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Today's News

  • Mid-Kentucky Chorus to perform annual Christmas concert Dec. 6
  • Submit your funny, awkward Santa photos!

    It's that time of year again.
    It's time to take your children to get their photos taken with Santa Claus.
    After all, it's a tradition, right?
    Every year, we dress our children up in their most festive holiday outfits, hoping to get that perfect photo of Santa Claus and little Johnny and Sally smiling with rosy, dimpled cheeks.
    But, let's be honest.
    That rarely, if ever, happens.

  • MCPS could participate in Non-Traditional Instruction Day

    Marion County Public Schools is one of 44 Kentucky public school districts selected to participate in the Non-Traditional Instruction Day (NTID) program this year. The NTID program allows students to use virtual or other non-traditional means of instruction to complete assignments at home when school is cancelled because of weather or other emergencies. These days count as regular attendance days and will not have to be made up.

  • Light Up Raywick

    The rain fell, but the lights still twinkled (most of them, anyway) during the first-ever Light Up Raywick Sunday evening. Mayor Kelly Lucas led the ceremonial lighting at the Raywick City Park. To contribute to the park’s display, contact Lucas at 270-692-0306 or 270-402-7701.
    On Saturday, Dec. 19, the Polar Express will be visiting the Raywick City Park from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Children and adults will be able to ride the Polar Express, create a craft, visit with Santa, enjoy the decorated park and snack on cookies and hot cocoa.

  • Fiscal court briefs

    The Marion County Fiscal Court held its second regular monthly meeting Thursday, Nov. 19, and the following occurred:
    • Magistrates approved a request from Junior Adams with Generation Gap who asked for money to buy toys for some of the community’s underprivileged children for Christmas. Each magistrate voted to give $200 and Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty gave $500.
    • Magistrates voted to buy an advertisement in the Marion County Chamber of Commerce directory.

  • Syrian refugee family starts over in Lexington amid growing fear of asylum seekers

    By Morgan Eads
    Lexington Herald Leader

    When Rama Al Najjar was 12 years old, she was bandaging bullet wounds and scrubbing blood from doorways so the blood wouldn’t attract Syrian military attention.
    Now she’s 16, and she’s navigating a different challenge: settling into an American state where politicians have announced their intentions to keep out families like hers.

  • Another piece to the puzzle

    Walking into the new Working the Puzzle for Autism Center in Lebanon one can’t help but smile.
    From the bright, padded floors to the ceiling decorated with streams of color and kites, visitors are invited inside to look around, make themselves at home and stay for a while.
    The autism center has been a work in progress for several months, and Friday the community celebrated its grand opening.
    Lisa Nally-Martin, president of Working the Puzzle for Autism Inc., was beaming as she spoke to the crowd gathered at the center Friday evening.

  • “It’s been a good ride”

    For 26 years, Eddie Miles has made a career out of entertaining audiences on stages all over the world.
    He has brought people to their feet, tears to their eyes and taken audiences back in time with his tribute to the king of rock and roll, Elvis Presley.
    But, this Friday and Saturday will be the final opportunity for Marion Countians to see Miles perform his Elvis tribute locally.

  • Christmas in the Park is Wednesday

    Christmas in the Park will take place at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 25.
    The event will officially begin at 6:30 p.m., with free cookies, popcorn and hot chocolate. The lighting of the park will be at 7 p.m. Santa Claus will arrive on one of Lebanon's finest fire trucks at 7:15 p.m.

  • Dickens Christmas is Friday

    The Dickens Christmas events will begin at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 27, in downtown Lebanon with the Marion County Chamber of Commerce’s Chili Cook-off and lighting of the community Christmas tree.
    Buy one bowl then try all the chili you want with proceeds going to a local charity. Chili Cook-off tickets will be available inside the Farmers Bank Annex.
    There will also be open houses at downtown businesses, train rides on Main Street, free hot dogs, cider and hot chocolate, carriage rides and singing from 5:30 to 7 p.m.