Local News

  • Shots fired outside Raywick bar Nov. 13

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office is investigating another incident outside the Raywick Bar and Grill. This most recent event occurred Tuesday evening, Nov. 13.

    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements said his office received a report that a vehicle had driven by the bar and fired shots around 8 p.m. outside the bar. He said the only description he received was that it was small vehicle that was a dark color. He said they did not know the make or model.

  • Fiscal court to meet at 4 p.m. Nov. 15

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the David Hourigan Government Building.
    The agenda for today's meeting is as follows:
    - Minutes of the previous meeting
    - Review county employee health insurance quotes for 2013
    - Consider sanitation rate adjustments/increase starting January 2013
    - Consider transportation request for addition to abandoned segment of US 68
    - Consider request from Lebanon Enterprise for annual “Discover” publication

  • Funeral for Deputy Rakes will be Saturday at MCHS

    Funeral services for Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Rakes will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Marion County High School.

    Visitation will be at 5 p.m. Friday at Bosley Funeral Home, 246 S. Proctor Knott Avenue in Lebanon, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the high school.

  • Alleged shooter was supposedly on his way to ex-wife’s home

    The man accused of killing Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Rakes during a traffic stop on US 68 last week was supposedly on his way to his ex-wife's house in Lincoln County.

  • Two injured in Burton Lane house fire

    A Lebanon couple were injured as a result of a house fire late Nov. 13 at 353 Burton Lane in Lebanon. One of them may be alive because of their neighbors' quick instincts.

    Ann Simpson, 82, was listed in serious condition as of Monday afternoon at University Hospital in Louisville. Ann Simpson was originally taken to Spring View, but she was transferred to University Hospital by Air Methods.

  • Marion County Deputy Anthony Rakes killed during traffic stop

    There is no such thing as a "routine traffic stop," and what happened to Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Rakes in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Nov. 14, is a tragic example.

    Kentucky State Police continue to investigate the shooting death of Deputy Rakes, which occurred at approximately 2 a.m., Wednesday, right outside of the city limits on Danville Highway.

  • AT&T expects to have 3G here by the end of the year

    Marion County's AT&T customers are closer to having 3G service.

    "We do expect to launch our mobile Internet network in Marion [County], Kentucky by the end of the year, extending access for advanced mobile services, devices and feature-rich audio and video content to customers in the area," wrote Cathy Lewandowski, a senior public relations manager for AT&T.

    Nancy Jarrett, a regional manger for AT&T, has indicated to local officials that 3G could arrive sooner, however.

  • Lawsuit filed after baby was still born

    A Springfield couple has filed a lawsuit against Lebanon Physicians for Woman after their child, Jeremy, died.

    Marilu and Santiago Tzanahua Mendez of Springfield filed the lawsuit Oct. 31 in Marion Circuit Court against Lebanon Physicians for Women, Dr. Mark Ackermann and Dr. Lynval T. Reynolds.

    According to the complaint, Marilu Mendez underwent a Cesarean section on Nov. 3, 2011, and this procedure was performed by Ackermann.

  • Enterprise hires new advertising sales rep

    The Lebanon Enterprise has hired Jessie R. Weis as its new advertising sales representative.

  • Christmas in the Country preparations underway

    Bradfordsville is preparing for its annual Christmas in the Country celebration. This will include the annual Christmas parade and contests for the best decorated house and business.

    The event organizers are hoping to have as many entries as possible in the parade. Anyone interested in participating in the parade should call Lonie Clarkson at (270) 337-2113.

    Houses and businesses need to be decorated before Saturday, Dec. 1, to be included in the contest.