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Today's News

  • Flood, winter storm watches issued

    Central Kentucky residents will want to keep an eye on the weather for the next few days.

    The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch and a winter storm watch for the region.

  • No one injured in drive-by shooting on West Chandler Street

     No one was injured in an apparent drive-by shooting on West Chandler Street in Lebanon in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Feb. 25, but police do believe someone was being targeted.

    According to Lebanon Assistant Police Chief Greg Young, a caller reported hearing gunshots at 12:13 a.m., near West Chandler Street in Lebanon.

    When officers arrived they found a vehicle, belonging to Nathaniel Washington, had been shot four times, but Washington was not injured.

  • Police warn citizens about phone scams

     The Lebanon Police Department wants the public to be aware of phone scams in which a caller claims to be with either Publisher's Clearinghouse or the IRS.

    "We're getting numerous calls from people within in the city limits," Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady said.

  • Snow kidding

    The Marion County Fiscal Court took time out of its Feb. 19 meeting to commend county employees for their efforts in response to last week's snowy conditions.
    Road Supervisor Tommy Lee reported that his department used more than 300 tons of road salt last week. He added that he minimized overtime while keeping the road as passable as they could.
    Marion County EMS Director Robbie Turner expressed his appreciation to the road department for their efforts to open the roads and assisting with runs following last week's winter storm.

  • Marion County schools to return to regular bus routes

    Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser sent the following announcemen on Wednesday afternoon:

    For the remainder of this week, providing  that there are no issues, MCPS will use the regular bus routes unless the bus driver notifies the student that his/her road cannot be accessed.

  • Marion County's Top Five Most Interesting People: Single mom, successful businesswoman, silent servant

    Ackie George never meets a stranger.
    She speaks her mind.
    She helps those in need without a second thought.
    That’s just who she is.
    Bishop Charles Thompson, who knows George well after being a long-time pastor at St. Augustine Catholic Church, described her best when comparing her to the Good Samaritan in the Gospel of Luke.

  • Marion County's Top Five Most Interesting People: Cooking for the rich and famous

    Lebanon native Kevin Shockency, 50, has cooked for some of the world’s most rich and famous, including Stephen Spielberg, President George W. Bush, Peyton Manning, Morgan Freeman… even Prince William and Prince Harry.
    His career as a chef has taken him all over the world. He’s cooked in almost every state in the country, as well as Brazil, Spain, Argentina, the British West Indies, the Bahamas, Jamaica.. the list goes on and on.
    But, this successful chef almost became a horticulturalist.

  • Marion County's Top Five Most Interesting People: A travelin’ man

    Dudley Friend Adle Jr. - He has an interesting name, but he’s had an absolutely fascinating life.
    Not many people can say they’ve traveled and lived all over the world, including the arctic circle.
    Adle, 78, settled in Raywick six years ago with this wife of almost 55 years (their anniversary is Friday), but for the majority of his life he, Linda and their five children have traveled all over the country and world.

  • Marion County's Top Five Most Interesting People Star Wars-loving, tattoo artist

    David Phillips was 12 years old the first time he saw Star Wars at a drive-in theater as part of a double-feature with Logan’s Run.
    "From the moment the words popped up on the screen, and that star destroyer came flying out overhead .... that did it,” Phillips said, later adding, "It was like nothing I'd ever seen before, and it just kind of skyrocketed from there."

  • Marion County's Top Five Most Interesting People: The collector

    Oscar Spalding got interested in “picking” around 60 years ago, but he really got interested in collecting “junk” 50 years ago, thanks in part to a bet.
    “Bernard Bryant, he’s dead now ... He said I bet you can’t quit drinking for six months or I’ll give you a jug. I said I bet you can’t quit smoking,” Spalding recalled. “I quit drinking for six years, six months and 20 days. We had bet an antique jug and I won.”
    Spalding, 80, grew up on Popes Creek Road in Marion County.