Today's News

  • City, county crews continue to work on roads

    City workers have been working since Wednesday evening to combat the snow as best they can, according to Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw.

    City workers were getting trucks ready at 8 p.m. Wednesday evening, and some worked overnight to try to prepare for the snows. Unfortunately, they could not get as much salt down as they would have liked because of the sleet Wednesday evening.

  • State emergency management officials urge caution during storm

    As Kentucky citizens brace for another winter storm, state emergency management officials want residents to be safe. The forecast includes the potential for heavy rains, snow, sleet and flooding until Friday.

  • County offices will be open Friday

    The offices in the David R. Hourigan Government Building will reopen Friday, March 6. This includes the Marion County Clerk's Office, the Marion County Judge/Executive's Office, the PVA Office and the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

    The Marion County Judicial Center will open at 11 a.m. This includes family court.

  • Marion County schools will be closed on Friday

    Marion County Public Schools will be closed Friday, March 6.

    Also, Marion County sanitation crews will not be picking up garbage on Friday, according to Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty. As with the previous snow, this will not be made up the next day. Instead crews were resume their regular routes as soon as they are able.

    Garbage pick up in Bradfordsville will not be able to be picked up today due to the weather, according to Mayor David Edelen.

    The garbage will be picked up next week at regular time on Thursday, March 12.

  • Governor declares state of emergency

    As a second winter storms sweeps Kentucky, Governor Steve Beshear has declared a state of emergency.

    “If you can stay off the roads, please do so. Our road crews are ready to clear the roads, but the job is faster and easier if the roads are empty,” Gov. Beshear said in a press release. “Most of all, please check on your neighbors and the elderly to make sure folks are safe and warm as the storm comes through.” 

  • Do not cross roads that are covered with water

     Water has been reported over parts of Siloam Road and Old Lick Road and over Hwy. 49 near the bridge, according to Marion County Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson. Parts of McElroy Pike and Lovers Lane were also closed as of 4:30 p.m Wednesday, March 4.

    Driver should be aware that other roads may be covered as well, but those were the only ones that had been reported as of 4:30 p.m.

    Johnson urged drivers to stop if they come to a road that is covered with water.

    "Turn around, don't drown," he said.

  • County receives DVD on pipeline project

    As Kinder Morgan continues to take steps toward abandoning a portion of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline, the company has provided more information than ever before about the project.
    Recently, the Marion County Clerk’s Office received a DVD from Kinder Morgan that contains 53 files with more than 5,000 pages of information.
    Those records include a copy of the 34-page abbreviated application that the Tennessee Gas Pipeline LLC filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

  • No injuries reported in drive-by shooting on West Chandler

    No one was injured in an apparent drive-by shooting on West Chandler Street in Lebanon in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Feb. 25, but police do believe someone was being targeted.
    According to Lebanon Assistant Police Chief Greg Young, a caller reported hearing gunshots at 12:13 a.m., on West Chandler Street in Lebanon.
    When officers arrived they found a vehicle, belonging to Nathaniel Washington, had been shot four times, but he was not injured.

  • Limestone Branch revives Yellowstone

    Friday was the first step in a process that won’t pay off for at least four years. Limestone Branch Distillery and officials with Luxco filled their first barrel of Yellowstone bourbon.
    “This is something that I’ve been looking forward to just about all my life,” said Steve Beam, co-owner and master distiller at Limestone Branch.

  • School staff praised for snow response

    After missing five straight days, Marion County students returned to class on Feb. 24. Marion County Public Schools have missed eight* days due to the weather so far this school year.
    “Our maintenance staff really worked hard this week to make sure we could come back to school as quick as we could,” Superintendent Taylor Schlosser said during the Feb. 26 Marion County Board of Education meeting.
    Schlosser added that she appreciates the families in the district for being patient with Plan B bus routes.