Today's News

  • The Napa Valley of Kentucky

    Topeka, Kansas.
    Jackson, Alabama.
    Albuquerque, New Mexico.
    Denver, Colorado.
    The United Kingdom.

    Those are just a few of the places where people have traveled from to visit Marion County. The visitor’s log at the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission’s Office would impress many local folks with its list of visitors who travel from near and far to this community.
    And they are here primarily for one reason: the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

  • Outstanding educator is up to the challenge

    Jane Spalding has been teaching since she was five years old.
    One Christmas, Santa Claus brought her a chalkboard, and that’s when her dream of becoming a teacher began.
    “I would line up my stuffed animals and teach school,” Spalding said. “I think I was always destined to be a teacher. I have two older brothers and sometimes they were cooperative and would play with me. But, usually it was just me with the teddy bears.”
    After earning an education of her own, Spalding’s teddy bears became real students.

  • Snow days piling up

    While every student (and, let’s be honest, most teachers) enjoy a snow day or two during the winter, too many snow days eating into summer break is not a popular scenario.

  • Felony charge dismissed against former teacher, band director

    A felony charge of video voyeurism was dismissed against Curtis Bennett, former teacher and band director at Marion County High School, during a preliminary hearing Monday, Feb. 15, in Marion District Court.
    During the hearing, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Tony Belcher testified, but according to Marion District Judge Amy Anderson, his testimony did not “meet the elements of crime” and the charge of video voyeurism was dismissed without prejudice, which means the case could potentially be brought before the court again by the parties involved.

  • Director of exceptional child education resigns from MCPS

    Traci Sharpe, who was hired as the director of exceptional children for Marion County Public Schools in July of 2014, has resigned.
    She has accepted a position with Kids Spot in Campbellsville.

  • ACT test to be given to MCHS juniors

    As mandated by KRS 158.6453, all of Kentucky’s public school juniors now participate in the ACT, which assesses English, reading, mathematics and science and is scored on a scale of 1 to 36. The cost of the exam is paid for by state funds.

  • Lebanon man arrested for attempted break-in at St. Joe Grocery

    A Lebanon man who was recently arrested after allegedly robbing Huddle House at gunpoint was charged last week in connection with an attempted burglary that occurred last year at St. Joe Grocery.
    According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Christopher D. Spalding, 22, of 70 Caudill Lane in Lebanon has been charged with third-degree criminal mischief for the attempted break-in at St. Joe Grocery on June 15, 2015.
    Spalding is currently lodged in the Marion County Detention Center on a $25,000 bond.

  • Loretto man arrested for weapons, drug charges during Sunday traffic stop in Nelson County

    A Loretto man was arrested Sunday morning, Feb. 14, for drug possession and trafficking after being pulled over in Nelson County.
    According to a press release from the Bardstown Police Department, Officer Jeremy Cauley conducted a traffic stop on a 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche for cancelled registration plates just before 12:30 a.m. The driver, Joshua Salazar, 25, had a suspended Kentucky driver’s license and active arrest warrants issued by Marion District Court.

  • Creative Valentines

    Lebanon Elementary School students went above and beyond when decorating their Valentine’s boxes this year.

  • Fiscal court to meet Thursday, Feb. 18

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be having its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.