Friday, June 25, 2010

Lebanon KY

Here is a visitor note for Marion County Ham Days from the Lebanon Enterprise 
"Celebrating its 40th year, the theme for 2009 is “Rockin’ on 68 since 1969,” reminding visitors of Lebanon's unique entertainment heritage. Lebanon was once home of well-know venues such as Club 68, The Golden Horseshoe, Kitty Kat Club, Club Cherry, Jane Todd Inn, Bens’ Discotheque and The Plantation Club."

Who can tell us more about playing at these clubs or has some pictures ? The picture above is from the Lebanon Enterprise Summer 1998 .

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  1. From the Cincinnati Enquier Dec 26 , 2001
    Former nightclub owner, mayor dies

    LEBANON — Hyleme Salem George, a former Lebanon, Ky., mayor who made headlines as the defendant in a voting-fraud case, died Sunday at Norton Springview Hospital. He was 89.

    The cause of death was not given.

    Mr. George, a nightclub owner, served as mayor from 1966 to 1972.

    In the 1960s, he owned Club 68 in Lebanon, which featured famous musicians such as Little Richard, Ike and Tina Turner, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jerry Lee Lewis and Nat King Cole.

    As mayor, Mr. George had disagreements with his police commissioner and City Council over who should have control of the local police force. And in August 1969, the entire six-member council — upset about allegations that Mr. George's businesses sold alcohol to minors — resigned because Mr. George refused to give up his post.

    In 1977, Mr. George sued the Courier-Journal over an article that said he ordered police to make hourly checks on nightclubs, excluding his own, when he was mayor. The suit was later dismissed.

    In 1986, Mr. George was indicted in a federal voting-fraud case. Authorities alleged he paid voters in Marion County to vote for a judge-executive candidate in the 1985 Democratic primary. The case was later dismissed.