Local News

  • Marion County Fiscal Court briefs

    Relay for Life
    Liz Lawson and Drew Underwood attended the fiscal court’s meeting to thank the court for its recent $2,500 donation to Marion County’s Relay for Life. Relay for Life will be held Saturday, June 24, at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport from noon until midnight. The fundraising event will be for both Marion and Washington counties.
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  • Johnny Boone back in Kentucky

    John Robert “Johnny” Boone, the accused leader of the “Cornbread Mafia,” was brought back to Kentucky and appeared in a federal courtroom last week.
    According to Chief Deputy Brian Parrish of the U.S. Marshal Service, Boone was flown without incident to Lexington on May 3 and swiftly brought to Louisville for an initial case hearing.

  • County, city water merger could be on the table

    A historical meeting took place last week that could be the start of a merger between the city and county water districts.
    Board members from the Marion County Water District and Lebanon Water Works, along with the Lebanon City Council and Marion County Fiscal Court, joined together Wednesday evening to discuss both short-term and long-term water needs for the county and city.
    One of the short-term needs, and most pressing, involves a new pump station and system upgrades in the Loretto area, which would service primarily Maker’s Mark Distillery.

  • Rigdon murder verdict affirmed

    The Kentucky Supreme Court upheld the conviction of a Marion County man in a 2012 Casey County murder, and the justices had harsh words for defense lawyers.
    The unanimous decision, rendered April 27, means William Robert “Bobby” Rigdon will continue serving the 38-year sentence handed down by a Warren County jury in late 2015 for the September 2012 murder of Gleason Pyles at Tarter pallet mill in Dunnville.

  • MCPS Summer Dream Academy and The Dream Bus bigger, better this year

    More than 1,000 students participated in the Marion County Public Schools’ Summer Dream Academy and took advantage of The Dream Bus last summer, and school officials expect even more participation this year.
    “I think we have even more to choose from this year,” said MCPS Federal Programs Director Todd Farmer.

  • Bradfordsville Jamboree is May 12

    The Bradfordsville Jamboree will be held Friday evening, May 12. The doors will open at 5 p.m., and the music will begin at 7 p.m. Kentucky South Band, Phillip Clarkson and special guest Todd Nalley will perform. The meal will be chicken tenders, pinto beans and cornbread, potato salad, dessert and a drink. Concessions will also be sold, including hot dogs, chili dogs, chips, popcorn, candy, etc. All food in concessions are sold separately. The proceeds will benefit the Bradfordsville school building.

  • Donate blood at FNB on May 18

    Donating blood is one of the simplest things a person can do to help save a patient’s life.
    There will be a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, May 18, at Farmer’s National Bank, located at 136 W. Main Street in Lebanon.
    To schedule an appointment, log onto redcrossblood.org and enter in sponsor keyword FNBLEBANON or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.


  • Autism center hosting events this month

    Working the Puzzle for Autism, Inc. will be having music therapy from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, March 20, for any individuals on the spectrum. Music therapy is only for those on the spectrum, so siblings won't be able to attend. Working the Puzzle for Autism, Inc. will also be hosting a Fireman and Rescue Career Day from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, May 13.

  • Starting over

    Sitting at his sister’s kitchen table for the very first time, Aaron Glasscock sinks his teeth into some fried chicken.
    He’s dressed in a nice button down shirt and khaki pants, appropriate attire for a Sunday morning spent with his family at Lebanon Baptist Church. But, it wouldn’t matter what he was wearing, his family is just overjoyed he’s finally home.
    It’s hard to imagine what this simple Sunday afternoon feels like for Aaron and his family.
    For the first time in 18 years, Aaron returned to Marion County on April 23.

  • City of Lebanon in good shape, but still has its challenges

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw began his “state of the city” address at last week’s chamber luncheon by reminiscing.
    Crenshaw, who has been the city’s mayor for 18 years, lives five doors down from his boyhood home. He said it was always his dream to come back to Lebanon after college. And, after living in several parts of the state, Crenshaw did just that.
    “My goal was always to get back home to Lebanon,” he said. “It always seemed like home to me.”