Local News

  • Marion County raises money for children

    By McKenna Dosier
    Summer Intern

    Fire departments and residents all across Marion County were able to raise more than $50,000 for WHAS Crusade for Children recently.
    Crusade for Children has been helping children with special needs in Kentucky and Indiana since 1954, with 100 percent of donations going directly to children.
    Fire departments raise more than 50 percent of the contributions every year, according to WHAS Crusade for Children. They set up roadblocks and host other events.

  • Investigation underway after Memorial Day weekend fire

    By McKenna Dosier
    Summer Intern

    An investigation is now underway after the Lebanon Fire Department put out a fire over Memorial Day weekend.
    Two calls came in Friday, May 28 and Saturday, May 29 about a fire at 1330 Highway 289. Another call came at 3:06 a.m. on Sunday.
    Four fire trucks and about 20 volunteers from Lebanon and Raywick Fire Departments responded to the call.
    According to the Lebanon Dispatch call log, all three of the 911 callers said the homeowners were on vacation.

  • What’s that smell? Odor is coming from rock quarry, should be gone soon

    Anybody traveling into the City of Lebanon has probably noticed a distinct, unpleasant smell as they enter city limits near Wal-Mart.
    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty gave a brief report on the odor during the Marion County Fiscal Court’s regular monthly meeting Thursday, June 9.
    Daugherty said that, according to Cindy Brumitt, environmental scientist  with the Division of Water’s Columbia Regional Office, an iron seam had been hit at the rock quarry off Highway 208, and they were treating it with lime.

  • Gerald Mattingly Memorial Concert to be held July 30

    To show their gratitude for their loved one’s care under hospice and to honor his memory, the family of Gerald Mattingly is hosting a special country music event to benefit Hosparus Green River patients and families. The Gerald Mattingly Memorial Concert will be held from 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday, July 30, at the Marion County Fairgrounds in Lebanon.

  • Marion County Public Library’s Summer reading kick-off

    “Opening ceremonies” for the Marion County Public Library's summer games and reading programs were held Saturday, June 4, inside the Roby Dome at Marion County High School. This was a free event, which featured a bouncy house obstacle course, bungee run, games and activities and music.

  • Old Mill Days is June 10-11

    Bradfordsville will be hosting its annual celebration, Old Mill Days, June 10-11.
    The festival kicks off Friday evening at 5 p.m. with a roast beef supper, along with a flea market and crafts at the Bradfordsville school building.
    At 5:30 p.m., there will be a pet show at the park. The old timers ball game will be held at the baseball field at 6 p.m., and the beauty pageant will be held at the Bradfordsville school building, also beginning at 6 p.m.
    At 7 p.m., the hula hoop and jump rope contests will be held at the park’s pavilion.

  • Next steps for nickel?

    The fate of the recallable nickel could lie in the hands of voters for a second time in eight years after Marion County Clerk Chad Mattingly announced last week that he’s determined the petition protesting the recallable nickel to be “sufficient.”

  • Round two

    By McKenna Dosier
    Summer intern

    There will be an estimated 1.7 million cases of cancer this year, according to the American Cancer Society.
    Mimi Crum is already one of them, for the second time.
    In 2010, Crum, a retired special education teacher, underwent radiation at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, for stage zero Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS).
    After the radiation was completed, she was scheduled for a check up and a shot of tamoxifen, a preventative drug, every six months for the next five years.

  • SCC to close July 31

    When Saint Catharine College closes its doors signaling the end of summer classes, they will not be reopening in the fall. That’s because the school has announced it will be closing on July 31, which will put a quiet end to the college’s 85 years of providing education to the tri-county area.
    John Turner, chairman of the board for SCC, and school president Dr. Cindy Gnadiner said the decision to close the Roman Catholic liberal arts college wasn’t one that was taken lightly.

  • TransAmerica Bike Trail travels through Marion County

    Drivers in Loretto should be cautious for bicyclists who are traveling the TransAmerica Bike Trail, which goes from the Pacific coast in Oregon, to the Atlantic Coast at Yorktown, Virginia.
    The Kentucky portion of this national trail is more than 600 miles long. It runs west to east from Crittenden County at the Ohio River to Pike County in mountainous eastern Kentucky.