Local News

  • Great American Treasure Hunt in Lebanon through Saturday

    The Great American Treasure Hunt will be in Lebanon through Saturday, Dec. 8.

    The Great American Treasure Hunt is a traveling road show that is free to the public. They are willing to buy a wide variety of items, but their focus is on gold and silver jewelry, coins made before 1963, military items, toys and trains, musical instruments, pocket and wrist watches, costume jewelry, US currency printed before 1964, and foreign coins.

  • County judge recovering after Wednesday afternoon accident

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly is recovering after a three-vehicle collision Wednesday afternoon on Spalding Avenue.
    According to the Lebanon Police Department, the accident occurred at 18:57 p.m. Nov. 28.
    Mattingly, 59, of 65 Country Side Estates in Lebanon was facing southbound on Spalding Avenue and preparing to turn left onto J.T. Whitlock Avenue. He was driving a 2002 Ford Escape.

  • Be cautious about donations for fallen deputy

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office has heard that a scam is underway in which people are claiming to collect money for a benefit for deceased Marion County Deputy Anthony Rakes.
    According to the sheriff's office and Anita Elder (Rakes' sister), they are not aware of any such collection at this time. Elder said they may have a memorial at a later date, but they are not collecting any money at this time.
    However, members of Rakes' graduating class are collecting money for a memorial at the high school.

  • Lawsuit filed after baby was still born

    A Springfield couple has filed a lawsuit against Lebanon Physicians for Women after their child, Jeremy, died. Lebanon Physicians for Women have filed an answer to that complaint.

    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.

  • Bradfordsville post office meeting is Nov. 29

    The United States Postal Service has scheduled a meeting at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Bradfordsville Community Center in the old Bradfordsville School, 515 S. Sixth Street. The meeting is about the plan to reduce the hours at the Bradfordsville Post Office.

  • Christmas events coming up

    Christmas events will be easy to find in the coming weeks in Marion County.

    The Heart of Kentucky Holiday Festival incorporates a number of activities:

    - The Loretto Christmas Parade will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday. A tree lighting will take place in Carl and Lisa Mattingly's lot beside the post office at 5:45 p.m. The parade will start at Loretto City Hall and end at the car wash. After the parade, refreshments will be served at city hall, where Santa will be meeting children and posing for pictures.

  • City approves E911 bylaws

    The Lebanon City Council on Nov. 5 voted 5-0 to approve the bylaws for the Lebanon/Marion County E911 Advisory Committee. Councilwoman Denise Fogle was not present for the Nov. 5 meeting.

    The Marion County Fiscal Court had previously approved the bylaws at its Oct. 4 meeting.

    The by-laws specify that the committee will make recommendations to the fiscal court about the E-911 expenditures.

  • Tourist commission approves $5,000 for microphones

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission approved a request for $5,000 toward the purchase of theater microphones during its Nov. 5 meeting.

  • Fiscal court looking at sanitation rate increase

    Fiscal court looking at sanitation rate increase

    Marion Countians may see their trash collection fees increase in the near future. Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly said during the Nov. 15 fiscal court meeting that the county tries to break even on its trash collections costs.

  • Election of 2013-2015 Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

    During the upcoming weeks current chamber members will begin receiving ballots containing the names of candidates for the 2013-2015 Marion County Chamber  of Commerce Board of Directors. Also enclosed with the ballots will be a complete bio along with the candidates' responses to two questions. The candidates listed below have consented to serve as chamber directors for a three-year term if elected by you. 

    • Steve Beam, Limestone Branch Distillery