Today's News

  • ‘Throwin’ shade’ eclipse style

    For the first time since 1979, people witnessed a rare solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21. All schools in Marion County were closed, and several businesses closed, as well, which allowed many people, and their children, to enjoy viewing the eclipse together. This is the first time in 100 years that a total eclipse has crossed the span of the continent.

  • Lebanon man injured in four-wheeler accident

    A Lebanon man is at Jewish Hospital in Louisville after being injured in a four-wheeler accident on Saturday.
    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an accident involving a four-wheeler at 12:10 a.m. on Josh Cox Road, approximately three miles south of Lebanon. Joey Cambron, 39, was driving a four-wheeler on Josh Cox Road when it traveled off the roadway and overturned in a creek, according to the sheriff’s office.

  • Wreck kills Springfield man in Nelson County

    The man killed Friday when his truck struck a tree on Stiles Road in Nelson County has been identified as Sammie Chesser of Springfield.
    According to a press release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched at 1:14 p.m. to the 600 block of Stiles Road. It was there they found a white pickup truck against a tree and a second, red truck with front-end damage.

  • Consensus by Committee

    Bradfordsville isn’t mentioned in the Guinness Book of World Records, but it probably should be.
    In what category?
    “Tiny Towns with Most Committees.”
    One might think a community of just over 300 residents would not have a Performing Arts Committee, and it is one of the newer ones, but there are also committees for the Civic Center, Historical Preservation, Hospitality, Parks and Recreation, and more.

  • Marion County ROCKS

    Working the Puzzle for Autism, Inc. Center joined the “Marion County Rocks” movement and painted rocks to hide in Lebanon on Friday evening, Aug. 18.

  • Former LaRue County High School principal guilty of transporting child pornography

    A former LaRue County High School principal pleaded guilty last week in United States District Court, before U.S. District Judge David J. Hale, to transporting child pornography and possessing child pornography that had been transported in interstate commerce.

  • Fiscal court briefs

    The regular called meeting of the Marion County Fiscal Court was held Thursday. Aug. 17.
    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty reported that all state unemployment insurance staff members will be pulled from Career Centers around the state. Unemployed insurance claims across the state will be handled via the Internet going forward.

  • New study demonstrates that Girls on the Run transforms young girls’ lives

    As students head back to school, many parents are looking for after-school activities that provide a safe and structured space where children can learn skills and be physically active. Girls on the Run offers this and so much more.

  • Water rate war bubbling up between city, county

    What is water – specifically clean water – worth?
    That continues to be debated amongst the Lebanon Water Works Company, the Lebanon City Council, the Marion County Water District and the Marion County Fiscal Court.
    The Lebanon City Council unanimously approved a rate increase for Lebanon Water Works Company at its July meeting. The Marion County Water District is Lebanon Water Works’ largest customer, and will be impacted significantly by the rate increase.

  • August solar eclipse: What you need to know

    On Monday, Aug. 21, all of North America — as well as parts of South America, Europe and Africa — will, weather permitting, be able to view a partial eclipse of the sun. A total eclipse will be viewable to the select 12.2 million Americans living within the path of totality, a 70-mile band stretching across 14 states from Oregon to South Carolina.