Local News

  • Lebanon home damaged by fire

    A home located at 345 North Harrison Street in Lebanon was damaged extensively by fire early Tuesday morning, June 6.
    At 6:08 a.m., firefighters responded to the home, which is owned by Marvin Gardner, and being rented by Henry McElroy, according to Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly.
    The cause of the fire is believed to be a lamp that didn’t have a shade on it, which was sitting beside window curtains and a chair. Chief Mattingly said the home received fire and heavy smoke damage. Firefighters cleared the scene at 7:20 a.m.


  • Tatum indicted on trafficking, firearm charges

    Samuel Lance Tatum, 38, of 2499 Horan Lane in Springfield was indicted in four separate indictments for drug trafficking and several other offenses in Marion Circuit Court on June 5.
    According to the first indictment, on or about Jan. 16, 2017, Tatum knowingly and unlawfully trafficked in meth. The indictment also states that Tatum was over the age of 21 and stood convicted of at least one felony after his 18th birthday. Bond was set at $15,000.

  • Lebanon man convicted in Campbellsville murder

    By Franklin Clark
    Landmark News Service

    A Lebanon man was convicted last week in a murder case that took place more than a year ago.
    At a jury trial on June 5-7, William Calhoun was sentenced to 20 years for wanton murder, 10 years for first-degree assault and one year each for two of the three wanton endangerment charges, with the recommendation that they all run concurrently. The third count was dismissed during the trial.

  • Relay for Life is changing, mission remains the same

    The face of Relay for Life in Marion and Washington counties is changing in a big way this year, but the motivation behind the event remains the same: to raise money for cancer research to possibly find a cure.
    For the past 20 years, local Relay for Life events have been very much the same thing year in and year out. And, as a result, fewer people were attending.

  • MCPS not slowing down this summer

    Where children will be going to school on Aug. 9, how they will be getting there and what classes they will be taking continue to be primary topics of discussion at the Marion County Board of Education meetings.   

  • Director of drug rehab arrested on meth charges

    Landmark News Service

    A preacher who heads up a nearby drug rehabilitation facility was arrested last week in Cumberland County on drug-related charges.
    Cumberland County Sheriff Scott Daniels arrested Gregg Troutt on Thursday, June 1, at 12:56 p.m. on Garrett Creek Road on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs and possession of methamphetamine.

  • Two teenagers arrested for string of vehicle thefts

    The jig is up for two teenagers who are believed to have tag teamed several recent vehicle thefts and caused other mischief throughout the county.
    A 16-year-old male, whose name hasn’t been released, and John S. Melger, 18, of Lebanon were arrested last week after the Marion County Sheriff’s Office found evidence that connected both of them to several crimes.

  • Weekend wrecks injure Lebanon woman, Lancaster man

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to two separate vehicle accidents Sunday, one of which results in a Lebanon being flown to University Hospital in Louisville.

  • Autism center to attend Stephen Foster Story

    Members of the Working the Puzzle for Autism Inc. Center will be attending the special needs performance of the Stephen Foster Story, sponsored by KU and LG&E, on Friday, June 9, beginning at 6:30 p.m. This event is free to all individuals with special needs and their families. It includes face painting, music, refreshments and the Stephen Foster performance at 8 p.m. Contact Lisa Nally-Martin at nallymartin@windstream.net with any questions or send a message to the Working the Puzzle for Autism Facebook page.

  • More than $2,000 raised for St. Jude’s Hospital

    The Yocum family recently had the annual road block for St. Jude’s Hospital in memory of Susan Yocum. Susan organized the road block each year to make sure Marion County contributed to this worthy cause. Because of the generosity of Marion County, this year’s road block brought in $2,154.30.