Today's News

  • Kentucky Classic Arts presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr.

    Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, performed by local students, will enchant the Angelic Hall stage at Kentucky Classic Arts at Centre Square in Lebanon this weekend and next, July 21-22 and July 27-29. All show times are 7 p.m. eastern, and tickets range from $6-$11. Tickets may be purchased online at www.kyclassicarts.com, or by emailing director@kentuckyclassicarts.com for group rates and questions.  

  • Family Fest is July 23-27

    Needs will be met and the gospel will be shared through preaching and service across Washington and Marion counties in the coming week.
    Jay Hatfield, pastor at Willisburg Baptist Church, said a project called Family Fest will take place July 23-27, and nearly 200 people from this area and other states will take service into the communities of both counties.
    According to Hatfield, Family Fest is a project sponsored by the National Woman’s Missionary Union, the Kentucky Woman’s Missionary Union and the Central Association of Kentucky Baptists.

  • Grammy nominated country band performing at Ham Days

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce announces the addition of a country concert to the 2017 Marion County Country Ham Days schedule.
    Grammy nominated and former ACM and CMA Award winner Little Texas will perform in concert Friday, Sept. 22, on Johnston Field at Centre Square. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. with opening act Magnolia Vale and is sponsored by the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission.

  • Cardboard pickup available to local businesses, industries

    Effective immediately, the Marion County Cooperative Recycling Center is offering free cardboard pickup and recycling to businesses and industries operating in Marion County. If any business wants to be placed on the regular route for weekly cardboard pickup, they can call Mark Whitehouse or Brandon Wilson at the Marion County Detention Center, 270-692-5802. There may be limitations to the size of cardboard allowed at the time of collection.

  • Lebanon man indicted for multiple drug charges

    Joseph T. Brady, 53, of 156 Knopp Lane in Lebanon was indicted for two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, trafficking in marijuana, third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of an open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle, rear license plate not illuminated and first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Fast, high-flying fun

    For 13 years now, model jet enthusiasts from all over the world have been coming to the Lebanon-Springfield Airport to fly their aircraft in an event known as Jets Over Kentucky.
    When it started, there were only 28 participants, according to event organizer Lewis “The General” Patton. When this year’s event opened Sunday, there were already many more than that, and Patton said the event is expected to draw between 160 and 180 participants.

  • Missing Marion County teen found

    Sixteen-year-old Madison Shelby Mattingly of Bradfordsville, who has been reported missing since July 5, was located and released to her parents on July 12, according to Kentucky State Police. No further information has been released.

  • ‘We all win when you win’

    Barbara Victoria has watched three of her friends lose their sons to drug addiction this year. One of them died just three weeks ago.
    “I had to go up and put my hand on this young man’s heart who was laying in his casket,” she said. “As a mother, I needed to touch him. It was so profound to me. The people we’re losing are all our sons and daughters. Every one of them is a loss for us.”

  • Wear purple for Kara on July 17

    Monday, July 17, will mark seven years since anyone has seen Kara Tingle.
    The Lebanon woman was last seen July 17, 2010, on Beechfork Loop Road in Gravel Switch. Kara was 27 years old at the time, and she had been driving a family member's car that was found two days later on the Bluegrass Parkway.
    Kara's family is hoping that people will wear purple — Kara’s favorite color — on Monday to mark the anniversary and to show their support. Her mother, Sheila Tingle, also asks for people to pray for some closure for the family.

  • ‘Don’t Let Them Die’

    Kentucky Press News Service

    In a statement issued from his office, Gov. Matt Bevin is urging all Kentuckians to help beat back the opioid epidemic with a new public awareness campaign that highlights the dangers of opioid abuse and offers information on drug treatment and naloxone.