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Today's News

  • LMS and SCMS partners for Central Kentucky Youth Showcase

    By Kandice Lanham

    Marion County's middle schools will celebrate Arts & Humanities Day during the New Harmonies Smithsonian exhibit from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 29, at Centre Square. The showcase will feature visual arts, dance and a combined band and chorus performance by Lebanon and St. Charles middle schools. The theme will be Kentucky folklore, using different genres of music. A final performance will be at 6 p.m.

  • Halloween in the Park is Oct. 31

    Halloween in the Park will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Graham Memorial Park.

    Trick-or-treating will take place in the City of Lebanon from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31.

  • Pathetic Political Ploy

    A group called Kentucky Family Values started running radio ads last week criticizing Bill Pickerill, the Republican candidate for state representative.
    KFV claims that, as a city councilman, Pickerill approved a "300 percent" pay raise for himself, but denied pay increases for local police officers. As a result, officers left Lebanon for other communities and made the city unsafe.
    "It's not even a half-truth," Pickerill said in a phone interview.

  • Haunted Forest keeps growing, changing

    Five years ago, the children of Eugene Hourigan were talking about what they could do for Halloween. They discussed making a haunted forest in the land around Eugene's home, and they eventually decided if they were going to do it, they might as well open it for the public, too.

    "It's one time a year," said Joyce Hourigan Taylor. "We get together. We have fun. We scare each other."

  • A show of kindness

    Marion Adjustment Center hosted its annual Human Kindness Organization fall festival on Sept. 21. Inmates and staff hosted consumers at Marion County Industries and similar organizations in neighboring communities for a day of games and activities.

  • Sing & Play

    Last week, local school children added their voices to the chorus, and Amos Hopkins and The White Russians performed in Angelic Hall to coincide with the display of the Smithsonian's New Harmonies exhibit. Student choruses from Calvary Elementary, Lebanon Elementary and Marion County High School performed Oct. 16. The White Russians and the Honeysuckle String Band performed Oct. 19.

  • MCPS anticipates K-PREP results

    The Kentucky Department of Education will release the results of the first Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) this month. State and local educators are anxious about what the results will reveal. Recently, Robyn Oatley of the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence in Lexington made a presentation to the Marion County School Board and the district's leadership team regarding the upcoming test results.

    "Expectations have really risen," Oatley said.

  • US Representative candidate: Ed Whitfield

    Name: Ed Whitfield

    Age: 69

    Campaign website: www.whitfieldforcongress.com.

    1. Why are you seeking re-election?

  • US Representative Candidate: Charles Hatchett

    Name: Charles Kendall Hatchett

    Age: 61

    Campaign website:  www.hatchettforcongress.net

    1. Why are you running?

  • Three for three

    Well, last week was a good week in sports for Marion County High School. Three different sports teams came out with a district tournament championship title and were able to advance to their respective regional tournaments. These three teams were volleyball and boys and girls soccer. I had the pleasure of watching all three of those championship games, and each team played extremely well to win their crowns.