Local News

  • H1N1 vaccine expected to arrive soon

    Two cases of H1N1 have been confirmed in Marion County, according to the Kentucky Department of Health.

    To date, 512 cases of H1N1, also known as swine flu, have been confirmed in Kentucky, and four deaths have been attributed to this strain of influenza virus.

    Limited quantities of a nasal spray H1N1 vaccine were sent to some Kentucky communities earlier this month.

  • An afternoon of grace

    As the bells chimed to announce that it was noon Saturday, approximately 50 people gathered outside the David R. Hourigan Government Building in Lebanon.

    They gathered for one purpose: to pray.

    Specifically, to pray the Rosary.

    Helen Hughes, the organizer of the event, said this is the third year the public Rosary has been held in Marion County. The event was held as close as possible to Oct. 13, the anniversary of what some Catholics believe was Mary’s final apparition to three children in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917.

  • Thrill of the ‘Chase’

    Susan Perobek rang a cowbell, cheered and took photos as her teammate Paula Pierce finished her leg eight of the inaugural Bourbon Chase, a 200-mile relay that passed through Marion County Friday.

    “We’re always looking for some new adventure,” said Perobek, the captain of the Girls Night Out team, which included members from Louisville, Arizona, Colorado and Tennessee.

    The “Girls” were just one of the 150 teams that  participated in the relay. Each team had between six and 12 runners.

  • Loretto man in accident on KY 527

    A Loretto man was involved in Oct. 6 in a single-vehicle accident .7 of a mile north of St. Francis on KY 527.

    Gregory Ruley, 44, was driving a 1989 Chevy S-10 Blazer north on KY 527 at 1:11 p.m. Tuesday when he lost control in a curve, ran off the road and struck a ditch. The state police reported that he then crossed the roadway again and overturned in a yard.

    Ruley was not wearing a seat belt, according to the state police.

    He was transported to Spring View Hospital by Marion County EMS. Ruley has been treated and released.

  • Council approves pay increases for some city employees

    A few Lebanon city employees will see bigger paychecks thanks to decisions made by the Lebanon City Council during a special-called meeting Sept.

  • 'King of Pot' featured on America's Most Wanted

    U.S. Marshals and the Kentucky State Police have been looking for Johnny Boone for years, and now the television show America's Most Wanted is lending a hand. Boone, 66, was described as the "King of Pot" and "Godfather of Grass" and as a member of the infamous Cornbread Mafia on the television program that aired Oct. 3. The U.S. Marshals have been looking for Boone for more than a year. In September of 2008, they were offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to his apprehension.

  • Lebanon city hall open Saturdays to receive property tax payments

    Lebanon City Hall will be open Saturdays in October to receive property tax payments.

    City hall will be open form 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 10, 17, 24 and 31 for the purpose of receive property tax bill payments.

  • Dozens participate in March for Babies

    A quartet of Health Occupations Students of America members lined up at the front of the pack to kick off the 2009 Marion County March for Babies. "We want to help with these positive things," said Hannah Essex, one of the students. "It's a really good cause." The March for Babies is a fundraiser for the March of Dimes Foundation, which has a mission of improving the health of babies.

  • Lebanon officials receive property maintenance ordinance

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. tonight.

    The agenda includes a discussion of a proposed property maintenance code enforcement ordinance for the city. For several months, city officials have discussed what are considered nuisance properties within the city as well as what can be done to address the problem.

    The agenda also includes a discussion of the property at 408 N. Woodlawn Avenue.

    Other items on the agenda include:

    A request for an equipment donation to Little League

    - A request for a noise ordinance variance.

  • Fire occurs at Jackie's Recycling

    A vehicle that caught fire at Jackie's Recycling Wednesday morning, Sept. 30, had a ripple effect and 50 or more crushed vehicles went up in flames, keeping firefighters busy for hours.

    According to the Lebanon Police department, a vehicle fire was reported at 10:22 a.m. at Jackie's Recycling located at 844 Sulpher Springs Road in Lebanon.

    Members of the Lebanon and Bradfordsville fire departments responded to the scene.