Today's News

  • Monks making their mark on Marion County

    Seven monks from the Labrang Tashi Kyil Monastery in Dehra Dun, India are touring the United States and they are making Marion County one of their stops again. The Marion County community was fortunate to host the monks during their visit in 2013, and they will be returning Nov. 9-14. These monks are part of the same tradition as the Dalai Lama.

  • Fraudulent card transactions linked to skimming device

    Town & Country Bank and Trust Co. recently determined that several of its customers' cards were compromised and a skimming device is to blame.
    After looking at security cameras and transaction activity, it was determined that a skimming device — which scans information from a bank card’s magnetic strip — had been placed on two of the company’s drive-thru ATMs after banking hours and removed by the culprit the next evening.

  • Training for real life

    Lebanon Officers enter a home and come face-to-face with a man possibly armed with a weapon during a domestic dispute. This was one of several scenarios used during the officers Simunition training recently, which involved Simunition guns that sound and look real. The training put them in real life situations to see how well they would react.

  • Benefit softball tournament for “Eli” this Saturday

    This Saturday there will be a benefit softball tournament at Graham Memorial Park for a local baby boy named Eli. One-year-old Eli was diagnosed with SMA type 1. His life is overwhelmed with multiple specialty visits, as well as inpatient hospital stays. He is enrolled in a Gene Therapy Trial that has given him a better quality of life for the past few months. Eli has to travel to Columbus, Ohio for this trial study and he has to be cared for 24 hours a day, seven days a week. He will also have to undergo plasmapheresis.

  • Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11 at MCHS

    Marion County High School will be hosting its annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 1 p.m., Nov. 11. This year they will be recognizing WWII, Korea, Vietnam and women veterans. The public is invited to the ceremony. If you know any veterans or family of veterans, please ask them to attend the ceremony.

  • Operation Christmas Child collection at Stewart’s Creek Baptist Church

    This month, Stewart’s Creek Baptist Church will serve Marion County as the collection site for Operation Christmas Child — the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. The annual Samaritan’s Purse project is a favorite of many Marion County residents, families, churches and groups who spread joy to millions of children around the world by filling shoeboxes with items, such as dolls or soccer balls, toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement.

  • Lebanon ends its birthday celebration with the New Year’s Eve Bicentennial Ball

    The City of Lebanon wants to end its Bicentennial with a bang during the New Year’s Eve Bicentennial Ball.
    The black tie/formal affair will take place from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31 at Centre Square in Lebanon.

  • Local man dead after shootout with police

    Floyd Ray Cook, 62, of Lebanon, who had been on the run for nearly a week, is dead after a shootout with police early Friday Oct. 30.

  • Fiscal Court to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday.

  • Female body found in Taylor County, Campbellsville man charged with murder

    The body of Christina Gribbins, 39, of 104 Peterson Street in Campbellsville was found in a culvert under Highway 744 in Taylor County early Friday morning, Oct. 30, and Dewayne D. Gribbins, 42, also of 104 Peterson Street in Campbellsville, has been arrested for murder.