Local News

  • Making more than just music

    Paul Childers was born to be a musician.
    He’s known it since he was 12 years old, before he even touched a guitar.
    Today, at the young age of 22, he’s found his niche.
    While he hasn’t had a No. 1 hit on the radio yet or played in front of a sold out crowd at the YUM Center, he feels like he’s already made it big.

  • School board briefs

    The Marion County Board of Education has created a new committee to focus specifically on how to attract, recruit and retain staff.
    Board Members Brad Cox and Peggy Downs will be representing the school board on the committee, and they are currently soliciting volunteers. The committee will consist of central office staff, principals, teachers, classified staff and community members.

  • 2017 Basketball Homecoming Court

    Pictured are the Marion County High School Homecoming winners. They are, from left, Dailyn Spalding (ninth grade), Elise Carpenter (10th grade), Chloe May (11th grade), Queen Shelby Mattingly and King Isaac Lanham (12th grade).


  • ATV, truck collide on Fisher Creek Road

    No one was injured in a two-vehicle accident involving an ATV and a truck on Friday.
    According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred at 4:57 p.m. on Fisher Creek Road approximately seven miles south of Lebanon.

  • Louisville man, Bardstown woman indicted for Thanksgiving Day burglary

    Two people were indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently for their alleged involvement in a Thanksgiving Day burglary of a residence in Holy Cross.
    William R. Sanders, 31, of 5302 Glydon Way in Louisville and Dana J. Stahley, 28, of 221 Burbon Court in Bardstown were both indicted for first-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking.

  • Economic development’s focus is on growing, educating workforce

    The emphasis for the Marion County Economic Development Office has changed within the past few years. Instead of working to create industries, it’s now focusing its efforts on growing the community and its workforce as well as educating the workforce, according to Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund. Lund presented the economic development office’s annual report for 2016 during the Marion County Fiscal Court’s meeting Thursday.

  • Johnny Boone to be deported back to U.S.

    The question of whether Johnny Boone will be brought back to the United States to face federal drug charges has been answered.
    Boone, 73, who’s been in custody in Canada since December of 2016, will be deported. The Montreal Gazette reported that a date for his return to the U.S. has not been set.

  • A class of her own

    Gail King learned early on in her teaching career that if you want children to listen to you, you must first earn their trust.
    For 28 years, she’s earned the trust of thousands of students in Marion County, which is why she was recently named the Outstanding Educator by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce.
    “I’m glad to know that I’ve made a difference in somebody’s life,” King said. “It takes a village to raise a child, and I’ve been blessed that I’ve been a part of this village for 28 years.”

  • Community prays for refugees

    A group of citizens of all backgrounds, religions, ethnicities and ages gathered together Friday to take part in a community prayer service for refugees at United Presbyterian Church in Lebanon.

  • Making education equal for all MCPS students

    Superintendent Taylora Schlosser wants all students in the Marion County Public School System to have equal opportunities to succeed.
    But, right now, that’s not happening.
    “All” doesn’t mean “all.”
    Students who attend St. Charles Middle School don’t have the same opportunities that Lebanon Middle School students have.