Today's News

  • Life Matters


  • Church Briefs

    First Baptist Church Women’s Ministry will have a Black Performing Arts Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 19, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Guests will be the Beasley Sisters and the women’s ministry will be doing brief monologue performances of various historical black women.

  • Spring View Hospital Surgery and Radiology Center ribbon-cutting
  • Consumers should be aware of energy-saving product claims

    Inter-County Energy, a not-for-profit, member-owned electric cooperative, today issued an alert for consumers to beware of companies selling products or services that promise huge energy savings, but fail to deliver anticipated results.
    “People need to be cautious because they are being sold devices that can raise their bills, that may not work or that could take decades to recoup their money,” said Dan Hitchcock, manager of customer services. “As the old saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”

  • Upcoming fund raisers will benefit The Caring Place

    In an effort to raise funds and awareness for The Caring Place in Lebanon, Walmart Supercenter and Woodforest Bank, both in Lebanon, will sponsor a series of special fund-raising events in February, March and April.
    The first event, which was held Feb. 11 at Walmart, was an associate “Valentine’s Bake Sale.” All of the proceeds will benefit The Caring Place.

  • Board begins search process

    For the second time since 2009, Marion County Public Schools are searching for a superintendent.

    On Feb. 8, the Marion County Board of Education agreed to hire Mike Oder of the Kentucky School Boards Association as a consultant during the process. According to the contract, the KSBA will receive $8,500 for its assistance with the search process.

    In response to a question from school board member Ed Hacker, Oder explained the benefit of hiring KSBA.

  • Tourist commission questions director, approves funds for BBQ festival

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission met for more then four hours on Monday, including an hour in executive session to discuss possible disciplinary actions against Executive Director Chris Hamilton.

    Some commissioners raised concerns about a dinner bill from Hennings restaurant, and at the end of the meeting Commissioner Nancy Higdon made the motion to go into closed session to discuss possible disciplinary action against Hamilton. No disciplinary action was taken when the board returned to open session, however.

  • Friendly physician passes away

    Dr. Robert Wilber will be remembered by friends, co-workers and patients for his personal service and concern. He died Feb. 7. He was 78 years old.

    "He was one of a kind," said Linda Crouch, a long-term employee of Wilber's.

    Crouch said Wilber practiced medicine in Lebanon from 1962 until 1997. He later returned to medicine for a short time in Springfield.

    "He loved to educate his patients," Crouch said.

  • Heart attack suspected as cause of death in accident

    From The Kentucky Standard

    A Marion County man who died after getting into a minor accident Thursday in Bardstown is suspected to have suffered a heart attack.

    Joseph Wayne Newton, 59, of Loretto was pronounced dead in the Flaget Memorial Hospital after being transported there by Nelson County EMS, according to Nelson County Coroner Field Houghlin.

    Houghlin said an autopsy will be performed by the medical examiner to determine an exact cause of death, but preliminary indications point to a heart attack. 

  • MCHS principal search underway

    The Marion County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council has renewed its search for a principal.

    Chris Brady, the interim principal and the chairman of the council, said the notice was posted on the Kentucky Department of Education website on Feb. 2. Brady said the notice must be posted for at least 30 days.

    "It will be at least a month or two before anything big happens," Brady said.