Local News

  • Relay for Life is changing, mission remains the same

    The face of Relay for Life in Marion and Washington counties is changing in a big way this year, but the motivation behind the event remains the same: to raise money for cancer research to possibly find a cure.
    For the past 20 years, local Relay for Life events have been very much the same thing year in and year out. And, as a result, fewer people were attending.

  • MCPS not slowing down this summer

    Where children will be going to school on Aug. 9, how they will be getting there and what classes they will be taking continue to be primary topics of discussion at the Marion County Board of Education meetings.   

  • Director of drug rehab arrested on meth charges

    Landmark News Service

    A preacher who heads up a nearby drug rehabilitation facility was arrested last week in Cumberland County on drug-related charges.
    Cumberland County Sheriff Scott Daniels arrested Gregg Troutt on Thursday, June 1, at 12:56 p.m. on Garrett Creek Road on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs and possession of methamphetamine.

  • Two teenagers arrested for string of vehicle thefts

    The jig is up for two teenagers who are believed to have tag teamed several recent vehicle thefts and caused other mischief throughout the county.
    A 16-year-old male, whose name hasn’t been released, and John S. Melger, 18, of Lebanon were arrested last week after the Marion County Sheriff’s Office found evidence that connected both of them to several crimes.

  • Weekend wrecks injure Lebanon woman, Lancaster man

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to two separate vehicle accidents Sunday, one of which results in a Lebanon being flown to University Hospital in Louisville.

  • Autism center to attend Stephen Foster Story

    Members of the Working the Puzzle for Autism Inc. Center will be attending the special needs performance of the Stephen Foster Story, sponsored by KU and LG&E, on Friday, June 9, beginning at 6:30 p.m. This event is free to all individuals with special needs and their families. It includes face painting, music, refreshments and the Stephen Foster performance at 8 p.m. Contact Lisa Nally-Martin at nallymartin@windstream.net with any questions or send a message to the Working the Puzzle for Autism Facebook page.

  • More than $2,000 raised for St. Jude’s Hospital

    The Yocum family recently had the annual road block for St. Jude’s Hospital in memory of Susan Yocum. Susan organized the road block each year to make sure Marion County contributed to this worthy cause. Because of the generosity of Marion County, this year’s road block brought in $2,154.30.

  • Lebanon man arrested for raping child

    A Lebanon man was arrested last week for allegedly raping a child and charges of domestic assault.
    According to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements, at 11:48 a.m., May 29, Sheriff’s Deputy Sam Knopp arrested Alan Strong, 28, at his residence in the Cronan Trailer Park off of Highway 289 near Lebanon. Strong had outstanding warrants out of Macon County, Tennessee, for charges of rape of a child and domestic assault. Strong was lodged in the Marion County Detention Center pending a extradition hearing to return him to Tennessee.  


  • Vehicle thefts occurring across county

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office wants the public to be aware of the recent rash of vehicle thefts that have occurred throughout Marion County. Over the past few weeks, several cars and trucks have been stolen during the overnight hours. The most recent being a 2007 Jeep that was stolen during the early morning hours of June 2 from a residence on Eastland Drive in Lebanon. That vehicle was found destroyed by fire later the same morning on Ed Sullivan Road, approximately three miles south of Lebanon.

  • Crusade for Children raises $5.4 million for 64th annual charity event

    The 64th annual WHAS Crusade for Children telethon raised $5.4 million for special needs children.
    In its more than six decades, the Crusade has raised roughly $170 million for millions of children across all 120 counties in Kentucky and 50 counties in Indiana. All of the donations that are raised are given out to agencies, hospitals and schools.
    Fire departments raise more than half of the money each year by staging road blocks and other events.