Today's News

  • 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.

  • ‘TasteMaker’s’ weekend at Maker’s Mark Distillery this Friday and Saturday

    Maker’s Mark is hosting its second “TasteMaker’s” weekend at the distillery this Friday and Saturday.

  • 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.
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    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.
    Farm Bureau’s district talent show will feature Katelyn and Samantha Daugherty who will perform.

  • Cleaning up Marion County

    In the past nine years, the county has cleaned 18 dumpsites, and that work continues today, Marion County Solid Waste Coordinator Keith Brock told the Marion County Fiscal Court during its Oct. 1 meeting.
    “We’ve about cleaned this county up,” Brock said.
    The first dumpsite that was cleaned was the one located at Scott’s Ridge in Raywick. More recently, Brock inspected three illegal dumpsites near Gravel Switch, which the court approved cleaning during Thursday’s meeting.

  • Student found with bullets at football game

    A 16-year-old white male was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon on school property on Friday, Sept. 25, during the Marion County High School football game.
    The incident occurred on Patriot Way near Marion County High School.
    According to Marion County High School Principal Michael Abell, a student was found to be in possession of bullets, but no weapon.

  • Deputy finds indoor marijuana growing operation in St. Francis

    Francis S. Clark, 32, of 245 North St. Francis Road in St. Francis was arrested on Thursday, Oct. 1, after Marion County Sheriff Deputies found an indoor growing operation at his home.

  • Film features local residents who stopped the Bluegrass Pipeline

    On Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in St. Catharine College's Pettus Auditorium, New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future and the Berry Farming Program will be hosting a screening of Sellus Wilder's new documentary about the Bluegrass Pipeline project entitled, “The End of the Line.” The film chronicles grassroots efforts to protect land from a proposed pipeline to carry toxic natural gas liquids through Kentucky.

  • 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.

  • Report: 10 Kentucky children died last year from abuse

    By Deborah Yetter
    The Courier-Journal

    Ten Kentucky children died last year from abuse and neglect and another 32 suffered life-threatening injuries, according to the latest annual report of such statistics from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
    The leading cause of death and serious injury from physical abuse remains abusive head trauma, in which children and infants suffer severe head injuries inflicted by an adult.

  • Bullitt County deputy indicted for drugs, allegedly has ties to a Mexican cartel

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A former special deputy with the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office was recently indicted by federal officials.
    Christopher Mattingly, 27, of Shepherdsville, has been charged in U.S. District Court with conspiracy to distribute more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana.
    Federal prosecutors allege that Mattingly is a major drug distributor with ties to a cartel in Mexico.
    But the reason Mattingly remains in custody is his alleged threats to kill Mike Halbleib, who is director of the Bullitt County Drug Task Force.