Today's News

  • Lebanon gets grant for body armor

    The City of Lebanon was awarded a $10,320 grant from the Law Enforcement Protection Program last week. The grant will be used to purchase body armor vest for the Lebanon Police Department.

    LEPP grants are administered by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security and are given to appropriate agencies for defensive items needed for their duties.

  • Halloween event at the library Oct. 10

    The Marion County Public Library is hosting a Halloween-themed day of movies and mayhem on Monday, Oct. 10. At 10 a.m., the library will be showing a not-so-scary movie for younger children.

    At 1 p.m., the library will have a special showing of "Ghostbusters."

    The event will include crafts and spooky visitors as well. Space is limited, so anyone planning to attend is encouraged to register by either stopping by the library at 201 E. Main Street in Lebanon or by calling (270) 692-4698.

  • Lebanon man appointed to state committee

    An electrical inspector from Lebanon has been appointed to the Electrical Advisory Committee. Gov. Steve Beshear appointed Michael L. Shannon to the committee for a term that expires July 15, 2015. Shannon is replacing Jerry Shouse on the committee.

  • Bardstown man charged with reckless homicide

    James William Pinkston, 37, of 5318 Loretto Road in Bardstown was indicted for reckless homicide.

    According to the indictment, on or about Oct. 3, 2010, Pinkston recklessly caused the death of his wife, Shannon Pinkston. James Pinkston was the driver of a vehicle involved in an accident at 1:40 a.m. Oct. 3, 2010, on Hwy. 527, four miles north of St. Francis. Shannon Pinkston, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene. According to the police report issued at the time of the accident, alcohol was suspected to be a factor.

  • 6 of 7 schools meet No Child Left Behind goals

    Marion County High School was the only school in the district that failed to meet its No Child Left Behind goals, but it's still one of very few high schools across the entire state to have 60 percent or more of its students deemed "college or career ready."

    "That's something to be proud of," Marion County Superintendent Chuck Hamilton said during the school board meeting Tuesday of last week.

  • Secretary of State candidates believe in their backgrounds

    Bill Johnson is running for Kentucky Secretary of State because he is concerned about the future of the Commonwealth. Alison Lundergan Grimes is running because Kentuckians are hurting and she thinks they need and deserve strong leaders.

    Grimes, the Democratic candidate, and Johnson, the Republican candidate, will square off on Election Day, Nov. 8.

    Grimes, 32, is a business attorney, and she thinks her background is important to understand state and federal election laws as well as business laws in Kentucky.

  • Alison Lundergan Grimes, Democratic candidate, Secretary of State


  • Bill Johnson, Republican candidate, Secretary of State


  • Chesser is alive and, I hope, well

    I hope that Randall Chesser is in a comfy bed, feet propped up, with a warm, fluffy comforter tucked over his slight body.

    I hope that his favorite television show is on in front of him, or his favorite game, or that someone is reading his favorite book to him.

    I hope that he is surrounded by his favorite aunts, uncles, cousins, and relatives.

    I hope that he’s wearing a big grin, one like I’ve seen in the school photos of him.

  • It’s time to get outdoor serious or ‘OS’