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  • 25 years and 2,700 drawings later, hand-drawn film debuts

    By Kyle Arensdorf
    karensdorf@herald-leader.com

     
    A passion project 25 years in the making came to fruition Wednesday night, June 24, for a Lexington-based artist and filmmaker from Marion County.
    From a very young age, 61-year-old Bill Glasscock could be found with pencil to paper, scribbling in the margins of his notebook at school.
    He was always tasked with creating posters for his third-grade class and drawing the giant Santa Claus come Christmas time.

  • Drugs remain an issue for industry, community

    About a year ago, the Marion County Economic Development Office hosted a Friday Forum discussion about drugs and drug treatment options in the community. At that time, Economic Development Director Tom Lund said local industry officials have expressed concerns about new employees being unable to pass drug tests, according to Lund.
    In a recent phone interview, he said that problems remain.
    “It’s not any worse, but from what I can find out, it’s not any better,” Lund said.

  • Jets Over Kentucky is July 5-12

    The world’s largest remote control jet show will be back at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport starting this weekend.
    From July 5 to 12, an estimated 200 remote control jet pilots are expected to arrive in Central Kentucky for the 11th annual Jets Over Kentucky. Pilots from the U.S., Spain, Asia, Iceland and Europe are expected to attend this year’s event, along with pilots from Canada and Mexico.

  • One step at a time

    Every morning when Jackie Reynolds opens her eyes she asks the same question:
    “God, am I going to be able to stand up?”
    Jackie, 52, has been suffering from Myasthenia Gravis, a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disorder, since she was 23.
    She remembers getting up one morning and trying to make the bed.
    “I couldn’t make it. I couldn’t stand up. I couldn’t get my arms to raise,” Jackie said. “It scared the daylights out of me.”

  • Same-sex marriage is now legal nationwide

    In a landmark opinion, a divided Supreme Court ruled on June 26 that states cannot ban same-sex marriage. The U.S. is now the 21st country to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. Married same-sex couples will now have the same legal rights and benefits as married heterosexual couples and will be recognized on official documents such as birth and death certificates.

  • Summer servings

    If it’s up to Marion County Public Schools, no child in the community will go hungry during summer break.
    MCPS is participating in the Summer Food Service Program, which it has been doing for more than 20 years, according to Troy Benningfield, who has been serving as the district’s food service director during the past school year.

  • Two Lebanon residents arrested for breaking into Corner Food Mart

    Christopher D. Spalding, 21, and Charles J. Webb, 29, both of Lebanon have been arrested on charges of third-degree burglary and first-degree criminal mischief after they allegedly broke into Corner Food Mart in Loretto in the  early morning hours of Tuesday, June 30.

  • New historical marker dedicated to Camp Crittenden to be unveiled June 27

    The Kentucky Historical Society will dedicate a historical marker on June 27 that notes the importance of Camp Crittenden in the Civil War.
    Dedication ceremonies will take place at 10 a.m., at the Lebanon National Cemetery, 20 Highway 208 in Lebanon.

  • County fair in full swing

    Animals, games, food, pageants and rides will return to the Marion County Fairgrounds June 27 through July 4.
    The 2015 Marion County Fair began Saturday, June 27, with the open dairy show.
    Starting Monday, June 29, the carnival will open at 5 p.m. each night through July 4 (weather permitting). Admission is $10 per person, and it includes the rides and nightly events.

  • Community Action’s finances continue to improve

    Lynne Robey had some good news for the Marion County Fiscal Court last week.
    Central Kentucky Community Action Council continues to improve its financial condition. When Robey took over as the CKCAC director a few years ago, the agency’s future was uncertain.
    Thanks to support from local governments in the agency’s service area and changes within the office, the agency is getting back on its feet, according to Robey.