Today's News

  • Free Kentucky Classic Orchestra concert Nov. 29

    The Kentucky Classic Orchestra we will be having a free concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 29, in Angelic Hall at Centre Square in Lebanon.
    The orchestra will be playing mostly Christmas music, along with two other pieces: Water Music by G.F. Handel and a Star Wars Medley. With the upcoming release of the newest installment of Star Wars, the orchestra wants to share its enthusiasm by playing music from previous films.
    The orchestra will be playing some Christmas carols that the audience can sing along with, and G. B. Dixon will be leading the singing.

  • Lebanon/Springfield Airport: Airport receives grant toward $1.1 million facelift

    The Lebanon-Springfield Airport is in the process of getting a facelift of sorts.
    The airport board recently got word that it received a $100,000 grant from the Kentucky Department of Aviation to begin the process of resurfacing the airport’s runway.
    According to Craig Arnold, airport board chairman, the grant monies will be used for the first phase of the project - the design phase - which will be completed by the end of the year.

  • Wreaths Across America is Dec. 12

    On Saturday, Dec. 12, members of the community will gather together to honor veterans during the holiday season as part of the annual Wreaths Across America Day.
    The WAA ceremony this year will be held at noon at the Lebanon National Cemetery. Seven ceremonial wreaths will be placed to remember all soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who served, honor their sacrifices, and teach our younger generations about the high cost of our freedoms.

  • Side-Kick is home safe

    Side-Kick, a Mountain Cur Pitbull who ran away on Oct. 30 when his owner, Floyd Ray Cook, was killed during a shootout with police in Burkesville, is safe and sound after a 20-day search.
    “The good people of Cumberland County never gave up hope of finding him,” said Cook’s sister, Ollie Mae Wicker of Bradfordsville. “The prayers of many people are answered as Side-Kick now resides with family members here in Marion County.”
    Side-Kick is pictured with Wicker after his safe return.

  • Donate to KSP's ‘Cram the Cruiser’ Food Drive

    Kentucky State Troopers and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers will help brighten the holiday season for families in need this year through the sixth annual Cram The Cruiser food drive, which began Nov. 20 and continues through
    Dec. 11.
    “Service to those in need goes hand-in-hand with our law enforcement mission,” says KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer. “It’s a way to repay the local communities that support us throughout the year.”

  • Closings for Thanksgiving

    Thursday is Thanksgiving and there will be no garbage pick-up. The normal Thursday garbage route will be picked up on Friday, Nov. 27, along with the Friday route. The county asks that you set our your garbage a little earlier than normal on Friday because crews are doubling up to collect two days in one.

    The following offices are closed:

    • Marion County Clerk
    • Marion County Property Valuation Administrator
    • Marion County Judge's Office
    • Marion County Sheriff's Office

  • Head coach for Lady Knights basketball team resigns

    The Lady Knights begin their season on Dec. 1, and they’re currently searching for a new head coach after the resignation of Landon Williams, effective Nov. 20.
    Williams declined to comment about his decision to resign.
    Williams replaced Anthony Epps, who accepted a job as an itinerant special education teacher in the Campbellsville Independent Schools.

  • City puts Morgan statue up for bid

    A piece of artwork that’s never been displayed and has been the center of controversy since it was created in 1999 is for sale.
    The City of Lebanon is accepting sealed bids for the Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan statue. During the Lebanon City Council meeting Monday, Nov. 9, Public Works Director Terry Bland asked the council to consider doing something with the statue, which is being stored and taking up space at the city service center.
    The council approved taking sealed bid for the sale of the statue.

  • Monks making art, memories with Marion Countians

    Seven monks from the Labrang Tashi Kyil Monastery in Dehra Dun, India made Marion County their home last week during their tour the United States. The Marion County community hosted the monks during their visit in 2013, and they returned last week, spending most of their time interacting with more than 600 local students during art workshops and creating a sacred sand mandala for world peace.

  • Autism center open house this Friday

    There will be an open house for the new Working the Puzzle for Autism Inc. Autism Center from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., this Friday, Nov. 20.
    The new center is located at 748 West Main Street in Lebanon where the Communicare workshop is located.
    Working the Puzzle for Autism, Inc. entered into a use of space agreement with Communicare and has access to a 2,000 square feet area in the old KenMar building where the Marion County Industries workshop is located.