Today's News

  • Economic development’s focus is on growing, educating workforce

    The emphasis for the Marion County Economic Development Office has changed within the past few years. Instead of working to create industries, it’s now focusing its efforts on growing the community and its workforce as well as educating the workforce, according to Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund. Lund presented the economic development office’s annual report for 2016 during the Marion County Fiscal Court’s meeting Thursday.

  • Johnny Boone to be deported back to U.S.

    The question of whether Johnny Boone will be brought back to the United States to face federal drug charges has been answered.
    Boone, 73, who’s been in custody in Canada since December of 2016, will be deported. The Montreal Gazette reported that a date for his return to the U.S. has not been set.

  • Louisville man, Bardstown woman indicted for Thanksgiving Day burglary

    Two people were indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently for their alleged involvement in a Thanksgiving Day burglary of a residence in Holy Cross.
    William R. Sanders, 31, of 5302 Glydon Way in Louisville and Dana J. Stahley, 28, of 221 Burbon Court in Bardstown were both indicted for first-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking.

  • 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.

  • Superintendent: “I promise to give it everything I’ve got, every single day”

    The Marion County Board of Education unanimously approved a four-year contract and a pay raise for Superintendent Taylora Schlosser during a special-called meeting Friday morning.
    Schlosser, who has been superintendent since July of 2013, received a 5.8 percent pay increase, taking her salary from $123,864 to $131,000.
    During Thursday’s meeting, Board Chairman Butch Cecil read the following statement:

  • Fate of Career Center still unknown

    The largest crowd in recent memory attended the Marion County Fiscal Court’s special-called meeting Jan. 25 in hopes of saving the Career Center in Lebanon.
    The state recently announced that it would be closing 31 centers, including Marion County’s, by Feb. 16.

  • Car wreck kills Bardstown man

    A Bardstown man is dead after a two-vehicle collision in St. Francis Thursday afternoon.

    According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the collision occurred at 4:08 p.m., on North St. Francis Road in St. Francis. Elizabeth M. Fife, 48, of Loretto was driving a 2014 Ford south and Dylan M. Glaser, 21, of Bardstown was driving a 1993 Chevrolet north when their vehicles collided. Fife and her 9-year-old passenger were treated at the scene and transported to Spring View Hospital by Marion County EMS.

  • Community prayer service for refugees to be held Feb. 3

    A community prayer service for refugees will be held at 6 p.m., this Friday, Feb. 3, at United Presbyterian Church (157 E. Main Street, next to the library). Anyone concerned about the years-long refugee crisis and anyone worried over how our leaders are approaching newcomers to the U.S. are welcome to take part. All are welcome. A collection will be taken up for Kentucky Refugee Ministries. For more information, call UPC at 270-692-2551.

  • City responds to former police officer’s lawsuit

    The City of Lebanon has filed its response to a lawsuit filed by former Lebanon Police Officer Joseph Aaron Caldwell. Caldwell, who was fired on Oct. 12 after serving as an officer for almost six years, filed the lawsuit on Nov. 7, claiming the city violated KRS 15.520, the Police Officer’s Bill of Rights, and KRS 95.450(2) by terminating Caldwell for a reason other than inefficiency, misconduct, insubordination or violation of law.

  • Jail receives $230,000 budget increase from state

    The Marion County Detention Center started reaping the benefits of an $8 per diem contract with the Department of Corrections this week. This will give the jail an estimated $230,000 increase in the annual budget. The reason? Marion County Jailer Barry Brady said it was because of the jail’s Re-entering American Communities with Hope (REACH) program.
    “We have diligently been working with the state,” Brady said. “Marion County is one of the largest programmatic jails. We offer more programs than any other jail across the state.”