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  • PHOTO: Government on display in Frankfort
  • PHOTO: "Lovely in Danger"
  • New roof on the way


    A new roof is on the way for the Robertson building downtown. It comes with a nearly $44,000 price tag that the tourism commission will pay.

    “The building can be great things for the community,” Laurie Smith, city administrator, said. “We’re looking at a lot of potential in terms of grant availability, and where we can do some great things for our community.”
    The city received the building as a gift recently, and the city council has been discussing the possibility of fixing the leaking roof.

  • SCC students feel wrath of deer


    Two St. Catharine College students driving through Lebanon were recently blindsided by a deer.

    “We were just driving and out of nowhere came a deer,” Jacob Williams, of Indianapolis, Ind., a passenger in the vehicle, said via email Sunday night. “It was a sudden impact and the next thing I know there was a deer looking at me.”
    According to a police report from Lebanon City Police, a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT driven by William E. Carter of Nineveh, Ind., was struck by a deer at 2:07 p.m. on Nov. 13 on North Spalding Avenue.

  • Marion County tech center has a new principal


    Tony Webb has been teaching in the technical school setting for more than a decade, and now he’s leading the Marion County Area Technology Center as its principal, where Marion and Washington County students attend.

    Webb, who resides in Anderson County, began his career in education later in life. After graduating from the University of Kentucky, he worked at several industries and businesses before stepping into the education field.

  • WCHS alum named Mrs. Kentucky International


    One of Mackville’s own will be representing Kentucky in the Mrs. International competition in July in Chicago.

    Jessica Glasscock, a  2000 graduate of Washington County High School, recently won the Mrs. Kentucky International competition in Bardstown.
    Glasscock is no stranger to pageants, as she competed in her teen years and in college. This, however, was different.
    “You can’t be Mrs. Kentucky without a mister in your life,” she said recently during a phone interview.

  • Central Kentucky Community Theatre receives $50,000 to begin endowment


    The Central Kentucky Community Theatre Inc. (CKCTI), a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that provides training and performance opportunities in the theatrical arts for youth and adults, recently announced the establishment of a permanent endowment with the Community Foundation of Louisville and the theatre’s first anonymous gift of $50,000. 

  • PHOTOS: SCC pays tribute on Veteran’s Day
  • SCC recognizes donors


    St. Catharine College said thank you on Thursday with its annual President’s Society Dinner held in the Spalding Student and Community Center on campus.

    Guests enjoyed a social hour before they were treated to a formal dinner while the Mike Tracy Jazz Trio provided  entertainment. Throughout the room, donors were abuzz about all of the great things happening at SCC.

  • PHOTO: Minor injury accident near Hardees on Friday