Local News

  • Raywick man injured in one-vehicle wreck

    John L. Mattingly, 62, of Raywick is recovering from his injuries after being trapped in his vehicle during a wreck Saturday afternoon.
    According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the wreck occurred at 12:40 p.m., at the intersection of Highway 412 and Sallie Ray Pike approximately three miles east of Raywick.

  • Bluegrass in the Heart of Kentucky

    What better place to hold a Bluegrass music festival than in the heart of Kentucky. That’s what Brad Lanham thinks as he prepares for the annual Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff (KBMK), which is set for Jan. 27-28 at the Roby Dome at Marion County High School.
    Lanham, the president of the Kentucky Fellowship of Musicians, said he’s excited about the event that hosts everything from a dinner, to concerts and even workshops for aspiring musicians.
    “It’s a nice quality show,” Lanham said. “Something to be proud of.”

  • Ag Credit continues major sponsorship of Kentucky’s Bluegrass Music Kickoff

    Central Kentucky Ag Credit continues a partnership this year with the Kentucky Fellowship of Musicians to produce Kentucky’s Bluegrass Music Kickoff. The event is ranked by the Kentucky Department of Tourism among the top 10 events in Kentucky.
    Ag Credit has been a flagship sponsor of the event for several years, and is joined by a host of other area financial institutions and local businesses to provide funding for the musical event.

  • 75th Anniversary Annual Chamber Awards Banquet

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce’s 75th Anniversary Annual Awards Banquet will be held Thursday, Jan. 26, at Centre Square in Lebanon. The social begins at 6 p.m. with dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. The cost of the event is $25 per person. Invitations have been mailed to all chamber members but everyone is invited to attend. Please RSVP by Friday, Jan. 20, by calling the chamber office at 270-692-9594 or email info@MarionCountyKyChamber.com. Complete information is available at the chamber website MarionCountyKyChamber.com.

  • Human remains found in Adair County identified

    Human remains found in Adair County on Dec. 19, 2016 have been identified as Lawrence R. Chrisman, 63, of Lexington. Chrisman's remains were found at the bottom of an embankment off the northbound side of north KY 55 across from United Citizens Bank. The cause of death has not yet been determined. Kentucky State Police Detective Brian Gibson is investigating.

  • Burglary reported at Hart Mart

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about a burglary that occurred at Hart Mart Grocery in Gravel Switch early Sunday morning.
    According to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements, deputies responded to a burglary at Hart Mart Grocery at 2:31 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 15. Store security cameras are being reviewed to identify the person or persons involved.
    Anyone with information is being asked to contact the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at 260-692-3051. Deputy Tony Belcher continues with the investigation.  

  • State pulling workers out of 31 unemployment offices amid major cuts

    By Daniel Desrochers
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    The Education and Workforce Development Cabinet is pulling its employees out of 31 unemployment centers across Kentucky in an effort to save millions of dollars.
    Workers with the Office of Employment and Training throughout the state received a notice Jan. 10 that the cabinet was making drastic changes, shifting its focus to 12 “hubs” in Bowling Green, Covington, Elizabethtown, Hazard, Hopkinsville, Lexington, Louisville, Morehead, Owensboro, Paducah, Prestonsburg and Somerset.

  • City hires consultant for community development

    The Lebanon City Council voted to hire Wendy K. Smith of Lebanon as a consultant for community development during its regular monthly meeting Jan. 9. Smith will head the project starting in March and ending in May to the tune of $12,820.
    According to the proposal provided by Smith, the community development research will be done in several phases. The proposal states that the project will take 101 hours making her hourly rate $120.

  • Brains, beauty and brawn

    Sophie Clark made Marion County proud during the 2017 Kentucky Distinguished Young Woman competition Jan. 13-14 in Lexington. Clark won preliminary talent and scholastic awards, placed in the top 12 and finished third-runner up.
    Amy Wang from Fayette County won the competition. Elizabeth Medley from Washington County was first runner-up, Mary Grace Rapier from Nelson County was second runner-up and Blair Lamb from Taylor County was fourth runner-up.

  • Local charity event to benefit Marion County cancer fighters

    Since March of 2013, Marion County Good Samaritans Foundation has gifted to over 175 Marion County families undergoing cancer treatment. Every penny of that money came from Marion County residents and/or their family and friends and every penny went to benefit Marion County residents fighting cancer.