Local News

  • Reward offered for stolen bush hog

    On April 3, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a report of the theft of a Woods Model DS120 Rotary Cutter bush hog, valued at $7,000, from a farm at 251 Campbell Lane, approximately two miles west of Lebanon.
    The sheriff's office reported that the theft is believed to have occurred before April 1. Anyone with information related to this crime are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 270-692-3051. Deputy Sheriff Courtney Deering is investigating.

  • KBT concert is Saturday evening

    The Kentucky Baroque Trumpets will be in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at St. Augustine Church with special guest John Foster from Australia.

  • County drops 14 spots in health rankings

    Marion County is the 57th healthiest county in Kentucky. That is down from 43rd in 2014, according to the latest county health rankings released by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
    That doesn’t mean the report was all bad news.

  • Easter fun at the library

    The Marion County Public Library hosted an Easter egg hunt, along with Easter arts and crafts and a special story about an Easter cat last week. The stormy weather kept many children and their parents from attending, so the kiddos who did attend hit the jackpot in the candy department!

  • One step at a time

    Last Easter, chocolate and eggs were the last thing Kyle Edlin and his family were thinking about.
    Kyle, now 18, was a patient at University Hospital in Louisville, where he was recovering from multiple injuries, including a partially amputated left leg, two broken femurs and a crushed pelvis. He also suffered damage to arteries, veins and his lungs and received a laceration on his upper left leg.

  • Truck, garage damaged in fire

    One dog proved he was man's best friend on Monday. Greg Lee said he was sleeping when he heard a thud and his dog, Jaxx LaDoux, started going crazy.
    Jaxx, a pitbull, kept trying to get Lee's attention until he got up. When he looked out the window, he saw his truck and his car were on fire.
    "Everything was already ablaze," Lee said.

  • Citizens concerned about road to Maker’s Mark

    A new road has been constructed off of Hwy. 52 to Maker’s Mark Distillery.
    The Marion County Fiscal Court held a public hearing April 2 to consider removing part of the current road to the distillery from the county system and adding the new one.
    A handful of residents in that area — Billy Nally, Doug Cambron, and Jamie and Dawn Yates — expressed concerns about the impact of closing a portion of the current road and about potential dangers of opening the new one.

  • Coming home

    A Loretto man is one of 22 people granted clemency by President Barack Obama on March 31.
    Darrell Hayden, 64, was serving a life sentence on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and manufacturing marijuana plants. As a result of the President’s decision, Hayden is scheduled to be released July 28.

  • Lebanon man indicted for assault at fairgrounds

    Calob S. Cox, 19, of 379 Linda Avenue in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree robbery in Marion Circuit Court recently.
    According to the indictment, on or about Feb. 3, Cox used or threatened the immediate use of physical force upon another with intent to accomplish a theft and he was armed with a deadly instrument; threatened the immediate use of a dangerous instrument upon a person who was not a participant in the crime; or aided, abetted or counseled with another in said act.

  • Louisville Slugger sold, workforce cut

    By Grace Schneider

    Hillerich and Bradsby, the 131-year-old homegrown Louisville company, announced March 23 that it's selling its iconic Louisville Slugger brand to Wilson Sporting Goods, cutting 52 employees or a fifth of its workforce.
    Under the $70 million cash deal due to close in June, Wilson would acquire global brand, sales and innovation rights to Louisville Slugger, pending H&B shareholder approval.