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  • Color in Motion road closures Saturday

    Roads will be closed for the Color in Motion 5K on Saturday, May 17.
    The race will start and finish near the youth soccer fields and the disc golf course on Fairground Road.
    There will be road closures along the course from 6 a.m. to noon Saturday to accommodate the race. The course will be the same as the Pokey Pig 5K, only with a different start/finish line. The course is as follows:
    * Fairground Road to Main Street
    * Main Street to Depot Street
    * Depot Street to Mulberry
    * W. Mulberry to S. Spalding Ave.

  • Popes Creek Ranch activities this weekend

    Popes Creek Ranch will be celebrating National Armed Forces Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday. There will be games for children, a hike, entertainment, food and beverages. The event is free for all veterans and active members of the military. Popes Creek Ranch is located at 2250 Popes Creek Road in Lebanon.
    Saturday evening, South 49 will be in concert from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Woodlands Amphitheater at Popes Creek Ranch. The amphitheater is located on Penick Road.

  • Position, population and experience can affect elected officials pay

    When voters go to the polls on May 20 and on Nov. 4, they will be voting for a variety of federal, state and local officials.
    While voters know that their taxes are used to compensate these officials, they might not know what each of these officials are paid.
    Here is a closer look at what compensation officials receive at each level of government for the current year. For many positions, the salaries for 2015 have not yet been determined.

    Federal offices

  • Youth leagues not giving up on concession stand makeover

    Healthier food options at concession stands are not necessarily a fan favorite, but local youth sports leagues haven’t given up on trying to offer more nutritious options.

  • MCPS dreams big at strategic planning summit

    “If we have dreams, how are we going to make those become a reality?”
    That was one of the questions Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser asked the audience of approximately 130 people, including school staff, site-base decision making council members, local government officials and community leaders gathered at the Marion County Public Schools Strategic Planning Summit, which was held Tuesday, May 6, at Centre Square in Lebanon.

  • Paul Childers and The Black Tie Affair
  • Accreditation mix-up leaves SCC students scrambling for answers

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    Graduates from the radiology program at St. Catharine College are weighing their options following a recent meeting with school officials that revealed they do not have the proper accreditation to work in the state of Kentucky.

  • Travel writers are talking about Lebanon

    Lebanon has been getting some good publicity lately, according to Carla Wagner, the executive director of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission.
    She told the commission during its May 12 meeting that they hosted some travel writers recently, which will bring attention to the community.
    Dana McMahan of bodybybourbon.com and her husband visited Lebanon in April, and they are working on pieces that might be of interest to “foodies” and bourbon lovers.

  • Know where to vote before May 20

    May 20 will be the first time Marion County voters go to the polls using new precincts that were put approved based on data from the 2010 Census. The county approved new magisterial districts in 2011, but the state did not approve the new precincts until late last year.
    The Marion County Clerk’s Office mailed thousands of postcards to county residents who may have seen a change in their precinct and where they vote.
    When the county redefined the magisterial districts, it also switched from using letters to numbers to identify those districts.

  • Tourism, city council meet today

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission and the Lebanon City Council are each scheduled to meet Monday, May 12.

    The tourist commission is scheduled to meet in regular session at 3:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Minutes of April meetings

    • Treasurer's report

    • Executive director's report

    • New business, including commmisioners offices

    • Old business, including pole banners