Local News

  • 2013 MCHS grad dies in Danville Highway accident

    A 2013 graduate of Marion County High School died Friday following an accident on Danville Highway.

    Colin Whitfill, 19, of Lebanon was the passenger in a vehicle that overturned around noon Dec. 6 on US 68 approximately three miles east of Lebanon.

    Whitfill was transported to Spring View Hospital following the accident. He was pronounced dead at the hospital at 1:33 p.m. by the Marion County coroner.

  • Early dismissal for Marion County schools

    Marion County Public Schools will be dismissing at 1 p.m. today, Dec. 6, due to the expected winter weather, according to Superintendent Taylor Schlosser.

    St. Augustine Grade School will also have early dismissal at 1 p.m.

  • Missing Marion County woman has been found

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office has located a missing 19-year-old woman who was last seen Tuesday afternoon.

    Candace Renee Tucker has been found, and her family has been contacted, according to Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Courtney Deering.

    "She was located this morning and she is safe and sound," Deering said.

    Deering added that he did not want to say where Tucker was located.

  • Winter weather advisory in effect until 1 a.m. Saturday

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for several central Kentucky counties, including Marion County. The advisory remains in effect until 1 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.

    The weather service advises people in central Kentucky to be aware of possible deteriorating conditions, particularly on Friday, when temperatures are expected to drop.

    The conditions could bring "complex and messy" weather to the region. This may include snow, sleet and freezing rain.

  • Country Christmas at Pope's Creek Ranch

    On Dec. 14, the public is invited to a Country Christmas at Pope's Creek Ranch in Lebanon.
    The event will officially begin at noon with Cowboy Santa and his cowgirl elves. A local folk singer will be performing mountain folk Christmas songs, and there will be a photographer there to take photos of children with Santa.

    The event is free and open to the public.

    Pope's Creek Ranch is located at 2250 Popes Creek Rd. For more information, contact Amber at 270-699-6790.


  • Lebanon native killed in Green County wreck

    Kentucky State Police are investigating a deadly collision that occurred at 2:45 p.m., CDT, Saturday, Nov. 30 on KY 88 in Green County.

    Lebanon native Johnnie M. McElroy, 54, of Glasgow was driving a 2004 Chevy pickup truck west on KY 88 when a 2008 Ford pickup truck, being driven by Benny Scott, 67, of Hardyville, dropped off the shoulder of the road. According to police, Scott overcorrected, crossed the road and struck McElroy’s vehicle.

    McElroy was pronounced dead at the scene by the Green County corner.

  • Life’s breath

    Cara Cissell Brahm is waiting – and hoping – that some day soon she'll be breathing a little easier.
    Since this summer, she has been on the list to receive a double lung transplant.
    Cara, 37, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when she was 10 years old. Two of her sisters (both older) were also diagnosed with the condition.
    “It mostly affects the lungs, but it can also affect the digestive system and the pancreas,” she said.
    Mindy died in 1999. Another sister, Lisa, received a transplant two and a half years ago.

  • Home for the holidays

    Marion County will be hosting a handful of holly jolly happenings this weekend.
    Christmas lights, parades and Charlie Brown will be part of the festivities.
    In Lebanon, the Heart of Kentucky Holiday Festival will be taking place Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7. The festival kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Friday with Dickens Christmas on Main Street. A tree lighting will take place outside of the Marion County Heritage Center.

  • Two months to go before 10-digit dialing begins in Western Kentucky

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – With mandatory 10-digit dialing coming soon to Western Kentucky as the result of a new area code, the Kentucky Public Service Commission said it's urging caregivers to help elderly residents and others who might have difficulty making the transition to the new dialing patterns.

  • Legislation will reignite debate on allowing casinos in Kentucky

    By Scott Wartman
    The Kentucky Enquirer

    After years of debate, Kentuckians might get a chance next November to allow casinos in Kentucky.
    Legislation introduced Wednesday by Speaker of the House Pro Tem Larry Clark, D-Louisville, would put a constitutional amendment allowing casino gambling on the Nov. 2014 ballot.