Local News

  • Autism center announces July events

    This Friday, July 22, members from the Working the Puzzle for Autism, Inc. will be going to a drive-in movie either at Summersville or Stanford depending on what movies are showing. Those who want to attend should plan on meeting in the parking lot at the autism center on Friday, July 22, between 5:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. The center will announce on its Working the Puzzle for Autism Facebook page on Thursday which drive-in they will be going to and which movies they will be watching.

  • Penn’s Store to be featured in upcoming PBS show

    Historic Penn’s Store in Gravel Switch will be in the upcoming PBS Show "American Originals: Made On Main Street" created by Emmy award winning director and producer Jamie McDonald.
    KET and WKPC in Kentucky are going to be the first to air the show, which will begin in August.
    For more information on the show, go to https://www.ket.org/series/AOMS.

  • Quebe Sisters to perform July 26

    When the Quebe Sisters from Texas take a stage, and the triple-threat fiddle champions start playing and singing in multi-part close harmony, audiences are usually transfixed, then blown away.
    It’s partly because the trio’s vocal and instrumental performances are authentic all-Americana, all the time, respectful of the artists that inspired them the most.

  • Willisburg teen killed in car accident

    Kentucky State Trooper John Boyd is investigating a collision that occurred on Monday, July 11, at approximately 8:39 p.m. EDT, 15 miles north of Springfield at the intersection of KY 1754 and KY 555.
    Holly Horton, 42, of Harrodsburg was driving a 2003 Hyundai westbound on KY 1754. Horton failed to stop at the intersection and pulled into the path of a northbound 2013 Nissan being driven by Christopher Mattingly, 42, of Shelbyville. Mattingly's vehicle collided with the rear driver side of the Hyundai.

  • Students mix learning and fun

    Students in Marion County got the chance to participate in the Art Council Camp last week. At Lebanon Elementary School, kids learned various dances and movement. One of their main dances was inspired by Africa.
    At the Marion County Extension Office, students got to learn how to make delicious and healthy food, including chicken fajitas.
    On Friday, Gregory Ackers, a West African drumming specialist, treated the community to a drumming workshop where students learned new beats inspired by West African countries.

  • Council approves advanced training for workers

    The Lebanon City Council recently accepted a proposal to help fund more training for current workers in Lebanon.

  • MCPS hires new Early Childhood Education Director

    By McKenna Dosier
    Summer Intern

    Amy Willis started as the Early Childhood Education Director for the Marion County Public School System just over a week ago and she’s beyond excited to start the school year.

  • Lebanon man indicted for burglary

    Hector Alfonso Rodas, 20, of 117 E. Mulberry St. in Lebanon was indicted for second-degree burglary, first-degree and third degree unlawful transaction with a minor and first-degree attempted transaction with a minor in Marion Circuit Court recently.

  • Ready, set, jet

    The smell of jet fuel filled the air. The sound of engines screamed as the small airplanes took off down the runway. People watched in awe as RC jets took to the sky in formations that could rival their larger counterparts.
    Headed by Lewis Patton, Jets Over Kentucky saw its best weekend yet at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport on Saturday.
    “It was an overwhelming success,” Patton said. “This was probably our best event in 12 years.”

  • Limestone Branch Distillery: Exciting things to come

    By McKenna Dosier
    Summer Intern

    Limestone Branch Distillery has been open since 2011, making bourbon and other liquors. Now they have some new and exciting things on the horizon.
    The distillery is owned by brothers Steve and Paul Beam who come from a long line of distillers, five generations to be exact, before the prohibition interrupted, now it's seven generations.