Today's News

  • School board: Superintendent "between excellent and outstanding”

    After more than two hours of discussions in executive session that spanned two meetings, the Marion County Board of Education concluded its summative evaluation of Superintendent Taylora Schlosser on Aug. 13.

    And the board thinks she’s doing well, based on the statement issued at the of the Aug. 13 meeting.

    “The board met in closed session and we are pleased to render an evaluation rating of 3.64. This equates to an evaluation between excellent and outstanding,” Board Chairman Mike Cecil read from the joint statement.

  • Urgent need for blood donations

    The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is calling on eligible donors with O negative, B negative and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation.

  • 70th anniversary of the end of World War II

    Lebanon National Cemetery hosted a wreath-laying ceremony on Friday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. The war ended with the Japanese surrender on Aug. 15, 1945.

  • Musicians, composers connect at Motherhouse

    George Katehis walked down the drive leading to the Loretto Motherhouse last week, and he took a moment to reflect on where he was.
    “This is just a really inspiring place to be, regardless of one’s spirituality,” he said. “It’s a perfect place to write.”
    Katehis, 24, of New York was one of three young composers selected to participate in the inaugural Loretto Project, a composition seminar coordinated by Longleash, a piano trio based in New York.

  • 18-year-old recovering after Sunday morning accident

    A Bradfordsville man is in good condition at University Hospital in Louisville as of Monday morning following an accident early Sunday morning in front of the Calvary Store.
    David Clay Rodgers, 18, was driving a 2013 Scion east at 1:16 a.m. Aug. 16 on Hwy. 208 when he lost control and struck a utility pole and building, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
    Rogers was extricated from the vehicle by Marion County Rescue and was flown to University Hospital by Air Methods.
    Deputy Sheriff Nick Gray investigated the accident.

  • Small fire damages warmer at high school

    Marion County High School students were evacuated from the building temporarily Monday morning due to a small fire in the cafeteria. No one was injured, and the fire was contained quickly, according to Principal Mike Abell.
    He added that they evacuated the school as a precaution.
    “It looks like it was a transformer on the side of a warmer,” Abell said.
    He said fire could be seen on the side of the warmer. The staff responded by unplugging the machine, and a custodian used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire, according to Abell.

  • Bell Hollow Road resident gets diversion for criminal mischief, wanton endangerment

    William C. Anzelmo, 33, of 19 Bell Hollow Road in Lebanon received five years of pretrial diversion in Marion Circuit Court recently for first-degree criminal mischief (two counts), first-degree wanton endangerment (two counts) and tampering with physical evidence. He was ordered to pay $1,300 in restitution, a $65 fee and $175 court costs.
    Anzelmo was originally indicted for second-degree arson, but that charge was amended to first-degree criminal mischief.

  • Going forward

    When Darrell Hayden returned to Marion County he couldn’t help noticing how it had changed.
    Cell phones were still pretty rare the last time he was in Lebanon, and Facebook was non-existent. Closer to home, Hayden, 65, said every third or fourth car was a clunker.
    "Now you don't see that. You don't see any cars smoking or mufflers dragging,” he said.
    But the thing he thinks has made the biggest change has been lawnmowers.

  • A miracle gets his wish

    Anyone who meets six-year-old Lachlan Gebhardt from Boise, Idaho can say they have met a walking, talking miracle.
    About a year ago, Lachlan was riding his bike across the street in his neighborhood when a semi-truck hit him.
    “He died at the scene,” Lachlan’s father, Renn, said. “I remember looking at him lying on the road and thinking, ‘I’m going to have to bury my son.’”

  • KSP sergeant dies after two-vehicle collision in LaRue County

    A sergeant with the Kentucky State Police is dead after a two-vehicle collision early this morning, Aug. 7.
    According to a KSP media release, the accident occurred at 6:27 a.m. in LaRue County. KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown received a call from LaRue County Dispatch to investigate a two-vehicle collision on KY Hwy 210, Campbellsville Road, near the Buffalo area.