Local News

  • Family Fest is July 23-27

    Needs will be met and the gospel will be shared through preaching and service across Washington and Marion counties in the coming week.
    Jay Hatfield, pastor at Willisburg Baptist Church, said a project called Family Fest will take place July 23-27, and nearly 200 people from this area and other states will take service into the communities of both counties.
    According to Hatfield, Family Fest is a project sponsored by the National Woman’s Missionary Union, the Kentucky Woman’s Missionary Union and the Central Association of Kentucky Baptists.

  • Grammy nominated country band performing at Ham Days

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce announces the addition of a country concert to the 2017 Marion County Country Ham Days schedule.
    Grammy nominated and former ACM and CMA Award winner Little Texas will perform in concert Friday, Sept. 22, on Johnston Field at Centre Square. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. with opening act Magnolia Vale and is sponsored by the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission.

  • Lebanon man indicted for multiple drug charges

    Joseph T. Brady, 53, of 156 Knopp Lane in Lebanon was indicted for two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, trafficking in marijuana, third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of an open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle, rear license plate not illuminated and first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • MCPS Jumpstart Day is Aug. 1

    All sixth through ninth grade students in Marion County Public Schools should be receiving invitations to the school district’s Jumpstart Day, which will be Aug. 1. It will be a shortened school day, 8 a.m. to noon, for students at Marion County Middle School and Marion County Knight Academy. The day will be used as a trial run to work out any possible transportation issues and students will get an idea of what their classes will be like, although the day will obviously be shorter than a normal school day. The day will include breakfast and lunch, however.

  • Teen pleads not guilty to Scott’s Ridge vandalism

    Allie J. Bagby, 18, of 577 Head Distillery Road in Raywick recently pled not guilty to criminal mischief charges after allegedly vandalizing the Scott’s Ridge lookout site on June 16.
    According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, on June 16, Bagby unlawfully, intentionally and wantonly caused damage to the wall at Scott’s Ridge.
    A pretrial conference has been scheduled for July 26, and she was ordered to have no contact with Scott’s Ridge.

  • Teen found dead, lying in roadway near Mark's Mark Distillery

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the death of Landon T. Wheatley, 19, of Springfield after he was found dead, lying in the roadway near the entrance to Maker’s Mark Distillery early Sunday morning.
    At 2:42 a.m., Sunday, July 16. the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received the report of a body laying in the roadway on Bill Samuels Road in Loretto. Sheriff’s deputies arrived and found the deceased body of Wheatley laying in the westbound lane of Bill Samuels Road.

  • Bradfordsville Jamboree is Friday night

    The Bradfordsville Jamboree will be at the old Bradfordsdville school gym this Friday. Doors will open 5 p.m. and the music will begin at 7 p.m.
    Kentucky South Band (Phillip Clarkson) with special guest Laura Cook Mattingly will perform.
    The meal will be pulled pork, baked beans, potato salad, dessert and drink for $9. There will also be concessions available for purchase, including hot dogs, chili dogs, chips, popcorn, candy bars, etc.
    For more information, call 270-337-4666 or 270-337-2832.

  • Wear purple for Kara on July 17

    Monday, July 17, will mark seven years since anyone has seen Kara Tingle.
    The Lebanon woman was last seen July 17, 2010, on Beechfork Loop Road in Gravel Switch. Kara was 27 years old at the time, and she had been driving a family member's car that was found two days later on the Bluegrass Parkway.
    Kara's family is hoping that people will wear purple — Kara’s favorite color — on Monday to mark the anniversary and to show their support. Her mother, Sheila Tingle, also asks for people to pray for some closure for the family.

  • County to close CD&D landfill soon

    The county’s current CD&D landfill will likely have to be closed by 2018, and the Marion County Fiscal Court will have to decide on a future CD&D site within the next few months. That’s not going to be an easy or cheap task, according to Marion County Solid Waste Coordinator Keith Brock.
    Currently, the county operates a CD&D landfill, which is located at 1034 Adam Hughes Memorial Parkway. It’s located on land leased for $25,000 a year from Nally & Haydon.

  • Fast, high-flying fun

    For 13 years now, model jet enthusiasts from all over the world have been coming to the Lebanon-Springfield Airport to fly their aircraft in an event known as Jets Over Kentucky.
    When it started, there were only 28 participants, according to event organizer Lewis “The General” Patton. When this year’s event opened Sunday, there were already many more than that, and Patton said the event is expected to draw between 160 and 180 participants.