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Today's News

  • Body found in woods identified as missing Loretto man

    The body of a deceased male found in woods west of Loretto has been identified as Bryan Alexander Roberts, 29, of 535 Spencer Hamilton Road in Loretto, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

    Roberts was reported missing by his fiancee on March 10, the day after Marion County deputies responded to a report that Roberts may have harmed himself during domestic situation at his residence.

  • Fiscal court meets at 4 p.m. today

     The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m.  Thursday, April 16, at the David R. Hourigan Building.

    The agenda includes the following

    • Minutes of the previous meeting 

    • Presentation on refinancing judicial center building bonds by Lonnie Campbell of KACO and Keith Brock of civic finance

    • Consider allowing Bradfordsville to dispose of large items at the transfer station on May 9

  • School board meets at 6 p.m. today

     The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the board office.

    The agenda includes the following items:

    • Call to order

    • Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence

    • Communications

    -Campbellsville University student recognition

    - Superintendent report

    - NSBA Conference report

    - Finance report

    - Committees update

    1. Substitute Data Committee

    2. Public Comment Committee

  • Barn burns in fire

    In midst of last week's storms, a tobacco barn burned on Toad Mattingly Road on April 7.
    The Lebanon Police Dispatch received a call reporting the fire at 7:51 p.m. April 7.
    "It was a total loss. The barn was fully involved when we got there," Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly said.
    Mattingly said the barn belongs to Pat Mudd, who had tractors and other equipment inside the barn.
    "He had a pretty good loss, I'm sure," Mattingly said.

  • KSP make arrest in Sunday morning stabbing

    A man was stabbed early Sunday morning, April 12, and the Kentucky State Police are investigating a case of first-degree assault.
    At 1:16 Sunday, the Lebanon Police Dispatch received a report of a stabbing at Three Pines Bar, which is located off Hwy. 49 between Lebanon and Bradfordsville.
    The victim, Jeremy Cox, 34, of Campbellsville was transported to Spring View Hospital by Marion County EMS and later transferred to University Hospital in Louisville, according to KSP.

  • “She cared about her employees”

    Marlene Ann Smith never lived in Lebanon, but she left an impact on the community when she decided to open a factory here 29 years ago.
    Smith became the president of Plastic Products when her husband, Willard, died in 1975. The company was struggling at the time, but under her leadership, it opened six factories, purchased Schilling Plastics and reopened Smith Metal Products. When she retired in 2013, the company was valued at $150 million.
    Smith died on April 5. She was 79 years old.

  • Four polling places will be moving

    Voters in the Calvary, Firehouse, Glasscock and St. Charles precincts will be going somewhere new to cast their ballots in the Primary Election on May 19.
    "We're trying to keep them as close as possible to where they are now," Marion County Clerk Chad Mattingly said.
    Three of those precincts have been moved from inside schools to other locations. Marion County Public Schools officials have been discussing moving those polling places with the county clerk because the change will allow the school district to use election day as a make-up day.

  • Platinum performance

    A Marion County High School student can claim to be a part of the 1 percent, at least academically.
    Senior Ben Roberts achieved a "platinum" score on the ACT WorkKeys test. He is one of 11 students to attain that level out of more than 10,000 Kentucky students who took the exam, according to Marion County Area Technology Center Principal Brandon Bardin.
    That also placed Roberts among the top 1 percent of test-takers nationally, Bardin said.

  • New plan for old pipe: Carry fracked liquids

    By James Bruggers
    The Courier-Journal

    LEBANON, Ky. – With red dirt piled nearby on grassy green meadow, workers in a hole were welding a weak spot on Kentucky's latest controversial pipeline — putting on a Band-aid, as one of them described it.
    Just a few hundred yards from his home, physician James Angel approached the crew in his pickup truck, saying the maintenance only punctuated his fears about a Texas company's plans for the natural gas pipeline that crosses his Marion County farm.

  • SCC finances under review

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    Recently, the U.S. Department of Education released a list of 544 schools that are being kept under a close eye after questions were raised in regard to finances. Of those, 69 schools reportedly face an investigation for “severe” findings in their audit. Included among those 69 schools was St. Catharine College.