Local News

  • Chaser's hosts motorcycle rally

    Motorcycles filled both sides of the road on Proctor Knott Avenue Saturday, June 23, during Chaser’s Bike Rally and Car Show.

  • Jets Over Kentucky seeks rental RVs for pilots

    Event organizers for Jets Over Kentucky, the world's grandest jet event, are looking for local residents who are willing to rent out their personal recreational vehicles (RVs) from July 8-14 at the Lebanon/Springfield Airport in Lebanon. Lewis Patton with Jet Central expressed interest in as many as 10 RVs, possibly more.

  • Ham Days welcomes the Bourbon Chase with live music

  • The finals of the Distinguished Young Woman competition is tonight

    Tonight, Saturday, June 30, 10 finalists will be selected from the group of 50 young women to compete for the opportunity to be the Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2012.

    Paige Wilson, the reigning Distinguished Young Woman for Marion County and Kentucky, has been be competing in the national finals of the Distinguished Young Woman this week in Mobile, Ala.

  • A fair to remember

    By Nick Schrager

    Summer intern

    For more than 40 years, Marion County has had its annual fair open to residents and visitors alike. This year however, is promising to be one of the best yet. The fair will feature live music, competition, carnival rides and a magician.

  • Fiscal court approves 2012-13 budget

    County officials are anticipating more than $14 million in revenue and expenditures during the 2012-13 fiscal year, according to the second reading of the proposed budget, which was approved at the June 21 Marion County Fiscal Court meeting.

  • Under Construction

    By Nick Schrager

    Summer intern

    Hammers swung, saws cut and sweat poured.

    On Saturday, June 23, construction began on a three-bedroom house on the corner of South Chandler and Shuck Avenue. It's Marion County's Habitat for Humanity house, which is being sponsored by Makers Mark Distillery, Kentucky Cooperage and My Old Kentucky Home.

  • Pair of Lebanon men facing rape charges

    Two Lebanon men are facing first-degree rape charges, and a Lebanon woman has been accused of complicity to rape.

  • Board: Superintendent doing 'great' job

    Marion County Superintendent Chuck Hamilton is doing a "fantastic" job, especially for his first year at the helm of the Marion County Public School district, according to school board members.

    The board conducted Hamilton's yearly evaluation Tuesday, June 22, which took approximately 50 minutes in executive session.

    When the board convened in open session, Board Chairman Michael Mullins said that the board gave Hamilton an overall rating of 3.5 of a possible 4.0.

  • Fired up!

    Like many of the competitors in Saturday's Warrior Dash - the first ever in Kentucky - Melissa Newcomb of Lebanon was caked in mud and had a smile on her face after finishing the race.

    "It was intense, but it was fun," she said.

    Would she do it again?

    "Definitely," Newcomb said.