Today's News

  • Drugs remain an issue for industry, community

    About a year ago, the Marion County Economic Development Office hosted a Friday Forum discussion about drugs and drug treatment options in the community. At that time, Economic Development Director Tom Lund said local industry officials have expressed concerns about new employees being unable to pass drug tests, according to Lund.
    In a recent phone interview, he said that problems remain.
    “It’s not any worse, but from what I can find out, it’s not any better,” Lund said.

  • Two Lebanon residents arrested for breaking into Corner Food Mart

    Christopher D. Spalding, 21, and Charles J. Webb, 29, both of Lebanon have been arrested on charges of third-degree burglary and first-degree criminal mischief after they allegedly broke into Corner Food Mart in Loretto in the  early morning hours of Tuesday, June 30.

  • Same-sex marriage is now legal nationwide

    In a landmark opinion, a divided Supreme Court ruled on June 26 that states cannot ban same-sex marriage. The U.S. is now the 21st country to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. Married same-sex couples will now have the same legal rights and benefits as married heterosexual couples and will be recognized on official documents such as birth and death certificates.

  • Jets Over Kentucky is July 5-12

    The world’s largest remote control jet show will be back at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport starting this weekend.
    From July 5 to 12, an estimated 200 remote control jet pilots are expected to arrive in Central Kentucky for the 11th annual Jets Over Kentucky. Pilots from the U.S., Spain, Asia, Iceland and Europe are expected to attend this year’s event, along with pilots from Canada and Mexico.

  • One step at a time

    Every morning when Jackie Reynolds opens her eyes she asks the same question:
    “God, am I going to be able to stand up?”
    Jackie, 52, has been suffering from Myasthenia Gravis, a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disorder, since she was 23.
    She remembers getting up one morning and trying to make the bed.
    “I couldn’t make it. I couldn’t stand up. I couldn’t get my arms to raise,” Jackie said. “It scared the daylights out of me.”

  • 25 years and 2,700 drawings later, hand-drawn film debuts

    By Kyle Arensdorf

    A passion project 25 years in the making came to fruition Wednesday night, June 24, for a Lexington-based artist and filmmaker from Marion County.
    From a very young age, 61-year-old Bill Glasscock could be found with pencil to paper, scribbling in the margins of his notebook at school.
    He was always tasked with creating posters for his third-grade class and drawing the giant Santa Claus come Christmas time.

  • Adventure Achievers

    The 21st Century Learning Center has hosted the “Adventure Achievers!” camp twice this summer as part of Marion County Public Schools’ Summer Dream Academy. The June 8-12 camp for elementary school students, and the June 22-26 camp was for middle school students.
    Daniels Beams, director of the learning center, wrote that camps is intended continue learning while school is out and prevent the “summer slide” (learning loss that can occur during the break).

  • County fair in full swing

    Animals, games, food, pageants and rides will return to the Marion County Fairgrounds June 27 through July 4.
    The 2015 Marion County Fair began Saturday, June 27, with the open dairy show.
    Starting Monday, June 29, the carnival will open at 5 p.m. each night through July 4 (weather permitting). Admission is $10 per person, and it includes the rides and nightly events.

  • Smith Ridge Beach at Green River re-opens

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Green River Lake announced June 26 that it plans to re-open the beach located at Smith Ridge Recreation Area.

  • Foster parent arrested when 3-year-old found on KY 49

    A Lebanon man is facing charges of second-degree wanton endangerment and endangering the welfare of a minor after a 3-year-old foster child in his care was found walking KY 49 Sunday morning.
    At 9 a.m. June 21, the Kentucky State Police received a report of a toddler walking in the road on KY 49, south of Lebanon. The 3-year-old female was found without any injuries and was kept safely at a residence until state troopers arrived.