Today's News

  • Cancer no match for Destiny

    God gives his hardest battle to his strongest soldiers.
    Eighteen-year-old Destiny Calhoun is proof.
    In September of 2013, at age 16, she was diagnosed with cancer.
    Destiny’s mother, Faith, said she became concerned after taking a photo of her daughter and noticing that something was off with her smile. Then she started noticing some swelling. So, she took her to the dentist. Still unsure about what was going on, they went to the University of Kentucky Medical Center, and a biopsy revealed she had bone cancer in her jawbone.

  • Ham Days nightlife goes viral

    The annual Marion County Country Ham Days Festival is an opportunity for the community to showcase its hometown hospitality, southern charm and delicious food. But, the nightlife that fills the streets after official Ham Days festivities and events have ended has a tendency to get out of control.
    According to Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady, it’s nothing new for local law enforcement. He said they’ve been dealing with it for years.
    But, for citizens who have never witnessed it, and for visitors who are new to the community, it can be disturbing.

  • Wanted person possibly in Lebanon

    Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement Special Investigations West holds arrest warrants for Michael Isaiah Lancaster. The warrant is for the charge of engaging in organized crime. He uses an alias of Michael Kendrick and was last known to be in Lebanon, but might have contacts in the Louisville area.
    If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of Michael Lancaster, please contact Kentucky State Police West Drug Enforcement at 270-746-7834 or your local law enforcement.

  • MCPS is making the grade

    There’s reason to celebrate in Marion County, according to Superintendent Taylora Schlosser.
    The latest K-PREP test scores, which were released Thursday, Oct. 1, by the Kentucky Department of Education, show that Marion County Public Schools is a distinguished school district.
    “These results show we are focused on kids and student learning,” Schlosser said. “I really think it’s something to celebrate.”
    Marion County is ranked 42 among the 173 school districts in the state with an overall score of 70.8.

  • Local teacher a semifinalist for 2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year

    Nine outstanding teachers from across the state, including Sarah Lockard, a teacher at A.C. Glasscock Elementary School, are semifinalists for the 2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award, the Kentucky Department of Education and Ashland Inc. announced today.
    Winners of the Elementary, Middle and High School Teacher of the Year Awards, in addition to the overall 2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year, will be announced at a ceremony at 10 a.m., on Oct. 20, in the rotunda of the capitol building in Frankfort.

    Competing for elementary teacher of the Year are:

  • Wife of accused killer of three at Danville pawn shop is scheduled to testify at Nov. 30 hearing

    By Greg Kocher
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    DANVILLE — The wife of accused killer and former preacher Kenneth Allen Keith is scheduled to testify Nov. 30 at a hearing related to the killing of three people in a Danville pawn shop. The hearing was set Monday by Boyle Circuit Judge Darren Peckler.

  • Lebanon woman injured in motorcycle accident

    Katesha Wise, 28, of Lebanon was injured during a motorcycle accident Tuesday, Oct. 6, in Loretto.

    At 7:52 p.m., the Marion County Sheriff's Office received the report of a collision involving a motorcycle on KY 52 in downtown Loretto. Wise was driving a 2006 Yamaha motorcycle west bound on KY 52 when a deer crossed the roadway and collided with her vehicle.

    Wise was transported from the scene by Marion County EMS to Spring View Hospital for treatment of a leg injury. The Loretto Fire Department and Marion County Rescue Squad responded.

  • Campbellsville man dies in head-on collision

    Mitchell McWhorter, 54, of Campbellsville died Saturday morning after a head-on collision on Campbellsville Highway.
    The accident occurred at 7:25 a.m. on Campbellsville Highway, approximately five miles south of Lebanon near the Marion County/Taylor County line, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements.

  • Upcoming events

    Marion County Farm Bureau’s annual meeting is Oct. 12
    Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer will be the guest speaker at Marion County Farm Bureau’s 77th Annual Meeting at 7 p.m., Oct. 12, at the Knights of Columbus Hall located at 600 S. Spalding Avenue in Lebanon.
    A country ham dinner will begin at 7 p.m.
    Directors from each of the five districts will be elected. Nominated are Joe Bernard Luckett, Mike Ford, Sharon Browning, John G. Mattingly and Kaye Peterson.

  • ARToberfest is Oct. 17

    ARToberfest - the annual arts festival and art auction, will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, at Centre Square Fine Arts Building in Lebanon. The festival will include local art, craft beer, live music and a buffet.
    Tickets are $20 per person in advance, and $25 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at www.mykct.com. All proceeds fund the Marion County Arts and Humanities Council and Kentucky Classic Arts at Centre Square.
    For more information, search ARToberfest on Facebook or call Wendy Smith at 270-692-2223.