Today's News

  • Human remains found in Adair County identified

    Human remains found in Adair County on Dec. 19, 2016 have been identified as Lawrence R. Chrisman, 63, of Lexington. Chrisman's remains were found at the bottom of an embankment off the northbound side of north KY 55 across from United Citizens Bank. The cause of death has not yet been determined. Kentucky State Police Detective Brian Gibson is investigating.

  • 75th Anniversary Annual Chamber Awards Banquet

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce’s 75th Anniversary Annual Awards Banquet will be held Thursday, Jan. 26, at Centre Square in Lebanon. The social begins at 6 p.m. with dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. The cost of the event is $25 per person. Invitations have been mailed to all chamber members but everyone is invited to attend. Please RSVP by Friday, Jan. 20, by calling the chamber office at 270-692-9594 or email info@MarionCountyKyChamber.com. Complete information is available at the chamber website MarionCountyKyChamber.com.

  • Local charity event to benefit Marion County cancer fighters

    Since March of 2013, Marion County Good Samaritans Foundation has gifted to over 175 Marion County families undergoing cancer treatment. Every penny of that money came from Marion County residents and/or their family and friends and every penny went to benefit Marion County residents fighting cancer.

  • Tourism briefs

    Commission approves Request For Proposal for multi-purpose facility
    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty presented a Request for Proposal (RFP) to the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission regarding a new multi-purpose facility on Jan. 9. The RFP would later be proposed to the Lebanon City Council that evening.
    According to Daugherty, the RFP does not obligate the multipurpose facility committee or any entity of government to decide on a plan or commit any money to the project.

  • Fate of St. Catharine College buildings is unclear

    The Springfield Sun

    The recent court-ordered sale of the books, desks and all other school-related assets contained within the walls of the Saint Catharine College buildings leaves vacant buildings and land to be sold in an attempt to recover the millions of dollars owed to Huntington Bank, Farmers Bank, and other creditors. The college property was annexed into to the City of Springfield and is zoned R-1 residential (single-family dwellings). Schools are a permissible use under R-1 zoning. Any other use of the property will likely require a zone change.

  • The golden scout

    Kate Cobb started Girl Scouts late.
    In fourth grade, many of her peers had already been scouts for several years. Now, a senior in high school, Cobb is the oldest and highest awarded scout in Marion County.
    Cobb recently earned the Girl Scout Gold award, which represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. According to girlscouts.org, the award is only open to scouts who are in high school, and challenges the scouts to make a difference in the world.

  • Losing a leader

    The foundation of a community is built upon the shoulders of those who came before us, and A. A. “Sonny” Pickerill was one of those people who helped make Marion County what it is today.
    A lifelong resident of Lebanon, Pickerill died on Jan. 1 at the age of 88.
    “I think what he loved the most was giving back to the community,” his son, Bill Pickerill, said. “Our family, we’re in the car business. That’s one thing car dealers do is they give back to their community.”

  • Deputy emergency management directors not new to Marion County or emergency situations

    When it comes to emergencies, Marion County is in good hands.
    In addition to former Lebanon Police Officer Byron Richardson being the Marion County Emergency Management Director, the Marion County Fiscal Court unanimously approved the appointment of Gary Luce and Dudley Friend Adle Jr. as deputy emergency management directors.

  • Local couple faces drug trafficking charges after task force raid in Bardstown

    By Forrest Berkshire
    Landmark News Service

    A Bardstown couple faces drug trafficking charges after a Tuesday raid by the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force where police seized six pounds of marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine and several narcotic pills.
    Six pounds of marijuana, heroin, methamphetmine and other drugs, as well as counterfeit money, was seized by Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force agents after executing a search warrant Tuesday around noon at 103 Kenton Drive in Bardstown.

  • Three arrested for McDonald’s burglary


    Three suspects were arrested on Tuesday, Dec. 27, in connection to a burglary at McDonald’s Restaurant in Lebanon. According to Lebanon Police Officer Christopher Cook, McDonald’s Manager Marbell Mattingly called the police after discovering the safe had been broken into and $530 had been stolen.
    Donna Clark, Tyler Wright and Fredrick Miller, all of 486 Radio Station Road, were interviewed and admitted to the burglary.