Local News

  • Side-Kick is home safe

    Side-Kick, a Mountain Cur Pitbull who ran away on Oct. 30 when his owner, Floyd Ray Cook, was killed during a shootout with police in Burkesville, is safe and sound after a 20-day search.
    “The good people of Cumberland County never gave up hope of finding him,” said Cook’s sister, Ollie Mae Wicker of Bradfordsville. “The prayers of many people are answered as Side-Kick now resides with family members here in Marion County.”
    Side-Kick is pictured with Wicker after his safe return.

  • Wreaths Across America is Dec. 12

    On Saturday, Dec. 12, members of the community will gather together to honor veterans during the holiday season as part of the annual Wreaths Across America Day.
    The WAA ceremony this year will be held at noon at the Lebanon National Cemetery. Seven ceremonial wreaths will be placed to remember all soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who served, honor their sacrifices, and teach our younger generations about the high cost of our freedoms.

  • Dickens Christmas is Friday

    The Dickens Christmas events will begin at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 27, in downtown Lebanon with the Marion County Chamber of Commerce’s Chili Cook-off and lighting of the community Christmas tree.
    Buy one bowl then try all the chili you want with proceeds going to a local charity. Chili Cook-off tickets will be available inside the Farmers Bank Annex.
    There will also be open houses at downtown businesses, train rides on Main Street, free hot dogs, cider and hot chocolate, carriage rides and singing from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

  • Christmas in the Park is Wednesday

    Christmas in the Park will take place at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 25.
    The event will officially begin at 6:30 p.m., with free cookies, popcorn and hot chocolate. The lighting of the park will be at 7 p.m. Santa Claus will arrive on one of Lebanon's finest fire trucks at 7:15 p.m.

  • Closings for Thanksgiving

    Thursday is Thanksgiving and there will be no garbage pick-up. The normal Thursday garbage route will be picked up on Friday, Nov. 27, along with the Friday route. The county asks that you set our your garbage a little earlier than normal on Friday because crews are doubling up to collect two days in one.

    The following offices are closed:

    • Marion County Clerk
    • Marion County Property Valuation Administrator
    • Marion County Judge's Office
    • Marion County Sheriff's Office

  • Head coach for Lady Knights basketball team resigns

    The Lady Knights begin their season on Dec. 1, and they’re currently searching for a new head coach after the resignation of Landon Williams, effective Nov. 20.
    Williams declined to comment about his decision to resign.
    Williams replaced Anthony Epps, who accepted a job as an itinerant special education teacher in the Campbellsville Independent Schools.

  • No major damage at American Wood Fibers after fire last week

    Lebanon Firefighters were at American Wood Fibers for nearly four hours Wednesday night, Nov. 18, fighting fires in two of the factory’s silos.
    Lebanon Dispatch received the fire call at 5:55 p.m.
    The Lebanon Fire Department and Marion County EMS responded to American Wood Fibers, which is located at 390 Warehouse Road in Lebanon.

  • Fiscal court to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be meeting at 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19.
    The meeting’s agenda includes:
    • Junior Adams with Generation Gap will be making a request for underprivileged children in the community.
    • Consider/approve to advertise in the Marion County Chamber of Commerce directory.
    • Consider/approve of the discontinuance of County Whole Life Insurance Plans for county employees.

  • Autism center open house this Friday

    There will be an open house for the new Working the Puzzle for Autism Inc. Autism Center from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., this Friday, Nov. 20.
    The new center is located at 748 West Main Street in Lebanon where the Communicare workshop is located.
    Working the Puzzle for Autism, Inc. entered into a use of space agreement with Communicare and has access to a 2,000 square feet area in the old KenMar building where the Marion County Industries workshop is located.

  • Christmas in the Country is Dec. 5

    The City of Bradfordsville encourages all homes to decorate for Christmas in the Country, which will be held Dec. 5. The day for the judging of best houses and businesses will be announced soon.