Local News

  • Tractor driver indicted for 17 counts of wanton endangerment, DUI

    A Popes Creek Road resident has been indicted in connection with a tractor accident while transporting individuals from the site of the Warrior Dash obstacle race held in June in Marion County.

    On Aug. 17, Steven R. Baudendistel, 44, of 1190 Popes Creek Road in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently for first-degree wanton endangerment (17 counts), DUI first offense (aggravator) and leaving the scene of an accident.

  • Candidates have filed for General Election

    Marion County voters will have several uncontested local races and a few contested state and national races on the Nov. 6 ballot.
    Here are the candidates who filed before the Aug. 14 deadline.

    Bradfordsville City Commission (four seats) -  Anthony Clarkson, Sandy Gribbins, Travis May and Kathleen Walls.

    Lebanon City Council (six seats) - Jerry Abell, Denise Fogle, Jay Grundy, Kate Palagi, Jim Richardson and Darin Spalding.

  • Loretto Homecoming is Saturday

    The Loretto Fire Department will be hosting the annual Mark Mattingly Memorial Loretto Homecoming this Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Loretto Ball Park.

    Inflatables for kids and food by the Marion County Cattlemen's Association will be available throughout the day.

    At 1 p.m. a silent auction begins, and so does the Tim Fowler Firefighter Challenge.

    The silent auction ends at 5 p.m., and a live auction begins at 5:10 p.m.

  • Man airlifted after motorcycle wreck on Ky. 78

    Cows may have spooked a Bradfordsville man, who was airlifted Aug. 8 after wrecking on his motorcycle along Ky. 78.

    Lincoln County Sheriff Curt Folger said Jeremy Clarkson was traveling on Ky 78 near Turnersville around noon when he came around a curve and saw three cows standing next to the road.

  • Cinema at the Square

    The Marion County Public Library held its annual Cinema at the Square event Saturday at Centre Square in Lebanon. The movie 'The Muppets' was shown outdoors on an inflatable screen, and there was also bouncies, games and food.

  • Warning signs

    For the second time this year, homemade signs were strategically placed throughout the City of Lebanon last week, warning local media outlets and law enforcement of the drug problem that exists in Marion County.

  • Fiscal court votes to keep tax rates the same, again

    While prices for groceries and gas continue to rise, Marion Countians can breathe a little easier knowing their county taxes won't follow suit.

    During its Aug. 9 meeting, Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly recommended that the county not raise taxes, and the Marion County Fiscal Court voted unanimously to keep its 2012 tax rates the same as last year.

    "We've never raised them, so I'd hate to start now," Magistrate Jackie Wicker said.

  • Murder trial set to begin Monday in Taylor County

    Darrell Ford hasn't had a full night's sleep since his brother was killed on Feb. 10, 2009.

    He's hoping that will change soon.

    That's because the murder trial for Tonya Ford, who is accused of killing Darrell's brother and her former husband, Lebanon Police Officer David M. Ford, is scheduled to begin Monday, Aug. 20, in Taylor Circuit Court.

    Darrell said he's nervous, but relieved that the trial is finally going to proceed.

  • Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff is Top 20 Event

    The Southeast Tourism Society has named Lebanon's Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff (KBMK) to their impressive Top 20 Events listing for January - March 2013. The KBMK will take place Jan. 25-26 at the Roby Dome and feature two days of bluegrass music classes, jam sessions, and friendly competition, followed by two evening performances.

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream and arts festival take center stage at Centre Square

    A fun and exciting adaptation of Shakespeare's classic masterpiece, A Midsummer Night's Dream, will take center stage at the Fine Arts Building at Centre Square Aug. 16-18. In conjunction with a jester, magic potions, and fairies, an arts festival will take place prior to the theatrical performance.