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Today's News

  • Community meet, greet, eat and plan event

    A community meet, greet, eat and plan event is being held at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 8, at Centre Square in Lebanon. The public is invited to attend and help plan programs for the community. Marion County Youth Center is sponsoring this event. For more information, contact 270-692-5579. 

  • Blood donors urged to help restock Red Cross shelves after severe winter storms

    Though spring has officially arrived, the American Red Cross blood supply is still recovering from severe winter storms in March. Donors of all blood types are urged to roll up a sleeve and help save lives.

    Winter weather in parts of the country forced more than 270 blood drives to cancel, resulting in over 9,500 uncollected blood and platelet donations in the first two weeks of March. No matter the weather, the need for blood to help cancer patients, those undergoing surgeries, trauma patients and others remains.

  • Child Abuse Awareness Walk is April 14

    A Child Abuse Awareness Walk will be held Saturday, April 14, at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and will include free activities for children, free food, a petting zoo, door prizes and it’s a GO 365 sponsored event. Organizers are asking participants to wear blue to show your support for child abuse awareness. For more information, contact Melissa Garrett or Ashley Caldwell-May, 270-692-2136.

  • Marion County is weathering the storm

    Judge/Executive David Daugherty said Marion County is facing challenges in the coming year, but believes the community will be able to weather the storm against pension reform. 

    “Last year I said I thought this was one of the best places to raise a family, and that hasn’t changed a bit and I still think we live in a great community,” Daugherty said. 

    However, there are some challenges ahead for the future of the county with the proposed state pension reform.

  • Students create fine art exhibit

    Lebanon Elementary School students take a page from the master after learning about the glass artwork created by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly and creating their own inspired art pieces.

    Chihuly’s art was on display at Maker’s Mark Distillery last year. Visual and Media Arts Teacher Charles Ramey led his students in creating colored paper sculptures inspired by Chihuly’s work. 

  • ACT smack down

    Marion County High School staff and teachers dressed up as wacky WWE wrestlers and entourage to put on a show for the junior class who were preparing for the ACT last week.

    The WWE themed pep rally was held on March 19th to motivate the students who were taking the test the following day, as well as giving other students a chance to see how important the test is.

  • Bills move to the finish line, budget work ongoing

    President Lincoln once said, “Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” This is one piece of advice that I am taking to heart as we head into the final stretch of the 2018 session.

  • Senate passes its version of pension reform

    Rapidly nearing the last days of the 2018 regular session, the Senate passed our version of the state budget during the 12th week. The executive branch budget, contained in House Bill 200, put an emphasis on public safety by investing in law enforcement, the state crime lab, frontline social workers, and foster and adoption services. I voted yes on HB 200 to move the process along, and the budget now goes to conference committee.

  • Lebanon woman to walk in the Survivors Parade at Kentucky Oaks

    Mimi Crum of Lebanon is one of 144 Kentucky women who will be honored during the 2018 Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade on Friday, May 4, Oaks Day, at Churchill Downs in Louisville.

    This is the 10th year for the Survivors Parade. Nearly 300 survivors of breast and ovarian cancer were nominated to walk in the parade this year. The breast and ovarian cancer survivors will walk in the parade prior to the 144th running of the Longines Kentucky Oaks race. 

  • Limestone Branch Distillery to host Kentucky Craft Spirits Festival on April 14

    It’s a new event with a new concept: Bring together some of the best in craft bourbon distilling, craft beer making, and craft wine-making, all in one place.

    Limestone Branch Distillery will host its first-ever Kentucky Craft Spirits Festival for craft bourbon, beer and wine enthusiasts on April 14. The festival will be held on the grounds at Limestone Branch Distillery in Lebanon.