Local News

  • Blood donations urgently needed

    The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donors. Severe winter weather since Jan. 1 has forced the cancellation of more than 300 blood drives across 20 states, resulting in more than 9,500 donations uncollected, further depleting an already low winter supply. Blood donation appointments can be quickly and easily scheduled by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

  • Community health fair is Feb. 27

    A free Community Health Fair will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 27, in Lebanon United Methodist Church’s fellowship hall. Tests that will be available include: cholesterol (fasting and non-fasting), glucose (fasting and non-fasting), colorectal cancer screen kits for people over the age of 50, blood pressure heart risk assessment, body mass index sleep disorder, stress vulnerability beck depression scale, sun damage screening and lung capacity.

  • Upcoming event at autism center

    The Working the Puzzle for Autism Center will be showing the movie "Inside Out" at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 6. Since February is the month of love, the center decided to show the movie about emotions. Please email nallymartin@windstream.net or call the center at 270-321-4360 and RSVP by Thursday.


  • Suspect arrested for armed robbery at Huddle House

    Police arrested Christopher Spalding, 22, of 70 Caudill Lane in Lebanon Saturday evening for the armed robbery at Huddle House, which occurred Friday night.
    He's been charged with first-degree robbery.
    According to police, at 8:09 p.m., Friday, police received a call from the Huddle House reporting their business had been robbed. The suspect was described as a white male with short hair, beard and red cap. He was armed with a handgun and demanded money. An undetermined amount of money was taken.

  • MCHS football coach resigns

    Corey Crume, Marion County High School head football coach, has resigned effective immediately.
    According to an email from Superintendent Taylora Schlosser, Crume has accepted a position to coach football at Kentucky State University. He has submitted a letter of resignation for his teaching position as the high school's in-school detention teacher and as the school's head football coach.
    "I would like to wish Coach Crume the best and appreciate his work for the 2015-2016 school year," Schlosser wrote in her email.

  • MCHS teacher, band director resigns

    Curtis Bennett, a teacher and band director at Marion County High School, has officially resigned.
    Bennett, 33, of Buffalo was arrested Jan. 6 by Marion County Sheriff Deputies after an investigation found evidence of inappropriate activity between Bennett and a female student. The criminal complaint states that the inappropriate activity took place on Dec. 26. Additional charges are expected, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements.

  • Animal shelter goes the distance to save dogs, cats

    The staff at the Marion County Animal Shelter is saving more animals than ever before.
    According to last year’s statistics, 447 animals went to rescue groups, 114 animals were adopted and 63 animals were returned to owners.
    Marion County Animal Control Officer Kay Turpin and her staff have worked tirelessly to try and save as many animals as possible, and rescue groups all over the country have helped tremendously with their efforts.

  • Black history event is Feb. 6

    This year’s black history event presented by the Marion County Arts and Humanities Council will feature Elizabeth Lawson of Lexington who portrays Charlotte Dupuy for Kentucky Chatauqua. Lawson began her research of Charlotte Dupuy while working at the Lexington Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and has presented this story to many groups throughout the state.
    The event will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Lebanon United Presbyterian Church.

  • Legislative breakfast at Farm Bureau Jan. 30

    Marion County Farm bureau will be hosting their annual legislative forum this Saturday, Jan. 30, beginning at 8 a.m. in the Farm Bureau conference room at 690 Metts Drive, Lebanon. Joining them will be the Marion County Cattlemen’s Association and Central Kentucky Ag Credit.
    State Sen. Jimmy Higdon and State Rep. Terry Mills will be on hand to discuss the current issues in state government. The legislators will be available for questions. This forum is open to the public.

  • Appeal filed in Rigdon case

    Attorneys representing a Marion County man convicted of murder in a September 2012 Dunnville shooting have filed a Notice of Appeal.
    A “Notice of Appeal” lets prosecuting attorneys, as well as the courts, know that an appeal is in the works.
    William Robert “Bobby” Rigdon was convicted in Warren County Circuit Court in Bowling Green in September of last year of murdering Gleason Pyles while he was working at Tarter Pallet Mill.