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Today's News

  • Snow plow involved in an accident Friday morning

     A woman was transported to Spring View Hospital Friday morning as the result of an accident involving a snow plow and another vehicle, according to Marion County Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson.

    The accident occurred near the intersection of Lovers Lane and Hwy. 208. The Marion County Sheriff's Office, Marion County EMS and Marion County Rescue responded to the scene, according to Johnson.

    More information will be reported as it becomes available.

  • Association for the Handicapped concert will be rescheduled

    The Marion County Association for the Handicapped planned to host a concert Friday, March 6, in Angelica Hall at Centre Square. That concert will not be held tonight.

    The event organizers are working on rescheduling the performance, which is also a fund-raiser for the association.

  • Opening/closing information for Friday, March 6

    Offices in the David R. Hourigan Building will be open Friday, March 6. This includes the Marion County Clerk's Office, the Marion County Sheriff's Office, the Marion County Judge/Executive's Office and the PVA Office.

    The Marion County Judicial Center will be opening later in the morning. The center will open at 10:30 a.m. with circuit court scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.

    Marion County Public Schools are closed.

    The Marion County Public Library is closed.

    Business information

  • Arrest made in drive-by shooting incident

     The Lebanon Police have made an arrest in relation to a drive-by shooting Feb. 25 on West Chandler Street.

    Marquis Jacorey Douglas, 22, was indicted for attempted murder and first-degree wanton endangerment. He is being held at the Marion County Detention Center on a $50,000 bond.

    According to Lebanon Assistant Police Chief Greg Young, a caller reported hearing gunshots at 12:13 a.m., on West Chandler Street in Lebanon.

  • 'The sun is our friend'

     Lebanon City Administrator John O. Thomas said at 11 a.m. Friday that road conditions in town are improving.

    "We're still going back and hitting spots we inadvertently missed [Thursday]," Thomas said.

    He added that city workers had to redo work they did Thursday to clean downtown sidewalks. When state plows came through, they pushed snow back onto the sidewalks, Thomas said.

    Nevertheless, roads in Lebanon are improvement with help from clear skies.

  • 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.

  • 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.