Local News

  • Board excuses Hamilton from attending meetings

    The Marion County Board of Education unanimously voted Tuesday, May 14, to excuse Superintendent Dr. Chuck Hamilton from attending board meetings for the remainder of his contract, which ends June 30.
    Hamilton, who unexpectedly announced his retirement after only two years as superintendent, did not attend the board’s May 14 meeting.

  • Third tractor accident lawsuit filed

    A third civil lawsuit has been filed as the result of a tractor accident following last year’s Warrior Dash.
    Ronald Johnson of Greenup County filed a complaint April 26 in Marion Circuit Court against Steven Baudendistel and Elizabeth Bradshaw, both of 1190 Popes Creek Road in Lebanon, and against an unknown defendant.
    Baudendistel was driving a tractor that was pulling a trailer carrying several passengers June 23, 2012, the same day the Warrior Dash obstacle race was held.

  • Marion County's Got Talent is Saturday

    "Marion County's Got Talent" show at Angelic Hall at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in Lebanon. Youth winners will receive an invitation to showcase their talent at the Kentucky State Fair on the 4-H stage. The competition will be hosted by Kentucky Classic Arts (KCA) and Marion County 4-H. Call (270) 692-0021 to register.

  • President Lincoln’s Own to perform at Lincoln birthplace

    President Lincoln’s Own band will be performing as part of the Summer Season Celebration on May 24 at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park in Hodgenville.
    Don Johnson of Marion County, the founder of Kentucky Baroque Trumpets, created President Lincoln’s Own, which was included in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” which was released last year.
    President Lincoln’s Own will perform from 7 to 8 p.m. May 24. Their concert will feature songs from the 19th century. A luminary display will follow the concert from 8 to 9 p.m.

  • Calvary Elementary goes wild!

    Kindergarten and first grade students at Calvary Elementary School performed "Wild Things - A Big Zoo Revue" recently.

  • Accused gang leader accepts 20-year deal

    By Jennifer Corbett
    Landmark News Service

    Five days before Deandre L. Douglas was set to go on trial, the accused leader of the Bardstown Money Gang accepted a plea deal offered by prosecutors.
    Douglas, 20, of Lebanon agreed to plead guilty on three pending cases Wednesday and settled before he was set to go to jury trial Monday, May 13.
    He is the second of three suspected gang members to plead guilty to the assault of a New Haven man in the parking lot of Huddle House in late November.

  • Deciding the future of Main Street

    Business owners and operators, government officials and representatives of local organizations gathered May 8 to discuss the future of the Lebanon Main Street program.
    Last week’s meeting at the David R. Hourigan Building started that conversation, but questions remain about whether the local program will continue its affiliation with the Kentucky Main Street Program (through the Kentucky Heritage Council) and what it will look like if it does continue.

  • Deputy Rakes honored at law enforcement memorial

    Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Rakes will be remembered in his home community and by law enforcement officers across the state. On May 7, Rakes’ name was added to the Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial, which honors officers who were killed in the line of duty.
    Rakes, 31, was shot and killed Nov. 14, 2012.

  • Don’t get scammed

    Did you get a letter claiming that you won a big prize?
    “Congratulations! You’ve won [fill in the blank.]”
    Or, has someone called you and claimed you’ve won a cash award?
    Don’t be fooled. It’s a scam.
    Sergeant Tim Abell at the Lebanon Police Department is warning local citizens to not fall victim to these scams. Unfortunately, he’s currently working a case involving a local woman who lost a sizeable amount of money after being scammed by criminals possibly located in the Philippines.