Local News

  • BBB: Seniors should beware of possible scams during Medicare open enrollment

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Lexington – Open enrollment for Medicare participants gets underway Oct. 15 and the Better Business Bureau serving Central & Eastern Kentucky is warning seniors to be cautious if they receive unsolicited calls or door-to-door sales pitches offering supplemental plans and services.

  • Crime: Treasurer Hollenbach warns of another phone-y scam

    Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach says scam artists are at it again, this time calling Kentuckians and identifying themselves as a “pre-trial intervention” organization leaving behind a vague and mysterious message.
    The messenger says they have “a pending case in our office that requires your immediate attention,” and goes on to state, “It is imperative that I speak to you or your attorney of record immediately today.”   

  • Sheriff's office open extended hours

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office will be open extended hours on both Saturday, Oct. 24, and Saturday, Oct. 31, from 8:30 a.m. until noon, for those wishing to make property tax payments during the 2 percent discount period that ends Nov. 1. Anyone with questions related to property tax statements, contact the sheriff’s office, 270-692-3051, or stop by the office at 223 North Spalding Avenue in Lebanon.

  • Planning for Thanksgiving outreach already underway

    The United Concerned Citizens Organization, Inc., (UCCO) of Lebanon is preparing for the 13th annual Henry L. Bell Sr. Thanksgiving Outreach, which will be held on Thursday, Nov. 26, at Centre Square in Lebanon.
    Thanksgiving dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • The beauty of Marion County knobs...

    Pictured is the view from an outlook in Bradfordsville. Marion County’s landscape is starting to change color quickly and the leaves are starting to fall. The typical peak time for fall foliage is around mid-October. Coming up soon our clocks will fall back on Nov. 1, making sunrise and sunset about one hour earlier.

  • Temporary electricity pole, ongoing problem

    The Marion County Fiscal Court continued discussing citizens’ concerns about land use and the potential need for some type of nuisance ordinance during its Oct. 15 meeting.

  • Lebanon man indicted for wanton endangerment, unlawful imprisonment and assault

    Thomas B. Mellon, 48, of 2480 Popes Creek Road in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree unlawful imprisonment and fourth-degree assault.

  • Marion County partners prepare to showcase manufacturing careers

    October is Manufacturing Month in Kentucky. It is, in part, a time to highlight the career opportunities this vital industry sector offers throughout the state. Marion County is no exception, and a special event introduced Marion County High School students to not only the manufacturing industry, but also to the manufacturing employers in their home county.
    Manufacturing Day was held Oct. 16 at Marion County High School. Representatives from 11 local companies were on hand to talk to students about:
    • The products their companies manufacture

  • Police training for real life situations with ‘fake’ bullets

    Lebanon Police Officers will be put to the test this week.
    On Wednesday and Thursday, officers will be participating in Simunition training, which is a live training session with Simunition guns that sound and look real.
    “This training will give the officers an opportunity to experience what it’s like to be shot and not die,” Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady said.
    Police will be using Simunition guns, which shoot a soap-based projectile. And, while the soap bullets aren’t lethal, they still hurt, Brady said.

  • Packing in an education

    Nearly seven years ago, 58 percent of Marion County voters voted against the “recallable nickel” during the 2008 General Election. Today, the Marion County Public Schools have more than $50 million in unmet capital needs, and schools that are busting at the seams.