Local News

  • Martina McBride performing at Centre College Friday

    By Larry Vaught

    Martina McBride has been named Country Music Association’s Female Vocalist of the Year four times and Academy of County Music’s Top Female Vocalist three times. She’s also a 14-time Grammy Award nominee.
    Yet coming to perform at Centre College’s Norton Center Friday is still as much fun for her as when her career started about 30 years ago.

  • Lebanon man and woman arrested for hit and run death

    A Lebanon man and woman have been indicted for the hit and run death of Landon T. Wheatley, 19, of Springfield.

  • Lebanon man killed in one-vehicle accident

    Hurley R. Wease Jr., 22, of Lebanon was killed Thursday morning in a one-vehicle accident on St. Mary’s Highway, three miles west of Lebanon.

  • Lebanon man and woman arrested for hit and run death

    A Lebanon man and woman have been indicted for the hit and run death of Landon T. Wheatley, 19, of Springfield.

  • Suspect involved in police chase arrested

    A suspect involved in a police chase out of Boyle County Tuesday afternoon was arrested Wednesday in Burgin.

    The man fled on foot after the vehicle he was traveling in crashed on a farm near the Boyle County/Marion County line.

    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements said the suspect was allegedly driving a stolen truck when he fled from police in Boyle County.

  • Maker’s Mark voted ‘Best Bourbon and Bourbon Distillery Tour’
  • Labor Day closings

    All county offices will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day. There will be no garbage pickup Monday. Instead, the county will be doing a double route on Tuesday. Please have trash out early.
    The Marion County Clerk’s Office will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 4 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The clerk’s office will reopen at 8:20 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 5.
    Lebanon City Hall will also be closed Monday. The Marion County Public Library is closed on Monday, as well.

  • Getting started, changing paths, starting over

    Felicia Hazelwood, 41, of Lebanon is on her way to becoming a certified medical assistant and making a better life for herself and her nine-year-old son.
    Kambron Hayden, 19, of Springfield is working part-time at Barber Cabinets while also going to college to earn his industrial maintenance degree.
    Amy Badgett, 41 of Lebanon is working a fulltime job at Inter County Energy after having worked in the fast food business for approximately 10 years. She considers her job at Inter County a “once in a lifetime opportunity.”

  • Stage fright to spotlight

    Singing in front of people used to make sisters Katelyn and Samantha Daugherty so nervous that they would hide behind furniture or walls in their home when singing for their parents’ friends.
    The first time they can remember singing in front of an audience together was around nine years ago when they performed at the St. Joe Community Center. They sang “Grenade” by their favorite male artist, Bruno Mars, and they both were beyond nervous.

  • MCPS School Bus Maintenance Director to retire after 44 years

    By Nicole Schlosser
    School Bus Fleet Magazine

    As of December, a maintenance director here known to some as the “godfather of transportation” in the state will retire, or “step down,” as he prefers to think of it, after 44 years of service.
    Ricky Courtwright, the director of vehicle maintenance at Marion County Public Schools, started out as a maintenance technician while he was still in high school. Working on cars had always come naturally to him, since it runs in the family.