Local News

  • Fiscal court to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be having its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 7.

  • Cheers to 200 years - City of Lebanon hosts New Year’s Eve Bicentennial Ball

    The City of Lebanon ended its Bicentennial with a bang during the New Year’s Eve Bicentennial Ball on Dec. 31. The black tie/formal affair was held at Centre Square in Lebanon. The Super T Band, featuring Tyrone “Super T” Smith, performed.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March is Jan. 17

    Marion County’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17.
    The procession will begin at the Lebanon Post Office on Main Street and will proceed down Main Street, turning right on Depot Street to M.L. King Avenue and returning to the Lebanon Post Office. All citizens in Marion County are encouraged to participate. The march will be sponsored by The United Concerned Citizens Organization, Inc. For more information, contact Maria A. Bell, 270-321-0426.


  • Grandparents granted visitation of Crystal Rogers’ son

    By The Kentucky Standard

    After nearly six months of waiting, Tommy and Sherry Ballard were granted visitation of their grandson, Eli.
    The grandparents have been fighting to see the toddler since July, after his mother and the Ballard’s daughter, Crystal Rogers, was reported missing.
    Eli’s father, Brooks Houck, who was Rogers’ live-in boyfriend at the time of her disappearance, had not allowed the family to see the child.

  • Senator proposes bill to legalize marijuana in Kentucky

    By Jackson French
    Bowling Green Daily News

    Recreational marijuana use would be legal in Kentucky in 2016 if proposed legislation becomes law.
    State Sen. Perry Clark, D-Louisville, is sponsoring a bill called the Cannabis Freedom Act. The bill proposes to legalize recreational marijuana use for those 21 years or older, decriminalize offenses such as unauthorized growing and distribution and consuming cannabis in public and place an excise tax on the drug.

  • St. Matthews, Oxmoor malls restrict youths

    By Beth Warren

    Teens and parents voiced mixed reactions about the new chaperone restrictions imposed by two local malls.
    Shawnee parent TaKeisha Brents said her family will be affected by the new rules at Mall St. Matthews and Oxmoor Center requiring adult supervision of anyone under age 18 during certain weekend hours following a disturbance at Mall St. Matthews on Saturday.
    "So my 19-year-old can't take my 13-year-old to the mall? Wow!" the mother said.

  • Rescuers still searching for missing Hodgenville man

    By Doug Ponder
    Landmark News Service

    Search crews are still looking for a man who has been reported missing for more than two weeks.
    According to LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy, Michael Key, 31, of Hodgenville was last seen on Wayne Ennis Road in Howardstown on Sunday, Dec. 13. McCoy said a local farmer reported that he saw Key on December 13 sitting in a lawn chair, next to his parked vehicle, on a gravel bar in the Rolling Fork River near Wayne Ennis Road.

  • New year, new city hall

    When Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw officially took office in January of 1999, he said his goal was to “maintain the integrity of the downtown area.”
    During his 17 years as mayor, he’s accomplished that in a number of ways, including the construction of a new police station, the purchase and renovation of Centre Square and the purchase and sale of the former Arista Theatre property where the Marion County Judicial Center sits now.

  • Campbellsville man missing since Dec. 31

    The Campbellsville Police Department is currently working a missing person case involving Roger G. Arnett, 60, of Campbellsville. Arnett has not been heard from since Thursday, Dec. 31.
    Arnett is believed to be driving a white extended cab 2001 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck bearing Kentucky tag 156-HDB.
    Arnett is a white male, approximately 6’0” tall with a medium build and weighs approximately 180 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes. His current clothing description is unknown.

  • WhiteMoon Winery closes

    WhiteMoon Winery, which opened in the summer of 2012, closed its doors on Dec. 31.
    “We would like to thank all of our friends, visitors, and customers for their patronage, friendship, and support. We will remain involved in the wine industry, only in a different way. A new business model will be launched in 2016,” a post on Facebook reads.
    The post goes on to read that all of the winery’s retail fixtures, wine and production equipment are for sale. Call 270-865-4564 for details.