Local News

  • Department of Public Health: Swine Flu announcement

    The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is asking health care providers and public health officials to be on the alert for potential cases of swine flu in Kentucky.

  • Library an aid in down economy

    Freddie Wohner understands as well as anyone that the economy is down.

    "I've now been out longer without a job than any time in my life, and I've been working since I was 19," he said.

    Wohner, 42, is hardly alone.

    In March, the national unemployment rate was 9 percent and Kentucky's unemployment rate was 10.3 percent, according to Workforce Kentucky. (Those figures are not seasonally adjusted.)

    The most recent data for Marion County is from February, when the county's unemployment rate was 12.8 percent.

  • Change could be positive for MCHS

    Things will be changing - and changing more frequently - for Marion County High School students next fall.

  • Mayor Crenshaw home from hospital

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw is at home and taking it easy after spending 10 days in Norton's Hospital in Louisville.

    Earlier this month, Crenshaw suffered a pulmonary embolism, which is a sudden blockage in a lung artery, and potentially very deadly.

    "I have a new lease on life," Crenshaw said Friday afternoon.

  • El estado anuncia el primer caso de influenza porcina reportado por oficiales de la salud pblica

    Favor de difundir este mensaje con la más amplia cobertura posible, especialmente entre las poblaciones de habla española que hayan viajado recientemente a México:

  • Next superintendent to speak Friday

    Donald Smith will be the guest speaker at the Marion County Industrial Foundation's First Friday Forum this Friday, May 1.

    Smith has been selected to become the next Marion County Public School superintendent. Smith will replace outgoing superintendent Roger Marcum.

    Smith will take over the position July 1.

    Smith's talk will be held at noon Friday on the third floor of the David Hourigan Government Administrative Building. 

  • Oaks brunch canceled

    Maker's Mark has hosted a brunch at its distillery on Kentucky Oaks Day, but this year's event, which would have been held Friday, has been canceled.

    According to the "non-invite", Maker's Mark CEO Bill Samuels Jr. is suffering "post-traumatic hind-end discomfort" following the Kentucky General Assembly's decision to raise the tax on alcohol earlier this year.

    The state legislature approved a 6 percent sales tax increase on retail sales of alcoholic beverages. The new tax took effect April 1. 

  • State police seeking murder suspect

    The Kentucky State Police are seeking Robert De Jesus Gomez on suspicion of murder.   Gomez is between 5'5" and 5'8" and has black hair and brown eyes.   He was involved in an altercation with Jorge Gomez April 26.

  • Historic Penn's Store hosts annual writers celebration

    The annual Kentucky Writers Day Celebration will feature noted writers, authors, poets and songwriters who will gather to read and perform their own work, as well as the work of others at various venues throughout the Lebanon region.   Headquarters for the event will be the Historic Penn's Store located at 257 Penn's Store Road, in Gravel Switch.   Celebrating the birthday of Kentucky poet, novelist and literary critic Robert Penn Warren, the festival will kick off on Friday, April 24, at Big Jim's Steakhouse and Buffet in Leban

  • Graduation, last day of school decided

    The last day of school for Marion County students will be Friday, May 29.

    Judy Gaddie, the director of pupil personnel, said during the April 14 Marion County Board of Education meeting that the district would request a waiver from the state so students will not have to be in school Monday, June 1.

    The last day for teachers will be Wednesday, June 3.

    During the same meeting, the board also set the high school graduation for 7 p.m. Saturday, May 30.