Today's News

  • Feed America food distribution is this afternoon

    Feed America will be at the Marion County Fairgrounds at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, to distribute food.

    To receive food, Marion County residents need to provide proof of their residency, such as a piece of mail with their name and address. This will be a drive through food distribution at ag building toward the back of the fairgrounds.

    For more information, call Dee Dee Bell at Marion County Community Action at 270-692-6411.

  • Kynect open enrollment enters its final week

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – With a little more than a week remaining in the current enrollment period, 142,349 individuals have taken advantage of kynect to enroll in healthcare coverage for 2015. This number includes nearly 96,000 Kentuckians who have either newly enrolled in a qualified health plan since Nov. 15, 2014 or renewed the private insurance plan they purchased through kynect last year, according to a state news release.

  • Legislation targets repeat DUI offenders

    A bill to strengthen penalties for habitual drunken drivers in Kentucky became one step closer to law on Thursday with its passage out of a key state Senate committee.
    Senate Bill 34, sponsored by Senator Dennis L. Parrett, would change what is known in legal circles as the “look back period” to 10 years from five years. What that means is that if someone is convicted of drunken driving multiple times in a 10-year period the penalties for the crimes can be increased.

  • St. Catharine College President announces upcoming retirement

    St. Catharine College President William D. Huston announced to trustees, faculty, staff and students on Feb. 3 that he plans to retire from the presidency when his contract expires at the end of June 2015.

  • Black soldiers and the Civil War

    Local historian Nash Hayes has spent more than 40 years compiling information about Lebanon, Marion County and the Civil War, which includes black soldiers, who are all too often a forgotten part of the story.
    Hayes remembers being in St. Augustine Cemetery one day when a gravestone for a Sgt. Henry Maxwell caught his attention.
    "The only Maxwell known in Marion County was Dr. J.C. Maxwell," Hayes said.

  • Marion County residents arrested for drugs, sodomy and incest

    Angela R. Williams, 37, and Steven Dale Cox Williams, 41, of Marion County were arrested Feb. 4 in Taylor County on a number of charges, including trafficking in heroin, sodomy and incest.

  • St. Baldrick’s Cookout is Friday at CNB

    The ninth annual Citizens National Bank St. Baldrick’s Cookout will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 13, at Citizens National Bank in Lebanon. The menu will include a $10 ribeye sandwich meal or a $5 hamburger meal, which will include chips, snack cake and drink. For orders of 10 or more, call 270-692-2113 and ask for Brandy Wiser or Shawn Gibson and your meals will be delivered to you. The annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving event will be held Saturday, March 28, at St. Augustine Grade School’s gymnasium.

  • Former county judge is the new associate director for local United Way

    Former Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly is the new part-time associate director for the Tri-County Kentucky United Way, which serves Marion, Nelson and Washington counties.
    Mattingly will join Executive Director Kenny Fogle in working to raise funds for more than 25 human and health service charitable organizations serving the Central Kentucky community.

  • Attorney general offers advice to victims of Anthem data breach

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Attorney General Jack Conway has encouraged Kentuckians who are current or past customers of Anthem health insurance to take steps to protect their personal information and watch for signs of identity theft following a data breach recently announced by Anthem, one of the nation’s largest health insurers.

  • Bills on smoking, beer, casinos advance in General Assembly

    By Tom Loftus
    The Courier-Journal

    In a week where America celebrated Groundhog Day, the General Assembly provided vivid flashbacks of its actions of recent years, with the Republican Senate moving priorities sure to die in the House and the Democratic House moving bills that will die in the Senate.