Sunday was a day to honor and remember black history in Marion County.
Hundreds of people attended the local NAACP’s annual celebration at Centre Square, and then visited the Marion County Heritage Center for the grand opening of its new black history exhibit.
“This is a great achievement,” said Ann Simpson, treasurer of the local NAACP chapter. “I think it’ll be more prosperous as it goes along.”
As April draws closer, more Marion County High School students are popping the question... “Prom?”
And, what used to be a simple question has grown to an elaborate and creative undertaking.
We want to hear about this year’s best “Promposals.”
If you went above the bar to ask your date to prom, we want to hear about it. Email details of your “Promposal” and a photo to Stevie Lowery at email@example.com.
Robin Humphress visited the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission during its Feb. 17 meeting seeking $5,500 for a concert planned for Sept. 6.
Humphress of Kentucky Classic Arts is trying to bring The Bretts to Lebanon. The Bretts are a family of singers, songwriters and performers based in Branson, Mo.
According to Humphress’s application, they are planning to sell tickets for $20 apiece. The $5,500 request was to help cover the performers’ fee and help with marketing.
Eastern Kentucky University has announced those students who earned the president’s and dean’s list honors for the fall 2013 semester.
Local students honored for the president’s list are:
• Joseph Thomas Hamilton of Gravel Switch, a senior middle grade education major
• Joshua Wayne Brady of Lebanon, a senior criminal justice major
• Alexandria Danielle Bryant of Lebanon, a senior psychology major
• Alesha Nicole Elder of Lebanon, a sophomore pre-occupational science major
Hospitalizations for Kentucky babies born dependent on drugs because of their mothers’ addictions are continuing to rise steeply even as drug overdose deaths level off, a new University of Kentucky report says.
The Feb. 19 announcement that the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline will be delayed a year is a victory in “round one” for Kentuckians, a leading opponent to the project said.
Chris Schimmoeller, president of Envision Franklin County, said the company’s decision gives respite to landowners.
“I look forward to solving some of these issues without the pipeline breathing down our necks,” Schimmoeller said.