Today's News

  • Art reception at the courthouse

    The Marion County Judicial Center hosted a reception Oct. 25 to celebrate the art on display throughout the building. A number of local artists painted pieces specifically for the judicial center.

  • New Harmonies events continue

    The display of the Smithsonian's New Harmonies exhibit ended Nov. 3, but more events are still planned to coincide with the celebration of American music.
    St. Catharine College will continue its Film Festival of American Musicals for two more Saturdays in Angelic Hall at Centre Square. The movies include a chance to win a DVD copy of the movie being shown and a discussion of the films.
    On Nov. 10, "Annie" will be shown at 1 p.m., and "Phantom of the Opera" will be shown at 7 p.m.

  • MCPS Reading Celebration is Nov. 15

    The MCHS Career and Technical Education student organizations will hold their 10th annual "Share-A-Story" night from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15, at Marion County High School. Students in grades P-6, along with their families, are invited to come and enjoy this free night of fun.
    The celebration has grown tremendously in the last few years. The elementary school with the highest percentage of students in attendance will be awarded the traveling literacy plaque, which is currently held by Glasscock Elementary.

  • Veterans Day program is Sunday at national cemetery

    Commander Benedict Brown, a retired military chaplain, will be the featured speaker at the 2012 Veterans Day Program at Lebanon National Cemetery.
    Brown will speak during the ceremony, which is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. American Legion Post 49 and its Ladies Auxiliary and VFW Marple Caldwell Post 5910 are hosting the event.
    Brown is a seventh generation Kentuckian. He became an ordained minister for the Archdiocese of Louisville in 1973, and for 20 years, he served parishes in Bardstown, Elizabethtown and Louisville.

  • Marion County Fire School

    More than 200 fire fighters and emergency personnel participated in the recent Marion County Fire School. During the weekend's activities, firefighters from around the state participated in classes about fire behavior and control, firefighter survival, arson/crime scene management and drivers training. There were also live training exercises, including a live house burning exercise on Hwy 289 and a survival and rescue training exercise near Centre Square.

  • A Cherry on Top

    In the 1960s and 1970s, Lebanon was known for its club scene, and Obie Slater, 83, was in the middle of it all as the manager of Club Cherry.
    Artists including Ike and Tina Turner, Otis Redding and B.B. King performed at Club Cherry in its heyday. The club, which was created in the 1950s, was located near where the Cardinal Den can be found today.
    "Club Cherry was a party and a party place," Slater said.

  • Loretto, Raywick post offices hours will be cut

    Two post office meetings were held last week in Marion County and customers in both places expressed their displeasure with the decision to cut the hours at the Loretto and Raywick branches.
    Sixty-four people attended the 5 p.m. meeting Oct. 30 in Raywick, and around 20 people attended the 1 p.m. meeting in Loretto. Rosemary Miller, a US Postal Service manager of operations, thanked the attendees at both meetings for coming up to show their support for the postal service.

  • Lebanon annexation case reaches state Supreme Court

    When the Lebanon City Council voted to annex approximately 415 acres of property on the city's southwest border in February of 2006, a group of property owners in that area filed a lawsuit challenging that annexation.
    After six years of hearings and appeals, the Kentucky Supreme Court will hold oral arguments in the case at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the courtroom on the second floor of the state Capitol, 700 Capitol Avenue in Frankfort.

  • Marion County Public School district 'needs improvement'

    State and local educators were anxious about what the results of Kentucky's new and more demanding statewide testing system would reveal about student achievement. The results, which were released Friday, show that the MCPS district "needs improvement."

  • Red Cross helping people after Sandy affects lives in multiple states

    The American Red Cross has a huge relief response underway to Sandy, providing people across a number of states with a safe place to stay, food to eat and comfort during this difficult time.
    Thousands of people have spent the night in hundreds of Red Cross shelters since the storm began its onslaught on the country. The Red Cross has already served more than 100,800 meals and snacks and mobilized more than 2,300 disaster workers and almost 200 emergency vehicles so far and more are being deployed.