Local News

  • Lebanon man facing stiffer charges for assaulting blind man

    A Lebanon man who was arrested for assaulting a blind man is now facing more severe charges.
    Darrell Craig, 62, of Lebanon was recently arrested and charged with fourth-degree assault after punching David Holliday in the face while he was walking down the sidewalk on West Main Street in Lebanon with his guide dog, Major, on Feb. 14.
    Holliday’s nose was broken. He had to undergo surgery on Feb. 23.
    Due to the severity of Holliday’s injuries, Craig is now being charged with second-degree assault, which is a Class C felony.

  • Triple the blessings

    Oh, baby! 

    First-time parents Steven and Adrian Campbell of Gravel Switch grew their family by three after welcoming triplets last month. They welcomed their three babies - Clayton, Caroline and Weston – on Feb. 2.

    The triplets were born premature, though the Campbells were told that is not uncommon for multiples. 

  • Marion County teachers protest Senate Bill 1

    The Kentucky Senate is currently considering a proposed pension reform bill, Senate Bill 1, which could cut educators pension and cost of living expenses drastically. 

    According to Ellen McFall, president of the Marion County Education Association (MCEA) and library media specialist at Lebanon Elementary School, these proposed budget cuts would affect Marion County teachers directly, ensuring fewer teachers in schools for the next year.

  • Outstanding Citizen

    Barbara May, who was named the 2018 Outstanding Citizen earlier this year, is not only a fixture in the community, but has also played a large role in providing one of our most basic necessities – water.

    May, 79, has served on the Marion County Water District’s Board of Directors for many years. May explained that in the early 1980s, water was not available to all households. Many people collected rainwater in barrels and cisterns, or used wells, which often ran dry.

  • Local doctor suspended, facing criminal charges

    The Commonwealth of Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure has suspended Dr. Peter M. Steiner’s medical license in lieu of alleged criminal charges.

    Steiner is a psychiatric doctor who has offices in Louisville and Lebanon. Steiner’s Lebanon practice at Spring View Hospital is the Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry Unit, which was opened on Sept. 21, 2016. 

  • MCPS - No school on March 26 

    Marion County Public Schools will not be in session Monday, March 26, to allow all MCPS staff to attend intruder preparedness training. The training will be led by the Kentucky State Police in conjunction with the Lebanon Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff’s Department.

    According to Superintendent Taylora Schlosser, the training is meant to better prepare all staff members in the event of an extreme safety situation.

  • End of an era
  • Illegally placed election signs are being removed
  • Fiscal court news briefs

    The regular called meeting of the Marion County Fiscal Court was held on March 1. The following are news briefs from that meeting:

    • Magistrates approved the bidding of replacement exterior columns for the David R. Hourigan Government Building.  

    • Magistrates approved the awarding of the bid to remove the columns at the David R. Hourigan Government Building to Marion County Welding and Fabrication in the amount of $19,500.  

  • MCHS Junior Mister is March 24

    The 13th annual Junior Mister competition will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 24, in the Roby Dome at Marion County High School. There are 12 young men participating in the program, which will have a Star Wars theme. Advance tickets will be on sale March 21-23 during lunch at MCHS for $5. Tickets will be sold at the door for $7. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Working the Puzzle for Autism Center and the Marion County Animal Shelter.