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Today's News

  • A tale of two hunts

     My man Billy “Billy Bird” Thompson finally slowed down enough for me to talk about his elk hunt.

    He was drawn for a 2014 elk archery tag and spent all summer practicing with his Matthews Reezen bow set at 68 pounds. He was also using 400 grain Beamon carbon arrows 28 inches long and tipped with Shuttle T-Lock fixed blade broadheads weighing 100 grains.

  • Science rules the day at Clay Hill Memorial Forest

     

    By Linda Waggener
    Marketing and media relations   coordinator

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • MCPS plans for inclement weather

    With the winter months quickly approaching Marion County Public Schools would like to communicate the following protocol regarding the cancellation of school in the event of inclement weather:  

  • Tourist commission to begin interviews for new director

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has not had an executive director since Sept. 16, when Carla Abbi (formerly Carla Wagner) resigned from that position.
    During Monday’s commission meeting, Chairman James Spragens said a subcommittee including himself, Nancy Shockency and David Winebrenner Jr. would be interviewing candidates this week.
    The final decision about the next executive director will rest with the full commission, however.

  • Local residents are packing joy into shoeboxes for children in need overseas

    With holiday supplies already covering the store shelves, individuals, families, churches and groups in and around Marion County are working to make Christmas a reality for kids in need around the world by filling shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement. Shoebox packers and volunteers in the other nine counties that make up the Heart of Kentucky Area hope to collect more than 33,000 gift-filled shoeboxes to the 2014 global goal of reaching 10 million children in need during National Collection Week, Nov.17–24.

  • 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.”

  • 11-12-14 Church Briefs

    Prayer day
    St. Catharine Motherhouse, near Springfield, is hosting its monthly Contemplative Prayer Day on Nov. 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The day includes silence, contemplative/centering prayer, walking meditation, personal prayer, an experience of a Native American ceremony  entitled “One Spirit” led by Bo and Cheryl Tipton from the Native American Center in Cecelia. Everyone is invited. Bring a bag lunch. Donations will be welcome. For more information, call Sr. Mary Otho Ballard at 859-284-5201 or email her at lamondaop@gmail.com.

  • 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.