Local News

  • Bardstown man ejected from vehicle during accident

    A Bardstown man was taken to University Hospital in Louisville after he was ejected from a vehicle during a Monday afternoon accident. He was no longer listed as a patient as of Tuesday morning.

    Quintrey Cochran, 24, of Bardstown was a passenger in a vehicle that collided with two trees on Hwy. 49 at 5:37 p.m. Sept. 7, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

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

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office arrested Thomas Bryan Mellow, 47, of Lebanon at 11:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 4, and charged him with fourth-degree assault, first-degree unlawful imprisonment and first-degree wanton endangerment.

  • 68-year-old man dies in Tuesday morning accident
  • Fiscal court meets Thursday

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3 at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.
    The agenda includes:
    - Minutes
    - Accept library tax proposal report
    - Accept Marion County Conservation District annual financial report
    - Revised addendum to the interlocal cooperation agreement between the county and the City of Lebanon
    - Approval of Johnny Thompson for building code enforcement for Marion County
    - Set a hearing date for a petition to accept Windy Hills Road into the county road system

  • PAC ad blames hospitals’ problems on Obamacare

    By Al Cross
    Kentucky Health News

    A new ad in the race for governor says “There’s a crisis in our hospitals” in Kentucky, and blames it entirely on the federal health-care reform law. That is not true, according to the hospitals themselves.

  • State senator suggests expanding Kynect to pay for Medicaid expansion

    By Melissa Patrick
    Kentucky Health News

    While the Republican nominee for governor says he would dismantle the state health-insurance exchange branded as Kynect, a GOP senator is talking about not only keeping it, but expanding it to other states to pay for the other big feature of federal health reform: expanded Medicaid.

  • Labor Day closings

    All county offices will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day. There will be no garbage pickup Monday. Instead, the county will be doing a double route on Tuesday.
    Lebanon City Hall will be also closed Monday. The regularly scheduled Lebanon City Council for Sept. 7 is also cancelled due to the holiday.
    The Marion County Public Library is closed on Monday, as well.

  • 16-year-old facing DUI, other charges likely
  • Lebanon man acquitted of rape

    Howard K. Summers of Lebanon was indicted in March for first-degree rape and three counts of first-degree sexual abuse. Last week, Summers was acquitted on all charges.
    The accusations against Summers, 42, of 65 Parkside Drive stemmed from an allegation from Sept. 30, 2014. A Marion Circuit Court jury found Summers not guilty following a trial Aug. 27.

  • Chamber hires new executive director

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce has hired a new executive director, according to Interim Executive Director Lisa Kearnes. Greg Gribbins has accepted the position and will begin on Sept. 1. He replaces Stacy Mattingly who resigned to pursue a new position in sales.
    When Mattingly announced she was resigning, the chamber board elected a selection committee and started accepting resumes right away. Kearnes said they were pleased to have a candidate as experienced as Gribbins apply.