Today's News

  • The early learner

    When a child is born, the last thing on parents’ minds is their baby’s first day of school.
    In fact, many parents try not to think about it because it’s a sign that their baby boy or girl is growing up.
    But, preparing for that day is crucial to a child’s development, and the Marion County Public School System is making some changes and trying some new initiatives to try and reach children long before they walk into school on their first day.

  • Small town man

    How did a tax man from New York who spent most of his career in Florida end up in Marion County, Kentucky?
    Better yet, how did that same man become Marion County’s 2015 Outstanding Citizen?
    While Harry VanWhy is what some people might call an “outsider,” this New York/Florida transplant fell in love with Marion County at first sight 10 years ago, and this community has loved him back ten-fold.

  • Lebanon couple rescued from burning house

    A Lebanon couple was rescued from their burning home Sunday evening after what neighbors describe as some type of explosion.
    The incident occurred at approximately 6:17 p.m., at a home located at 213
    South Harrison Street in Lebanon, near Lebanon Baptist Church. The home belongs to Tommy and Shirley Manges.
    Members of the Lebanon Fire Department, along with Lebanon Police Officers and the Marion County EMS, responded to the scene.

  • Stepping out of the shadows

    Every veteran has a story.
    New York Author Jenny La Sala has made it her life’s mission to share veterans’ stories, and in her latest book, 'Never Forgotten - The Vietnam Veteran Fifty Years Later,’ she captures 58 veteran’s stories, including one from Barney Tharp of Lebanon.
    Tharp and Sala connected a few years ago after she read some of Tharp’s postings on a veterans’ group Facebook page.

  • Marion County is moving forward

    The Marion County Office of Economic Development continues to invest heavily in training the county’s future workforce and recruiting skilled workers locally and beyond, according to Executive Director Tom Lund who presented his 2015 annual report to the Marion County Fiscal Court Thursday, Feb. 4.

  • Injury accident near Walgreens

    A Lebanon woman was injured during a two-vehicle accident Wednesday, Feb. 10.
    The accident occurred at 2:32 p.m. on West Main Street near Walgreens in Lebanon.
    According to Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady, George Smith, 67, of 514 South Spalding Avenue in Lebanon was driving a 1988 Chevrolet van and was exiting the Market Square parking lot crossing West Main Street to Walgreens’ parking lot when he was struck by a 1998 Chevrolet truck being driven by Patrick Whitlock, 33, of 238 Shuck Avenue in Lebanon who was driving east bound on West Main Street.

  • Presidents' Day will be a make-up day

    Marion County Public Schools will be in session on Presidents' Day, Monday, Feb. 15. This day will serve as the first make-up day of the 2015-16 school year.

  • Celebrating Black History

    There was a lot of foot stomping, hand clapping, arm raising and head bobbing during the Marion County Arts and Humanities Council’s black history event, which was held Saturday, Feb. 6, at Lebanon United Presbyterian Church. During the program, several choirs performed, including the First Baptist Church of Campbellsville, Sherman Chapel AME Zion of Lebanon, Bethel AME Methodist Church of Campbellsville, Pleasant Union Baptist Church and soloist Angela Nance Crenshaw.

  • Donors urged to help the American Red Cross maintain blood supply

    The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients by giving blood this February.
    During the winter months, inclement winter weather and seasonal illnesses can keep regular donors from giving blood. Healthy donors of all blood types are needed to help maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in their own communities as well as areas where donors were unable to give due to severe winter weather. Individuals with types O, AB, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed.

  • Peggy Downs files for school board seat

    Peggy Downs, 55, of 830 Arthur Mattingly Road in Lebanon filed Thursday, Feb. 4, for the District 4 school board seat, currently held by Michael Cecil. The District No. 4 seat represents the precincts of St. Charles, Loretto, Holy Cross, and St. Francis.
    Downs was employed by the Marion County Board of Education for approximately 22 years working as a bus driver, coach, secretary and substitute teacher. She ran for the District 4 seat in 2008, and during a special election in 2010.
    The District 4 school board seat will be decided during the General Election on Nov. 8.