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Lebanon, Kentucky

An Easy Goin’ Place

Marion County, with population of 18,212, is a community where people know their neighbors and lawns are decorated with Virgin Mary statues and crosses. Residents here are easygoing, friendly and quick to tell you where they’re from. There’s Lebanon – the county seat – Loretto, Raywick, Bradfordville and several other small towns. Young people who leave to find jobs often return, drawn to a place where people know their names.