Today's News

  • Home-builders

    The My New Kentucky Home chapter of Habitat for Humanity held its Build Blitz July 18-19 for this year’s home construction. Daphne Staples and her children, Jaquavion and Patience, will be moving into the house at the corner of Lincoln and Edmonds Avenues when it is complete. Volunteers provided labor and food over the weekend to kick off the construction. Volunteers are still need to finish the remaining work to get the house ready for the Staples family to move in.

  • The band’s storytellers

    Allyx Hill liked what she saw from the Marion County Marching Knights color guard.
    “You guys are light years ahead of where you were last year,” she told the team during a break at their recent camp.
    The color guard has started learning the spins, twirls and dance steps that will be part of this year’s competition piece.
    MCHS Band Director Curtis Bennett said the color guard are like the actors of the marching band. He also sounds like he’s looking forward to seeing what this year’s group can do.

  • Endurance Superstar

    Horse royalty visited Marion County last week.

  • Winebrenner re-elected as tourism treasurer

    David Winebrenner has been re-elected as the treasurer for the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission. The commission recently amended its bylaws to allow one person to remain in that position for multiple terms.

  • Lawsuit against Forkland center dismissed

    A civil case filed against the Forkland Community Center and John and Carolyn Ellis has been dismissed by Marion Circuit Judge Allan Bertram.
    Joy Dearinger of Boyle County filed a complaint Aug. 14, 2014, in Marion Circuit Court. In her complaint, she stated that she fell during the Forkland Heritage Festival while descending stairs Oct. 12, 2013, near Curtis Falls resulting in head and bodily injuries. According to the initial complaint, Dearinger was seeking compensation for damages and for her costs.

  • Fracking hot topic during public forum

    By Laura Buchanan
    The Messenger, Madisonville

    Representatives from the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet and its agencies heard passionate statements from several area residents and fuel producers July 7 in the first of three public comment meetings regarding oil and gas development in the state.

  • ‘Changing hearts’

    Scores of people gathered Saturday afternoon as a show of unity and their opposition to racism. The event was inspired by the recent shooting of nine people at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, by a 21-year-old who had expressed white supremacist views, according to news reports on the incident.
    Deacon Jerry Evans of First Baptist Church of Lebanon said he hoped the July 11 gathering at Centre Square would be the first step they take together.
    “Share as much love for one another as we can,” Evans said.

  • Wear purple for Kara

    This Friday will mark five 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.
    Her family still remembers, and they hope the community does, too.
    “I’ve learned to take it each day at a time, and my faith in God keeps me going every day,” said Sheila Tingle, Kara’s mother.

  • MCPS hires new central office staff

    The Marion County Board of Education approved creating three new Central Office positions in June. During the board’s July 9 meeting, Superintendent Taylora Schlosser introduced the people hired for those jobs.
    Chris Brady, who previously served as the assistant principal at Lebanon Middle School and the interim principal at Marion County High School, has returned to the district as the chief operations officer. Schlosser explained in June that the COO would be the “number two” person in the district.

  • Soaring higher

    The world’s biggest remote-controlled model jet show got a little bigger this past weekend. In spite of the rainy conditions, nearly 250 pilots from all over the world brought hundreds more remote-controlled jets to the 2015 Jets Over Kentucky last week at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport. Barry Hou of San Marino, California, said the show is a chance to visit with fellow pilots, and event organizer Lewis Patton does a great job. But it’s also about where the event is held.
    “We come back because of so much support from the community,” Hou said.