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Today's News

  • KSP make arrest in Sunday morning stabbing

    A man was stabbed early Sunday morning, April 12, and the Kentucky State Police are investigating a case of first-degree assault.
    At 1:16 Sunday, the Lebanon Police Dispatch received a report of a stabbing at Three Pines Bar, which is located off Hwy. 49 between Lebanon and Bradfordsville.
    The victim, Jeremy Cox, 34, of Campbellsville was transported to Spring View Hospital by Marion County EMS and later transferred to University Hospital in Louisville, according to KSP.

  • “She cared about her employees”

    Marlene Ann Smith never lived in Lebanon, but she left an impact on the community when she decided to open a factory here 29 years ago.
    Smith became the president of Plastic Products when her husband, Willard, died in 1975. The company was struggling at the time, but under her leadership, it opened six factories, purchased Schilling Plastics and reopened Smith Metal Products. When she retired in 2013, the company was valued at $150 million.
    Smith died on April 5. She was 79 years old.

  • Four polling places will be moving

    Voters in the Calvary, Firehouse, Glasscock and St. Charles precincts will be going somewhere new to cast their ballots in the Primary Election on May 19.
    "We're trying to keep them as close as possible to where they are now," Marion County Clerk Chad Mattingly said.
    Three of those precincts have been moved from inside schools to other locations. Marion County Public Schools officials have been discussing moving those polling places with the county clerk because the change will allow the school district to use election day as a make-up day.

  • Platinum performance

    A Marion County High School student can claim to be a part of the 1 percent, at least academically.
    Senior Ben Roberts achieved a "platinum" score on the ACT WorkKeys test. He is one of 11 students to attain that level out of more than 10,000 Kentucky students who took the exam, according to Marion County Area Technology Center Principal Brandon Bardin.
    That also placed Roberts among the top 1 percent of test-takers nationally, Bardin said.

  • New plan for old pipe: Carry fracked liquids

    By James Bruggers
    The Courier-Journal

    LEBANON, Ky. – With red dirt piled nearby on grassy green meadow, workers in a hole were welding a weak spot on Kentucky's latest controversial pipeline — putting on a Band-aid, as one of them described it.
    Just a few hundred yards from his home, physician James Angel approached the crew in his pickup truck, saying the maintenance only punctuated his fears about a Texas company's plans for the natural gas pipeline that crosses his Marion County farm.

  • SCC finances under review

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    Recently, the U.S. Department of Education released a list of 544 schools that are being kept under a close eye after questions were raised in regard to finances. Of those, 69 schools reportedly face an investigation for “severe” findings in their audit. Included among those 69 schools was St. Catharine College.

  • Lebanon man gets five years for attempted rape, sodomy

    Christopher Reardon, 24, of 25 Parish Avenue in Lebanon was sentenced to five years in prison in Marion Circuit Court recently for second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, three counts of attempted third-degree rape, two counts of third-degree attempted sodomy and second-degree sexual abuse. Reardon also was ordered to register as a sex offender for 20 years.

  • Election: Five Democrats trying to replace outgoing treasurer

    Kentucky Democrats will have plenty of options when they go to the polls May 19 to select their nominees.
    Treasurer Todd Hollenbach is in the final year of his second term in office, so he is ineligible for re-election.
    Neville Blakemore of Louisville, Jim Glenn of Owensboro, Daniel B. Grossberg of Louisville, Richard Henderson of Mt. Sterling and Rick Nelson of Middlesboro are seeking to succeed Hollenbach.

  • Relay for Life is June 12

    The 19th annual American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event is fast approaching. This year's Relay for Life event in Marion County is scheduled for Friday, June 12. The event will be returning to the upper baseball fields at Graham Memorial Park off of Park View Drive in Lebanon.
    This year’s event will be different, however. It will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 1 a.m. According to Relay for Life committee members, many people have been unable to participate in an all-night event, so this should be a welcome change.

  • Celebrating all things handmade

    The third annual Maker’s Mark Handcraft Festival took place Saturday at the distillery in Loretto. The festival celebrates all things handmade, and 27 vendors from across the country were on hand to share their handcrafted items with the public. The festival was free, and also included handcrafted food and cocktails, music and a self-guided tour of the distillery. The distillery was expecting 5,000 people to attend the festival, which is held annually on the second Saturday in April.