Today's News

  • Lebanon couple rescued from burning house

    A Lebanon couple was rescued from their burning home Sunday evening after what neighbors describe as some type of explosion.
    The incident occurred at approximately 6:17 p.m., at a home located at 213
    South Harrison Street in Lebanon, near Lebanon Baptist Church. The home belongs to Tommy and Shirley Manges.
    Members of the Lebanon Fire Department, along with Lebanon Police Officers and the Marion County EMS, responded to the scene.

  • Violet the strong

    By Jesse Osbourne
    St. Catharine College Director of Communications
    Editor’s note: Violet Monica Ehringer is the great-granddaughter of Mary H. Osborne of Lebanon and the daughter of Erica Osborne and AJ Ehringer.

    It’s 1:30 a.m. and Violet’s parents hear a whimper coming from the bassinet beside their bed, like a kitten faintly asking for breakfast.

  • Local woman named 2015 Equestrian of the Year

    Kentucky is known for many things, namely bourbon, basketball and horses.
    Living on the Marion County/Washington County line is a member of equestrian royalty, and many of us have probably never met her or knew that she existed in the first place.

  • Suspect arrested for armed robbery at Huddle House

    Police arrested Christopher Spalding, 22, of 70 Caudill Lane in Lebanon Saturday evening for the armed robbery at Huddle House, which occurred Friday night.
    He's been charged with first-degree robbery.
    According to police, at 8:09 p.m., Friday, police received a call from the Huddle House reporting their business had been robbed. The suspect was described as a white male with short hair, beard and red cap. He was armed with a handgun and demanded money. An undetermined amount of money was taken.

  • MCHS teacher, band director resigns

    Curtis Bennett, a teacher and band director at Marion County High School, has officially resigned.
    Bennett, 33, of Buffalo was arrested Jan. 6 by Marion County Sheriff Deputies after an investigation found evidence of inappropriate activity between Bennett and a female student. The criminal complaint states that the inappropriate activity took place on Dec. 26. Additional charges are expected, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements.

  • Enhanced 911 services near complete

    If there is a medical emergency at your home, time is of the essence.
    Now that E-911 services in Marion County are near complete, local emergency services personnel are more prepared and equipped to respond directly to your home as quickly as possible.

  • Candidates file for state representative seat

    Incumbent 24th District State Representative Terry Mills, a Democrat, will be seeking re-election this year. And he will face some competition.
    Richard Treitz of Green County and William Brandon Reed of LaRue County, both Republican candidates, have also filed to run for that seat, which represents Marion, Green and LaRue counties. Treitz and Reed will face off in the May Primary, and Mills will face the winner in the November General Election.

  • Fiscal court to meet Thursday, Feb. 4

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be having its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4.

  • Upcoming event at autism center

    The Working the Puzzle for Autism Center will be showing the movie "Inside Out" at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 6. Since February is the month of love, the center decided to show the movie about emotions. Please email nallymartin@windstream.net or call the center at 270-321-4360 and RSVP by Thursday.


  • Blood donations urgently needed

    The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donors. Severe winter weather since Jan. 1 has forced the cancellation of more than 300 blood drives across 20 states, resulting in more than 9,500 donations uncollected, further depleting an already low winter supply. Blood donation appointments can be quickly and easily scheduled by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).