Local News

  • Transfer station, landfill will be open Saturday to accept flood damaged materials

    The Marion County Solid Waste Transfer Station on Fairground Road and the CD&D Construction/Debris Landfill on Hwy. 208 will be open Saturday, May 8, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly. Both locations will be accepting flood-damaged waste.

    Residents with flood-damaged waste are asked to separate an building materials and household contents. Building materials, such as wood, insulation, drywall, etc., should be taken to the CD&D landfill. Household contents should be taken to the transfer station.

  • Portable showers available in Bradfordsville

    Kentucky Baptist Convention Disaster Relief Teams have set up a portable shower trailer at the Bradfordsville Civic Center.

    The shower has eight stalls (four for men and four for women) and a washer and dryer. Anyone who does not have access to a shower as a result of the flooding May 1 and 2 can use the showers, according to Hayden Johnson, the Marion County emergency management deputy director.

    Also, Marion County Emergency Management Director Kenny Blair said people should take photos to document any damage they may have received.

  • MCHS English teacher wins All American Teacher of the Year Award

    Coury Leathers Osbourne, an English teacher at Marion County High School, was one of three Kentucky teachers selected for the inaugural National Math and Science Initiative award.

    In all, 18 teachers from the six states participating in the initiative's Advanced Placement Training and Incentive Program were selected as award recipients. The participating states are Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts and Virginia.

  • Water distribution will begin at noon

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly has announced that drinking water will be distributed today.

    Drinking water will be distributed throughout the county starting at noon today, Tuesday, May 4. The water will be distributed at local community fire departments, Bradfordsville Civic Center, the Lebanon Wal-mart and the parking lot of Loretto Foodland.

    Residents are asked to limit themselves to one case of water per household at this time.

  • Magistrate candidate questionnaire, District E-Charlotte Brady Mattingly

    Name: Charlotte Brady Mattingly

    Address: 1400 McElroy Pike

           Lebanon, Ky 40033

    Date of birth: 9/19/60

    Family information: Married to Doug Mattingly, two children.

    Educational background: Graduated from Marion County High School. Degree in Medical Office Practice/Medical Transcriptionist

    Work history: Employed at Family and Internal Medicine Associates.

    Community activities (clubs, organizations, church, etc.):

  • Flash flood warning in effect

    The National Weather Service is reporting a flash flood warning in effect for today, Sunday, May 2, in Marion County and other parts of the state. Several roads throughout the City of Lebanon and Marion County are flooded and impassable.

    Safe havens are being set up at the Bradfordsville Fire Department located on Central Avenue, the Bradfordsville Civic Center (718 W. Main Street in Bradfordsville) and at Centre Square in Lebanon (239 N. Spalding Avenue), according to Hayden Johnson, the assistant Marion County emergency management director.

  • Cuts made district-wide

    School districts across the state are being forced to make budget cuts and the Marion County Board of Education made some of those painful decisions last week. Three teacher positions were among the cuts that the board approved during a special called meeting Tuesday, April 20.

    Each school made a plea to the board to grant them specific requests funded by Section 7 funds, which are monies that the board has total discretion over. The board takes school council requests and tries to honor those requests but it can use that money however it pleases in the schools.

  • No school Monday, May 3

    Marion County Schools will not be in session Monday, May 3, due to poor road conditions, Superintendent Donald Smith has announced.


  • Remembering 'a soldier's soldier'

    Marion County said good-bye to a soldier, a friend, a brother and a son Sunday afternoon.

    After a funeral service at Lebanon Baptist Church, National Guardsman Sgt. Randy Sigley was interred at the Lebanon National Cemetery.

    The morning of April 18, Sigley, 28, did not wake up at the Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan where he was deployed with the 2123rd Transportation Company. For now, the cause of his death remains unknown.

  • A section of the Lebanon bypass will close Monday

    A section of the Lebanon bypass (the Marion County Veterans Memorial Highway) will be closed temporarily starting Monday, May 3, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has announced.

    The section that will be closed is between U.S. 69 and Ky. 49. The section is being closed to repair a sinkhole.

    Cabinet officials expect the section to be closed for three days.