Local News

  • Treasurer candidates battle for the ballot

    By Erin L. McCoy, Landmark News Service

  • Big Blue All-Stars will play Oct. 20 at MCHS

    The Big Blue All-Stars are coming to Marion County.

  • Tourist commission meets today

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet in special-called meeting at 5 p.m.

    The agenda includes the following:

    -  Robin Humphress of Kentucky Classic Theatre

    - Minutes of meetings from Sept. 13, 22 and 27 and Oct. 4 and 5

    - Treasurer's report and expenses

    - November marketing plan and ad

    - Executive session to conduct phone/video interviews with executive director candidates and to discuss property acquisition

  • Local soldiers are back from Iraq

    Sgt. James "Tim" Smothers, Cpt. Justin Roederer, Sgt. Anthony Clark, Sgt. Steven Glover and Spc. Robert "B.J." Thompson Jr. are back home safely after a tour of duty in Iraq.

    The soldiers, who are members of the U.S. Army's 8-229th ARB Flying Tigers, returned to Ft. Knox Sunday afternoon for a welcome home ceremony before being greeted by family and friends.

  • Auditor of Public Accounts: Candidates separated by government experience

    On Nov. 8, two candidates will vie to replace outgoing Kentucky State Auditor Crit Luallen.

    Adam Edelen, the Democratic candidate, and John T. Kemper, III, the Republican candidate, will go head-to-head to see who will fill that vacancy.

    Adam Edelen

    At 36, Adam Edelen may be young, but he's had a lot of experience in both business and government.

  • Marching Knights host band competition Oct. 15

    The Marion County High School Marching Knights will host the 2011 Knight-Fest Marching Invitational Saturday, Oct. 15.

    Bands competing include Campbellsville, Boyle County, Taylor County, East Jessamine and Mercer County. The Marion County High School Marching Knights will not be competing, but they will be performing that evening, prior to the awards ceremony.

  • A walk for answers

    The family and friends of Kara Tingle Rigdon are currently organizing a special event to help in the search for the Gravel Switch woman who has been missing since July 17, 2010.

    "A Walk for Answers & Silent Auction for Kara Tingle Rigdon" will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Nov. 12, at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon. To participate, walkers must pay a $10 registration fee. Registration is free with $50 in sponsorships.

  • Show of support

    No decision has yet been made about the future of the Bradfordsville Post Office, but one thing is clear: the city's citizens will do everything they can to keep it open.

    An estimated crowd of 200 people attended a meeting at the recently renovated Bradfordsville school building Oct. 5 to express their support for the postal branch. Citizens, elected officials and a local attorney spoke in favor of keeping the local branch open.

  • Three people killed in four days

    In scenes that are becoming all too familiar in Marion County, three people died after a pair of fatal collisions on Oct. 6 and Oct. 9.

    Monte Edelen, 54, and his father Charles Edelen, 89, both of Lebanon, were pronounced dead at the scene of an accident Thursday afternoon on Springfield Highway.

    Sunday evening, Loretto resident James Clayton Tharp, 70, died following an accident on the Marion County Veterans Memorial Highway, also known as the Lebanon bypass.

  • 40th Forkland Festival is Oct. 14-15

    The Forkland Heritage Festival and Revue will be held for the 40th time this year. The festival will take place Oct. 14-15 at the Forkland Community Center, 16479 Forkland Road, Gravel Switch, KY 40328.

    The festival honors the rural community's history but is also intended to ensure its future. In addition to the crafts, Old Country Supper Theatre (bean supper), historical exhibits, museum, food and children's activities, the festival is adding some new features for 2011. These include new living history skits and a bean supper servers reunion.