Today's News

  • MCAHC to host event for Black History Month

    “Chains Are Falling” is the theme of this year’s annual Black History Month event sponsored by the Marion County Arts and Humanities Council. It will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Lebanon United Presbyterian Church in Lebanon. 

  • Scam alert

    There’s a new scam and it’s hit Marion County. Scammers are calling and claiming they are with the Social Security Office. They state there are issues with the person's account and they need to update information so they can continue receiving their Social Security checks. The scammers are asking for social security numbers, bank account information for direct deposit, credit card numbers, etc. Do not give them any information. This is a scam. Don’t ever give personal information to anyone that calls.

  • Winery closes but local wine makers still in business

    WhiteMoon Winery has closed its doors, but co-owners Alex Payne and Bert Polston aren’t leaving the wine making business.
    While they will no longer have a winery for tourists to visit, they will still be making wine, and they have plans to eventually sell their product not only throughout the United States, but also in Cuba and India.
    “We can do so much more with our product and not have to incur the expense of operating a retail presence,” Polston said.

  • Kentucky’s Barktown Rescue represented in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl IX

    For the second consecutive year, two adorable puppies from Nelson County’s own Barktown Rescue will compete on “Team Ruff” and “Team Fluff” in the ever-popular, nationally-televised Puppy Bowl XII, Sunday, Feb. 7, beginning at 3 p.m. on Animal Planet.
    The nationally-televised Puppy Bowl showcases 84 adoptable animals from 44 shelters and rescues from across the United States and Puerto Rico, in an effort to bring awareness to the abundance of wonderful animals available for adoption each and every day.

  • Water tower mural a work in progress

    Mother Nature put a snag in the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission’s plans for a mural to be painted on the City of Lebanon’s water tower. The unusually wet December we experienced has caused a delay in the project, but it’s still in the works, according to Nena Olivier, executive director of the tourism commission.

  • Keeping Kentucky’s old time music alive

    The Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff has received numerous accolades since its beginnings in 2005, and rightly so. But, that’s not what motivates the people who organize the event every year.
    “It’s about keeping one of Kentucky’s natural resources alive and well - and that’s bluegrass music,” Brad Lanham, president of the Kentucky Fellowship of Musicians, said.

  • Talking trash

    Picking up garbage can be a messy business.
    And so can collecting delinquent trash bills.
    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty is learning just how messy it can be as he and his staff are beginning to dig into the county’s long list of delinquent garbage accounts.
    “I did not have a clue how bad it truly was,” Daugherty said. “We’re going to work through it. But, it’s frustrating.”

  • MCHS Band Director arrested, charged with video voyeurism and unlawful transaction with a minor

    Curtis Bennett, a teacher and band director at Marion County High School, was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 6, by Marion County Sheriff Deputies and charged with video voyeurism and third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.
    Bennett, 33, of Buffalo was released from the Marion County Detention Center at 11:29 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 7, on a $10,000 cash bond. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Marion District Court on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

  • Lebanon teen recovering from hypothermia after car wreck

    Austin Tungate, 17, of Lebanon is at home recovering from hypothermia and counting his blessings after experiencing what had to be eight of the most frightening hours of his life this past weekend.
    Tungate was reported missing at 4:31 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 10, by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office after family reported that they hadn’t spoken to Tungate since 11:45 p.m. on Jan. 9.

  • Marion County EMS will no longer transport non-patient passengers

    During an emergency, decisions must be made quickly.
    And, in some situations, Marion County EMS employees have allowed a non-patient passenger, usually a family member, to ride in the front of the ambulance while their family member is treated in the back on their way to the hospital.
    That practice is going to stop, according to the Marion County Fiscal Court.