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Today's News

  • Students mix learning and fun

    Students in Marion County got the chance to participate in the Art Council Camp last week. At Lebanon Elementary School, kids learned various dances and movement. One of their main dances was inspired by Africa.
    At the Marion County Extension Office, students got to learn how to make delicious and healthy food, including chicken fajitas.
    On Friday, Gregory Ackers, a West African drumming specialist, treated the community to a drumming workshop where students learned new beats inspired by West African countries.

  • Autism center announces July events

    This Friday, July 22, members from the Working the Puzzle for Autism, Inc. will be going to a drive-in movie either at Summersville or Stanford depending on what movies are showing. Those who want to attend should plan on meeting in the parking lot at the autism center on Friday, July 22, between 5:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. The center will announce on its Working the Puzzle for Autism Facebook page on Thursday which drive-in they will be going to and which movies they will be watching.

  • Quebe Sisters to perform July 26

    When the Quebe Sisters from Texas take a stage, and the triple-threat fiddle champions start playing and singing in multi-part close harmony, audiences are usually transfixed, then blown away.
    It’s partly because the trio’s vocal and instrumental performances are authentic all-Americana, all the time, respectful of the artists that inspired them the most.

  • Paint the best pig, win a pie

    “Paint The Pig” – on canvas, that is.
    The Marion County Arts and Humanities Council is inviting all artists for a fun competition for this year’s Marion County Country Ham Days Festival. And a homemade pie from Henning’s Restaurant will go to the winner “for pigging out.”

  • Lebanon man indicted for burglary

    Hector Alfonso Rodas, 20, of 117 E. Mulberry St. in Lebanon was indicted for second-degree burglary, first-degree and third degree unlawful transaction with a minor and first-degree attempted transaction with a minor in Marion Circuit Court recently.

  • Springfield man charged with couple’s murder

    A Springfield man has been arrested and charged with murder.
    Craig A. Pennington, 52, of 1217 Texas Road in Springfield, was arrested by Kentucky State Police Friday morning around 7 a.m. and charged with one count of murder in connection with the disappearance of a Florence, Kentucky, couple who has been missing since Sunday, July 3.

  • Needle exchange program could become a reality in Marion County

    There’s no denying that the state of Kentucky has a drug problem.
    Kentucky also leads the nation in acute Hepatitis C rates.
    And, out of 220 counties identified by the Centers for Disease Control, 50 counties in Kentucky are at risk for an HIV outbreak.
    Marion County is not at risk, yet, but we are surrounded by counties that are.

  • Interim principal wants to keep moving MCHS forward

    By McKenna Dosier
    Summer Intern

    Tom Brown retired 27 years ago but just can't seem to stay away from working in the education system.
    "I was too young to just quit," he said.
    It seems to run in his blood. He is the third generation to work in education, preceded by his father, mother, aunts and grandmother.
    A few weeks ago, Brown was appointed interim principal of Marion County High School for the 2016-17 academic year.

  • Crossroads Project shows slow progress

    Traveling the Lebanon bypass, one will find Limestone Distillery, Hampton Inn and a 105,000 square foot empty spec building. Surrounding those structures are fields of grass and some trees. The land is meant for the Crossroads Project, an initiative to bring in retail and development. 
    Despite years of efforts, Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund has had little success in bringing development to the Crossroads area along the bypass.

  • Tourism board to hire ‘executive coach’

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission went into executive session for more than two hours during their special-called meeting on Thursday July 7. This was a follow-up from the previous meeting where the commission was also in closed session, citing KRS 61.810(1)(f) as the reason.