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    Raywick Clean-up Day is June 15

    The first annual Raywick Clean-up Day will be held on June 15 from 8 a.m. to noon at the gravel parking lot across from the park and church in Raywick.

  • Lebanon Police provide active shooter safety session

     If an active shooter walked into your workplace, would you know what to do?

    Lebanon Police Sergeant Henry King spoke at Marion County Economic Development’s First Friday Forum on June 7 to share advice and strategies for community members on how to respond during an active shooter situation in the workplace.

    “It’s never happened here in Lebanon, and I pray that it never does,” said King. “If it does, you best believe that the Lebanon Police Department is trained and ready for something like this.”

  • JROTC creates flag drop box

     There is now a drop box located outside of Marion County Public Library for American flags. These flags will be collected and ceremonially disposed of for free by either the Marion County High School JROTC or local Boy Scouts.

    Morgan Tungate and Carly Clark came up with the idea of providing the community with a drop box for worn or damaged flags. The JROTC students and local scouts will check the box regularly.

  • Lebanon man indicted for robbery, assault
  • Favorite pastime

     Marion County is on The Bourbon Trail, but it also sits on the “Clothesline of Quilts Trail,” which draws visitors into rural areas with beautiful painted ‘quilts’ that hang on barns and other buildings. The pastime of quilting blankets also continues to be a tradition celebrated in the county.

    Nancy Dudley, 67, of Bradfordsville has been quilting for more than 40 years, and it has become what she calls “her happy place.”

  • Destined for Disney

     By Marlena Stokes

    Summer Intern



    If you are planning on vacationing at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida in the next six months, you may run into one of Lebanon’s very own—Carrie Fowler. 

    Fowler was recently accepted as a member of the Disney College Program, and will be working in merchandise. 

  • ‘I thank the Lord every single day’

     Marion County is smack dab in the middle of a bourbon boom, but 92-year-old Helen Mattingly vividly remembers the days she would walk two miles to work at what is now Maker’s Mark Distillery.

    Mattingly was only 15 years old when she began working there, and it was actually named “Happy Hollow Distillery” at that time. It didn’t become Maker’s Mark Distillery until Bill Samuels purchased it in 1953.

    “I never thought it would be what it is today,” Mattingly said.

  • Summer Dream Academy Spotlight: Car Care 101

     While many students may have chosen to sleep in during the first few days of summer vacation, a group of middle school students recently spent their morning at the Marion County Area Technology Center getting a lesson in basic automotive maintenance. 

    During the first day of the Car Care 101 Camp at the ATC, automotive instructor David Gerhardt and two former students led a group of six participants through the process of checking fluid levels.

  • Stallworth, Reader introduced as new coaches at MCHS

    Marion Countians had a chance to meet the new head football and boys basketball coaches for Marion County High School in the school’s library Tuesday evening, June 4.

    First, Maze Stallworth was introduced as the new boys basketball head coach. Stallworth most recently coached the boys basketball team at Taylor County for two seasons and led Taylor County to the Fifth Region title in his first season. Stallworth resigned at Taylor County in November of 2018. Stallworth was also the head boys basketball coach at Casey County for three seasons.

  • ‘This has always been home’

     Robby Peterson has always wanted to be the principal at Marion County High School.

    From the days he walked the halls as a student himself, to the years he was a teacher and coach, Peterson has always loved MCHS.

    “This has always been home,” Peterson said, sitting in his new office at MCHS on Wednesday afternoon, less than 24 hours after the school council selected him to become the next principal. “This is something that I’ve always wanted.”