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  • Johnny Boone is sentenced

    By Andrew Wolfson

    Louisville Courier Journal

     

     

     

    Last week, a federal judge rejected a plea for leniency from legendary pot grower John Robert "Johnny" Boone, whose lawyer argued it is unfair that growers get long federal sentences in states like Kentucky but aren't prosecuted at all in states where marijuana is legal.

  • The Emperor's New Clothes on stage beginning March 22

    Kentucky Classic Arts at Centre Square presents a production of "The Emperor's New Clothes," directed by Alia McClendon, March 22-24 and March 29-31 (6:30 p.m.) at Centre Square's Angelic Hall, 237 N. Spalding Avenue in Lebanon.  

    This production will be performed by two casts with the 5-8-year-old students presenting week one, and Kentucky Classic Arts in conjunction with Working the Puzzle for Autism Center in Lebanon closing the show with week two.

  • Easter egg hunt is March 24

    Graham Memorial Park will host its annual Easter Egg hunt at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 24. The event will be held rain or shine. The free event is open to ages zero to nine years of age. All participants should meet at the pavilion by the pool before the hunt begins to discuss rules. Children ages zero to four will hunt on Gorley Field. Children ages five to nine will hunt in the playground area. Please bring a basket to collect your eggs. Plastic eggs can be donated back to the park for reuse next year.

  • MCHS Junior Mister is March 24

    The 13th annual Junior Mister competition will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 24, in the Roby Dome at Marion County High School. There are 12 young men participating in the program, which will have a Star Wars theme. Advance tickets will be on sale March 21-23 during lunch at MCHS for $5. Tickets will be sold at the door for $7. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Working the Puzzle for Autism Center and the Marion County Animal Shelter.

  • Last day of school tentatively May 31

    The last day for Marion County Public School students (as of press time) is Thursday, May 31. The last day for staff, closing day, is Friday, June 1. And, Marion County High School’s graduation is set for Saturday, June 2. 

    If the county receives more inclimate weather, it’s likely the district will choose to use non-traditional instruction days, if at all possible.

  • Last day of school tentatively May 31

    The last day for Marion County Public School students (as of press time) is Thursday, May 31. The last day for staff, closing day, is Friday, June 1. And, Marion County High School’s graduation is set for Saturday, June 2. 

    If the county receives more inclimate weather, it’s likely the district will choose to use non-traditional instruction days, if at all possible.

  • Fire destroys home in Loretto

    A Loretto man lost his home after it was destroyed by fire on Thursday, March 15, but thankfully he wasn’t injured.

    The fire occurred at 2075 Nerinx Road in Loretto at approximately 2:30 a.m., March 15.

    The Loretto Fire Department responded to the call, and the Lebanon Fire Department also responded to provide assistance. 

  • Emma and Tripp benefit a huge success

    Emma and Tripp Mattingly have certainly captured the hearts of many in Marion and surrounding counties. There was a massive turnout for the recent benefit auction and dance fundraiser held in their honor. 

    The event, organized by Sabrina Johnson, was held March 3 at Angelic Hall, and it drew hundreds (literally) of people in support of the Mattingly family.

  • County prepares for pension pains

    Unless state lawmakers act, county government faces a 50 percent increase in pension contributions for its 110 employees, beginning July 1. 

    In dollars and cents, that’s a $400,000 to $450,000 annual increase.

    “This year is going to be a tough time for budgets,” Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty told magistrates during the Marion County Fiscal Court meeting on March 15.

  • City council news briefs

    The following are news briefs from the Lebanon City Council’s regular monthly meeting Monday, March 12:

     

    Proclamation 2018-01

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw and the council approved the proclamation for National Service Recognition day, alongside cities across the country, on April 3, 2018.

     

    Lebanon/Marion County Career Center