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  • Judicial center dedication is Nov. 10

    Although the Marion County Judicial Center has been open and operating for months, the building dedication had to be postponed due to some scheduling issues.

    As a result, the official dedication will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 10 at 121 N. Spalding Avenue in Lebanon. The ceremony is open to the public.

    Before the dedication, members of Teen Leadership Marion County will be providing tours of the building.

  • Cyberbullying presentation Nov. 9

    A free presentation on cyberbullying will take place from 7-8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Lebanon Middle School's library.

    The presentation is being sponsored by the local Heartland Coalition. It's designed to help parents learn about the legalities and consequences of bullying.

    Also, parents will get tips about how they can help prevent bullying/cyberbullying. The presenter will be Hannah Coyt, LPCC, NCC, MHE.

  • Musical performance Saturday at Angelic Hall

    The Mid-Kentucky Arts will open its season of musical performances Nov. 12 at the Centre Square Fine Arts Building in Lebanon.

    The opening performance of the Magical Musical Mystery Tour will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday. The performance will include an array of talented musicians on guitar, horns, percussion, piano and strings.

    A second performance is planned for 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at St. Catharine College in Springfield. 

  • Loretto receives $500,000 grant

    Loretto Mayor Robert Miles was brief when addressing the group gathered Thursday at Loretto City Hall, but he was also got to the point.

    "Hopefully, down the road, we'll have a nice wonderful center for everyone to enjoy," he said.

    Tony Wilder of the Department for Local Government made the formal presentation of a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant to the city, which will use the money to renovate a former nursing home into a senior citizens center.

  • Raywick: Money for nothin’

    After countless hours reviewing bank records and receipts, firefighters with the Raywick Fire Department have determined that an estimated $30,000 to $60,000 of fire department funds have been misappropriated and the evidence has been turned over to the Kentucky State Police, according to Lebanon Attorney Elmer George.

    "They feel like there has been a criminal act committed and they have reported it," George said.

  • Interim director dives into the job

    A short-handed Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission conducted face-to-face interviews with a pair of executive director candidates last week, but the commission's interim director has already hit the ground running.

    Wayne Keen has been serving as the interim director since Oct. 24, and he said he was honored to be asked.

    "To be honest, as good as this community has been to me, I will do anything I can do to help them out," Keen said.

  • Note-worthy

    While Don Johnson was driving on Main Street one day, he decided to pull over so he could just sit and enjoy a song playing on the radio.

  • A Walk for Answers

    The family and friends of Kara Tingle Rigdon want answers.

    Kara, 28, of Gravel Switch has been missing since July 17, 2010, and the investigation into her disappearance is ongoing. Meanwhile, more time passes without any answers. But, her family and friends want the community to know that they aren't giving up.

    And they certainly aren't forgetting about Kara.

  • Democrats win five of six races

    Democrats won five statewide races in Marion County and Kentucky on Election Day, Nov. 8. The only Republican to win was James Comer in the race for Commissioner of Agriculture.

    Here are the statewide and local results for each race:

    - Gov. Steve Beshear (D) won re-election easily with 55.72 percent of the vote. Beshear received a total of 464,245 votes.

  • Voting, blood drive both taking place at Centre Square Tuesday

    Voters in the basement/junior high and Rolling Hills precincts cast their ballots at the gymnasium of the Centre Square Convention Center.

    But this year, they will have some company in the afternoon on Election Day, Nov. 8.

    The Kentucky Blood Center will be conducting a blood drive at Centre Square from 2 to 6 Tuesday afternoon.