Today's News

  • Johnson named Emergency Management Director of the Year

    Hayden Johnson was named the Marion County Emergency Management Director a year ago, and he's made quite an impression in that position.

    So much so that he was named the Emergency Management Director of the Year by the Kentucky Emergency Management Association during its conference Sept. 6 in Louisville.

    Johnson said he learned he won the award "when they called my name."

    "It was pretty neat to be recognized and honored by my peers," he said.

  • Lebanon man indicted on charges of abusing four children

    Christopher Reardon, 21, of 16 Howard Avenue in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree assault and first-degree criminal abuse (seven counts).

    According to the indictment, on Aug. 1, Reardon manifested extreme indifference to the value of human life by wantonly engaging in conduct that created a grave risk of death to another person (a 2-year-old male).

    His bond was set at $25,000 with the condition that he has no contact with the complaining witness or the witness's family.

  • New Harmonies opens

    The history of American music is now on display in Lebanon. The gala opening for "New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music" was held Friday at the Centre Square Fine Arts Building, and the exhibit opened to the public Saturday. It will remain open from 10 a.m. To 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday through Nov. 3. A number of events are planned to coincide with the exhibit. (Watch future editions for notices about those events.)

  • Scattered power outages reported due to storm

    Power outages have been reported in Marion County as a result of Tuesday's thunderstorms by both InterCounty Energy and Kentucky Utilities.
    As of 1:40 p.m., InterCounty Energy had received reports of outages in seven areas, but those outages only affected a handful of people each. InterCounty expects to have those locations back online before 5 p.m.

  • Marion County Country Ham Days Treasure Hunt Clues

    Clues for the Marion County Country Ham Days Treasure Hunt will be given daily this week at 8 a.m. On Saturday (if the pig hasn't been found), clues will be given every hour on the hour over the radio and the stage area. The final clue will be given at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29!



  • Fiscal court to meet at 4 p.m. today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in regular session at the David R. Hourigan Building.

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    - Minutes  of  the Sept. 6 meeting

    - Minutes Sept. 15 meeting

    - Recommended budget transfer(s) and job title correction(s)  in  budget

    - Consider extending maintenance/elevator service  agreement to include judicial center

    - Consider partial payment of newly acquired ambulance mechanical  expenses

  • 9-19-12 Police Log

    Sept. 7
    - Jessica Hargis reported second-degree burglary between Sept. 1 and 7 at 33 Parrish Street in Lebanon. A Toshiba laptop computer, an HP laptop computer and an LG cellular phone were reported stolen. The combined estimated value of the stolen items is $505.

    Sept. 8
    - Catherine M. Simpson of Hwy. 337 in Lebanon reported theft by unlawful taking under $500 at 2136 Campbellsville Highway in Lebanon. Merchandise valued at $45.09 was recovered and retained by the victim.

    Sept. 10

  • Dunn Chrysler teams up with Marion County FFA to benefit local ag program


  • Inter-County Energy to sponsor an Honor Flight for World War II

    Inter-County Energy and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives have once again joined with the Bluegrass Chapter of the Honor Flight Network to sponsor an Honor Flight on Saturday, Oct. 6 for veterans from Kentucky who served during World War II.
    Inter-County Energy and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives are paying to fly 35 vets, including one from each of the 16 owner-member cooperatives of East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC), from Louisville to Washington, D.C.

  • 9-19-12 Reunions

    Class of 1962
    The Lebanon High School Class of 1962 will have their 50-year reunion Friday, Sept. 28, at All Occasions, 743 Spurlington Road (Hwy. 74), Campbellsville, beginning at 5 p.m. with dinner to be served at 6:30 p.m. All classmates are invited regardless if they graduated. RSVP is required by Friday, Sept. 21 if you are attending the dinner. For more information, contact Judy Browning Robinson at (270) 789-9087 for reservations. Classmates from other years are invited and encouraged to attend after 7 p.m. if they are not attending the dinner.