Today's News

  • Committee to review school board public comment policy

    The Marion County Board of Education has created a committee to review its existing public comments policy, and that committee held its first meeting on April 2.
    Last week’s meeting was primarily an organizational meeting, according to school board member Kaelin Reed, who has been an advocate for changing the policy.
    Daniel Beams was elected as the committee chairman. He is the director of the 21st Century Learning Center.

  • Reward offered for stolen bush hog

    On April 3, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a report of the theft of a Woods Model DS120 Rotary Cutter bush hog, valued at $7,000, from a farm at 251 Campbell Lane, approximately two miles west of Lebanon.
    The sheriff's office reported that the theft is believed to have occurred before April 1. Anyone with information related to this crime are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 270-692-3051. Deputy Sheriff Courtney Deering is investigating.

  • Library partners with Driving-Tests.org

    Marion County Public Library has started a partnership with Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free DMV practice tests to library patrons.
    The service includes free tests, written specifically based on state DMV materials, and is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility on driving practice tests.

  • Easter fun at the library

    The Marion County Public Library hosted an Easter egg hunt, along with Easter arts and crafts and a special story about an Easter cat last week. The stormy weather kept many children and their parents from attending, so the kiddos who did attend hit the jackpot in the candy department!

  • Lebanon man indicted for assault at fairgrounds

    Calob S. Cox, 19, of 379 Linda Avenue in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree robbery in Marion Circuit Court recently.
    According to the indictment, on or about Feb. 3, Cox used or threatened the immediate use of physical force upon another with intent to accomplish a theft and he was armed with a deadly instrument; threatened the immediate use of a dangerous instrument upon a person who was not a participant in the crime; or aided, abetted or counseled with another in said act.

  • Louisville Slugger sold, workforce cut

    By Grace Schneider

    Hillerich and Bradsby, the 131-year-old homegrown Louisville company, announced March 23 that it's selling its iconic Louisville Slugger brand to Wilson Sporting Goods, cutting 52 employees or a fifth of its workforce.
    Under the $70 million cash deal due to close in June, Wilson would acquire global brand, sales and innovation rights to Louisville Slugger, pending H&B shareholder approval.

  • Dashcam video leads to lawsuit

    By Linda Ireland
    Landmark News Service

    A Hodgenville woman has filed a civil suit against city officials, alleging they caused her “great humiliation, embarrassment, mental anguish, mental and emotional pain and suffering, and damage to her reputation and character.”
    DeeAnne Sanders is seeking damages against the City of Hodgenville, Steven R. Johnson and unknown defendants.

  • Hair for a cause

    Marion County is within a hairsbreadth of raising a quarter of a million dollars for children's cancer research. Saturday at St. Augustine, more than 30 people offered their hair (and a few beards) to be shaved in exchange for donations for the St. Baldrick's Foundation.
    Another $13,351.30 was added to that effort this year (so far). Marion Countians have offered their heads to raise more than $233,000 since Citizens National Bank started sponsoring the local St. Baldrick's event in 2007.

  • Bicentennial celebration is May 30

    The City of Lebanon is 200 years old this year, and it's hosting a party to celebrate.
    From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 30, the city will be hosting a Picnic in the Park at Graham Memorial Park.
    Inflatables, face-painting, balloon and caricature artists, train rides in the park, and other children's activities will be part of this event, and of course, food and birthday cake will be part of the celebration.

  • Last day for students likely to be May 27

    The last day of school for Marion County Public School students will likely be May 27, based on last week's meeting of the Marion County Board of Education.
    Superintendent Taylora Schlosser reminded the board that April 6-7 will be used as make-up days.
    She added that she will ask the board to approve having school on May 19, which is Primary Election Day. The General Assembly approved legislation this year that will allow school districts to use that as a make-up day as long none of their schools are being used as polling sites.