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Today's News

  • Message in a bottle

    By Matt Overing
    matthew.overing@uky.edu

    Students at St. Charles Middle School are taking their learning experience to places they’ve never been.
    Literally.
    Eleven students in Richard Crum’s science class have created optic-orange bottles that will be shipped to the West coast. In just a few weeks, every bottle will be in the California Current in the Pacific Ocean.

  • Be safe with yard sale traffic this week

    The 400 Mile Sale will take place June 5-8, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet urges drivers to be aware of the added traffic that will be on the roads.
    The year is the 10th anniversary of the 400 Mile Sale, which spans US 68 from Paducah to Maysville and includes Marion County.
    For more information about locations included on the route, visit 400mile.com or call the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission at 270-692-0021.

  • Old Mill Days reminders

    Entry forms for the Old Mill Day beauty pageant must be turned in by 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 11.
    Forms are available at The Country Store, Patches and Superior Food Mart in Bradfordsville.
    Entry forms should be turned in at any of the businesses listed above or to Karen Vaughn at 320 Joe Payne Road, Lebanon, Ky, 40033. No phoned in entries will be accepted.
    The entry fee is $3 per participant and will be collected on the day of the pageant.

  • Fire and Vine event is June 14

    Grape2Go LLC and WhiteMoon Winery of Lebanon will be hosting its first "Fire and Vine" event to benefit the Kentucky Arts and Theatre. The event is planned for Saturday, June 14, from 7-9 p.m. on the grounds of WhiteMoon Winery located at 25 Arthur Mattingly Road in Lebanon.

  • Calloway judge-executive to lobby for open Kentucky primaries

    By Austin Ramsey
    Murray Ledger & Times

    As this year’s crop of election candidates narrow their focus on November’s general election, one local official still has his sights set on last month’s primary.
    Calloway County Judge-Executive Larry Elkins issued a release Friday, May 30, calling on state officials to rethink Kentucky’s method of holding primaries – especially he said, when the costly elections don’t represent the entire electorate.

  • Bark Bash is June 28 in Bardstown

    Bardstown is going to the dogs June 28, at the first annual “Bark Bash” fundraising event to benefit Barktown Rescue and Bourbon City Bark Park.
    Wickland, 550 Bloomfield Road in Bardstown, is the place to be Saturday, June 28, from 7:30 p.m. to midnight, rain or shine!
    The event will feature a silent auction, various raffle games, catering by Lady Fingers and music by Bardstown’s own, Big Black Cadillac. Each ticket includes entry to the event, food, and two drink tickets. A cash bar will be available.

  • County trash pick-up will run early June 4

     County employees will be going through mandatory training from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 4. 

    To make sure that sanitation crews are finished in time to attend the training, trash pick-up will take place earlier that usual on Wednesday, according to Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly. 

  • Special called city council and school board meetings Thursday night

    The Lebanon City Council and the Marion County Board of Education will both be having special-called meetings at 6 p.m., Thursday evening, May 29, and the main topic listed on each entities agenda is their budgets.

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw will be giving his annual budget address at Lebanon City Hall.

    The Marion County Board of Education will also be discussing its budget and possibly approving it Thursday evening.

  • Barreling ahead

    Maker’s Mark distillery is growing. A lot.
    The company has already constructed three new 34,250-square-foot warehouses in Loretto, and it has plans to build six more.
    By comparison, the distillery’s previous warehouses are 16,500 square feet. The smaller warehouses can hold just under 20,000 barrels, while the newer, larger warehouses can hold 50,400 barrels apiece.

  • The day time stood still

    There was a prayer service at the site of the crash that killed five young men from Marion County 50 years ago. The young men were Stanley Ballard, Ray Clark, David Hamilton, Donnie Donahue and Wayne Simms. The boys had just attended their high school sports banquet in Loretto. Five concrete crosses are located on Highway 49 in Loretto where the crash occurred. A memorial Mass was also held in memory of the young men at St. Francis of Assisi Church.