Local News

  • More than 300 lives saved through Kentucky organ donation in 2016

    “As we sat beside my 5-month-old son’s hospital bed, we begged God for a miracle.”
    Smith had been fighting 24 hours for his life but, really, he had fought since birth. Smith was born with a rare liver disease called Biliary Atresia. The bile ducts in his liver were not formed correctly. Bile was trapped and quickly caused cirrhosis to his liver,” explains Smith Webster’s mom, Holly from Jefferson County.

  • Loretto receives funds for Hamilton Park improvements

    The City of Loretto will be receiving a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant totaling $21,065 to make improvements to Hamilton Park. These grants assist in maintaining and developing Kentucky’s state parks and park facilities. LCWF is funded by the National Park Service and is administered by the Department for Local Government.


  • Black history celebration is Feb. 26

    The Marion County Arts and Humanities Council and the Lebanon branch of the NAACP would like to invite the community to a black heritage celebration at 3 p.m., this Sunday, at Centre Square in Lebanon. The guest speaker will be Dr. Monica Unseld, (former professor at St. Catherine College). Music will be provided by First Baptist Church of Campbellsville and Sherman Chapel AME Zion Church of Lebanon. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Jerry Evans, 270-692-5579.

  • Local Workforce Board plans to continue services in Lebanon

    The Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board (LTWDB) has drafted a tentative plan to assure services for job seekers and employers remain accessible in Lebanon at the current Workshop Lane Career Center location.
    The plan calls for a workforce professional with the Lincoln Trail Area Development District to provide job seeker and employer services through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

  • Changes could be on horizon for MCPS

    Marion County Public Schools could be undergoing some significant changes in the near future, and the first steps in exploring the school district’s options were taken last week. The Local Facilities Plan Committee had the first of several scheduled meetings to discuss not only the school district’s facilities, but also the way the district is organized.

  • Farming a family affair

    Editor’s note: This is the second story in a series about the Marion County Chamber of Commerce’s Outstanding Award winners.

    Farming has truly been a way of life for Mark and Debbie Mattingly.
    They were both raised on dairy farms just a few miles from each other right outside the city limits of Lebanon.
    From atop a hill on Mark’s family’s farm on Toad Mattingly Road you can see the farm where Debbie was raised on Cowherd Lane.
    “We practically grew up together,” Debbie said.

  • Making more than just music

    Paul Childers was born to be a musician.
    He’s known it since he was 12 years old, before he even touched a guitar.
    Today, at the young age of 22, he’s found his niche.
    While he hasn’t had a No. 1 hit on the radio yet or played in front of a sold out crowd at the YUM Center, he feels like he’s already made it big.

  • School board briefs

    The Marion County Board of Education has created a new committee to focus specifically on how to attract, recruit and retain staff.
    Board Members Brad Cox and Peggy Downs will be representing the school board on the committee, and they are currently soliciting volunteers. The committee will consist of central office staff, principals, teachers, classified staff and community members.

  • 2017 Basketball Homecoming Court

    Pictured are the Marion County High School Homecoming winners. They are, from left, Dailyn Spalding (ninth grade), Elise Carpenter (10th grade), Chloe May (11th grade), Queen Shelby Mattingly and King Isaac Lanham (12th grade).


  • ATV, truck collide on Fisher Creek Road

    No one was injured in a two-vehicle accident involving an ATV and a truck on Friday.
    According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred at 4:57 p.m. on Fisher Creek Road approximately seven miles south of Lebanon.