Local News

  • Tourism briefs

    Commission approves Request For Proposal for multi-purpose facility
    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty presented a Request for Proposal (RFP) to the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission regarding a new multi-purpose facility on Jan. 9. The RFP would later be proposed to the Lebanon City Council that evening.
    According to Daugherty, the RFP does not obligate the multipurpose facility committee or any entity of government to decide on a plan or commit any money to the project.

  • Losing a leader

    The foundation of a community is built upon the shoulders of those who came before us, and A. A. “Sonny” Pickerill was one of those people who helped make Marion County what it is today.
    A lifelong resident of Lebanon, Pickerill died on Jan. 1 at the age of 88.
    “I think what he loved the most was giving back to the community,” his son, Bill Pickerill, said. “Our family, we’re in the car business. That’s one thing car dealers do is they give back to their community.”

  • The golden scout

    Kate Cobb started Girl Scouts late.
    In fourth grade, many of her peers had already been scouts for several years. Now, a senior in high school, Cobb is the oldest and highest awarded scout in Marion County.
    Cobb recently earned the Girl Scout Gold award, which represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. According to girlscouts.org, the award is only open to scouts who are in high school, and challenges the scouts to make a difference in the world.

  • Deputy emergency management directors not new to Marion County or emergency situations

    When it comes to emergencies, Marion County is in good hands.
    In addition to former Lebanon Police Officer Byron Richardson being the Marion County Emergency Management Director, the Marion County Fiscal Court unanimously approved the appointment of Gary Luce and Dudley Friend Adle Jr. as deputy emergency management directors.

  • Local couple faces drug trafficking charges after task force raid in Bardstown

    By Forrest Berkshire
    Landmark News Service

    A Bardstown couple faces drug trafficking charges after a Tuesday raid by the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force where police seized six pounds of marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine and several narcotic pills.
    Six pounds of marijuana, heroin, methamphetmine and other drugs, as well as counterfeit money, was seized by Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force agents after executing a search warrant Tuesday around noon at 103 Kenton Drive in Bardstown.

  • Three arrested for McDonald’s burglary


    Three suspects were arrested on Tuesday, Dec. 27, in connection to a burglary at McDonald’s Restaurant in Lebanon. According to Lebanon Police Officer Christopher Cook, McDonald’s Manager Marbell Mattingly called the police after discovering the safe had been broken into and $530 had been stolen.
    Donna Clark, Tyler Wright and Fredrick Miller, all of 486 Radio Station Road, were interviewed and admitted to the burglary.

  • Suspects arrested for Thanksgiving Day burglary

    Two suspects wanted in connection with their involvement in the Thanksgiving Day burglary of a residence in Holy Cross have been arrested.

  • Kenny Fogle announces retirement from United Way
  • Leading with love

    Denise Fogle, 61, of Lebanon dedicated her life to helping others.
    Whether it was working at Central Kentucky Community Action Agency, volunteering at St. Augustine Catholic Church, or serving as a member of the Lebanon City Council, Fogle was always trying to help people and her community as a whole.
    Above all else, however, she was a dedicated, loving mother. She was her children’s greatest role model. In their eyes, she was their super hero.

  • 2016 Year In Review

    The year 2016 is officially behind us, but we’re still left scratching our heads wondering, “Did that really happen?”
    Yes, yes it did.
    Our year-in-review includes what we believe are our top 10 stories of 2016.
    More good news than bad, in our opinion. And, we ended the year with a bang.
    We hope 2017 brings even more good news to Marion County.
    So, without further ado, the top 10 stories of 2016, published in chronological order, are…

    New city hall