Today's News

  • Tornado touches down in Marion

    Strong winds, heavy rain and a confirmed EF-1 tornado slammed Marion County on Friday night, mostly damaging trees and personal property. There were no serious injuries.
    Marion County Emergency Management Director Laurie Heckel was expecting a final report from the National Weather Service at press time.
    Large trees were uprooted and split in two, some of them landing on houses, outbuildings and vehicles. A part of the roof of an airport hangar was ripped loose. While warnings were issued well in advance, some were surprised at the intensity of the winds.

  • Sheriff investigates report of missing man

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the report of a missing person. Gary T. Tacey, 53, of Loretto was reported missing on June 23 by his girlfriend. Tacey was last seen on June 19 at his home at 60 Paul Brady Road near Loretto.
    Tacey is described as a white male, 5-feet, 10-inches tall, 190 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. Tacey also goes by the name of Buddy Love. Anyone with information as to his whereabouts is asked to contact the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at 270-692-3051.

  • Woman killed in weekend crash

    A St. Mary woman is dead after a one-vehicle collision Sunday on Helm School House Road approximately three miles east of Lebanon.
    Ashlee J. Nevius, 34, a passenger in the vehicle, was transported by Marion County EMS to Spring View Hospital, then transferred by medical helicopter to University of Louisville Hospital. She died the next day from injuries sustained in the collision.

  • New director takes over Tri-County United Way


  • Fire guts Mock Avenue apartments

    An old house at 239 Mock Avenue being used as an apartment complex was destroyed by fire early Thursday morning. Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly said the building was “pretty involved” when the department arrived and described the structure as a total loss.
    The 911 dispatch logs the call as received just before 2 a.m. Firefighters were on the scene within five minutes and determined by kicking in the doors that no one was in any of the three apartments except some dogs, all of whom got out, the chief said.

  • Library renovation design released


  • PSC approves rate increase for KU, LG&E effective July 1

    FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has granted base rate increases sought by Louisville Gas & Electric Co. and Kentucky Utilities Co., but reduced them below the levels agreed to earlier by the utilities and other parties to the cases.
    With the PSC’s changes, in orders issued June 22, KU will receive an additional $50.5 million in revenue per year, less than half the amount requested by the utility, and about $4.4 million less than allowed by the settlement. KU’s annual revenue will increase about 3.1 percent.

  • Their new norm

    Dec. 6, 2016 was intended to be a day of Christmas shopping for Martha Ann Mattingly. She had no way of knowing that it would become one of the most frightening days of her family’s life.

  • Bishop Thompson promoted to Archbishop of Indianapolis

    Pope Francis has named Bishop Charles C. Thompson of Evansville, Indiana, to head the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
    Archbishop Thompson, who has been Evansville's bishop since 2011, will succeed Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, who was named to head the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, last November.
    The appointment was announced June 13 in Washington by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

  • Superintendent exceeding school board’s expectations

    Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser continues to do an “exemplary” job, according to the members of the Marion County Board of Education who conducted Schlosser’s performance evaluation on June 14.
    After meeting in closed session for more than two hours, the board (minus Board Member Peggy Downs who was not in attendance due to her mother’s passing) reconvened in open session and Board Chairman Butch Cecil read the board’s summative evaluation statement out loud.