Local News

  • Three blood drives coming up this month

    Three blood drives are scheduled before the end of the month in Marion County.

    The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Lebanon Wal-Mart. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org.

    The Kentucky Blood Center will hold a blood drive from 2-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 at Centre Square. For more information, visit kybloodcenter.org.

    The Red Cross has also scheduled a blood drive from 1-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Loretto community center.

  • Missouri hunter dies of heart attack

    A 68-year-old hunter from Missouri died of a heart attack yesterday in Marion County.
    Richard L. Garlough of Gainesville, MO, was found in the woods in the Riley area Thursday afternoon, Nov. 15. Moraja said Garlough was found at 5:50 p.m. Thursday, and he was pronounced dead at 6:15 p.m.
    "He evidently had a heart attack," Marion County Coroner Dick Moraja said.
    Garlough was in town for a hunting trip. When he didn't return to a cabin yesterday afternoon, members of his hunting party became concerned.

  • Judicial center, Sheriff's office will be closed Friday, Nov. 16

    The Marion County Judicial Center will be closed on Friday, Nov. 16, in observance of the untimely death of Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Rakes.

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office will be closed, although they will be answering calls.

    The judicial center houses the Marion Circuit Clerk's Office. The judicial center and the circuit clerk's office will reopen on Monday, Nov. 19.

  • 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.