Today's News

  • Christmas in the Country preparations underway

    Bradfordsville is preparing for its annual Christmas in the Country celebration. This will include the annual Christmas parade and contests for the best decorated house and business.

    The event organizers are hoping to have as many entries as possible in the parade. Anyone interested in participating in the parade should call Lonie Clarkson at (270) 337-2113.

    Houses and businesses need to be decorated before Saturday, Dec. 1, to be included in the contest.

  • Warrior Dash returning to Kentucky

    The Warrior Dash is comping back to Kentucky, but where exactly has not yet been announced.

    The Warrior Dash website notes that the obstacle race will be returning to Kentucky on Sept. 7, 2013, and that the race site is within 1.5 hours of Louisville.

    Warrior Dash held its first Kentucky race earlier this year at Pope's Creek Ranch in Marion County.

  • Donations sought for Wreaths Across America

    Lebanon Middle School is a proud sponsor of "Wreaths Across America," and is accepting donations. The price of a wreath is $10, and you may request on whose grave you would like to have it placed.

    All donations must be turned into the school by Nov. 30.

    Donations can also be dropped off at the Clothes Connection (the laundromat behind McDonalds) or mailed to Wreaths Across America, c/o Mike and Judy Andrews, 185 Shreve Lane, Lebanon KY 40033.

  • Room to improve

    The Marion County Public School System "needs improvement," according to recent test results, and school officials, teachers, school board members and parents began developing a district improvement plan during the annual fall retreat Thursday evening at Marion County High School.

    While much of the discussion centered around test scores, Marion County Superintendent Dr. Chuck Hamilton cautioned those in attendance to not become overwhelmed with those numbers.

  • Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer visits Marion County

  • Two die in weekend accidents

    Accidents on Springfield Highway and on KY 49 ended in two fatalities over the weekend.

    Joseph Raikes, 26, of Loretto died in a single-vehicle accident early Sunday morning, and Virginia Simpson of Bardstown died after a collision Saturday afternoon.

  • Strawberries can be lost if you don’t protect them from winter


  • US 68 has been reopened

    Danville Highway was closed temporarily near Hourigan Lane, according to Marion County Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson. It has been reopened.

    A rollover accident occurred around 3:20 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. A helicopter is on site to transport someone in the vehicle, according to Johnson.

    More information will be reported as it becomes available.

  • Loretto man dies in single vehicle accident


  • Bardstown woman has died in collision on Springfield Highway

    One woman has died and two other people were transported to the hospital following an automobile accident at 5:30 p.m. Saturday on Springfield Highway, approximately 4.4 miles north of Lebanon.

    Virginia Simpson of Bardstown was pronounced dead at the scene following the collision. Richard T. Bishop and Carol A. Mink of Cloverdale, Ind., were taken to Spring View Hospital. Bishop was listed in stable condition and transfered to University Hospital in Louisville, and Mink was treated and released.