Local News

  • Child treated for multiple fractures after single-vehicle accident on Hwy. 49

    A 10-year-old child was transferred to Kosair Children's Hospital for treatment of multiple fractures following a single vehicle accident June 6 on Hwy. 49, approximately three miles north of Loretto.

    The driver, Jessica R. Lyvers, and four other children (all 10 or under) were treated at the scene by Marion County EMS, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

  • Fairground Road transfer station not accepting brush

    The Marion County Waste Transfer Station will not be accepting brush this week or next week, according to Marion County Solid Waste and Environmental Coordinator Keith Brock.
    During this time, contractor equipment will be on site to grind brush for waste-to-energy conversion.
    The transfer station will resume brush staging on June 18.

  • Riley Road will close for approximately 30 days

    Riley Road will be closed temporarily near its intersection with US 68 starting on Monday, June 11, as the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet continues its work on US 68. Cabinet officials estimated the closure will last approximately 30 days.

    The closure is needed so that 700 feet of Riley Road's approach can be reconstructed to match the grade of the new section of US 68. Signs will be set up to indicate a detour during the construction.

    Landers Creek Road closed May 30-June 6

  • Mayor offers $8.8 million budget proposal

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw has proposed an $8.8 million budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year. He delivered his annual budget address May 31 to the Lebanon City Council.

    "The budget process each year is a learning experience for those of us who work together to come up with the best way to allocate the city's resources," he said. "All of us involved in the process have our own ideas of what is needed or desired."

  • Marion County native to turn 109

    Frances Ann Crowdus was born the same year that the Wright brothers made their famous first flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C. That was nine years before the Titanic sunk and 11 years before World War I began.

    On June 11, 1903 in Simmstown, on the Marion-Washington County border, Crowdus became the 12th of 13 children born to Joseph and Katherine Furman.

    She'll turn 109 on Monday.

  • Hunger Games

    The Marion County Public Library hosted a Hunger Games party May 29 for teens and tweens. The activities included a scavenger hunt in the library, making miniature bows and making white roses (which are worn by President Coriolanus Snow).

  • Industrial hemp presentation in Lebanon June 16

    State Sen. Joey Pendleton of Hopkinsville wants to talk about industrial hemp, and he hopes the community will join in the discussion.

    At 2 p.m. June 16, he will be giving a presentation about industrial hemp at the Marion County Extension Office. There will be a question and answer session after the presentation.

    "We'd like for everybody to come out," Pendleton said.

  • New ag agent is familiar with local farmers

    The newest face in the Marion County Extension Office isn't completely new to the community.

    David Kessler, 55, of Washington County has been named the new Marion County extension agent for agriculture and natural resources. Kessler hit the ground running on Friday morning, his first day on the job, by assisting local farmers unloading cattle in preparation for a sale over the weekend.

    "I enjoy helping people do the best that they can," he said.

  • Tobacco barn, trails and a taste of Kentucky

    David Neville takes you inside an old tobacco barn that is now decorated like a banquet hall. He points out wooden tables and furniture are made from trees found elsewhere on the property.

    He'll ask you to close your eyes and imagine the scene: A local musician sings for the guests as the smell of barbecue and fresh produce fill the hall. The diners wash down their meal with locally produced wine and for dessert, they eat cobbler made with blackberries picked on the farm.

  • Standing in solidarity with local Sisters

    By Jennifer Corbett

    Landmark News Service

    Supporters of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, as well as members of the Sisters of Loretto, lined the sidewalks on North Fifth Street and West Stephen Foster Avenue May 29 to show their disapproval of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (VCDF).