Local News

  • 2015 Relay for Life is Friday

    The 19th annual Marion County Relay for Life is set to take place from 6 p.m. Friday, June 12, to 1 a.m. Saturday, June 13. The event is scheduled to be held at the upper baseball fields at Graham Memorial Park, off Park View Drive in Lebanon.
    Any group of five or more people is welcome to join as a team. To register a team, contact Lisa Sandusky at 270-699-1797 or Suzi O'Daniel at 270-699-1225.

  • Fiscal court supports bloodborne pathogen ordinance

    On June 4, the Marion County Fiscal Court heard a proposal for a bloodborne pathogen education ordinance, which would affect tattoo artists and body piercers if approved.
    Pablo Munoz, the environmental director for the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, said the ordinance would require any tattoo artist or body piercer to go through a bloodborne pathogen education course approved by Lincoln Trail and meeting Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards.

  • Old Mill Days is this weekend

    Bradfordsville will be hosting its annual Old Mill Days celebration on June 12 and 13.
    Pet shows, beauty contests and a parade will once again be part of the festivities, along with games and contest, rides and food.
    Visitors are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs for events at the park. Here is the schedule of events:

    Friday, June 12
    • 5 p.m. Pet show at the park pavilion, flea market, arts and crafts, food, rides and inflatables

  • Marion County men indicted for theft of firearms

    Alvin D. Miller, 31, of 81 Spring Hill Drive in Lebanon was indicted in two separate indictments for two counts of theft by unlawful taking or disposition (firearm) and first-degree persistent felony offender in Marion Circuit Court recently.
    According to the indictment, on or about Nov. 1, 2014, Miller took or exercised control of a movable property (a firearm) of another, or he aided, abetted or counseled with another in said act.
    The indictment also reads that he was over 21 and had been convicted of at least two felonies after his 18th birthday.

  • Ambassadors visit Spirit Masters

    Anne Kaitlyn Gribbins is looking forward to putting to use many of the things she learned at Western Kentucky University last week.
    Gribbins, who will be a senior at Marion County High School in the fall, is one of eight student ambassadors who visited WKU to spend a day with members of the Spirit Masters, Western’s student ambassador organization.
    “It was basically a training for the ambassadors, but it was a training in leadership as well,” Gribbins said.

  • Tourism seeking to bring new races to community

    About 1,000 people participated in the Color in Motion 5K on May 16 in Lebanon, but something new could be coming in the future.
    Nena Olivier, executive director of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission, reported that she has spoken with the race organizers about partnering with a charity or bringing a different kind of race to Lebanon.
    ”They are talking to us about an inflatable obstacle course race,” she told the commission during its June 8 meeting.
    This race is the Insane Inflatable 5K.

  • Turtleman making wishes come true… Again

    When four-year-old Joseph LaGrande of Williams, California, was undergoing treatments for leukemia and was too weak to walk, let alone play in the hospital’s playroom, he would lie in his bed and watch "Call of The Wildman – Turtleman.”
    “When you’re in the hospital you can’t play in the mud, go swimming or run barefoot,” Joseph’s mother, Rachel, said. “There’s a whole list of can’ts.”
    But, in Turtleman’s world, there is no fear.

  • GES principal selection committee meets today

    The Glasscock Elementary School principal selection committee has scheduled a special-called meeting for 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, in the conference room.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Call to rder

    • Minutes

    • Review training

    • Formulate interview questions

  • Arrest made in Bradfordsville break-ins

    The Marion County Sheriff's has arrested an 18-year-old Lebanon man in connection with break-ins that occurred June 6 at Patches Restaurant and Grocery and a private residence in Bradfordsville.

    Joseph Trent Graham was arrested by Deputy Sheriff Tony Belcher on three Marion County bench warrants related to the break-in at Patches and a break-in at a residence on Liberty Road. Graham is being held at Marion County Detention Center on charges of second-degree burglary, third-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking over $500.

  • Glasscock Elementary site-based council seeks input in principal search

    The Glasscock Elementary Site-Based Decision Making Council completed training to conduct a search for the school's next principal. 

    On June 9, the council will be reviewing applications, setting up interviews for principal candidates and developing interview questions, and the council would like help from the community, according to Todd Farmer, the chairman of the principal search committee. Farmer also serves as the federal programs director for Marion County Public Schools.