Local News

  • Nerinx Post Office hours to remain the same

    United States Postal Service officials met with a roomful of nuns Oct. 11 at the Loretto Motherhouse to discuss the future plans for the Nerinx Post Office.

    For now, at least, that plan means keeping things the same as they are. The Nerinx Post Office will remain open from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday and from 8 to 11:15 a.m. on Saturdays, according to Rosemary Miller, a manager for the U.S. Postal Service.

    "We want to make our products and services available," Miller said.

  • School board applauds recent test scores

    Members of the Marion County School Board of Education literally broke out into applause when hearing the latest test scores for both local middle schools and Marion County High School during their meeting last week.

    In September, all eighth grade students at St. Charles Middle School and Lebanon Middle School took the EXPLORE exam, which is the first part of a testing system that also includes the PLAN and the ACT. All three test students in English, math, reading and science.

  • Lebanon men vie for 24th District seat

    Both candidates for the 24th District seat in the Kentucky House of Representatives are Lebanon residents, fathers, and grandfathers. They both have experience in government, and they're both hoping to serve in the state legislature in 2013.
    Terry Mills, 62, is the Democratic incumbent for the district that includes Casey and Marion counties and part of Pulaski County.
    "It sounds corny, but I just want to serve," Mills said. "I just want to give back. I've had a good life, a lot given to me. I just want to give back."

  • Tourist commission approves grant for quilt show

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has approved a $650 grant request for the Heart of Kentucky Quilt Show. The commissioners unanimously approved the request during their Oct. 8 meeting.

    Commissioner Tom Lund was not present at the meeting.

    Lizzie Spalding, the Marion County Extension agent for family and consumer sciences, made the request on behalf of the Marion County Extension Homemakers.

  • Several businesses listed as delinquent on tourism taxes

    Several businesses were listed as being delinquent on paying their tourism taxes in the report presented at the Oct. 8 tourism meeting. Lebanon Tourism Executive Director Nicky Reynolds noted that the higher than normal number of delinquencies may have been related to Ham Days falling so close to the end of the month.

    McBs (12 months) and Hometown BBQ (five months) were previously turned over to the county attorney. Both of these restaurants have paid toward two months of their reported delinquencies.

  • Marion County High School Students of the Week
  • Band students travel to Louisville to experience live Broadway theatre
  • McKay joins WKU Athletic staff

    Zack McKay of Lebanon has been hired as the director of athletic marketing at Western Kentucky University. McKay, a 2003 Marion County High School graduate, is the son of Josh and Helen McKay and the grandson of Louise McKay. McKay comes to WKU after spending the previous four years as the Director of Marketing with Nelligan Sports Marketing at IPFW University. McKay got his start in intercollegiate athletics as a marketing assistant at the University of Louisville, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Sports Administration in 2007.

  • Spalding is assistant professor of education at Campbellsville University

    Deborah Allen Spalding of Lebanon has been employed at Campbellsville University as an assistant professor of education, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University.

  • Marion Co. FFA/Teen Leadership participate in annual farm tour

    On Tuesday, Oct. 2, Marion County FFA members and members of Teen Leadership Marion County traveled to four farms across Marion County to learn more about agriculture.  The locations traveled to were: Sandusky Beef Farm/Miracle Man Cattle Co. owned by David and Michael Sandusky, Two Toms pheasants and chukars owned by Tom Corbett Sr. and Tom Corbett Jr., Peterson Family Farm owned by Donnie and Theresa Peterson, and Jones Family Dairy Farm owned by Timmy and Kim Jones.