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Local News

  • Local attorney to run for school board

    Kaelin Reed, a local attorney in Lebanon, has announced his candidacy to run for school board.
    Thursday, June 12, he filed to run for the District 2 seat, which was vacated by Michael Mullins on May 21.

  • Parents plead for positive change

    Emotions were running high at Loretto City Hall Monday evening as concerned and curious community members gathered to discuss issues they are having with the Marion County Public School System, specifically with its leadership.
    Marion County School Board Member Mike Cecil organized the forum, but said the crowd was larger than he had expected (there were approximately 50 to 75 people there). With so many people in attendance, Cecil said he and Board Chairman DeLane Pinkston, who was also in attendance, would be doing a lot of listening.

  • New Maker’s Mark commemorative bottle now available

    To celebrate the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion Centennial Celebration, Maker’s Mark released a commemorative bottle with the eight living Kentucky governors. Each label was scheduled to be hand-signed by each governor, and the bottles debuted at the centennial gala on June 7.
    All proceeds from these commemorative bottles will go toward efforts to preserve the governor’s mansion as a historical landmark, according to Kentucky Governor’s Mansion Executive Director Ann Evans.

  • Relay for Life is Friday

    Marion County’s Relay for Life event will be held this Friday and Saturday, June 13-14, at Lebanon Middle School. Survivor registration begins at 6 p.m. The survivor ceremony begins at 7 p.m. The live auction begins at 9 p.m. The luminary ceremony will be held at 10 p.m.
    The American Red Cross will have its blood mobile at Relay for Life from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday.
    Activities are planned throughout the night.

  • Children from Lebanon go Horsin’ Around

    By Matt Overing
    matthew.overing@uky.edu

    Last week, some Lebanon children did what they had never done before.
    It was a cloudy day in Perryville on Thursday, June 5, but that did not damper the mood of the Power Kids. The group, set up by the Abundant Life Assembly of God Church, made the trek from Lebanon to Camp Horsin’ Around for an all-day school’s out party.

  • City will wait a little longer on flood control report

    The Lebanon City Council originally was scheduled to hear a report Monday evening from O’Brien and Gere Engineers with recommendations on how to minimize flooding from storm water.
    Instead, Mayor Gary Crenshaw reported that he spoke with the firm earlier that day, and they told him they would need one more week to finish their final report.

  • County’s budget includes $1.1 million increase in road fund

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has approved a $15.89 million budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year. That is an increase of more than $1.2 million over the $14.61 million included in the 2013-14 budget.
    The magistrates unanimously approved the second reading of the budget during their June 5 meeting.
    The budget includes $6.67 million in the general fund, which is a slight decrease compared to the $6.68 million included in the 2013-14 budget.

  • Drug abuse is an issue for community, economic develoment

    Years ago, economic development was primarily about selling land and buildings, according to Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund. Today, his office has to do more than that.
    One example of that is the drug problem that is affecting Marion County and many small communities across the state and nation.
    Lund told the audience at the June 6 First Friday Forum that a local factory recently invited one of its customers from Indiana to visit the community.

  • Kentucky Bluegrass Kickoff prepares for 10th anniversary celebration

    Lebanon’s Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff (KBMK) has put together an impressive lineup of vocal powerhouses in honor of their 10th anniversary celebration. The Kickoff will be held in Lebanon, on January 23-24, 2015. Musicians from earlier KBMK’s will return to Lebanon for a musical reunion of sorts. Four time IBMA male vocalist of the year Russell Moore and fifth time IBMA female vocalist of the year Dale Ann Bradley will be on stage with the Dale Ann Bradley Band’s Steve Gulley and Phil Ledbetter.

  • German trumpeter returns to Lebanon June 21

    Internationally renowned trumpeter Freidemann Immer will be performing June 21 in Lebanon along with Kentucky Baroque Trumpets.
    The concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. June 21 at St. Augustine Church in Lebanon. This will be Immer’s second appearance in Lebanon with Kentucky Baroque Trumpets.