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  • Forkland Festival is Oct. 11-12

    The 42nd annual Forkland Festival will take place Friday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Forkland Community Center. The festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 11, and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 12.
    The festival includes exhibits at the Forkland Abraham Lincoln Museum, a Salute to Servicemen display, a wildlife exhibit, genealogy documents, old farm machinery and tools, and Native American artifacts. Descendants of early pioneers will perform living history skits in a log cabin.

  • Quilt display at the Loretto Motherhouse

    The Loretto Heritage Center will be hosting a quilt display Oct. 4-5, according to Eleanor Craig, the archivist for the Loretto Motherhouse.
    The display will include quilts made by people from throughout Marion County and by sisters who have lived at the Motherhouse and Motherhouse employees.
    Craig said 60 to 70 quilts will be on display.
    The Loretto Heritage Center is located at the Loretto Motherhouse, 515 Nerinx Road in Nerinx. The center will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 270-865-7096.

  • Marion County Farm Bureau celebrates 75th annual meeting

    The Marion County Farm Bureau will be holding its 75th annual meeting on Monday, Oct. 14, at the Lebanon Masonic Hall. The country ham dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Speaker for this year’s event will be Fritz Gieseke, second vice-president of Kentucky Farm Bureau.
    A director from each of the five districts will be elected. Nominated are Joe Bernard Luckett from District 1, Mike Ford from District 2, Sharon Browning from District 3, John G. Mattingly from District 4 and Kaye Peterson from District 5.

  • No school on Monday, Oct. 14

    Marion County Public School students will have an extra day off from school during the upcoming fall break.

  • Help someone quit tobacco

    A forum to discuss ways to help someone quit using tobacco products will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 21, at the Lincoln Trail District
    Health Department in Elizabethtown, or from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the Nelson County Civic Center in Bardstown. Join a panel of guest speakers as they bring resources to start a conversation about tobacco with patients, clients and families. Topics will include: tobacco statistics for the Lincoln Trail region, tobacco smoke and pregnancy and the tobacco prevention and cessation program

  • Buddhist monks coming to Kentucky’s ‘Holy Land’

    Sand painting, cooking classes and art workshops will be part of the festivities when seven Tibetan Buddhist monks visit Marion County next week.
    The monks from the Labrang Tashi Kyil Monastery in Dehra Dun, India, will be in Lebanon from Oct. 7-13 as part of their 2013 U.S. tour. All of the events with the monks are free although donations will be accepted.

  • Q & A with Marion County’s Governor’s Scholars

    Eight Marion County High School students were chosen to participate in the Governor’s Scholars Program this summer. They are Abby Blandford, Joey Costello, Joe Ben Curtis, Lauren Farmer, Nicole Mattingly, Brooklyn Russell, Bailey Spalding and Sarah Spalding.

  • Big crowds, big fun

    Once again, Marion County Country Ham Days brought tens of thousands of visitors to downtown Lebanon.
    And by Monday morning, there was little evidence left that they were ever here.
    “I think we had the biggest crowd ever,” said Carla Wagner, executive director of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission.
    Wagner said the tourism office has already received a lot of feedback from visitors all over the United States, who were more than pleased with the festival.
    “It was everything and more than they expected,” she said.

  • Marion County Country Ham Days 2013: And the winners are...

    Farmers National Bank Pokey Pig results are available at http://www.headfirstperformance.com/Portals/0/Results/Pokey.pdf.


    Overall County Elementary School

    Poster Contest Winners


    First: Baylor Murphy, St. Augustine

  • Lebanon man indicted for manslaughter

    Joseph M. Spalding, 28, of 516 Valley View Apartments in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently for second-degree manslaughter, second-degree assault and DUI first offense.
    According to the indictment, on or about Aug. 11, Spalding caused the death of another person, including but not limited to a death resulting from an operation of a motor vehicle. The indictment also reads that he caused injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.