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  • Barktown Rescue hosts 5K fundraiser Oct. 28

    Barktown Rescue, a no-kill, non-profit 501(3)(c), hosts the Little Book’s Bark Dash 5K, sponsored by Jim Beam, Saturday, Oct 28, at Woodlawn Springs Golf Course in Bardstown.
    Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with the 5K run/jog/walk beginning at 8:30 a.m. Online registration is $20, or $25 on race day. Deadline to register online is Oct 27.

  • Leak delaying opening of Lebanon Aquatic Center

    All renovations at the Lebanon Aquatic Center are nearing completion, but a leak has delayed the reopening of the pool.
    According to Lebanon Aquatic Center Director Charlsie Garrett, after aquatic center staff re-filled the pool, they realized there was a leak somewhere. They have located the leak, have it isolated and have contacted the pool company that originally installed the pool to come make suggestions on how best to repair it.

  • Marion County Middle to host parent teacher conference this Thursday
  • Loretto man sentenced to prison for rape

    Charles Josh Blandford of 375 Rueben Smith Road in Loretto was sentenced to three years in prison for first-degree rape in Marion Circuit Court recently.
    According to court documents, the victim was incapable of consent/physically helpless.
    Blandford was also ordered to register as a sex offender for 20 years.
    Fines were waived.
    In other circuit court cases:

  • Marion County Fiscal Court briefs

    The Marion County Fiscal Court held its regular monthly meeting on Oct. 19. The following are news briefs from the meeting:
    • The court was joined by Susan Crum-Cox to speak about the Future Health Care Forum, which will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 2, at Saint Catharine Hall in Springfield. The featured speaker will be former Attorney General and Congressman Ben Chandler.

  • Scary movies perfect for Halloween

    Scary movies are as much a part of Halloween as candy and costumes. This Halloween, scare up some entertainment with any of the following films.
    · Halloween (1978): Thanks to its title, perhaps no film is more synonymous with Halloween than this John Carpenter classic. A decade and a half after murdering his sister on Halloween night in1963, deranged Michael Myers is back to terrorize his hometown of Haddonfield.

  • Sweet Halloween statistics

    · Financial resource The Balance states that 171 million Americans celebrated Halloween in 2016. Total spending for the holiday reached more than $8.4 billion, which was an all-time record.
    · Around 65 percent of Americans plan to celebrate Halloween, including getting dressed up or handing out candy. The U.S. Census Bureau says 41.2 million trick-or-treaters are children between the ages of five and 14.
    · The National Retail Federation says 70 percent of Americans hand out candy, spending around $25 per person on sweets.

  • Tricks for storing Halloween treats

    Halloween is a favorite day for many children - and even a number of adults. Halloween offers revelers the opportunity to dress up in costume, play tricks on unsuspecting individuals and cap off the day with treasure troves of candy.

  • Halloween superstitions revealed

    Halloween is steeped in tradition. Halloween season also is a time of year when superstitions take root and add to the spooky and often silly nature of the holiday.
    Some Halloween traditions can be traced back to the ancient Celts and their belief that spirits of the deceased were able to wander the earth during the time they called Samhain. Costumes were worn so the living could blend in with ghosts, and treats were laid out to appease the spirits.

  • Large-scale tribute to the Bourbon Trail

    Muralist Michael Cooper of Franklin, Tennessee, and his team are back in Lebanon to create their next masterpiece.
    Last year, they painted the mural that looks like a postcard signifying Lebanon as the “Heart of Kentucky” that can be seen coming into the city on Spalding Avenue. Last week, they started painting Lebanon’s next mural, which will be a tribute to the Bourbon Trail. The mural is being painted on the side of the building that now houses The County Seat Kitchen & Bar on the corner of Main Street and Proctor Knott Avenue.