Local News

  • Under Construction

    By Nick Schrager

    Summer intern

    Hammers swung, saws cut and sweat poured.

    On Saturday, June 23, construction began on a three-bedroom house on the corner of South Chandler and Shuck Avenue. It's Marion County's Habitat for Humanity house, which is being sponsored by Makers Mark Distillery, Kentucky Cooperage and My Old Kentucky Home.

  • Pair of Lebanon men facing rape charges

    Two Lebanon men are facing first-degree rape charges, and a Lebanon woman has been accused of complicity to rape.

  • Board: Superintendent doing 'great' job

    Marion County Superintendent Chuck Hamilton is doing a "fantastic" job, especially for his first year at the helm of the Marion County Public School district, according to school board members.

    The board conducted Hamilton's yearly evaluation Tuesday, June 22, which took approximately 50 minutes in executive session.

    When the board convened in open session, Board Chairman Michael Mullins said that the board gave Hamilton an overall rating of 3.5 of a possible 4.0.

  • Fired up!

    Like many of the competitors in Saturday's Warrior Dash - the first ever in Kentucky - Melissa Newcomb of Lebanon was caked in mud and had a smile on her face after finishing the race.

    "It was intense, but it was fun," she said.

    Would she do it again?

    "Definitely," Newcomb said.

  • Two accidents disrupt transportation for Warrior Dash

    A pair of accidents - one of which involved a tractor pulling a wagon full of people - caused disruptions to the traffic flow on Popes Creek Road Saturday.
    Eight people were transported to Spring View Hospital with injuries between the two incidents.
    The accidents also caused hours of delays and disrupted the shuttle buses taking Warrior Dash participants to the race site and back to the off-site parking on Fairgrounds Road.
    The accidents occurred at 11:45 a.m. on Danville Highway three miles east of Lebanon and at 3:32 p.m. Near 385 Popes Creek Road.

  • Warrior Dash gets mixed reviews on social media

    In the age of social media, the public can provide instant feedback about their experiences, and several people posted comments about their experience in Marion County for Kentucky's first Warrior Dash this past Saturday.

    Here is a sampling of what people had to say.

    From Facebook:

    Austin Pendley

  • Murder victim's family sues Medco

    A civil suit has been filed against a local nursing home, alleging it failed to supervise a former employee who has been charged with murdering her husband.

    Kathleen Wise, 61, of 4203 Bengal Road in Campbellsville, was indicted last July by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with the first-degree murder of her husband, Joseph Kenneth Wise. If convicted, she faces as much as life in prison.

    She has formally pleaded not guilty to the crime, and the prosecution has said it will not seek the death penalty.

  • MAC escapee apprehended

    George Wesley Upton, 33, who walked away from Marion Adjustment Center May 29, has been apprehended.

    Upton was serving a 10-year sentence for first-degree wanton endangerment on a police officer and first-degree fleeing and evading.

    Details about Upton's capture have not been released. More information will be reported as soon as it becomes available.

  • A portion of Helm Schoolhouse Road will be closed Saturday for Warrior Dash

    On Thursday, the Marion County Fiscal Court approved a request to close a portion of Helm Schoolhouse Road on Saturday, June 23, the day of the Warrior Dash.

    The gravel portion of Helm School House Road, between the intersections with Ed Sullivan Road and Popes Creek Road, will be closed from 7 a.m. Saturday morning until the Warrior Dash event has concluded. This is being done to insure emergency vehicles will have access to the race site in the event of an emergency.

    Residents who live on Helm Schoolhouse Road will still have access to their homes.

  • Warrior Dash preparations in full effect

    Kentucky's inaugural Warrior Dash will take place in Lebanon Saturday, and the following information was sent to participants via email: