Local News

  • Injury accident near Walgreens

    A Lebanon woman was injured during a two-vehicle accident Wednesday, Feb. 10.
    The accident occurred at 2:32 p.m. on West Main Street near Walgreens in Lebanon.
    According to Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady, George Smith, 67, of 514 South Spalding Avenue in Lebanon was driving a 1988 Chevrolet van and was exiting the Market Square parking lot crossing West Main Street to Walgreens’ parking lot when he was struck by a 1998 Chevrolet truck being driven by Patrick Whitlock, 33, of 238 Shuck Avenue in Lebanon who was driving east bound on West Main Street.

  • Celebrating Black History

    There was a lot of foot stomping, hand clapping, arm raising and head bobbing during the Marion County Arts and Humanities Council’s black history event, which was held Saturday, Feb. 6, at Lebanon United Presbyterian Church. During the program, several choirs performed, including the First Baptist Church of Campbellsville, Sherman Chapel AME Zion of Lebanon, Bethel AME Methodist Church of Campbellsville, Pleasant Union Baptist Church and soloist Angela Nance Crenshaw.

  • Donors urged to help the American Red Cross maintain blood supply

    The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients by giving blood this February.
    During the winter months, inclement winter weather and seasonal illnesses can keep regular donors from giving blood. Healthy donors of all blood types are needed to help maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in their own communities as well as areas where donors were unable to give due to severe winter weather. Individuals with types O, AB, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed.

  • Bradfordsville hosts spaghetti dinner and Rook tournament fundraiser
  • Presidents' Day will be a make-up day

    Marion County Public Schools will be in session on Presidents' Day, Monday, Feb. 15. This day will serve as the first make-up day of the 2015-16 school year.

  • 2016 Kentucky Republican Presidential Caucus is March 5

    What: 2016 Kentucky Republican Presidential Caucus

    When: Saturday, March 5 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

    Where: Marion County Library, 201 East Main Street, Lebanon

    Who: All Kentucky Republicans (registered to vote by Dec. 31, 2015)

    How: On March 5, a Republican voter may go to their county caucus location anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. local time to vote for a Republican nominee for president by secret ballot.

  • Peggy Downs files for school board seat

    Peggy Downs, 55, of 830 Arthur Mattingly Road in Lebanon filed Thursday, Feb. 4, for the District 4 school board seat, currently held by Michael Cecil. The District No. 4 seat represents the precincts of St. Charles, Loretto, Holy Cross, and St. Francis.
    Downs was employed by the Marion County Board of Education for approximately 22 years working as a bus driver, coach, secretary and substitute teacher. She ran for the District 4 seat in 2008, and during a special election in 2010.
    The District 4 school board seat will be decided during the General Election on Nov. 8.

  • Marion County is moving forward

    The Marion County Office of Economic Development continues to invest heavily in training the county’s future workforce and recruiting skilled workers locally and beyond, according to Executive Director Tom Lund who presented his 2015 annual report to the Marion County Fiscal Court Thursday, Feb. 4.

  • Lebanon man indicted for burglary
  • Facebook shuts down, then restores social media feed of Nelson business

    By Peter W. Zubaty
    Landmark News Service

    A local business found itself caught up Thursday in the raging firestorm over gun control that is enveloping the country.
    Sometime in the early morning hours Thursday, representatives of Kentucky Gun Company (KyGunCo) in Bardstown noticed its Facebook page had been shut down, with the social media outlet posting a notification that the firearms dealer had violated Facebook’s terms of use prohibiting gun sales between private parties.