Today's News

  • Winter Storm Jonas brings winter wallop

    Marion County was slammed with 15 to 17 inches of snow Friday, Jan. 22, causing schools, government offices and most businesses to close and most drivers to stay off the roads.

  • Animal shelter goes the distance to save dogs, cats

    The staff at the Marion County Animal Shelter is saving more animals than ever before.
    According to last year’s statistics, 447 animals went to rescue groups, 114 animals were adopted and 63 animals were returned to owners.
    Marion County Animal Control Officer Kay Turpin and her staff have worked tirelessly to try and save as many animals as possible, and rescue groups all over the country have helped tremendously with their efforts.

  • House fire critically injures woman

    A Lebanon woman is in critical condition after a house fire early Sunday, Jan. 24.
    The fire occurred at 12:12 a.m. at 625 Golfview Terrace in Lebanon. According to the police log, a caller reported a house was on fire, and the home’s owner, who was on oxygen, had suffered burns on her skin and hair. Marion County EMS, Marion County Rescue Squad and the Lebanon Fire Department responded to the scene.

  • MCHS band director pleads not guilty

    Curtis Bennett, a teacher and band director at Marion County High School, pled not guilty to charges of video voyeurism and third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor in Marion District Court Wednesday of last week.
    Bennett, 33, of Buffalo was arrested Jan. 6 by Marion County Sheriff Deputies after an investigation found evidence of inappropriate activity between Bennett and a female student. The criminal complaint states that the inappropriate activity took place on Dec. 26. Additional charges are expected, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements.

  • Lanham loved farming, people

    Gene Lanham was well-known for being an advocate for agriculture.
    His knowledge and experience as both a dairy farmer and beef cattle farmer were invaluable.
    But, his willingness and desire to help others is what set him apart and made him one of the most admired and respected people in Marion County.
    “He was one of a kind,” Steve Downs said. “Just an all around nice guy.”
    Lanham, 82, passed away Jan. 16.

  • One-year-old homicide investigation is on-going, police say

    It’s been more than a year since a Lebanon woman was found dead in her driveway, but no one has been arrested and police have released no information whatsoever.
    On Dec. 25, 2014, the Kentucky State Police received a call from the Lebanon Police Department at 7 p.m. reporting a female who was found lying in her driveway on Parkside Drive in Lebanon with an apparent gunshot wound.

  • Appeal filed in Rigdon case

    Attorneys representing a Marion County man convicted of murder in a September 2012 Dunnville shooting have filed a Notice of Appeal.
    A “Notice of Appeal” lets prosecuting attorneys, as well as the courts, know that an appeal is in the works.
    William Robert “Bobby” Rigdon was convicted in Warren County Circuit Court in Bowling Green in September of last year of murdering Gleason Pyles while he was working at Tarter Pallet Mill.

  • Delinquent garbage payers - check your mail

    If you have delinquent trash bills, be expecting a letter from Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty.

  • Legislative breakfast at Farm Bureau Jan. 30

    Marion County Farm bureau will be hosting their annual legislative forum this Saturday, Jan. 30, beginning at 8 a.m. in the Farm Bureau conference room at 690 Metts Drive, Lebanon. Joining them will be the Marion County Cattlemen’s Association and Central Kentucky Ag Credit.
    State Sen. Jimmy Higdon and State Rep. Terry Mills will be on hand to discuss the current issues in state government. The legislators will be available for questions. This forum is open to the public.

  • Black history event is Feb. 6

    This year’s black history event presented by the Marion County Arts and Humanities Council will feature Elizabeth Lawson of Lexington who portrays Charlotte Dupuy for Kentucky Chatauqua. Lawson began her research of Charlotte Dupuy while working at the Lexington Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and has presented this story to many groups throughout the state.
    The event will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Lebanon United Presbyterian Church.