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Today's News

  • School board removes residency requirement for superintendent

    The Marion County Board of Education tackled a variety of issues during its June 11 meeting, including changing a requirement in Superintendent Taylora Schlosser's contract.

    The board voted 3-2 in favor of removing a residency requirement from Schlosser's contract. Chairman Mike Cecil and board members Butch Cecil and Rev. DeLane Pinkston supported amending the contract. Board members Jerry Evans and Kaelin Reed opposed the change.

  • Turtleman making wishes come true… Again

    When four-year-old Joseph LaGrande of Williams, California, was undergoing treatments for leukemia and was too weak to walk, let alone play in the hospital’s playroom, he would lie in his bed and watch "Call of The Wildman – Turtleman.”
    “When you’re in the hospital you can’t play in the mud, go swimming or run barefoot,” Joseph’s mother, Rachel, said. “There’s a whole list of can’ts.”
    But, in Turtleman’s world, there is no fear.

  • Lebanon man indicted for rape in E. Chandler Street attack

    Ryan P. Furman, 33, of 445 Elm Street in Lebanon was indicted Monday, June 1, for first-degree rape, first-degree burglary, first-degree assault and first-degree persistent felony offender in Marion Circuit Court.

    According to the indictment on or about April 17, Furman engaged in sexual intercourse with another person by forcible compulsion. 

  • Arrest made in Bradfordsville break-ins

    The Marion County Sheriff's has arrested an 18-year-old Lebanon man in connection with break-ins that occurred June 6 at Patches Restaurant and Grocery and a private residence in Bradfordsville.

    Joseph Trent Graham was arrested by Deputy Sheriff Tony Belcher on three Marion County bench warrants related to the break-in at Patches and a break-in at a residence on Liberty Road. Graham is being held at Marion County Detention Center on charges of second-degree burglary, third-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking over $500.

  • Bargain hunter's paradise

    On Saturday morning, Arlene Mullins and Lorene Pittman were in Kroger parking lot looking over a selection of children’s clothing.
    Mullins said they were on the lookout for anything and everything.
    “Anything cheap, and we found more than we need,” she said.
    Like thousands of people, they were out looking for a good deal during the annual 400 Mile Sale, a yard sale event that spans the Bluegrass State along US 68.
    “I love yard sales,” Pittman said. “You never know what you can find.”

  • Ambassadors visit Spirit Masters

    Anne Kaitlyn Gribbins is looking forward to putting to use many of the things she learned at Western Kentucky University last week.
    Gribbins, who will be a senior at Marion County High School in the fall, is one of eight student ambassadors who visited WKU to spend a day with members of the Spirit Masters, Western’s student ambassador organization.
    “It was basically a training for the ambassadors, but it was a training in leadership as well,” Gribbins said.

  • Kentucky Classic ARTS at Centre Square forms new regional orchestra

    Kentucky Classic ARTS at Centre Square invites all those that play an orchestra instrument to come join the Centre Square Orchestra.
    The Centre Square Orchestra will be directed by Dr. Lisa McArthur of Campbellsville University and will be reading through some “classic” repertoire and some popular music, as well. Music and music stands will be provided. The first meeting of the orchestra will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 20, at Centre Square, which is located at 237 North Spalding Avenue in Lebanon.

  • Marion County man arrested following pursuit
  • Marion County men indicted for theft of firearms

    Alvin D. Miller, 31, of 81 Spring Hill Drive in Lebanon was indicted in two separate indictments for two counts of theft by unlawful taking or disposition (firearm) and first-degree persistent felony offender in Marion Circuit Court recently.
    According to the indictment, on or about Nov. 1, 2014, Miller took or exercised control of a movable property (a firearm) of another, or he aided, abetted or counseled with another in said act.
    The indictment also reads that he was over 21 and had been convicted of at least two felonies after his 18th birthday.

  • Find out more about WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program

    The WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (WIC) is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and administered through the Department for Public Health. WIC FMNP services are coordinated through local health departments throughout the state beginning June 1, 2015 through Oct. 31, 2015.