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  • Flying high again

    By Matt Overing

    matthew.overing@uky.edu

    Jets Over Kentucky is back at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport.

    Lewis Patton organized the event, and he said around 200 pilots will be participating in this year.

    It will be the 10th year that the event has taken place. Pilots love the event, and Patton said that is because of the community. 

  • MCHS registration is July 29-Aug. 1

     Marion County High School will welcome the Class of 2018 with Freshman JumpStart from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 1. All incoming freshman should plan to attend to learn everything they need to know to get ready for high school. Parents will not need to attend JumpStart

    Freshmen registration will follow JumpStart from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Parents will need to attend registration.  

    Registration Dates

  • Loretto native coming home for ‘new challenge’

     By Matt Overing

    matthew.overing@uky.edu

    Steve Nally is ready for a new challenge.

    He’s spent more than 40 years in the bourbon industry and has held the title of “master distiller” for two different companies for nearly 20 years.

    Now, the Loretto native is set to help Bardstown Brewing Company make a name for itself on the Bourbon Trail.

  • City moving to condemn E. Walnut Street property

    The City of Lebanon is one step closer to condemning the vacant property on the corner of E. Walnut Street and Woodlawn Avenue.

    The city filed a petition of condemnation on Dec. 2 against Barry Bright of South Jordan, Utah, and his relatives. The 20 defendants named in the petition are children of Helen Bright, who was listed as an owner of the property and who died in 1996. They all have Utah addresses, according to the city’s petition.

  • Senator talks about farms, regulations

    U.S. Sen. Mitch McCon-nell stopped by the Marion County Extension Office July 2 to meet with about 40 people, including farmers and local officials.

    He spoke about agriculture, and he spoke about regulatory abuse “which has been on steroids under this administration.”

    David Kessler, the Marion County extension agent for agriculture, introduced McConnell. He reminded everyone that this visit was about issues, and it was not a campaign stop.

  • Senior citizens day at the fair

     July 2 was Senior Citizens Day at the Marion County Fair. As part of the activities, seniors enjoyed musical performances, got dressed up for photos and played games like cornhole and bingo.

  • Questions surround Mid-Continent closing

    By Kathleen Fox

    The Paducah Sun

    As the final cycle of classes comes to an end at Mid-Continent University in Mayfield, questions about the school’s past and future remained unanswered.

    More than 60 years after the private Southern Baptist college opened its doors, Mid-Continent University has closed to about 2,000 traditional and Advantage students.

  • Fair pageant winners
  • Hobby Lobby case decision gets mixed reviews

     By Laurel Wilson

    Bowling Green Daily News

    Local reaction was mixed to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision last week that gives closely held corporations the right to deny contraceptive coverage based on religious beliefs.

  • School board meets tonight

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, at the board of education office, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    The agenda of tonight's meeting includes several items. Two delegations are listed as well (Amanda Beard and Barney Tharp) at the end of the agenda.

    The agenda is as follows:

    CALL TO ORDER

    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/MOMENT OF SILENCE