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Today's News

  • Deliver a message of hope with a duffle bag

    Nearly 8,000 children are in the state foster care system on a given day in Kentucky. On average, children in out–of-home care will move three times during their time in foster care. Many of these children will move a lot more than three times while in out-of-home care – some children have moved more than 10 times. When these children are moved within the foster care system, they have nowhere to put their clothes or the few belongings they are taking with them. Their clothes and belongings are placed in garbage bags.   

  • Director of drug rehab arrested on meth charges

    Landmark News Service

    A preacher who heads up a nearby drug rehabilitation facility was arrested last week in Cumberland County on drug-related charges.
    Cumberland County Sheriff Scott Daniels arrested Gregg Troutt on Thursday, June 1, at 12:56 p.m. on Garrett Creek Road on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs and possession of methamphetamine.

  • Opening a home of mercy

    The Transitional Housing of Central Kentucky Inc. Board continues to move forward with its goal of creating a transitional home in Marion County.  
    Its first attempts last year were not only unsuccessful, but also met with negativity and anger from community members. However, the board hasn’t given up.
    Why?
    The act of mercy.

  • Marion County Music Fest is June 10

    More food, more beverages, more bands and, of course, more music is what people can expect at this Saturday’s Marion County Music Fest in Lebanon.
    The event, which will be held on Johnson Field behind Centre Square, will feature Allison Stafford and No Deceit, the Honeysuckle String Band, Wildfire, Hannah Ellis, Jonathon Bramel and Vessel, Chase McDaniel of 4th and Main, The Exie Boys, Autria Calhoun and the Marion County All Star Band, plus a few more special guests including the Jr. Beta state talent champions Abigail Adams, Nick Martin and Gabe Nelson.

  • Vehicle thefts occurring across county

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office wants the public to be aware of the recent rash of vehicle thefts that have occurred throughout Marion County. Over the past few weeks, several cars and trucks have been stolen during the overnight hours. The most recent being a 2007 Jeep that was stolen during the early morning hours of June 2 from a residence on Eastland Drive in Lebanon. That vehicle was found destroyed by fire later the same morning on Ed Sullivan Road, approximately three miles south of Lebanon.

  • Lebanon man arrested for raping child

    A Lebanon man was arrested last week for allegedly raping a child and charges of domestic assault.
    According to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements, at 11:48 a.m., May 29, Sheriff’s Deputy Sam Knopp arrested Alan Strong, 28, at his residence in the Cronan Trailer Park off of Highway 289 near Lebanon. Strong had outstanding warrants out of Macon County, Tennessee, for charges of rape of a child and domestic assault. Strong was lodged in the Marion County Detention Center pending a extradition hearing to return him to Tennessee.  

     

  • Old Mill Days is Friday and Saturday in Bradfordsville

    The following is the Old Mill Days schedule of events:

  • Crusade for Children raises $5.4 million for 64th annual charity event

    The 64th annual WHAS Crusade for Children telethon raised $5.4 million for special needs children.
    In its more than six decades, the Crusade has raised roughly $170 million for millions of children across all 120 counties in Kentucky and 50 counties in Indiana. All of the donations that are raised are given out to agencies, hospitals and schools.
    Fire departments raise more than half of the money each year by staging road blocks and other events.

  • More than $2,000 raised for St. Jude’s Hospital

    The Yocum family recently had the annual road block for St. Jude’s Hospital in memory of Susan Yocum. Susan organized the road block each year to make sure Marion County contributed to this worthy cause. Because of the generosity of Marion County, this year’s road block brought in $2,154.30.
     

  • Autism center to attend Stephen Foster Story

    Members of the Working the Puzzle for Autism Inc. Center will be attending the special needs performance of the Stephen Foster Story, sponsored by KU and LG&E, on Friday, June 9, beginning at 6:30 p.m. This event is free to all individuals with special needs and their families. It includes face painting, music, refreshments and the Stephen Foster performance at 8 p.m. Contact Lisa Nally-Martin at nallymartin@windstream.net with any questions or send a message to the Working the Puzzle for Autism Facebook page.