Local News

  • County nuisances still a nuisance

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester
    Landmark News Service

    The Marion County Fiscal Court discussed, again, a nuisance ordinance, but took no action during Thursday’s regular monthly meeting.
    Judge/Executive David Daugherty said the court discussed nuisance ordinances several times last year, but “kind of put it on the back burner.” After saying that the county has been receiving multiple calls about “junked up” properties, he proposed talking with other judge-executives in other counties.

  • Recallable nickel petition in the works

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester
    Landmark News Service

    A committee to petition to recall the nickel tax has been formed by five Lebanon residents.
    Four of those residents also were on a committee that petitioned to put the nickel tax to a vote in 2007. Randall Lawson, Richie Lee, Robby Shewmaker and Robert Darrell Shewmaker were involved in a similar effort then, and this time they are joined by Joe Livers.

  • A family affair

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester
    Landmark News Service

    Sitting on a small chair in a bed of spinach Thursday morning, Hugh O’Daniel stopped to answer his cell phone.
    Around him, greens luxuriate in the warmth of the high tunnel — the spinach, two kinds of kale, a couple kinds of lettuce, some arugula. Further down the rows, are beets, celery and carrots, with young strawberry plants. Young tomato and pepper plants bask in soft soil, while plump sweet onions on the far side of the structure await harvest.

  • 10 years of shaving heads and fighting cancer

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester
    Landmark News Service

    When Citizen’s National Bank began hosting St. Baldrick’s in Lebanon 10 years ago, the goal was small: raise $2,000 and shave 25 heads.
    Instead, Marion County raised almost $26,000 and shaved 108 heads. Since that first event, coordinator Sheila Lanham said, “we have had over 797 shavees, that’s counting each shave each year, and raised $234,269.”

  • Tractor accident victim dies

    A Willisburg woman who was the victim of a tractor accident on April 9 has passed away.

    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements received word from the Jefferson County Coroner Wednesday evening, April 13, that Julie Robinson, 25, was taken off life support and died.

    Robinson was involved in a tractor accident that occurred at 1:57 p.m., Saturday, April 9, on a farm located at 900 Nerinx Road near Loretto. According to Sheriff Clements, she was scraping manure when she lost control of the tractor and overturned into a manure pond.

  • MCHS student brings stolen gun to school

    A student at the Marion County Alternative School brought a gun to school, Monday, April 11, but made no threats or attempts to use the weapon, according to school officials.
    Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser sent an email to media outlets and school personnel at 10:29 a.m. Monday stating that an incident occurred at the Marion County Alternative School where a gun was seized.
    Law enforcement was contacted immediately, she said.

  • Another candidate files to run for school board


  • Operation: Preparation


    Operation Preparation, a joint effort of the Marion County Youth Services Center, the Department of Workforce Development, Community Education, MCHS College Coach Jaamall Stiles, Marion County Area Technology Center Career Counselor Amy Riney, College and Career Readiness Coach Pam Marks, MCHS Career Transition Advisor Debbie Lanham and MCHS and MATC administration and staff designed to bring volunteer community advisors to meet one–on-one with 10th graders for an advising session about their college and career goals.

  • Tri County United Way grants $174,100 to local area

    Tri County Kentucky United Way has announced 28 community grants for 2016 benefiting people from Marion, Nelson and Washington counties. The initial grant totals for this year amount to $174,100 with the possibility of adding additional amounts later in the year depending on income and other factors.  These factors include changing community needs, several outstanding grants from other sources, and determination of internal resources of affected agencies in the area.

  • Lebanon woman injured in fatal accident

    Landmark News Service

    A Louisville woman was killed Saturday after a deadly collision at the intersection of Templin Avenue and New Shepherdsville Road in Bardstown.