Today's News

  • 16-year-old facing DUI, other charges likely
  • Labor Day closings

    All county offices will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day. There will be no garbage pickup Monday. Instead, the county will be doing a double route on Tuesday.
    Lebanon City Hall will be also closed Monday. The regularly scheduled Lebanon City Council for Sept. 7 is also cancelled due to the holiday.
    The Marion County Public Library is closed on Monday, as well.

  • A message from Miss Kentucky

    A beauty queen visited St. Augustine Grade School last week, but her message was more than skin deep.
    Katie George, the reigning Miss Kentucky USA, stopped by the school to encourage the students to work hard, to persevere when things are tough and to be willing to try new things.
    In addition to being Miss Kentucky, George is a setter for the University of Louisville volleyball team, and last summer, she was a member of the U.S. Collegiate National Team. She is the daughter of Tim and Annie George and the granddaughter of Dr. Salem and Eva George of Lebanon.

  • Jailer concerned about synthetic marijuana

    Marion County Jailer Barry Brady is worried about a new type of drug that has appeared in Marion County. It’s synthetic marijuana, and while it’s not legal in Kentucky, it has been sold over the counter in some other places.
    “It’s a growing issue for the metropolitan areas like Louisville and Lexington. We’re seeing the same stuff in Lebanon,” Brady said.

  • Community orchestra debuts

    The Kentucky Classic Orchestra and Centre Saxes had its premiere concert Sunday at Centre Square in Lebanon. The orchestra is under the direction of Dr. Lisa McArthur of Campbellsville University.
    The 21-piece orchestra and four-member saxophone ensemble include musicians from Marion County and around the region.

  • Ride for Christ

    Woodlawn Baptist Church hosted its annual Motorcycle Ride for Jesus on Aug. 29. In addition to enjoying a day of fellowship and a shared love of motorcycles, the participants raised money for the Family Foundation of Kentucky and the Central Kentucky Crisis Pregnancy Center. The ride started and ended at the church.

  • Gay couple turned away third time by Rowan clerk

    By Mike Wynn
    The Courier-Journal

    MOREHEAD, Ky. - James Yates and William Smith Jr., a couple of nearly 10 years, left the Rowan County Courthouse on Thursday frustrated and angry after clerks refused them a marriage license for a third time in recent weeks.
    But the pair promised to return.
    "It's just making us want to press more," Yates said. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis “can’t get away with this because it will open the door for so many other rights to be just thrown away.”

  • Most Kentucky grads not ready for college

    By Kirsten Clark
    The Courier-Journal

    By and large, recent Kentucky graduates aren’t ready for college-level coursework, according to state and national ACT scores released early Aug. 26. While 60 percent of students who graduated from Kentucky schools last spring hit ACT’s benchmark score — the achievement level that reflects a 50 percent chance of earning a B or higher in a 100-level college class — in English, far fewer did in math, reading and science.

  • PAC ad blames hospitals’ problems on Obamacare

    By Al Cross
    Kentucky Health News

    A new ad in the race for governor says “There’s a crisis in our hospitals” in Kentucky, and blames it entirely on the federal health-care reform law. That is not true, according to the hospitals themselves.

  • State senator suggests expanding Kynect to pay for Medicaid expansion

    By Melissa Patrick
    Kentucky Health News

    While the Republican nominee for governor says he would dismantle the state health-insurance exchange branded as Kynect, a GOP senator is talking about not only keeping it, but expanding it to other states to pay for the other big feature of federal health reform: expanded Medicaid.