Local News

  • Turtleman takes on The Big Apple

    The verdict is out on whether or not "Today Show" host Matt Lauer is a Turtleman fan, but the rest of New York City thinks he's "snapperlicious."

    "They love me here," Ernie Brown Jr., the Turtleman, said Thursday afternoon via telephone from The Big Apple. "People keep coming up to me wanting autographs, taking pictures. It's a big place up here."

  • Volunteers needed for Warrior Dash

    With more than 5,000 people already signed up to participate in the state's inaugural Warrior Dash, event organizers are looking for volunteers to help make the event run more smoothly.

    The event will take place on Saturday, June 23, at Popes Creek Ranch in Lebanon.

    Who can help:

  • Gravel Switch firefighter in critical condition following motorcycle accident

    Gravel Switch firefighter Larry Vaughn was flown to University Hospital in Louisville Saturday morning as a result of injuries in a motorcycle accident. He was listed in critical condition as of Tuesday morning.

    Vaughn, 39, was riding westbound on a 2004 Honda motorcycle on E. Main Street in Lebanon when the collision occurred around 7:44 a.m. Vaughn was riding behind a 2005 Chevy Equinox driven by Sadie Luckett, 70, of Springfield.

  • Special city council meeting at 6 tonight

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to hold a special-called meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at city hall.

    Mayor Gary Crenshaw will deliver his annual budget address at the meeting.

  • The 4-day 400 Mile Sale is longer than ever

    From May 31 to June 3, hundreds of yard sales will set up all along historic Hwy. 68 from the Ohio/Kentucky border near Old Washington to Sharpe, Kentucky just south of Paducah near the Illinois/Kentucky border. This year, the route has expanded to include a section of Hwy 641, which starts in Paris, Tenn., and travels north through Puryear, Hazel and Murray before connecting with Hwy. 68 in Aurora.

  • Fire causes damage to Bell Hollow home

    The Lebanon Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire around 11:30 p.m. Sunday evening at 470 Bell Hollow Road.

    "The fire was contained to one bedroom," Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly said.

    Mattingly said the homeowner Gill Sullivan was at home at the time of the fire with his family, but no one was injured. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. The house did receive heat and smoke damage.

    "It's a big clean-up job," Mattingly said.

  • Old Mill Days is June 8-9

    Bradfordsville will celebrate Old Mill Days June 8 and 9.

    The festivities will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, June 8, with vendors, a carnival, a scavenger hunt (sign up at city hall), games at the baseball field (including three-legged races, sack races and water balloon toss), and the Hide the Mill contest.

    The pet show will be held at the small pavilion at 5:30 p.m., and the old timer's baseball game begins at 6 p.m.

  • Sheriff attends National Sheriffs Institute

    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements participated in the 102nd National Sheriffs Institute in Aurora, Col., April 29-May 5. The program is co-sponsored by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and  the National Sheriffs Association.

    The NIC is a division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and Clements is the first sheriff from Marion County to participate in the program.

  • All bite (and no bark)

    A good night's sleep turned 2011 into a pretty bad year for Millie Bradshaw.

    Last April, the day after her husband Joe had left on a golfing trip, she woke up and noticed a brown lump in her bed. She wasn't wearing her glasses at the time, so she didn't realize what she was grabbing as she moved the lump off her bed. She thought it was a clump of grass, but she did wonder how it got there.

  • And the 2012 Marion County Country Ham Days theme is...

    Marion County...the crossroads of good spirits & hospitality

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce along with the 2012 Ham Days Committee have created a theme that represents Marion County and the members of our community. The 2012 design was created by Melissa Knight and will be featured on a deep red t-shirt.


    Mary Parrott, Associate Member