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  • Great Outhouse Blowout is Oct. 6

    Madness returns to Penn's Store on Oct. 6 for the 2012 Great Outhouse Blowout. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    Outhouse 300 races, food and music will all be part of this year's festivities. Dawn Osbourne, Cheyenne, and 3 on the Floor are scheduled to perform. Visitors can compete in ugly legs (for men), the Outhouse bachelor (for women), and ugly truck contests.

    Visitors can also participate in the car, truck and motorcycle show.

  • 'Probable cause' found against Susie's Bottom Up

    The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights has concluded that there is "probable cause" that discrimination occurred April 5 at the Susie's Bottoms Up in Raywick. The commission made this announcement after its meeting Sept. 20 in Louisville.

  • Oct. 9 is voter registration deadline

    Individuals who are eligible to vote have until Tuesday, Oct. 9, to register for the Nov. 6 election. Voters can register at the Marion County Clerk's Office, located in the David R. Hourigan Government Office Building on N. Spalding Avenue in Lebanon.

    The county clerk's office is open from 8:20 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:20 a.m. to 11:50 p.m. on Saturday.

  • Marion County Farm Bureau's annual meeting is Oct. 8

    Marion County Farm Bureau will hold its 74th annual meeting on Monday, October 8, at the Lebanon Masonic Hall. The dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Speaker for this year's event will be Eddie Melton, first vice-president of Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Companies.

  • Little Pig Town

    Good weather and an appearance by the Turtleman Ernie Brown Jr. brought one of the biggest Ham Days crowds in recent memory to downtown Lebanon over the weekend.

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce notes that the festival attracts crowds of 50,000 people, and this year, local officials are saying the crowds were bigger than they can remember.

    Brad Mattingly, a former chamber president and board member and a current Ham Days Committee member, said everything was busy when he walked around the festival.

  • 2012 Marion County Country Ham Days results

    Marion County Country Ham Days 2012 has wrapped up, and here are this year's contest winners:

    Ham Days Treasure Hunt Answers:

    Monday - Gray

    Tuesday - Washer

    Wednesday - KU

    Thursday - Nut

    Friday - Parking lot

    Saturday clues that you weren't read because the item was found:

  • Loretto, Gravel Switch will be nominated for National Register

    Loretto and Gravel Switch could be added to the National Register of Historic Places by the end of the year.

    The Kentucky Historic Preservation Review Board met Sept. 26 at the Opera House in Springfield. During that meeting, the board members who were present voted unanimously in favor of recommending four "crossroads communities" in Marion and Washington counties for the National Register. Mackville and Willisburg are the Washington County communities included in the nomination.

  • Derby City Brass Band concert moved to Lebanon United Methodist Church

    New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music, a Smithsonian exhibit, will remain on display at the Centre Square Fine Arts Building from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday until Nov. 4.

    While the exhibit is on display, a variety of events have been scheduled.

    Here are upcoming events:

    Saturday, Oct. 6

  • The gift of life

    Joe Strong and his sister, Amy, lost their father when they were just kids.

    Joe was eight and Amy was only five when their dad, 27-year-old Darrell Lee Strong, died in a car accident on Halloween night in 1986.

    Joe said he grieved his father's death for a long time.

    "I was angry for so many years," Joe said. "I didn't understand anything at 8 years old, or as a teenager, I just knew I was mad at the world."

  • School board does not approve Lady Knights' basketball trips

    For the second time this month, the Marion County Board of Education refused to approve several overnight trips for the Lady Knights basketball team.

    During the board's meeting two weeks ago, the board voted not to approve any of the trips until the paperwork was fully completed.

    Last week, the board said the paperwork still wasn't complete and they didn't approve the trips.