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  • German trumpet player returns to Lebanon

    One of the finest baroque trumpet players in the world Friedemann Immer recently ventured to Kentucky from Germany to participate in a tribute concert to Mike Tunnell, who was a member of Lebanon’s ensembles “President Lincoln’s Own Band” and “Kentucky Baroque Trumpets.” He passed away a little over a year ago of cancer. The tribute concert was held in Louisville at Crescent Hill Baptist Church on Frankfort Avenue in late February. The church was filled.

  • So Egg-cited about Easter!

    Graham Memorial Park hosted its annual Easter egg hunt Saturday, March 19.

  • Glasscock Elementary School’s Wax Museum

    A.C. Glasscock Elementary School’s gymnasium transformed into a wax museum of sorts Wednesday afternoon, March 16.
    Students in Devin Reynolds’ third grade class turned themselves into iconic people of the past and present and educated their fellow classmates about each person with speeches they had prepared, which included interesting facts about that specific person.

  • Shooting on Hourigan Lane

    Kentucky State Police Trooper John Boyd is investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 5:15 p.m., Monday night, March 21. One person sustained a single gunshot wound during a confrontation, but no arrests were made. The investigation is on going.

  • Better late than never

    Daniel Raikes was 13 years old the first time he attended the annual Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff. After hearing four-time national banjo champion Gary “Biscuit” Davis, Raikes was hooked.
    “It’s just a family atmosphere,” he said. “Everybody took me in and made me feel like I was part of the family.”

  • Hallowed grounds

    A national shrine sits proudly and peacefully alongside Highway 208 in Lebanon.
    Its purpose is to honor our war dead, as well as veterans who were prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice defending our country.
    To say the Lebanon National Cemetery is a special place is an understatement.
    Its one of only seven national cemeteries in the state of Kentucky, and one of only 134 national cemeteries across the country.

  • RV park planning in the works

    The Marion County Fairgrounds could become the site of a new RV park in time for this year’s fair.
    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty and Mark Whitehouse, a member of the fair board, attended the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission’s monthly meeting on March 14 and asked for the commission’s assistance with the project.
    According to Daugherty, the RV park will include 20 camp sites equipped with electric, water and sewer services.
    “We’re going to do it right or not do it at all,” Judge Daugherty said.

  • To Baldly Go…

    Rev. William M. Bowling, pastor at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Lebanon, stayed true to his promise of shaving his head Friday morning after students at St. Augustine Grade School achieved their goal of selling all 350 Spring Fling raffle tickets, which raised $35,000 for the school. Principal Virginia “Sugar” Hamilton also kept her end of the bargain and took a pie of Cool Whip to the face as a fun reward for students.

  • Good Friday county office closings

    The Marion County Judge/Executive's Office will be closed on Good Friday, March 25. Those Marion County residents with Friday garbage pickup will need to set their garbage out on Thursday, March 24, as Thursday will be a double up garbage pickup day. 
    The Marion County Sheriff's Office and Marion Circuit Court Clerk's Office will be open until noon on Good Friday.

  • Bed bugs found at MCHS

    Three bed bugs were discovered in a classroom at Marion County High School last week, according to Superintendent Taylora Schlosser. While it’s not the first time bed bugs have been found at MCHS, once word spread among the student body and community, more than 250 students were checked out of school Friday.
    “People need to know that there’s not an infestation at Marion County High School,” Schlosser said Friday afternoon.