Today's News

  • Hunting season is for the birds

    Our Mid-Kentucky Bass Anglers finished the regular 2013 season on Sunday, but we still do have our “classic” on Oct. 5-6.
    Anyway, Sunday ended the points race for Angler of the Year. Going into this “Ham Days Open” tournament, the teams of Jason Spalding/Gary Wilkerson and Danny Marcum/Brad Taylor were tied! Sunday would tell the tale!
    When it ended Jason and Gary had edged Danny and Brad by .29 of a pound. Gary also took the “Big Pig” trophy and money with a bass of 1.45 pounds.

  • Bourbon Festival champs

    Angie Leake of Raywick and Heather Richards were the grand champions and winners of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival's 2013 Mixed Drink Challenge in Bardstown. Their drink's name is “A Sidecar Named Desire.”

  • Lebanon City Hall open Saturdays in October

    Lebanon City Hall will be open every Saturday in October from 8 a.m. to 12 noon for people to make their property tax payments.

  • Industrial foundation approves hiring Japanese representative

    Japanese industries have been a presence in Marion County for decades, and the Marion County Industrial Foundation is looking to have more permanent representation in Japan.
    During the foundation board’s Sept. 19 meeting, the members voted in favor of hiring Jiro Hashimoto to represent them in Japan at a rate of $2,000 per month.
    This is not official yet as no contract has been signed.

  • Library is back online

    The Marion County Public Library’s Internet service is back up.

    Yesterday the library started the process of changing Internet providers, and that process continued this morning.

    Patrons can use the library's computers to access online services again.

  • Two chances to learn about ‘Obamacare’

    The Marion County Public Library will host a speaker from the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27.
    The speaker will be on site to discuss the Affordable Care Act and kynect, Kentucky’s Healthcare Connection.
    The event will include a presentation from the speaker beginning at noon, followed by a question and answer session. The event is open to all.
    For more information, check out www.marioncopublic.org, like the library on Facebook or call (270) 692-4698.

  • Lebanon Post Office to celebrate 100 years

    The Lebanon Post Office will be celebrating 100 years of service, from its existing building, located at 101 E Main St., on Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on the front steps. The post office is inviting all retirees, and anyone that has worked there in the past, along with the general public.
    Refreshments will be provided and old photos will be available for viewing. A door prize will also be given away.
    For more information, contact Postmaster Tony M. Young at 270-692-2270.

  • Suspect in triple homicide at Danville business eludes capture

    By Kendra Peek
    The Advocate Messenger

    A gunman who killed three people Friday at a Danville business remained at large Saturday, and police said they had no surveillance photos of the suspect.
    Police were looking for a man described as 40-50 years old, heavyset with a “pot belly,” and wearing a camouflage jacket who robbed ABC Gold, Games and More on South Fourth Street about 9 a.m. Friday.

  • Danville shooting victims include former local family

    Three people died in a shooting in Danville Friday morning, and two of them were previously involved in ministry at Woodlawn Baptist Church.
    Mike and Angela Hockensmith were members of Woodlawn a few years ago when Mike served as the youth minister at church. He recently became the youth minister at Mitchellsburg Baptist Church in Boyle County.
    Angela was 38. Mike was 35.

  • $100k boost for Marion County Industries

    The Marion County Association for the Handicapped is looking for a new home for Marion County Industries, and last week they got some help in that effort.
    The Marion County Fiscal Court and the Marion County Industrial Foundation agreed to contribute $50,000 each in matching funds in order to qualify for a Community Development Block Grant.
    The initial grant application was submitted in April, and at that time the court agreed to put up $125,000 in matching funds while seeking a $495,000 grant.