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  • New product recalls old name

    Limestone Branch Distillery introduced its newest product, Precinct No. 6, on Sept. 18. This is the first whiskey that the Lebanon distillery has created. Owners Steve and Paul Beam are from a family with a distilling heritage on both sides of their family. The name of the newest product draws on that history. Their great-great-grandfather had his own distillery in an area of Marion County that was then known as Precinct 6.
     

  • Super moon

    The “Super Harvest Moon” rises over the trees at Marion County High School as the Marion County HIgh School girls soccer team's game comes to a close on Sept. 8.
     

  • Deck the Hogs

    With Marion County Country Ham Days just a few days away, people across the community are getting in the spirit of the festival. Out in the county and in town, people are showing that they are anticipating the annual celebration.

  • School board approves time off, not medical leave, for superintendent

    The Marion County Board of Education held a quick meeting Friday afternoon to clarify an error made at Tuesday's regular meeting.

  • School board meets at St. Charles Middle tonight

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, at St. Charles Middle School.

    The agenda for the meeting includes:

    • Communications

    - Superintendent’s report

    - Introduction of 2014-15 Marion County Student Ambassadors – Troy Benningfield & Laurie Followell

    - Exceptional Child Education (ECE) Update – Traci Sharpe

  • UPDATE: Missing teen has been located

    A 16-year-old who was reported missing since Sept. 13 has been located.

    Adrianna M. Couch of Lebanon is reported to be at University of Kentucky hospital, according to Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady.

  • HAM DAYS: TREASURE HUNT prize has been found

    The 2014 Ham Day Treasure Hunt prize has been found.

    Monday, Sept. 22: Clue No. 1

    Who are they, at our Chamber of Commerce,

    Sending out the call?
    "Please be cautious as you hunt and traverse,

    Don't make messes at all."

    Tuesday, Sept. 23: Clue No. 2

    Another great Ham Days.

    Another treasure quest.

    We'll try to keep you busy.

    You'll be looking for a rest.

  • Library presents Cinema at the Square tonight

     Anyone who loves movies and the Veronica Roth Divergent series may want to attend the Marion County Public Library's Cinema at the Square on Friday, Sept. 19. 

    The event is free and the gates open at 7 p.m. The PG-13 movie will begin at dusk.

    The first 150 people through the gates will receive a free one-day rental code from Redbox. The movie is being presented through a grant from Redbox's Outside the Box program

  • Fiscal court meets Thursday

     The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    The agenda for the meeting includes:

    • Minutes of the previous meeting 

    • Sheriff’s request for sale of damaged surplus vehicle by sealed bids

    • Request for support with “Halloween in the Park” 

    • Re-appointment of extension district board members

    • Open bids for road salt for winter 2014-2015

  • HAM DAYS: Voice from the stage

    Charles Lancaster Sr. has been part of every PIGasus Parade, providing commentary and introducing parade participants as they pass the Main Street stage.
    This year, Lancaster, 78, will be seeing the parade from a different point of view — as the grand marshal.
    "This will be a real treat for me," Lancaster said.
    When Ham Days was still in its infancy, Lancaster was invited to serve as the master of ceremonies for the parade. It's something he's done ever since.