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  • 12th annual Jets Over Kentucky begins July 10

    By McKenna Dosier
    Summer intern

    The 12th annual Jets Over Kentucky is set to kick off on Sunday, July 10, at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport.
    The "worlds grandest jet event" will draw between 180 and 210 pilots along with thousands of spectators, said Lewis Patton, the event organizer.
    "I've watched it grow from 28 pilots the first year to 192," he said.

  • Library joins the quilt trail

    The Marion County Public Library unveiled its barn quilt last week. The project has raised $3,250 for the library’s reading garden project, and there are still book spines available for purchase. Book spine sponsorships on the quilt range from $25 to $100. Contact the Friends of the Library if you're interested. Call Molly McMasters, 270-337-2205, or email her at mcplfriends@gmail.com.
     

  • Tourism commission puzzled over appointment

    Confusion dominated the discussion at the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission meeting on Monday, June 27, about the appointment of board members.
    June 30 was the last day on the commission for James Spragens and Lisa Williams. According to Spragens, he knew his two terms were ending, but he didn’t expect someone else to be appointed and approved at the Lebanon City Council’s June meeting.

  • Arrests made in Loretto burglary

    Thomas A. Little, 39, of Georgetown and Samantha L. Ward, 19, of Hodgenville were arrested on Tuesday, July 5, for stealing thousands of dollars worth of property from Nalley’s Exhaust and Brake in Loretto.
    The burglary occurred during the early morning hours on July 1.

  • Marion County No. 1 in GED achievement

    A few years ago, if you would have asked John Sparrow, the director of adult education, where Marion County ranked in GED attainment for Kentucky he wouldn’t have been able to tell you.
    “We didn’t have these sort of rankings back in the day,” Sparrow said.
    Once the state started providing the rankings by county, Sparrow said he was pleasantly surprised.
    For the month of June, Marion County ranked No. 1 for GED attainment, No. 2 for the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) attainment, and No. 3 overall.

  • Arts camp begins July 11

    The Marion County Arts and Humanities Council’s week-long art camp will kick off on July 11.
    Each year, the council works with the camp educators to devise an interesting program for the students to experience.

  • Fourth of July closings

    Several local offices will be closed for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. The Marion County Clerk Office will be closed Saturday, July 2, and Monday, July 4, due to the state AVIS system shutdown and in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The Marion County Clerk Office is regularly open six days a week at 8:20 a.m., closing at 4:20 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 11:50 a.m. on Saturdays.
    The Marion County Circuit Court Clerk Office, Marion County PVA Office and the Marion County Judge/Executive’s Office will be closed Monday, July 4.

  • Local students find success in New Orleans

    Marion County was well-represented during the 20th Annual National Junior Beta Club Convention recently.
    Lebanon Middle School's Zachary Brady, the Kentucky State Junior Beta Secretary, was elected the 2016-17 National Junior Beta Secretary.
    Lebanon Middle School students Gabe Nelson, Nick Martin and Abigail Adams placed fourth in the national special talent contest.
    Lebanon Middle School students also qualified in many competitions with many talented entries. Belle Elder qualified in scrapbook and Grant Brown qualified in technology.

  • Sisters return from competing in the Transplant Games of America

    Double lung recipients and sisters Cara Brahm and Lisa Cissell recently returned from competing in the Transplant Games of America in Cleveland, Ohio.
    The Donate Life Transplant Games is a multi-sport festival event produced by the Transplant Games of America for individuals who have undergone life saving transplant surgeries.
    “It was a wonderful experience,” Brahm said. “My sister and I plan to participate again in 2018.”

  • Kentucky Career Center opens at new location

    More than 60 guests from around the community celebrated workforce development and the new location of the Kentucky Career Center – Lincoln Trail on Wednesday, June 22. Local and state leaders spoke about how important the career center is to the community.
    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty was the first to speak at the event and said people don’t always take advantage of the career center’s benefits.