Today's News

  • Paramedic's organs donated, body brought back to Jessamine County

    By Rosalind Essig
    The Jessamine Journal

    The body of a Jessamine County paramedic struck by a vehicle was brought back to Nicholasville after he was taken off of life support Monday, according to Jessamine County officials.
    Paramedic John Mackey died at 10:24 Monday morning from injuries he sustained when he was struck by a vehicle Thursday night, according a Fayette County Coroner news release.
    John’s father, Bob Mackey, lives in Lebanon.

  • Monks return to Marion County
  • Raywick residents indicted for receiving stolen property, drugs

    Two Raywick residents, who were arrested recently during the search for Floyd Ray Cook, were indicted in Marion Circuit Court on Nov. 2.
    Troy E. Wayne, 51, and Katie McCarty, 35, both of 487 Paul Stiles Road in Raywick, were indicted for receiving stolen property under $10,000, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Low voter turnout, but smooth election in Marion County

    The election may or may not have turned out the way you wanted it to last week, but according to Marion County Clerk Chad Mattingly, things went extremely well for his staff.
    “I don’t know that we could have asked for a better performance,” Mattingly said. “Everybody did a really good job.”
    There were a few hiccups, according to Mattingly, but that’s going to happen during any election.

  • The Foreigner on stage again this week

    Kentucky Classic Theatre presents the comedy "The Foreigner" by Larry Shue again this week. The comedy is being directed by Lynn D. Farris. Performances are Nov. 12-14. All shows begin at 7 p.m., in Centre Square in Lebanon. For ticket information, go to www.mykct.com or call 270-321-0218.

  • Regular school board meeting at WMES Thursday

    The Marion County Board of Education will be having its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, at West Marion Elementary School.
    The agenda includes:
    • Communications
    • Superintendent report
    • WMES Student Showcase
    • Award recognitions
    • Ashland Teacher Achievement Award Winner Sarah Lockard
    • KY Adult Education recognitions
    • FY2015 audit report
    • MAP scores
    • Finance report
    • Student learning services

  • Bradfordsville Jamboree is Nov. 13

    There will be a Bradfordsville Jamboree on Nov. 13 at the Bradfordsville school community building. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with concessions available. Thee will also be a meal of chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, bread, dessert and a drink for $8. The Big Train Band featuring Phillip Clarkson will provide entertainment. Special guests will be Katelyn and Samantha Daugherty. Admission is $10. For more information call 270-337-4666 or 270-337-2832. Proceeds benefit the center. This is the final jamboree of the year.

  • Veterans Day events to be held this Sunday

    A celebration to honor Veterans Day will be held at the Lebanon National Cemetery at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 8.

  • Bomb threat made at TGKY in Lebanon

    Local and state law enforcement are currently investigating a bomb threat at TG Kentucky in Lebanon.
    According to Lebanon Dispatch, someone wrote a threat on a bathroom wall in TGKY stating that the factory was going to blow up at 10 a.m.
    Kentucky State Police and their bomb-sniffing dogs are on scene, and law enforcement will clear the building to make sure the facility is safe.
    The last time this happened, which was several years ago, according to Lebanon Assistant Police Chief Greg Young, there was nothing found. It was simply a hoax.

  • Work of (water tower) art

    The City of Lebanon’s water tower is going to get a unique facelift soon.
    In fact, it’s going to transform into a piece of art.
    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has contracted with an artist to paint a mural on the water tower signifying Marion County as the home of Maker’s Mark Distillery, the county’s No. 1 tourist attraction.