Steve Beam, of Limestone Branch Distillery, was named the Marion County Chamber of Commerce 2021 Businessman of the Year

We here at the Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission were thrilled when one of our local tourist attractions got some great recognition. Steve Beam, of Limestone Branch Distillery, was named the Marion County Chamber of Commerce 2021 Businessman of the Year at the organization’s annual banquet in Lebanon, KY, on June 17. Steve was a … Read more Steve Beam, of Limestone Branch Distillery, was named the Marion County Chamber of Commerce 2021 Businessman of the Year

Kentucky Classic Arts plans to head project, partner with Lebanon Water Works on spillway project.

(Story by Johnathon Boles, Kentucky Classic Arts volunteer, and John Bramel, for Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission) A portion of Marion County’s premier jewel of natural beauty could be getting a facelift, courtesy of a project that’s the brainchild of Kentucky Classic Arts (KCA). “Fagan Branch Reservoir has long served as a place for anglers, … Read more Kentucky Classic Arts plans to head project, partner with Lebanon Water Works on spillway project.

Who was Cecil L. Gorley and why is the trail named after him?

(By John Bramel, For Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission) You would not be walking this trail if not for a man named Cecil Lawton Gorley. So…who was he? Born July 11, 1926 in the nearby Forkland area, he loved Marion County from his beginning. He spent 30-plus years as Marion County’s Kentucky Department of Fish … Read more Who was Cecil L. Gorley and why is the trail named after him?

Fagan Branch and the Cecil L. Gorley Trail

Fagan Branch and its Cecil L. Gorley Naturalist Trail. It’s an outdoor mecca in Marion County, and a place where folks truly can find their nature. Fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, exercising, birdwatching, or simply just finding some solitude in nature. Fagan Branch is the place where all that and more can be found. The Fagan … Read more Fagan Branch and the Cecil L. Gorley Trail

Who did that cool artwork for Floating the Fork?

Folks have asked, “Who did that awesome artwork for tourism’s Floating the Fork project.” Well folks…the artist is Kandace Potter, a visual artist from here in Lebanon, KY. She’s currently the visual art teacher at Marion County High School. She and her husband Gregg have three children: Hadley, 9; Reagan, 7; and Sawyer, 5. And … Read more Who did that cool artwork for Floating the Fork?

Sunny Side Saloon Restoration

Sunny Side Saloon Restoration

One of Lebanon, KY’s coolest old historical buildings is going to be brought back to life again…and wow, isn’t this just awesome.  And it’s resurgence will bring a new highlight to an area of downtown where this shot of rejuvenation is welcomed. The Sunny Side Saloon building, which was a Union Army commissary and the … Read more Sunny Side Saloon Restoration

Historical Society and Center Being Revived

Some really cool things are happening over at the Marion County Historical Society and its Heritage Center in downtown Lebanon, the Heart of Kentucky. The following excellent story is reprinted here with permission of The Lebanon Enterprise, where it originally appeared. The historical society’s efforts are great news for local tourism: historic cemetery tours are … Read more Historical Society and Center Being Revived

Limestone Branch Distillery Tours Open with Limited Availability

Yes, you fans of Limestone Branch Distillery Tours can enjoy a visit in Lebanon, the Heart of Kentucky, for Saturday of this weekend. Limited. But yes…available. And as strange as it sounds, this is the first weekend in a long time that’s been possible. Prior to the COVID-19 shutdown of just about everything earlier this … Read more Limestone Branch Distillery Tours Open with Limited Availability

Lebanon KY Farmer’s Market

Lebanon Kentucky Farmer’s Market Open Again As a result of ongoing COVID-19 challenges, the startup of the Lebanon KY Farmer’s Market couldn’t be better timing. COVID-19 concerns and state-mandated social distancing guidelines have, in many cases, created food supply questions and shopping challenges. Well…now we have the Lebanon KY Farmer’s Market. And this year it … Read more Lebanon KY Farmer’s Market