Today's News

  • Coming home

    A Loretto man is one of 22 people granted clemency by President Barack Obama on March 31.
    Darrell Hayden, 64, was serving a life sentence on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and manufacturing marijuana plants. As a result of the President’s decision, Hayden is scheduled to be released July 28.

  • Police seeking information about burglary

    The Lebanon Police responded to a report of a burglary at 5:50 a.m. April 4 at the Lebanon City Service Center. Two chainsaws, asmall TV, and an undetermined amount of cash were stolen.

    Anyone with information in this case or any other criminal case is encouraged to call Lebanon Police anonymous TIPS line at 270-692-5LAW (5529) or 270-692-2121.  

    Sergeant Cardwell is the investigating officer.

  • Citizens concerned about road to Maker’s Mark

    A new road has been constructed off of Hwy. 52 to Maker’s Mark Distillery.
    The Marion County Fiscal Court held a public hearing April 2 to consider removing part of the current road to the distillery from the county system and adding the new one.
    A handful of residents in that area — Billy Nally, Doug Cambron, and Jamie and Dawn Yates — expressed concerns about the impact of closing a portion of the current road and about potential dangers of opening the new one.

  • Seven UK players to enter NBA draft

    Kentucky Press News Service

    There were few surprises at Thursday afternoon's UK press conference in which seven Wildcats announced their intentions to turn pro by entering June's NBA draft.
    The seven - Willie Caulie-Stein, Aaron and Andrew Harrison, Trey Lyles, Dakari Johnson, Devin Booker and Karl-Anthony Towns - all stood up when Coach John Calipari asked for the players entering the draft to stand.

  • Littering is lame: Jailer hopes to start a countywide road clean up challenge

    It’s not uncommon to see inmates from the Marion County Detention Center picking up litter along the roadsides, but some people might have thought they were seeing things last week when they saw Jailer Barry Brady picking up trash in the St. Joe area.
    Brady and his wife, Lisa, picked up 11 bags of trash along just one mile of county road in St. Joe on March 31. And, he’s challenged his 54-member staff at the jail to do the same as a part of the “Marion County Detention Center employee road clean up challenge.”

  • MCHS graduation will be Friday, May 29

    Marion County High School students will be graduating on a Friday evening this year.
    The MCHS Site-Based Decision Making Council voted to set graduation at 7 p.m. May 29 during its meeting Thursday, according to Principal Mike Abell.
    “We knew any way we go, some people were going to be unhappy,” Abell said.
    The district conducted a phone survey of parents, asking if they would prefer to have graduation Friday evening, May 29, or Saturday morning, May 30. Abell said about 60 percent of the respondents preferred Friday evening.

  • Local cancer survivor to participate in Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade

    Ackie George partied in the infield at the Kentucky Derby during her “younger days,” but she’s never been to the Kentucky Oaks.
    This year, she’ll not only attend the Kentucky Oaks on May 1, she’ll also join 140 breast and ovarian cancer survivors as they march around Churchill Downs’ historic racetrack during the Survivors Parade.

  • Truck, garage damaged in fire

    One dog proved he was man's best friend on Monday. Greg Lee said he was sleeping when he heard a thud and his dog, Jaxx LaDoux, started going crazy.
    Jaxx, a pitbull, kept trying to get Lee's attention until he got up. When he looked out the window, he saw his truck and his car were on fire.
    "Everything was already ablaze," Lee said.

  • County drops 14 spots in health rankings

    Marion County is the 57th healthiest county in Kentucky. That is down from 43rd in 2014, according to the latest county health rankings released by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
    That doesn’t mean the report was all bad news.

  • Three Republicans seek to be next state treasurer

    By Linda Ireland
    Landmark News Service

    In March, 13 state office seekers attended the LaRue County Republican Party’s chili supper.
    Jon Larson (R-Lexington) was unique among the candidates. He wants to abolish the office he is running for.
    Larson said the state treasurer office is an “insignificant overpaid job with no real power.”