Today's News

  • Grammy nominated country band performing at Ham Days

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce announces the addition of a country concert to the 2017 Marion County Country Ham Days schedule.
    Grammy nominated and former ACM and CMA Award winner Little Texas will perform in concert Friday, Sept. 22, on Johnston Field at Centre Square. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. with opening act Magnolia Vale and is sponsored by the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission.

  • Cardboard pickup available to local businesses, industries

    Effective immediately, the Marion County Cooperative Recycling Center is offering free cardboard pickup and recycling to businesses and industries operating in Marion County. If any business wants to be placed on the regular route for weekly cardboard pickup, they can call Mark Whitehouse or Brandon Wilson at the Marion County Detention Center, 270-692-5802. There may be limitations to the size of cardboard allowed at the time of collection.

  • Lebanon man indicted for multiple drug charges

    Joseph T. Brady, 53, of 156 Knopp Lane in Lebanon was indicted for two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, trafficking in marijuana, third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of an open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle, rear license plate not illuminated and first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Fast, high-flying fun

    For 13 years now, model jet enthusiasts from all over the world have been coming to the Lebanon-Springfield Airport to fly their aircraft in an event known as Jets Over Kentucky.
    When it started, there were only 28 participants, according to event organizer Lewis “The General” Patton. When this year’s event opened Sunday, there were already many more than that, and Patton said the event is expected to draw between 160 and 180 participants.

  • Missing Marion County teen found

    Sixteen-year-old Madison Shelby Mattingly of Bradfordsville, who has been reported missing since July 5, was located and released to her parents on July 12, according to Kentucky State Police. No further information has been released.

  • ‘We all win when you win’

    Barbara Victoria has watched three of her friends lose their sons to drug addiction this year. One of them died just three weeks ago.
    “I had to go up and put my hand on this young man’s heart who was laying in his casket,” she said. “As a mother, I needed to touch him. It was so profound to me. The people we’re losing are all our sons and daughters. Every one of them is a loss for us.”

  • Wear purple for Kara on July 17

    Monday, July 17, will mark seven years since anyone has seen Kara Tingle.
    The Lebanon woman was last seen July 17, 2010, on Beechfork Loop Road in Gravel Switch. Kara was 27 years old at the time, and she had been driving a family member's car that was found two days later on the Bluegrass Parkway.
    Kara's family is hoping that people will wear purple — Kara’s favorite color — on Monday to mark the anniversary and to show their support. Her mother, Sheila Tingle, also asks for people to pray for some closure for the family.

  • ‘Don’t Let Them Die’

    Kentucky Press News Service

    In a statement issued from his office, Gov. Matt Bevin is urging all Kentuckians to help beat back the opioid epidemic with a new public awareness campaign that highlights the dangers of opioid abuse and offers information on drug treatment and naloxone.

  • Brothers, bourbon and hot browns

    Two brothers from Washington County have opened the country’s only independently owned restaurant located at a distillery.
    Newman, 34, and Harrison Miller, 32, the sons of Pat and Janelle Miller, have opened Star Hill Provisions at Maker’s Mark. Newman said they work together as a team, along with his wife, Rachel, to bring southern-inspired meals to their guests.
    “Star Hill is the fast casual restaurant that tries to be ‘of the place’ it can be,” Newman said. “We just try to be Kentucky.”

  • County to close CD&D landfill soon

    The county’s current CD&D landfill will likely have to be closed by 2018, and the Marion County Fiscal Court will have to decide on a future CD&D site within the next few months. That’s not going to be an easy or cheap task, according to Marion County Solid Waste Coordinator Keith Brock.
    Currently, the county operates a CD&D landfill, which is located at 1034 Adam Hughes Memorial Parkway. It’s located on land leased for $25,000 a year from Nally & Haydon.