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Today's News

  • Deck the Hogs

    With Marion County Country Ham Days just a few days away, people across the community are getting in the spirit of the festival. Out in the county and in town, people are showing that they are anticipating the annual celebration.

  • Feeding the hungry

    Local and regional officials are trying to find a way to more efficiently provide food for families in need.
    Friday, Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly hosted a meeting with representatives from business, civic, health and religious organizations to discuss a possible change in how that food is distributed.
    Mattingly opened the meeting by saying that Feeding America brought a truck to Marion County in August, and 750 people showed up for that food distribution.
    "It was pretty amazing what the need really is," he said.

  • Board of elections to meet Monday
  • Hardee’s slated to return to Lebanon

    It’s been more than 10 years since Hardee’s last served food in Lebanon, but a new restaurant could be opening in the near future.
    “We’re hoping to break ground in the next couple of weeks,” said Kevin Wilking of Heritage Assets.
    Heritage Assets is owned by Tom McGinnis of Shelbyville, and it operates 26 Hardee’s restaurants in Kentucky, mostly in the Lexington area. Wilking added that the previous Hardee’s in Lebanon was not part of Heritage Assets.

  • Keith faces second lawsuit over Danville triple murder

    By Todd Kleffman
    The Danville Advocate-Messenger

    As the one-year anniversary of the triple homicide at ABC Gold Games and More approaches, the man accused in the shootings has been hit with a second lawsuit over the deaths.
    Mary Charlene Worley, mother and administratrix of the estate of victim Angela Hockensmith, filed a wrongful death claim against Kenneth Allen Keith last week in Boyle Circuit Court.

  • Pages of History

    It may be an understatement to say that Stephen Badin is a seminal figure in Roman Catholic history in the United States.
    In 1793, he became the first Roman Catholic priest ordained in the United States. He later did missionary work in Kentucky, and a farm that he purchased later became the Loretto Motherhouse.
    Badin later donated more than 500 acres of land in South Bend, Indiana, to the Diocese of Vincennes. This land later became the campus of the University of Notre Dame.

  • New product recalls old name

    Limestone Branch Distillery introduced its newest product, Precinct No. 6, on Sept. 18. This is the first whiskey that the Lebanon distillery has created. Owners Steve and Paul Beam are from a family with a distilling heritage on both sides of their family. The name of the newest product draws on that history. Their great-great-grandfather had his own distillery in an area of Marion County that was then known as Precinct 6.
     

  • Super moon

    The “Super Harvest Moon” rises over the trees at Marion County High School as the Marion County HIgh School girls soccer team's game comes to a close on Sept. 8.
     

  • Court approves funding for Caring Place, Halloween at the Park

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved requests to provide financial support for a local shelter for victims of domestic violence and for an upcoming community event.
    At its Sept. 18 meeting, the court approved $2,000 for The Caring Place. Half of that funding came from Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly's general welfare fund, and that other half was split between Magistrates Steve Masterson's and John Arthur Elder III's community project funds.

  • Industrial foundation helps purchase train ride

    The Lebanon Main Street Committee will soon be the owner of a new train ride.
    Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund reported on the purchase at the Marion County Industrial Foundation’s Sept. 18 meeting.
    Lund said the Main Street Committee had asked them to look into purchasing a toy train to be used at community events rather than paying to rent one.