Local News

  • Marion County is moving forward

    The Marion County Office of Economic Development continues to invest heavily in training the county’s future workforce and recruiting skilled workers locally and beyond, according to Executive Director Tom Lund who presented his 2015 annual report to the Marion County Fiscal Court Thursday, Feb. 4.

  • Lebanon man indicted for burglary
  • Facebook shuts down, then restores social media feed of Nelson business

    By Peter W. Zubaty
    Landmark News Service

    A local business found itself caught up Thursday in the raging firestorm over gun control that is enveloping the country.
    Sometime in the early morning hours Thursday, representatives of Kentucky Gun Company (KyGunCo) in Bardstown noticed its Facebook page had been shut down, with the social media outlet posting a notification that the firearms dealer had violated Facebook’s terms of use prohibiting gun sales between private parties.

  • U of L’s self-imposed postseason ban hints major violations were found

    By Jeff Greer
    The Courier-Journal

    The University of Louisville announced on Friday that it would self-impose a postseason ban on its men’s basketball team for the 2015-16 campaign, a move that stunned coach Rick Pitino and sent shockwaves through the city and the college basketball community.

  • Now a cancer survivor, Shelby Hilton returns to UK

    By Mark Story, columnist
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    For most of her time as a Kentucky student, Shelby Hilton walked around campus and heard people say “oh that’s that UK gymnast.”
    Now, she fears her identity is “the girl who has cancer.”
    A 117-pound bundle of muscle and energy last school year, Shelby now weighs only 94 pounds and gets tired just walking to class.

  • The early learner

    When a child is born, the last thing on parents’ minds is their baby’s first day of school.
    In fact, many parents try not to think about it because it’s a sign that their baby boy or girl is growing up.
    But, preparing for that day is crucial to a child’s development, and the Marion County Public School System is making some changes and trying some new initiatives to try and reach children long before they walk into school on their first day.

  • Small town man

    How did a tax man from New York who spent most of his career in Florida end up in Marion County, Kentucky?
    Better yet, how did that same man become Marion County’s 2015 Outstanding Citizen?
    While Harry VanWhy is what some people might call an “outsider,” this New York/Florida transplant fell in love with Marion County at first sight 10 years ago, and this community has loved him back ten-fold.

  • Stepping out of the shadows

    Every veteran has a story.
    New York Author Jenny La Sala has made it her life’s mission to share veterans’ stories, and in her latest book, 'Never Forgotten - The Vietnam Veteran Fifty Years Later,’ she captures 58 veteran’s stories, including one from Barney Tharp of Lebanon.
    Tharp and Sala connected a few years ago after she read some of Tharp’s postings on a veterans’ group Facebook page.

  • Lebanon couple rescued from burning house

    A Lebanon couple was rescued from their burning home Sunday evening after what neighbors describe as some type of explosion.
    The incident occurred at approximately 6:17 p.m., at a home located at 213
    South Harrison Street in Lebanon, near Lebanon Baptist Church. The home belongs to Tommy and Shirley Manges.
    Members of the Lebanon Fire Department, along with Lebanon Police Officers and the Marion County EMS, responded to the scene.

  • Fiscal court to meet Thursday, Feb. 4

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be having its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4.