Local News

  • Two injured when tornado blows trailer off foundation

    Two people were injured when a tornado pushed a trailer off its foundation near the Marion-Taylor County line Jan. 30.

    Pam Colvin, 32, and Jeremy Tyler Colvin, 7, were taken to Spring View Hospital to be treated for minor injuries, according to Marion County Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson.

  • Bluegrass festival is still on schedule

    Marion County schools are closed today, Friday, Jan. 25, but the 2013 Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff is still going ahead as planned.

    Brad Lanham, president of the Kentucky Fellowship of Musicians, said the entertainers are in town for tonight's portion of the bluegrass festival. As of noon, the plan was to hold the event as scheduled.

    Marion County Superintendent Chuck Hamilton announced that schools are closed today due to poor road conditions.

  • Missing Lebanon teenager found at relative’s residence

    A Lebanon teenager who went missing Jan. 17 has been located.

    Timara Gunn, 16, was reported missing from 338 E. Walnut Street in Lebanon on Jan. 17.

    Lebanon Police Officer Donald Jewell said Gunn was located Wednesday at a relative’s residence on Bradfordsville Highway.

    Jewell added that the initial missing person’s report was shared with the Marion, Nelson, Washington and Boyle County Sheriff’s Offices, the Bardstown, Danville, Springfield and Lexington Police and the Kentucky State Police.

  • Farm Bureau legislative forum is Jan. 26


  • Lebanon attorney named ABC commissioner

    Freddie Higdon of Spragens and Higdon, PSC, in Lebanon has been appointed as the commissioner of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Higdon’s appointment will take effect March 15, 2013. His term expires Dec. 31, 2016.

    Public Protection Secretary Robert D. Vance announced Higdon’s appointment by Governor Steve Beshear.

    Higdon is also a member of the Western Kentucky University Board of Regents and the president of the Marion County Industrial Foundation Board.

  • Kentucky AG speaks to MCHS students



  • Fire department has not received state aid since 2010


  • Higdon: Expect changes to pill mill bill

    By Randy Patrick

    Landmark News Service


    A comprehensive measure the Kentucky General Assembly enacted last year to curb prescription drug abuse is in need of changes, says one of the lawmakers who helped shape it.

    In an interview with The Kentucky Standard last week, Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, who helped lead efforts to revise House Bill 1 and get it passed in the Senate, said it has been effective, but has had unexpected results.

  • MLK Jr. Day - Celebrating the King

    Martin Luther King Jr. was remembered and honored Sunday in downtown Lebanon with a march, led by the United Concerned Citizens Organization, and an event hosted by the Marion County NAACP at the Lebanon United Methodist Church.

  • Local charity aims to help cancer patients

    Cancer has touched most, if not all, of Marion County in some way.

    “Everybody’s had family members that have been diagnosed with cancer,” Debbie Higdon said. “Until your family goes through it, you don’t realize the extra expense that goes with it.”

    Because of that, Higdon wanted to find a way to help provide some financial support to families as they deal with the disease.

    And she has.