Local News

  • City/county goes CodeRED

    The City of Lebanon and Marion County have a new emergency mass notification provider. The transition to Emergency Communications Network's (ECN) CodeRED mass notification solution from One Call Now began earlier this month. ECN recently acquired all One Call Now's Government Emergency Center/911 clients.

  • Gorley Trail vandalized again

    The renovated Cecil L. Gorley Trail, which was vandalized shortly before its debut to the public in April, has been struck by vandals again.

    According to officials with the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission, several of the signs and posts have been uprooted and tossed into the reservoir. Horses have also been on the trail, and have caused some damage to the trail and bridges.

  • This is the last weekend of the New Harmonies exhibit

    If you haven't seen the New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music exhibit yet, you are running out of time. The exhibit will remain on display in Lebanon through Saturday.

    "This is the last opportunity for residents of Lebanon to get to see a first-class, national Smithsonian exhibit," said Nicky Reynolds, executive director of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission. "Don't miss your opportunity."

    The exhibit is part of the Smithsonian Institute's Museum on Main program.

  • 14 more options in the race for President

    Only two candidates have received national attention, but Kentucky voters actually have 16 options on Nov. 6. Five candidates (including Barack Obama and Mitt Romney) will appear on the ballot, but 11 write-in candidates have filed as well.

    If you aren't satisfied with what either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney have to offer, here are your other options.

    The following candidates will appear on the ballot:

  • Obama, Romney vie for Presidency

    On Nov. 6, American voters will have the opportunity to decide who they would like to lead the nation for the next four years.

    The two major candidates are incumbent President Barack Obama, a Democrat, and challenger Mitt Romney, a Republican and the former governor of Massachusetts.

    In the past month, the candidates have debated each other three times, and their running mates, Vice President Joe Biden and Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, even squared off down the road at Centre College in Danville.

  • More than just numbers at MCHS

    Building relationships with students and maintaining a healthy school culture are a primary focus for Marion County High School, Principal Stacey Hall told school board members during their regular monthly meeting, which was held Oct. 23 at MCHS.

    But, at the end of the day, Hall said he realizes what many people are going to be focused on is test scores.

  • Today is the final day to request mail-in absentee ballot

    Tuesday, Oct. 30, is the last day to request a mail-in absentee ballot for the Nov. 6 election.

    There is an exception for military personnel. Members of the Armed Forces who learn between Oct. 30 and Nov. 5 that they will be confined to a military base will be allowed to request an absentee ballot.

    Today is also the last day for someone who previously requested an absentee ballot to cancel that ballot if they know they will be able to vote in person. These voters will need to return the ballot they had requested by today to the Marion County Clerk's Office.

  • Congressional race a ‘first’ for Marion County

    When the state legislature approved the new Congressional districts last year, Marion County was moved into the First Congressional District, which predominantly consists of counties in the most western parts of Kentucky.

  • Limestone Branch Distillery marks the opening of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour

    Limestone Branch Distillery marked the opening of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour on Oct. 18 by filling a special barrel. Owners Paul and Steve Beam and members of their family took part in the opening. From left: Paul Beam, Jimmy Beam (Paul and Steve's father), Freddie Beam, Steve Beam and Jack Beam. Freddie and Jack are Paul and Steve's uncles. Freddie and Jack are also retired from Barton's distillery.

  • Generous and gentle

    Wes Daugherty was a successful businessman, owning and operating a local grocery for decades and as one of a group of local investors who purchased Citizens National Bank in 1983.