • Where are they now?... Baby with brittle bone disease continues to grow stronger

    Thursday, Bailey Basham was sitting up, smiling and laughing at the television, and rolling around on the floor. This might seem perfectly normal for any 2-year-old, but for Bailey, it’s a sign of how far he’s come.
    Bailey was born with Osteogenesis imperfecta, which is also known as brittle bone disease. Because of that, broken bones have been a common part of Bailey’s life.

  • Light in the darkness

    With candles illuminating their faces, hundreds of people gathered Nov. 14 outside the David R. Hourigan Government Center to remember a fallen officer and community servant. Family, friends and fellow law enforcement personnel were there to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Rakes.

  • Tornado watch in effect until 10 p.m.

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for several central Kentucky counties, including Marion County.

    The tornado watch is in effect until 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17.

  • Arthur Mattingly Road home damaged by fire

    Firefighters from Loretto, Lebanon and Raywick responded to house fire late Tuesday night at 340 Arthur Mattingly Road.

    No one was injured in the fire, but Loretto Fire Chief Tommy Hamilton indicated the house may not survive.

    “We’re going to estimate that the house was lost,” he said.

    According to Hamilton, the homeowner, Larry Mattingly, was awake when he noticed he’d lost electricity in his kitchen.

  • Special-called tourism meeting this afternoon

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to have a special-called meeting at 3:30 this afternoon, Nov. 13, at the Centre Square Convention Center, Room 300.

    The commission was scheduled to meet on Monday, Nov 11, but only three commissioners (Carlotta Brussell, Chairman Brad Lanham, David Winebrenner) were present, which meant the commission did not have a quorum, and therefore could not take any action.

  • Book dedicated to local priest

    Father Ivo Cecil is remembered fondly in Marion County as a longtime, loving pastor of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Lebanon.
    He’s also remembered for reaching out to the community at large, and advocating for bringing the prison to Marion County, a controversial position at the time, but one likely born out of his previous work in prison ministry.
    His prison ministry is what inspired a recently published book, “Inside With Felons: A Chaplain’s Story.”

  • ‘Aristocats’ opens this weekend

    Kentucky Classic Arts will be presenting “Disney’s The Aristocats Kids” Nov. 15 and 16 and Nov. 22-23.
    All shows start at 7 p.m. at Centre Square, 237 N. Spalding Avenue in Lebanon.
    Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.
    This musical production is based on the Disney film “The Aristocats.” In the story, a wealthy cat owner dies and leaves all of her money to her pet kittens. Her butler grows jealous and abandons the kittens in a ditch in the country.

  • Meet and greet with legislators tonight, tomorrow

    Meet-and-greet sessions with State Sen. Jimmy Higdon and State Rep. Terry Mills will be held tonight and tomorrow.
    At 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, the local legislators will meet with constituents at Bradfordsville City Hall in the Learning Center. Everyone is invited to attend. Bring your concerns and matters to discuss.
    Higdon and Mills will hold another session at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Raywick City Hall.
     

  • Christmas in the Park is Nov. 27

    Christmas in the Park will take place at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon Wednesday, Nov. 27.
    The event will officially begin at 6:30 p.m., with free cookies, popcorn and hot chocolate. The lighting of the park will be at 7 p.m. Santa Claus will arrive on one of Lebanon's finest fire trucks at 7:15 p.m.
    The park staff invites you to come out and visit with Santa, enjoy refreshments and walk the track taking in all of the beautiful displays sponsored or donated by local merchants and individuals.

  • Loretto Christmas Parade is Nov. 29

    The 2013 Loretto Christmas Parade is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 29.
    The tree lighting ceremony will take place at 5:45 p.m., on the property of Lisa and Carl Mattingly, next to the Loretto Post Office.
    The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. KY 49 and KY 52 will be closed at 6:15 p.m. and will re-open after the parade.
    Refreshments will be served after the parade at the Loretto Activity Center.