Today's News

  • Rigdon murder verdict affirmed

    The Kentucky Supreme Court upheld the conviction of a Marion County man in a 2012 Casey County murder, and the justices had harsh words for defense lawyers.
    The unanimous decision, rendered April 27, means William Robert “Bobby” Rigdon will continue serving the 38-year sentence handed down by a Warren County jury in late 2015 for the September 2012 murder of Gleason Pyles at Tarter pallet mill in Dunnville.

  • County, city water merger could be on the table

    A historical meeting took place last week that could be the start of a merger between the city and county water districts.
    Board members from the Marion County Water District and Lebanon Water Works, along with the Lebanon City Council and Marion County Fiscal Court, joined together Wednesday evening to discuss both short-term and long-term water needs for the county and city.
    One of the short-term needs, and most pressing, involves a new pump station and system upgrades in the Loretto area, which would service primarily Maker’s Mark Distillery.

  • Marion County Fiscal Court briefs

    Relay for Life
    Liz Lawson and Drew Underwood attended the fiscal court’s meeting to thank the court for its recent $2,500 donation to Marion County’s Relay for Life. Relay for Life will be held Saturday, June 24, at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport from noon until midnight. The fundraising event will be for both Marion and Washington counties.
    Calvary Elementary Beta Club request

  • Perfect strangers, perfect match

    Anyone that knows Lori Caldwell would likely agree that she’s been through hell and back.
    Nearly 20 years ago, she had a heart transplant.
    She had been diagnosed with post-partum cardiomyopathy after having her daughter, Cameron, on July 2, 1996. The left side of her heart no longer functioned, and doctors didn’t know what caused it. But, thanks to the selfless gift of organ donation, Caldwell, 45, was given a second chance at life.

  • Bradfordsville Jamboree is May 12

    The Bradfordsville Jamboree will be held Friday evening, May 12. The doors will open at 5 p.m., and the music will begin at 7 p.m. Kentucky South Band, Phillip Clarkson and special guest Todd Nalley will perform. The meal will be chicken tenders, pinto beans and cornbread, potato salad, dessert and a drink. Concessions will also be sold, including hot dogs, chili dogs, chips, popcorn, candy, etc. All food in concessions are sold separately. The proceeds will benefit the Bradfordsville school building.

  • Donate blood at FNB on May 18

    Donating blood is one of the simplest things a person can do to help save a patient’s life.
    There will be a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, May 18, at Farmer’s National Bank, located at 136 W. Main Street in Lebanon.
    To schedule an appointment, log onto redcrossblood.org and enter in sponsor keyword FNBLEBANON or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.


  • Autism center hosting events this month

    Working the Puzzle for Autism, Inc. will be having music therapy from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, March 20, for any individuals on the spectrum. Music therapy is only for those on the spectrum, so siblings won't be able to attend. Working the Puzzle for Autism, Inc. will also be hosting a Fireman and Rescue Career Day from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, May 13.

  • Starting over

    Sitting at his sister’s kitchen table for the very first time, Aaron Glasscock sinks his teeth into some fried chicken.
    He’s dressed in a nice button down shirt and khaki pants, appropriate attire for a Sunday morning spent with his family at Lebanon Baptist Church. But, it wouldn’t matter what he was wearing, his family is just overjoyed he’s finally home.
    It’s hard to imagine what this simple Sunday afternoon feels like for Aaron and his family.
    For the first time in 18 years, Aaron returned to Marion County on April 23.

  • ‘Payne train’ fosters hope for children in need

    By John A. Nelson
    Landmark News Service

    Lucy Payne considers hers the typical American family.
    “We have a little money in savings, the rest pays the bills,” she says.
    It’s safe to say that’s where typical ends.
    What has come to be known as “the Payne train” consists of mother Lucy, father Neil, six children, three dogs and a pig. They all live in a 1,300-sq.-ft. house with three bedrooms and one bath on a fenced in lot of about one-tenth acre.

  • Foster parents in high demand in Kentucky, region

    By John A. Nelson
    Landmark News Service

    It’s called out of home care, and it’s an industry.
    According to statistics obtained through the local office of the Kentucky Department of Child Based Services, as of April 2, 8,188 children were in DCBS foster homes, private agency foster homes, residential facilities, placed with relatives, housed in detention centers, in an independent living setting or in psychiatric hospitals.