Local News

  • Relay for Life more than $36,000 for American Cancer Society

    The 20th annual Marion County Relay for Life was held Friday, June 10, at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon. As of last count, the total raised for the American Cancer Society was $36,867.
    TGKY was named the top corporate team and Kentucky Cooperage was the top fundraising team. Charlie’s Angels received an award for having the best decorated campsite. Stephanie Buckman received the 110 percent award and Bonnie Roution won the spirit award.

  • Family upset over SCC scholarship

    Fran Blandford was a student at St. Catharine College when she was killed in a car crash in March of 2000. Following her death, her parents, Albert and Mary Jane Blandford, established a scholarship fund in her memory. They also created the Fran Blandford Memorial Garden on the college campus and maintained that garden over the years since.
    Now Blandford’s family is upset, and they feel top St. Catharine officials have misled them and deceived them into signing over approximately $140,000 to the college shortly before announcing the school would close its doors.

  • Lebanon man wrecks into ravine

    A Lebanon man was injured after he lost control of his vehicle and wrecked into a deep ravine on Danville Highway Saturday afternoon.
    The accident occurred at 1:01 p.m., approximately two miles east of Lebanon on Danville Highway, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements.

  • Pieces of art

    Local elementary school students participated in an art show at the Marion County Heritage Center recently.

  • Sisters to compete in Donate Life Transplant Games

    Sisters Cara Brahm and Lisa Cissell will be competing in the 2016 Donate Life Transplant Games of America June 10-15 in Cleveland, Ohio.
    The Donate Life Transplant Games is a multi-sport festival event produced by the Transplant Games of America for individuals who have undergone life saving transplant surgeries. Cara and Lisa will be joining the Kentucky team, which has approximately 25 competitors.
    Cara received new lungs on Sept. 8, 2014, and Lisa had a double lung transplant on April 16, 2011. Both sisters battled with cystic fibrosis.

  • Special Stephen Foster Story performance Friday

    Working the Puzzle for Autism, Inc. members will be attending the special needs performance of the Stephen Foster Story in Bardstown at 6:30 p.m., Friday, June 10. All individuals with any disability and their families are welcome to attend this performance. Those wanting to meet at the Autism Center can do so at 5:30 p.m., and can follow the group for the performance. RSVP by emailing Lisa Nally-Martin at nallymartin@windstream.net, calling the center at 270-321-4360, or sending a Facebook message on the Working the Puzzle for Autism’s Facebook page.

  • MCHS could have new principal by June 30

    The Marion County High School Based Decision-Making Council is scheduled to decide what candidates they want to interview for the vacant principal position today, June 8.
    The council is expected to make a decision by June 30.
    The Marion County Public School System is currently searching for both a high school principal and an assistant high school principal.

  • Marion County raises money for children

    By McKenna Dosier
    Summer Intern

    Fire departments and residents all across Marion County were able to raise more than $50,000 for WHAS Crusade for Children recently.
    Crusade for Children has been helping children with special needs in Kentucky and Indiana since 1954, with 100 percent of donations going directly to children.
    Fire departments raise more than 50 percent of the contributions every year, according to WHAS Crusade for Children. They set up roadblocks and host other events.

  • Investigation underway after Memorial Day weekend fire

    By McKenna Dosier
    Summer Intern

    An investigation is now underway after the Lebanon Fire Department put out a fire over Memorial Day weekend.
    Two calls came in Friday, May 28 and Saturday, May 29 about a fire at 1330 Highway 289. Another call came at 3:06 a.m. on Sunday.
    Four fire trucks and about 20 volunteers from Lebanon and Raywick Fire Departments responded to the call.
    According to the Lebanon Dispatch call log, all three of the 911 callers said the homeowners were on vacation.

  • What’s that smell? Odor is coming from rock quarry, should be gone soon

    Anybody traveling into the City of Lebanon has probably noticed a distinct, unpleasant smell as they enter city limits near Wal-Mart.
    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty gave a brief report on the odor during the Marion County Fiscal Court’s regular monthly meeting Thursday, June 9.
    Daugherty said that, according to Cindy Brumitt, environmental scientist  with the Division of Water’s Columbia Regional Office, an iron seam had been hit at the rock quarry off Highway 208, and they were treating it with lime.