Local News

  • Library rolls out new Bookmobile

    The Marion County Public Library has a new ride.
    After 22 years of driving the same Bookmobile, a 1993 Chevrolet box truck, the library unveiled its new set of wheels last week - a 2015 Ford Transit decked out with graphics and larger than life photographs of local library patrons.
    According to Amy Morgeson, the library director, the new Bookmobile was needed because the previous vehicle had a lot of wear on it and the heating and air-conditioning were on the fritz, as well.

  • Forkland Festival is Oct. 9-10

    The 44th annual Forkland Heritage Festival will take place Oct. 9-10 at the Forkland Communty Center located in Gravel Switch.
    Hours of the event will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.
    General admission is $3 for adults, $1 for children under age 13 and preschoolers are free.
    Tickets for the supper theatre will be $15 for the supper and drama, or $3 for drama only. (You must have reservations for supper theatre.)

  • A portion of KY 289 will be closed this week

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews will be performing bridge maintenance operations along KY 289 over Rolling Fork River near the New Market Community of Marion County. The bridge will be closed to traffic daily from approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Depending on weather, these maintenance operations should be complete by the end of this week. During closure, local traffic will need to access KY 289 on the south/west end via KY 412 and on the north/east end via US 68.

  • Splat Out Cancer at Friday’s football game

    The Marion County High School FBLA, BETA, and FCCLA organizations have joined together to Splat Out Cancer in memory of the late Marion County Football Coach Jeff Robbins. Students will be selling paint balloons at Friday’s football game for $1. Balloons may then be thrown at the Splatting Out Cancer board. After fall break, the board will be on display at MCHS.  All proceeds will be donated to cancer research in the memory of Coach Robbins.  

  • City, police sued over use of pepper spray

    A civil lawsuit has been filed against the City of Lebanon, the Lebanon Police Department, Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady and Lebanon Police Officers for an incident involving pepper spray that took place at the 2014 Marion County Country Ham Days Festival.
    The lawsuit was filed on Sept. 15 in the Marion Circuit Clerk’s Office.

  • Happy Ham Days

    The Marion County Country Ham Days Festival went off without a hitch this year, thanks to countless volunteers, the City of Lebanon, the Marion County Detention Center and a supportive community that helps bring it all together.
    Marion County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Greg Gribbins, who has only been on the job since Sept. 1, said he’s learned a great deal during the past month about the festival and what makes it work so well.

  • Ham Days results

    Ham Days Window Decorating Contest
    All About You Beauty Salon is the 2015 winner of the Ham Days Window Decorating Contest sponsored by the City of Lebanon. The theme this year was “There’s No Place Like Home” as we celebrate Lebanon’s Bicentennial. All About You Beauty Salon will receive $50 and a certificate for the best decorated window.

    2015 Treasure Hunt

  • MCPS is budgeting to make its 'six big dreams' a reality

    The Marion County Board of Education approved its 2015-16 working budget last week, which includes funding for its “big dreams,” such as model classrooms, a “dream bus,” and more technology for students.

  • Fee waivers are available for students

    School Board Member Kaelin Reed has mentioned on numerous occasions at past Marion County Board of Education meetings that if a student can't afford the dues for a school-related activity, they can apply for a waiver of those fees. Last week, Reed made mention of it again in an effort to make it perfectly clear that a student should not be denied an opportunity to participate in any school-related activity based on financial situations.

  • TGKY keeps growing and giving back

    Toyoda Gosei’s Chairman of the Board Tadashi Arashima made his first visit to TG Kentucky, LLC (TGKY) in Lebanon Friday, Sept. 25, to announce new growth opportunities at TGKY’s manufacturing facility.