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Today's News

  • Maker’s Mark named Industry of the Year

    The Marion County Economic Development Office named Maker’s Mark Distillery Inc. the “Industry of the Year” at the Marion County Industry Appreciation Banquet Friday in Lebanon.
    Maker’s Mark is currently underway with a two-part expansion construction project in Loretto. The distillery’s $70 million expansion will increase production capacity and add barrel rack houses, nearly doubling its capacity.

  • City’s Public Works Department named “Service Industry of the Year”

    The Marion County Economic Development Office named the City of Lebanon’s Public Works Department as this year’s “Service Industry of the Year” at the Marion County Industry Appreciation Banquet Friday in Lebanon.
    During the award presentation, State Sen. Jimmy Higdon said that most of the work that the city’s public works employees do on a daily basis is “often unseen and underappreciated.”

  • Christmas in the Park is Nov. 26

    Christmas in the Park will take place at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon Wednesday, Nov. 26.
    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.
    The park staff invites you to come out and visit with Santa, enjoy refreshments and walk the track taking in all of the beautiful displays sponsored or donated by local merchants and individuals.

  • Blood drive is Nov. 29 at WMES

    The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood to help ensure sufficient blood supplies are available for patients this holiday season. Blood donations often decline during the holidays when donors get busy with travel and family gatherings, but the need for blood remains steady. Someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds.
    Eligible donors with all types are needed, especially those with O negative, A negative and B negative.

  • Men seek to build statue for fallen firefighter

    They grew up together, so news of his death was especially hard.
    In the 1990s, Brad Shofner and his twin brother, Chad, began volunteering at then Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue. One of the first people they met when setting foot inside the department was Tony Grider.
    "I was on that department roughly 18 years," Brad said. "We grew up there. That was all we knew."
    Brad said he remembers the day he met Grider, seeing him standing on the apparatus floor.

  • How to show your appreciation to members of the military

    Civilians who join the military find their lives change forever upon entering the service. The armed forces shape a person, teaching discipline, humility, bravery, and many other life lessons. Joining the military often means making substantial personal sacrifices, as servicemen and women are typically called away from their families and the comforts of home.

  • Project seeks faces behind Vietnam wall's names

    By Martha Elson
    The Courier-Journal

    Everette Bailey had written to his family in Georgetown, Ky., describing a vision of Jesus he had while sitting on a mountainside, telling him "not to fear," that he was going home.
    Soon thereafter, military men arrived at his mother's house during a family get-together to tell them he had indeed gone home.
    He had been killed in Vietnam, said Brenda Hillstrand, his niece.

  • Lexington ceremony part of nationwide effort to raise awareness about Alzheimer's disease

    By Jack Brammer
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    In a downtown Lexington church on Sunday, Mildred Bailey, 72, spoke of her mother's struggles with Alzheimer's disease, which took her life 10 years ago.
    Bailey recalled how her mother once prayed every night for her nine children by name, with specific requests for each, but in her later years she couldn't remember their names.

  • Beshear encourages Kentuckians to shop for health insurance on Kynect

    By Jack Brammer
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT — Gov. Steve Beshear encouraged Kentuckians on Monday to start shopping for health insurance as soon as this weekend on an improved kynect.ky.gov, the insurance exchange implemented under the federal Affordable Care Act.
    Speaking at a Capitol news conference, Beshear said some Kentuckians might find lower prices by shopping on Kynect during open enrollment, which begins Saturday and ends Feb. 15.

  • Reed sworn in as school board member

    Kaelin Reed was elected as the District 2 representative on the Marion County Board of Education on Nov. 4.

    On Nov. 11, he was sworn in by Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Matttingly. Originally, the plan was for Reed to take his oath of office during the Nov. 11 meeting, but it was moved up due to a scheduling issue.

    This also means all the seats on the board are full for the first time since May, when Michael Mullins resigned as a board member.