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Today's News

  • Preparing for the 400 Mile Sale

    The 11th anniversary of the 400 Mile Sale is just a month away, and organizers are encouraging participating sellers to continue putting away items to sell that weekend. Mark your calendars: June 5-8 Kentucky’s Scenic Byway Historic Highway 68 will come alive with merchants selling anything from estate furniture and antiques to clothing and kitchen gadgets. 

  • Arts Camp is July 14-18

    “Experimenting with the Arts” is the theme for this year’s Arts and Humanities Summer Camp, which will be held July 14-18.
    Sarah Martin and Jessica Floyd will be teaching students about music (instrumental and vocal). These classes will be held at Lebanon Elementary School. Also being held at Lebanon Elementary are art and drama classes, which will be taught by Charles Ramey and Kelli Stanford.
    Culinary arts will be held at the Marion County Extension office, along with a class on “where our food begins.”

  • Mike FM is helping with Dickens parade

    During the May 12 meeting of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission, Tourism Director Carla Wagner reported that WLSK, Mike FM in Lebanon, would not be sponsoring the Dickens Christmas Parade.
    After last week’s report on that meeting, Dennis George of WLSK, Mike FM called to report that the station is still sponsoring the parade.
     

  • Marion County 11-12 softball team is the state runner-up

    The Marion County 11-12-year-old softball team is the runner-up in this year's state Little League championship tonight at Idle Hour Park in Springfield.

    Marion County emerged from the winner's bracket of the tournament unscathed, but lost twice to North Laurel on Wednesday evening.

    North Laurel won the first game of the evening 14-5, forcing a second game.

    In a back-and-forth contest, North Laurel and Marion County were tied 7-7 going into the last inning. North Laurel added two runs to take a 9-7.

  • Funk awarded humanitarian award at retirees conference
  • Local students earn their degrees

    The following Marion County students graduated from Western Kentucky University recently, earning degrees at the May 2014 commencement ceremonies.
    Melissa S. Newcomb of Lebanon - bachelor of science.
    Kelli S. Smith of Lebanon - master of science.
    Tyler J. Wright of Lebanon - bachelor of science.
    David S. Despain of Loretto - bachelor of science.
    Amanda K. Metcalf of Loretto - bachelor of arts.
    Stephanie R. Smith of Loretto - bachelor of science in nursing.
    Amanda E. Thomas of Loretto - bachelor of science.

  • Students recognized at awards’ ceremony

    The following West Marion Elementary students received awards at the annual award’s ceremony held June 3.
    Perfect attendance
    Kindergarten: Andrew Mattingly, Josie Essex, and Logan Wheatley.
    First: Samantha Douglas, Addison Downs, Anna Allender, Emily Mattingly (two consecutive years), and Evan Wheatley (two consecutive years).
    Second: J.T. Farmer, Tyler Hamilton, Will Kaminski, Chloe Robbins (two consecutive years), Breanna Downs (two consecutive years), Emma Edelen (two consecutive years), Roseanna Peterson, and Mattie Hagan.

  • Calvary Elementary student wins ‘Grandparent of the Year’ essay contest

     

  • Dean’s, president’s lists announced

    Eastern Kentucky University has announced that 2,880 students earned dean’s list honors for the spring 2014 semester.
    Local students honored are:

  • 7-9-14 Church Briefs

    Vacation Bible School
    • United Presbyterian Church, 157 E. Main Street, Lebanon, will have Vacation Bible School on Friday, July 11 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Saturday, July 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. This is open to children that have finished preschool through fifth grade. For a registration form, email: upcsec@windstream.net or call 270-692-2551 and leave your name and address.