Today's News

  • Means to play with the "Best of the Bluegrass"

    Marion County High School senior Chris Means joined the ranks of high school football's "Best of the Bluegrass." Means has been selected to play for the West squad in the second annual "Best of the Bluegrass" East - West all-star football game on June 12 at Western Kentucky University.

    Means played center and defensive line for the gridiron Knights in the fall. He finished the season with a team high most tackles for a loss and was also honored as a member of All-District first team as a defensive lineman.

  • Fiscal court approves first reading of 2009-10 budget

    The Marion County Fiscal Court voted 5-0 in favor of the first reading of the proposed 2009-10 budget during its regular meeting June 4.

    The county is projecting a decrease in spending for the 2009-10 fiscal year when compared with the 2008-09 budget.

    According to information provided by Marion County Treasurer Kevin Cochran, Marion County is projected to spend $12.9 million during the 2008-09 fiscal year, which ends June 30. Next year's budget includes $12.1 million in spending, a decrease of nearly 6 percent.

  • Graduates, parents face challenging economy, job market

    The diplomas have been handed out, the tassels have been turned and now the "real world" is greeting the graduates of Marion County High School with an ailing economy, tough job market, and rising tuition. Some, however, have already had a taste of its harsh realities.

    According to Workforce Kentucky, the current unemployment rate for Kentucky is at 9.8 percent and the cost of college tuition continues to rise. According to the United States Department of Education, the cost to attend public colleges in the U.S.

  • Rabies shot clinic coming soon

    I'm very happy to announce that there will be a rabies shot clinic held here in Marion County. It will be held at Burkmann’s Feed located at 212 N.  Depot Street in Lebanon. The date for the clinic is Thursday June 18. The hours are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the cost will be $5 per dog and cat.  

  • Car hits house on Miller Pike

    Victor and Pauline Mudd were both at their home at 1915 Miller Pike when an SUV collided with their house June 4.   "I thought it was an earthquake," Victor said.

    Victor was in a room on the opposite side of the house when the collision occurred.

    "It turned me around in my chair," he said.   Pauline was in the living room.   "It knocked my glasses off," she said.

    Neither Victor our Pauline Mudd were injured as a result of the collision.

  • Old Mill Days this weekend

    Bradfordsville will be hosting the 20th annual Old Mill Day this weekend, June 12-13.

    The festival will begin at 5 p.m. Friday evening with a water balloon toss, flea market vendors, arts and crafts and a scavenger hunt.

    Later that evening, sack races, a pet contest, clogging and a beauty pageant will be held. The evening will conclude with musical entertainment, hula hoop and jump rope contests at 8 p.m.

    Another day of festivities begins at 7 a.m. Saturday morning with breakfast at the civic center.

  • Safe and ready to travel

    Stacy Bartley puts her 10-month-old daughter Addi in her car seat after having it inspected at the Marion County EMS Building May 27.

    Nationally certified child passenger safety technicians inspected 15 child safety seats for damage, 10 of which were replaced.


  • Coach watches Lady Cards take flight

    On April 5, the University of Louisville Lady Cardinals basketball team made history by erasing a 14-point first-half deficit to beat Oklahoma in the NCAA Women's Final Four semifinal game.

    St. Catharine College Women's Basketball Head Coach Lena Bramblett was there to witness it.

  • Horse neglect isn't new

    Animal neglect and abuse have always been with us. Studies have shown that neglect gets worse when unemployment increases, but that it did not worsen following the closing of the Texas and Illinois slaughter houses.

    Moreover, slaughter auctions continue, unabated. Horses are simply hauled to Canada and Mexico. Over 134,000 American horses were slaughtered in 2008, the second highest number since 1995!

    Euthanasia is a humane solution for older horses, when their owners wish to rid themselves of a mouth to feed. The cost is minimal.

  • Fire occurs at Papa John's Pizza

    The Lebanon Fire Department responded to a fire at Papa Johns in Lebanon Wednesday evening, June 3, at 11:17 p.m.

    The cause of the fire and the extent of the damage is not yet known.

    The Lebanon Police Department and Marion County EMS also responded to the scene.

    The scene was cleared at 1:36 a.m.

    More information will be reported on this as soon as it becomes available.