Local News

  • 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.

  • Violet the strong

    By Jesse Osbourne
    St. Catharine College Director of Communications
    Editor’s note: Violet Monica Ehringer is the great-granddaughter of Mary H. Osborne of Lebanon and the daughter of Erica Osborne and AJ Ehringer.

    It’s 1:30 a.m. and Violet’s parents hear a whimper coming from the bassinet beside their bed, like a kitten faintly asking for breakfast.

  • Enhanced 911 services near complete

    If there is a medical emergency at your home, time is of the essence.
    Now that E-911 services in Marion County are near complete, local emergency services personnel are more prepared and equipped to respond directly to your home as quickly as possible.

  • Local woman named 2015 Equestrian of the Year

    Kentucky is known for many things, namely bourbon, basketball and horses.
    Living on the Marion County/Washington County line is a member of equestrian royalty, and many of us have probably never met her or knew that she existed in the first place.

  • Marion County receives grant to clean up illegal dump

    Energy and Environment Secretary Charles Snavely announced last week approximately $1.75 million in grant funding has been awarded for the cleanup of 139 illegal dumps in 26 counties across the Commonwealth, including Marion County.
    The illegal dump that will be cleaned up in Marion County is the Duane Schlabach dump site in Gravel Switch, which has an estimated 13,015 cubic yards of waste, according to Marion County Solid Waste Coordinator Keith Brock.
    The grant funding comes from the Kentucky Pride Fund.

  • The Granted Grace Foundation’s dress event is March 12

    The Granted Grace Foundation will be hosting its third annual dress event on March 12 at Campbellsville Christian Church. During this event, girls are partnered with a personal shopper and given a chance to shop for a prom dress, shoes, accessories and even alterations can be done, all free of charge. This event is so much more than just a dress. It is an opportunity to pray with girls and a chance for a long term mentor relationship to ignite.

  • Cause of Lexington stockyards fire still under investigation

    By Beth Musgrave
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    The cause of a Saturday fire that destroyed or damaged five businesses including the Bluegrass Stockyards remained under investigation Sunday as fire crews continued working on the site of one largest fires in Lexington’s history.
    “The investigation is still ongoing, there are a number of people who need to be interviewed. We want to be thorough,” said Lexington Battalion Chief Joe Best.

  • Monks bring a following to St. Catharine College

    After having traveled more than 7,000 miles by air, seven Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Labrang Tashi Kyil Monastery in Dehradun, India, have made it to the United States and passed through Springfield last week. While here, they hosted demonstrations on debate, chanting, culture and compassion on the Saint Catharine College campus while also creating a World Peace Sand Mandala, a piece of art created with colorful sands.

  • Candidates file for state representative seat

    Incumbent 24th District State Representative Terry Mills, a Democrat, will be seeking re-election this year. And he will face some competition.
    Richard Treitz of Green County and William Brandon Reed of LaRue County, both Republican candidates, have also filed to run for that seat, which represents Marion, Green and LaRue counties. Treitz and Reed will face off in the May Primary, and Mills will face the winner in the November General Election.

  • 2016 Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

    Pictured are the 2016 Marion County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. They are, front row from left, Chamber President Liz Lawson, Chamber President-Elect Brad Cox, Troy Benningfield, Joe Mattingly and Frank Buckler; back row from left, are Jackie Wright, John Arthur Elder IV, Erica Barnes, Lisa Kearnes (past president), Dave Hagan and Harry VanWhy. Not pictured is Chamber Treasurer Ben Mudd.