Local News

  • Saturday morning accident leads to two arrests

    Two men were arrested following a single-vehicle accident at 4:39 a.m. Saturday near Hwy. 289 and Mill Dam Road.

    After investigating the accident, Marion County Deputy Anthony Rakes arrested Joshua M. Sallee, 29, of Springfield and John Michael Moore Jr., 19, of Lebanon.

    Sallee has been charged with alcohol intoxication and receiving stolen property under $10,000 (auto).

  • Lebanon police investigating hit-and-run

    The Lebanon Police received a report at 7:07 p.m. Sunday involving a pedestrian who was hit by a truck in the Circle K parking lot.

    Officer J.D. Holliday responded to the scene, where a man was reportedly hit by a truck that fled the scene. The victim was reported to be OK. Security video did not show the truck involved in the incident.

    More information will be reported as it becomes available.

  • Bluegrass festival is this weekend

    The 2012 Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff will be held Jan. 27-28 at Marion County High School.

    The Grascals are returning Saturday night as the headline performer for the second consecutive year. The festival will also include appearances by Michael Johnathan of WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, comedy duo The Moron Brothers, three-time national banjo champion Gary "Biscuit" Davis, Flatt Lonesome, the Honeysuckle String Band, Dix River Crossing, and fan favorite the Hagar's Mountain Boys.

  • Farm Bureau hosting legislative breakfast Saturday

    The Marion County Farm Bureau is hosting a legislative breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the farm bureau office, 690 Metts Drive in Lebanon.

    State Sen. Jimmy Higdon and State Rep. Terry Mills are scheduled to appear. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Marion County Farm Bureau at 692-3281.

  • Melt Down Marion County returns for 2012

    Melt Down Marion County is back, and the organizers are hoping to get more participation in 2012.

    "If we could get 50, we would feel great about that," said Jennifer Osbourne, the health educator at the Marion County Health Department.

    Anyone interested in participating can sign up from noon to 1:30 p.m. or from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Jan. 31 and Feb. 2 at the Marion County Extension Office, 415 Fairground Road in Lebanon.

  • School district seeks community partners

    Local elected officials, community leaders, and educators gathered Thursday morning to discuss Marion County Public Schools' participation in the National Academy Foundation.

    "We are excited to be part of the select few schools that are coming on board with NAF in the fall," said Greg Conley, one of the Project Lead the Way teachers at Marion County High School.

  • Changes approved to state legislative districts

    Marion Countians won't see a change in their representation in the General Assembly, according to the redistricting plan signed into law Friday by Gov. Steve Beshear.

    The new boundaries did involve some controversies, which Beshear alluded to as well.

    "Redistricting is always a partisan process, and the current situation is no exception," Beshear said in a press statement.

  • Jury recommends death in kidnapping of Marion County native

    Convicted murderer Michael Dale St. Clair will be sentenced next month for his most recent murder conviction Friday in Hardin County.

  • Get empowered at 'Women on the Rise'

    Keisha Mathies wanted to give something back to her hometown, and next month, she is doing just that. Mathies has organized a conference, which she is calling "Women on the Rise."

    The event is scheduled for 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Hampton Inn in Lebanon, and it is free. Men are welcome to attend as well, but Mathies asks that attendees not bring any children. This is so the attendees can get everything possible out of the event.

  • Man arrested after allegedly shooting his mother

    A Lebanon man is under arrest and his mother is recovering from a gunshot wound after an incident early Sunday morning on Three Pines Road in Lebanon.

    Shane Ray Wright, 32, is being held at Marion County Detention Center on a charge of first-degree assault, domestic violence. Additional charges are expected, according to Kentucky State Trooper Billy Gregory.