Local News

  • Lebanon man dies after shooting incident involving state police

     A Lebanon man died after a shooting involving a Kentucky commercial vehicle enforcement officer Friday morning.

    Joey Livers, 38, of Lebanon was pronounced dead at 10:29 a.m. May 16 at Spring View Hospital, where he was transported after the shooting incident.

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office received a call Friday morning reporting a suicidal subject at a residence in the 8000 block of St. Joe Road. The Kentucky State Police were contacted at 9:09 a.m., and KSP units arrived on the scene at 9:32 a.m.

  • Fiscal court meets this afternoon

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. May 15 on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes the following: 

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Audit report by White and Co. for FY ending June 30, 2013

    • Request for support for Senior Companion Program through Central Kentucky Community Action

  • Flash flood watch in effect until 8 a.m. Thursday

     The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch until 8 a.m. May 15 for Central Kentucky, including Marion County.

    "Excessive rainfall" is likely this evening and overnight as "waves of thunderstorms" move across the area, according to the weather service. The storms could produce rainfall between two and four inches.

    The weather service report can be found here: http://goo.gl/Dy2nbe

  • Color in Motion road closures Saturday

    Roads will be closed for the Color in Motion 5K on Saturday, May 17.
    The race will start and finish near the youth soccer fields and the disc golf course on Fairground Road.
    There will be road closures along the course from 6 a.m. to noon Saturday to accommodate the race. The course will be the same as the Pokey Pig 5K, only with a different start/finish line. The course is as follows:
    * Fairground Road to Main Street
    * Main Street to Depot Street
    * Depot Street to Mulberry
    * W. Mulberry to S. Spalding Ave.

  • Popes Creek Ranch activities this weekend

    Popes Creek Ranch will be celebrating National Armed Forces Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday. There will be games for children, a hike, entertainment, food and beverages. The event is free for all veterans and active members of the military. Popes Creek Ranch is located at 2250 Popes Creek Road in Lebanon.
    Saturday evening, South 49 will be in concert from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Woodlands Amphitheater at Popes Creek Ranch. The amphitheater is located on Penick Road.

  • Position, population and experience can affect elected officials pay

    When voters go to the polls on May 20 and on Nov. 4, they will be voting for a variety of federal, state and local officials.
    While voters know that their taxes are used to compensate these officials, they might not know what each of these officials are paid.
    Here is a closer look at what compensation officials receive at each level of government for the current year. For many positions, the salaries for 2015 have not yet been determined.

    Federal offices

  • Youth leagues not giving up on concession stand makeover

    Healthier food options at concession stands are not necessarily a fan favorite, but local youth sports leagues haven’t given up on trying to offer more nutritious options.

  • MCPS dreams big at strategic planning summit

    “If we have dreams, how are we going to make those become a reality?”
    That was one of the questions Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser asked the audience of approximately 130 people, including school staff, site-base decision making council members, local government officials and community leaders gathered at the Marion County Public Schools Strategic Planning Summit, which was held Tuesday, May 6, at Centre Square in Lebanon.

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  • Accreditation mix-up leaves SCC students scrambling for answers

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    Graduates from the radiology program at St. Catharine College are weighing their options following a recent meeting with school officials that revealed they do not have the proper accreditation to work in the state of Kentucky.