Local News

  • Local concert will mark 150th anniversary of 'Battle of Lebanon'

    One hundred fifty years ago, Gen. John Hunt Morgan made his third visit to Lebanon during the course of the Civil War. That stop led to what is now known as the Battle of Lebanon.

    To commemorate the anniversary of that event, the Kentucky Army National Guard's 202nd Army Band will be performing in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, July 5, at St. Augustine Church. After the concert, a reception will be held at the Marion County Heritage Center, which is located in the old Marion County Courthouse, 120 W. Main Street in Lebanon.

  • County offices closed for Fourth of July

    The Marion County offices in the David R. Hourigan Government Center will be closed Thursday, July 4, for Independence Day.

    The Marion County Clerk's Office, Marion County Judge/Executive's Office, Marion County PVA Office, and Marion County Sheriff's Office will reopen July 5.

    The sheriff's office will continue to respond to calls, but they will be routed through the Lebanon Police Department dispatch, (270) 692-2121.

  • Garbage pickup in Bradfordsville on Wednesday this week

     Garbage collection for the City of Bradfordsville will not be on the usual Thursday this week due to the Fourth of July holiday. This week the collection will be on Wednesday July 3, beginning at 5 p.m.

  • Jets Over Kentucky begins Sunday

     The world's largest remote control jet show returns to the Lebanon-Springfield Airport Sunday, July 7.

      More than ' pilots from across the United States and from Brazil, Canada, China, Mexico, and Europe are expected for this year's showcase.

      Admission is free during the practice and training runs, July 7-10.

  • Elvis is coming to Angelic Hall

    Entertainer Eddie Miles is coming home to Marion County and performing the music of America's most beloved entertainer, Elvis Presley. This uncanny tribute also includes an opening show saluting the legends of country music, featuring the songs of Marty Robbins, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty and others.

  • Understanding sports concussions event

    The Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky, along with Bob OÕDaniel, will host an event entitled, "Understanding sports concussions" at 6 p.m., Thursday, July 25, at Angelic Hall in Lebanon.

  • School board hires interim superintendent for MCPS

    The Marion County Board of Education might have thought it was experiencing deŽjaˆ vu Tuesday, June 25, when it voted 3-1 in favor of hiring Steve Burkich as the acting superintendent of Marion County Public Schools.

      In February of 2011, the board did the exact same thing.

      But, last week's decision was not unanimous. Board member DeLane Pinkston cast the lone dissenting vote.

  • Stolen identity

    Margaret Brockman, 68, leads a simple life.

      She and her husband of almost 49 years, Paul, live in a modest home in Lebanon.

      When they aren't visiting with their four children and numerous grandchildren, Brockman likes to sew, garden and go on walks.

      But, according to the World Wide Web, Brockman leads a very different life and has had an affair, lent her boyfriend $750,000 and is a "confirmed fraud."

  • Jail inmate charged with escape, says he lost his glasses

    An 68-year-old inmate who was doing community service work is facing a second-degree escape charge after getting separated from his work group, according to the Marion County Detention Center.

    James W. Bailey was part of a community service crew that was picking up trash along Gene Hunt Road on Wednesday, June 26. Around 12:45 p.m., when the crew reached the bottom of a hill, the MCDC deputy in charge of the crew noticed that one inmate was missing.

  • MAC gets 30-day contract extension

    Marion Adjustment Center has received a 30-day contract extension from the Department of Corrections.

    Jennifer Brislin, communications director for the Cabinet for Justice and Public Safety, confirmed that the temporary extension has been accepted by both the state and the prison.

    That means the contract will not end Sunday with the end of the fiscal year, but rather on July 30.

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