Local News

  • Ex-deputy jailer facing rape charge

    Sheila A. Orberson, 48, of 3595 Riley Road in Gravel Switch was indicted for third-degree rape in Marion Circuit Court last week.
    According to the indictment, on or about Sept. 4, Orberson subjected a person who is incarcerated, supervised, evaluated or treated for offenses to sexual intercourse while she was a jailer, employee, contractor, vendor or volunteer of the Department of Corrections or a detention facility.
    Orberson was employed at the Marion County Detention Center at the time of the alleged incident.

  • Kinder Morgan contacts county about pipeline

    While the companies working on the Bluegrass Pipeline project have started acquiring property in Kentucky in hopes of building a new pipeline, a second project — which already has easements and pipelines in place — is also in the works.
    Instead of building a new pipeline, Kinder Morgan and MarkWest Utica are hoping to convert an existing pipeline to carry natural gas liquids to the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Obamacare will work, Beshear promises on 'Meet the Press'

    By Al Cross
    Kentucky Health News

    Citing Kentucky examples, Gov. Steve Beshear promised a national audience on "Meet the Press" Sunday morning that the federal health-reform law will work, despite problems with the federal insurance exchange and doubts that the overall law will work.

  • Pumpkins aplenty

    Lebanon Elementary School had a pumpkin decorating contest recently. Students were instructed to decorate a pumpkin after one of their favorite book characters.

  • Soldiers return home from training mission

    Serving their country is not an easy job for soldiers, but it’s also tough on the family members left behind.
    Soldiers from the Campbellsville National Guard unit returned home Wednesday after completing a 10-month deployment in Jordan. According to Staff Sgt. Gary Scott with the Campbellsville unit, 15 soldiers from B-Battery 1/623rd Field Artillery were serving as part of a training mission. He said the local guardsmen trained Jordanian soldiers for missions they would perform in Afghanistan.

  • Trash pick-up Wednesday in Bradfordsville

    Due to Halloween being Thursday, garbage pick-up in Bradfordsville will start at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30.

    Trick or treating will take place from 5-7 p.m. Thursday in Bradfordsville.

  • Prescription drug take-back day is Saturday

    Anyone with unused prescription medication is encouraged to bring it to the drop box at the Lebanon Police Department between 10 a.m and 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.

    Oct. 26 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

    The Marion County Sheriff's Department, the Lebanon Police Departmen, the Marion County SAFE Community Coalition and Communicare are supporting the local effort.

    Participants can bring any unused drugs to the police, where they will be disposed of in safe, convenient and responsible manner.

  • Bradfordsville haunted house continues this weekend

    Bradfordsville is hosting a haunted house through Nov. 2.

    Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-26, visitors can go through the Haunted House from 7 p.m. to midnight at the old Bradfordsville School building.

    The haunted house will also be open from 7 p.m. to midnight, Oct. 30 and 31 and Nov. 1 and 2.

    Guests returning from last year should know they have all new features and haunts this year.

    Admission is $5 per person.

  • Hippie & Dippy

    Mindy Ward has participated in The Bourbon Chase every year since it started, and so has her team’s mascot, “Vana” – an inflatable doll with a penchant for photo bombing.
    “I can’t get enough of it. When I go home, I get The Bourbon Chase blues,” said Ward, who from New Paris, Ohio.
    Ward is part of the team “Bourbon Babes and their man slaves”, and she said participating in the race brings her together with her friends from across the country.

  • E911, fiscal court meetings are Thursday

    Members of the Marion County Fiscal Court and the Lebanon City Council will be discussing E911 during a meeting scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.
    For the past two years, city and county officials have been working together to bring E911 service to Marion County. The meeting is intended to update local officials on the progress toward implementing the service and to discuss agreements about operating costs going forward.