Today's News

  • 8-3-16 Reunions

    The annual Lanham reunion will be held on Sunday, Aug. 7, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Gravel Switch Community Center, Gravel Switch.  A potluck meal will be served between 12:30-1 p.m. For more information contact Ray Lanham at frlanham@gmail.com or David Mays, 270-692-6230.

    MCHS Class of 1981
    The Marion County High School Class of 1981 will have their 35th year reunion Saturday, Aug. 13, from 7 p.m.-12 a.m. at Rosewood Bar & Grill. For more information, call Missie Martin Mills at 859-699-8165.

  • 8-3-16 Senior Citizens Menu

    Wednesday, Aug. 3: boneless baked chicken breasts with mustard sauce, baby lima beans, wild rice, strawberry/banana dessert, and whole wheat bread.
    Thursday, Aug. 4: closed.
    Friday, Aug. 5: meatloaf, roasted potatoes, spinach, cantaloupe/peach slices, and whole wheat bread.
    Monday, Aug. 8: barbecue chicken, corn, marinated cucumbers, tomatoes and onions, watermelon, and whole wheat bread.
    Tuesday, Aug. 9: beef pot roast, gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, pineapple mousse, and whole wheat roll.

  • Man falsely reports family's murder

    Local law enforcement responded to a call on Sunday, July 31, after a man claimed someone was shooting at him and killed his entire family.
    Ronnie D. Johnson, 31, of Liberty was arrested and charged with falsely reporting an incident and for public intoxication (controlled substance, excluding alcohol).
    The incident took place at 2785 Rush Branch Road near the Marion County/Casey County line at a property owned by Marion County resident Jon Michael.

  • Two charged in Boyle County after children found living in ‘shed'

    Three Boyle County children have been taken into protective custody and two adults have been charged with abuse after officials found them living in a “shed” behind a residence on Lebanon Road.
    Gregory Russell Wilkerson, 44, and Brandi Harmon, 25, were arrested by Boyle County Deputy Casey McCoy after McCoy and social services workers responded to a report of child abuse or neglect at the Lebanon Road location, according to a news release from the Boyle County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Campbellsville's wet-dry vote set for Sept. 20

    By Franklin Clark
    Landmark News Service

    Taylor County has announced that an alcohol referendum will take place within Campbellsville city limits on Tuesday, Sept. 20.
    Pat Keefe, who has been getting signatures for the referendum, needed 527, and turned in 570.
    “I had well over 850 signatures, however, not all lived in the city and not all were registered voters,” said Keefe. “(Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney) validated 560 or so — plenty more than required.”

  • Gotta catch ‘em all over Lebanon

    If you see a bearded man walking up and down Main Street, staring at his smart phone, scrolling with his index finger vigorously, or positioning his phone to get a good look at something with his camera, don’t think anything of it. He might be James Simpson, and he’s just playing Pokémon Go.
    Sure, Simpson might be pointing his camera at something across the street, but if you look in the same direction, you won’t see what he’s seeing. That’s because you’re in our world. Simpson, however, is in the world of Pokémon Go.

  • Couple's family grows after they adopt through fostering

    Amber Wathen broke down in tears as she and her husband, Craig, walked out of the doctor’s office. They had driven more than 10 hours for the procedure, only to be told that her husband’s reverse vasectomy probably wouldn’t work. It had been too long since he’d gotten the procedure done in the first place.
    Craig had gotten the vasectomy seven years before after having two kids in his previous marriage.

  • A new lease on life

    By Trey Crumble
    Landmark News Service

    Losing a limb can have a devastating impact on a person’s life, drastically changing it, but Marion County native Shawn Gaither said the experience has given him a new appreciation of life.
    Gaither, who has been a Type 2 diabetic for about 20 years, lost his right leg after a surgery in February.  
    Gaither initially sustained an infection in his pinky toe, which later spread to the rest of his foot. After consulting with doctors, Gaither decided it was best to amputate his foot.

  • Girls can

    The Girls on the Run program changed Brianna Mattingly’s life.
    Mattingly, 13, was one of nine girls in Marion County's inaugural class of Girls on the Run at A.C. Glasscock Elementary School in 2011.
    At the time, she was a shy nine-year-old who lacked self-confidence.
    I remember watching her during our Girls on the Run activities and workouts. I could tell she was special, but it was obvious she didn’t believe in herself.

  • Marion County 8u All Stars

    Marion County 8u All Stars finished runner-up in the state regional tournament recently in Georgetown. Pictured are, front row from left, Ellie Benningfield, Addilynn Bartley, Maci Hutchins, Kendall Thompson, Karly Spalding and Bridgette Farris; back row from left, are Chole Spears, Haylee Mattingly, Tori Gribbins, Kendra Gaddie, Abbi Million and Dez Washington. Coaches are, from left, Eric Thompson, Kirby Gribbins and Greg Gaddie.