Local News

  • Local charity event to benefit Marion County cancer fighters

    Since March of 2013, the Marion County Good Samaritans Foundation has gifted to hundreds of Marion County families undergoing cancer treatment. Every penny raised by the Marion County Good Samaritans Foundation came from Marion County residents and/or their family and friends and every penny went to benefit Marion County residents fighting cancer. 

  • Sisters of Loretto touched by the people of Ghana

    Two Sisters of Loretto traveled to Ghana recently for a chance in a lifetime opportunity to experience the African nation, not as tourists, but as friends. 

    Sister Kay Carlew and Sister Maria Visse traveled to Ghana to visit the FST Sisters from Nov. 16 to Dec. 18, 2017. 

  • More free E911 signs available

    Additional E-911 signs are now available for new homeowners in the area and homeowners that didn’t get a sign the first time they were made available to the public. The signs are free.
    People must post their address number on their property per county law. Posting your address will ensure that emergency responders will be able to locate your driveway or entrance to your property.

  • Junkyard or repair shop?

    There has been an on-going disagreement between a local business and the City of Lebanon for approximately two years. The business in question is Joe Bert’s Garage located at 531 East Main Street.

    Complaints have been issued about the number of cars and auto parts that are visible out front.

  • Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff begins Friday

    The 2018 Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff  (KBMK) is returning to the Roby Dome at Marion County High School this Friday and Saturday.

    Featured guests are Grammy nominated Michael Cleveland and the Flamekeeper, Danny Roberts: six-time winner of the SPBGMA Mandolin Player of the Year Award, Garth Brooks’ own fiddle player Jimmy Mattingly and four-time banjo champion Gary “Biscuit” Davis.

  • 2018 Primary Election update

    As the Jan. 30 deadline to file for the 2018 Primary Election quickly approaches, more people are throwing their hats into the ring.

    Last week, Dudley Friend Adle Jr. filed to run for the office of county clerk. Which is currently held by Chad G. Mattingly. 

    Adle ran for magistrate in District E in 2014, but was defeated by Craig Bishop. He also ran for a seat on the Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District Board, but received the fewest number of votes. 

  • Safety study done at middle school

    Feedback from a recent safety study conducted at Marion County Middle School has given the school’s staff an even better understanding of how they can make the school safer.

    The safety study was completed on Jan. 9 by Green River Regional Education CO-OP, and it included interviews with students, administrators, parents and teachers. The safety study also included safety inspections at the school.

  • Celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. march was an uplifting and well-attended celebration for the City of Lebanon on Sunday, Jan. 21. Having originally been postponed due to inclement weather, the march was met with warm weather with not a cloud in the sky. 

    The celebration was sponsored by the NAACP Lebanon Chapter and hosted by Lebanon Baptist Church and Pastor Dr. David Whitlock. 

  • Making field hockey history

    Editor’s note: Lee Ann Gordon is the daughter of Lee and Dorinda Gordon who are formerly of Marion County. Her grandparents are E.C. and Carol Gordon of Raywick and Edward and Janet Osborne of Loretto.

  • Be The Match, save a life

    Joining the Be The Match Registry is taking the first step to possibly being the cure for patients with blood cancers like leukemia and other marrow diseases.