Local News

  • Remembering Deputy Rakes

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a candlelight vigil this Friday in honor of Deputy Anthony Rakes who was killed in the line of duty on Nov. 14, 2012.
    The vigil will take place at 6 p.m. at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.
    During the vigil, the sheriff’s office will also be honoring Kentucky State Trooper David Gibbs who was killed in a car accident on Aug. 7. Trooper Gibbs lived in Campbellsville and was based at KSP Post 15 in Columbia, but had worked several years in the Marion County area.

  • Bomb threat made at TGKY in Lebanon

    Local and state law enforcement are currently investigating a bomb threat at TG Kentucky in Lebanon.
    According to Lebanon Dispatch, someone wrote a threat on a bathroom wall in TGKY stating that the factory was going to blow up at 10 a.m.
    Kentucky State Police and their bomb-sniffing dogs are on scene, and law enforcement will clear the building to make sure the facility is safe.
    The last time this happened, which was several years ago, according to Lebanon Assistant Police Chief Greg Young, there was nothing found. It was simply a hoax.

  • Benefit softball tournament for “Eli” this Saturday

    This Saturday there will be a benefit softball tournament at Graham Memorial Park for a local baby boy named Eli. One-year-old Eli was diagnosed with SMA type 1. His life is overwhelmed with multiple specialty visits, as well as inpatient hospital stays. He is enrolled in a Gene Therapy Trial that has given him a better quality of life for the past few months. Eli has to travel to Columbus, Ohio for this trial study and he has to be cared for 24 hours a day, seven days a week. He will also have to undergo plasmapheresis.

  • Lebanon ends its birthday celebration with the New Year’s Eve Bicentennial Ball

    The City of Lebanon wants to end its Bicentennial with a bang during the New Year’s Eve Bicentennial Ball.
    The black tie/formal affair will take place from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31 at Centre Square in Lebanon.

  • Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11 at MCHS

    Marion County High School will be hosting its annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 1 p.m., Nov. 11. This year they will be recognizing WWII, Korea, Vietnam and women veterans. The public is invited to the ceremony. If you know any veterans or family of veterans, please ask them to attend the ceremony.

  • Veterans Day events to be held this Sunday

    A celebration to honor Veterans Day will be held at the Lebanon National Cemetery at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 8.

  • ‘He was not a monster’

    Floyd Ray Cook, 62, of Lebanon, who had been on the run for nearly a week, is dead after a shootout with police early Friday, Oct. 30.

  • Training for real life

    Lebanon Officers enter a home and come face-to-face with a man possibly armed with a weapon during a domestic dispute. This was one of several scenarios used during the officers Simunition training recently, which involved Simunition guns that sound and look real. The training put them in real life situations to see how well they would react.

  • Kentucky Classic Theatre presents 'The Foreigner'

    Kentucky Classic Theatre presents the comedy "The Foreigner" by Larry Shue. The comedy is being directed by Lynn D. Farris. Performances begin this week, Nov. 5-7, and then again Nov. 12-14. All shows begin at 7 p.m., in Centre Square in Lebanon. For ticket information, go to www.mykct.com or call 270-321-0218.

  • Fraudulent card transactions linked to skimming device

    Town & Country Bank and Trust Co. recently determined that several of its customers' cards were compromised and a skimming device is to blame.
    After looking at security cameras and transaction activity, it was determined that a skimming device — which scans information from a bank card’s magnetic strip — had been placed on two of the company’s drive-thru ATMs after banking hours and removed by the culprit the next evening.