Local News

  • Walking closer to God

    Ackie George went on what she calls an unforgettable, indescribable trip to The Holy Land – Jerusalem – last month. It’s a trip she believes everyone should experience. A trip that has helped bring her even closer to God.

  • Calling on former Glasscock Elementary School students

    This year’s theme for Glasscock Elementary School’s Showcase is “Leaders are Born at GES.” The school’s staff is looking for former Glasscock students who would be interested in being showcased. The school’s staff is requesting a then and now pic, the years you attended GES and what you are doing now that shows leadership in our community and/or world. The GES Student Showcase will be held on Tuesday, April 17.

  • Juvenile arrested after police chase

    A juvenile was taken into custody last week after leading deputies on a vehicle chase.
    According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, on the morning of Feb. 14, the sheriff’s office received the report of a stolen pickup truck from a residence on Highway 1157. A short time later, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Tristan Hayden observed the stolen truck exiting the Kroger parking lot off of East Main Street in Lebanon. When Deputy Hayden attempted a traffic stop, the vehicle sped away at a high rate of speed on Sulphur Springs Road.

  • Lebanon City Council briefs

    The following are some highlights from the recent Lebanon City Council meeting held on Feb.  12.

    Local economy
    Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund presented the Marion County Industrial Foundation’s annual report:
    • Marion County was the leading producer in net job growth and had the highest percentage of net job growth in the state.

  • Big career in a small town

    Dr. Brian Scott first moved to Marion County with his wife after completing his residency in Ontario, Canada, and quickly became a beloved and irreplaceable fixture in the community.

  • Marion County Fiscal Court briefs

    The Marion County Fiscal Court held its regular monthly meeting on Feb. 15. The following are news briefs from that meeting:
    • Tom Lund, executive director of Marion County Economic Development, gave the 2017 annual report. Lund commended the county and city for their efforts that continues the state leading job growth Marion County has experienced. Lund cited the efforts to continue funding the Career Center, which is the only Career Center defunded by the state to continue functioning.

  • Springfield man arrested for mail theft

    Dennis Ray Singletary Jr., 47, of Springfield was arrested on Feb. 14 on numerous charges of mail theft.

  • $1 million makeover on tap for Loretto

    The City of Loretto is going to get a $1 million makeover.
    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty announced Friday morning that a Loretto Beautification Fund has been created by several local businesses that have pledged a total of one million dollars over the next five years.
    “This could be really, really big for the City of Loretto,” Daugherty said Friday. “I want to make sure the money makes a big impact.”

  • State’s nickel match in doubt

    While the state’s pension crisis is weighing heavily on the minds of many Kentuckians, there’s another colossal concern that could become a reality for Marion County. Currently, Governor Matt Bevin’s budget includes significant cuts to education, and does not include matching funds for school districts who passed the recallable nickel in 2016.

  • Leading industry

    Ask around for an example of sweat-equity, and you’ll be sure to find Donnie Brockman as a leading candidate, having logged more than 25 years at Plastic Products Corporation (PPC), rising through the ranks through hard work and dedication.