Local News

  • Faith to endure

    Louise McKay was a member of Tucker Hill Baptist Church when the congregation met once a month at the old Poplar Corner schoolhouse. She continued to go there when the current church was built on Short Line Pike.
    And she kept going when she, Florine Pope Hart and Fannie Gartin Murrell were the only active members of the church. When people suggested that they would be better off finding a new church, they held firm.
    “We have a church home,” McKay said she would tell people. “And as long as we can, we want to keep the church open.”

  • State police investigating Casey Avenue hold-up

    A Lebanon woman was at home Monday morning when a masked man with a gun approached her in her garage and demanded money.

    April Litsey of 340 Casey Avenue in Lebanon had just pulled into her garage when the incident occurred around 10 a.m. Monday, according to the Kentucky State Police. Litsey gave the man an unspecified amount of money and then he fled the scene on foot.

  • Local woman recovering after accident on KY 208

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Morris Farris is investigating a collision that occurred at 5:48 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16, on KY 208, three miles west of Lebanon. Linda Spalding, 73, was traveling east on KY 208 when she ran off the right shoulder and struck a ditch, which caused the vehicle to overturn. Spalding was wearing a seat belt but was transported to Spring View Hospital where she is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. Trooper Farris was assisted at the scene by members of the Marion County Sheriff's Department and Marion County EMS.

  • Chipper Monks

    The concept of non-attachment is an important part of Buddhist philosophy. In spite of that, many Marion Countians couldn’t help feeling close to the seven monks from the Labrang Tashi Kyil Monastery who visited the community last week.

    “It’s been a true blessing, and I wish they would be here for a month, forever,” said Mary Batt, who hosted the monks during their stay.

  • Bourbon Chase returns Friday

    Run one, run all.

    The 2013 Bourbon Chase runners and team vans will be crossing Marion County on Friday, and at least one local official hopes the community will come out to support them.

    “We’re going to try and be the most spirited community again,” said Carla Wagner, the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission director. 

    Lebanon last received that award in 2010.

  • Bradfordsville fall festival is Saturday

    The Bradfordsville Fall Festival will take place from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Bradfordsville School and Community Building. 

    The festival will include a cake walk, duck pond, basketball, grocery basket give a way, silent auction, country store, chili supper with chili, pimento or peanut butter sandwiches, desserts and drinks.  

    This is one of only two fund-raisers for the Bradfordsville Civic Center. Everyone is invited to attend.

  • ‘Being Earnest’ auditions are Oct. 26

    Central Kentucky Community Theatre is holding auditions for its upcoming production of the “Importance of Being Earnest.” 

    The auditions will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Opera House on Main Street in Springfield. The cast will include three men and four women, ages 20 to 60s.

    For more information, call (859) 336-5412 Ext 4.

  • Friends of the Library book sale this week

    The Marion County Friends of the Library will host their fall book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 18 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19. 

    The sale wiil be held in the large meeting room at the Marion County Public Library. The FOL is a 401(3)(c) non-profit organization.  All proceeds will go to support our local library.

  • Legislative meet and greet Saturday

    The Marion County Friends of the Library will host a meet and greet event with State Sen. Jimmy Higdon, State Rep. Terry Mills, Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw and Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly from 9-10 a.m. Oct. 19 in the large meeting room at the Marion County Public Library. 

  • Spent cartridges, cash recovered at scene of Danville triple homicide

    By Todd Kleffman

    The Advocate-Messenger

    If robbery was the motive behind the shooting deaths of three people at a Danville pawn shop last month, why would the killer leave more than $1,300 behind in the cash register?