Local News

  • Remember to set clocks back tonight

    Remember to set your clocks back before you go to bed tonight.

    We will return to standard time at 2 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4.

    Enjoy your extra hour of sleep.

  • MAC walk-aways are back in custody

    Two inmates walked away from Marion Adjustment Center on Friday, and both of them are back in custody.

  • MAC escapee has been caught

    William Paul Monroe, 30, walked away from MAC on Sept. 30. He was captured at 2:20 p.m. Nov. 1 by the Harlan County Sheriff's Department. Monroe is being housed in the Harlan County Detention Center.
    Monroe was serving an eight-year sentence for second-degree robbery on a Harlan County charge. He was scheduled to see the parole board in January of 2013.

    With Thursday's arrest, Monroe will also be facing an additional charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

  • Fiscal court meets Nov. 1

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    Here is the agenda for the Nov. 1 meeting:

  • Big sound

    After the Marion County Marching Knights concluded their season Saturday, band director Curtis Bennett sounded pleased.

    "We're one of the smallest bands in our class," he said. "Fortunately, we don't play like a small band."

    Marion County finished 13th in the AAAA semifinals at Barren County High School. Marion County received a score of 72.55.

  • City/county goes CodeRED

    The City of Lebanon and Marion County have a new emergency mass notification provider. The transition to Emergency Communications Network's (ECN) CodeRED mass notification solution from One Call Now began earlier this month. ECN recently acquired all One Call Now's Government Emergency Center/911 clients.

  • Gorley Trail vandalized again

    The renovated Cecil L. Gorley Trail, which was vandalized shortly before its debut to the public in April, has been struck by vandals again.

    According to officials with the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission, several of the signs and posts have been uprooted and tossed into the reservoir. Horses have also been on the trail, and have caused some damage to the trail and bridges.

  • This is the last weekend of the New Harmonies exhibit

    If you haven't seen the New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music exhibit yet, you are running out of time. The exhibit will remain on display in Lebanon through Saturday.

    "This is the last opportunity for residents of Lebanon to get to see a first-class, national Smithsonian exhibit," said Nicky Reynolds, executive director of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission. "Don't miss your opportunity."

    The exhibit is part of the Smithsonian Institute's Museum on Main program.

  • 14 more options in the race for President

    Only two candidates have received national attention, but Kentucky voters actually have 16 options on Nov. 6. Five candidates (including Barack Obama and Mitt Romney) will appear on the ballot, but 11 write-in candidates have filed as well.

    If you aren't satisfied with what either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney have to offer, here are your other options.

    The following candidates will appear on the ballot:

  • Obama, Romney vie for Presidency

    On Nov. 6, American voters will have the opportunity to decide who they would like to lead the nation for the next four years.

    The two major candidates are incumbent President Barack Obama, a Democrat, and challenger Mitt Romney, a Republican and the former governor of Massachusetts.

    In the past month, the candidates have debated each other three times, and their running mates, Vice President Joe Biden and Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, even squared off down the road at Centre College in Danville.