Today's News

  • The beauty of Marion County knobs...

    Pictured is the view from an outlook in Bradfordsville. Marion County’s landscape is starting to change color quickly and the leaves are starting to fall. The typical peak time for fall foliage is around mid-October. Coming up soon our clocks will fall back on Nov. 1, making sunrise and sunset about one hour earlier.

  • Planning for Thanksgiving outreach already underway

    The United Concerned Citizens Organization, Inc., (UCCO) of Lebanon is preparing for the 13th annual Henry L. Bell Sr. Thanksgiving Outreach, which will be held on Thursday, Nov. 26, at Centre Square in Lebanon.
    Thanksgiving dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Crime: Treasurer Hollenbach warns of another phone-y scam

    Kentucky Treasurer Todd Hollenbach says scam artists are at it again, this time calling Kentuckians and identifying themselves as a “pre-trial intervention” organization leaving behind a vague and mysterious message.
    The messenger says they have “a pending case in our office that requires your immediate attention,” and goes on to state, “It is imperative that I speak to you or your attorney of record immediately today.”   

  • BBB: Seniors should beware of possible scams during Medicare open enrollment

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Lexington – Open enrollment for Medicare participants gets underway Oct. 15 and the Better Business Bureau serving Central & Eastern Kentucky is warning seniors to be cautious if they receive unsolicited calls or door-to-door sales pitches offering supplemental plans and services.

  • Two scary, silent films take the screen Oct. 23

    In the 1940s, a group of students from Lebanon High School decided to make some movies. They produced two scary (funny) silent films that captured many people and places of Marion County. Those films will be shown on the big screen in Angelic Hall on Friday, Oct. 23. The lead actor in those films, Dillard Hillman, now 90 years old, was 17 during filming. He will be narrating the films live during the Oct. 23 event, which will begin at 7 p.m. The event is free, and a reception will follow.

  • Volunteers needed in 53 counties to review cases of children in foster care

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in 53 counties, including Marion County, are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of local children in foster care. The boards need volunteers to review cases of children placed in foster care because of dependency, neglect or abuse to ensure they are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible, according to a state news release.

  • Artist-in-residency at LES

    Blacksmith and teaching artist Bob Montgomery began an art residency at Lebanon Elementary School last week.
    Montgomery began his blacksmithing career as a farrier. While working as a farrier, he continued to develop decorative ironwork for wholesale markets such as candleholders, wreaths and fireplace tools. In the early 1990s he began to make sculptural pieces, dragons and large fabricated animals. Now he creates and sells sculptures from his studio outside of Berea.

  • Marion County partners prepare to showcase manufacturing careers

    October is Manufacturing Month in Kentucky. It is, in part, a time to highlight the career opportunities this vital industry sector offers throughout the state. Marion County is no exception, and a special event introduced Marion County High School students to not only the manufacturing industry, but also to the manufacturing employers in their home county.
    Manufacturing Day was held Oct. 16 at Marion County High School. Representatives from 11 local companies were on hand to talk to students about:
    • The products their companies manufacture

  • Wife shoots, kills husband during domestic dispute

    A domestic situation turned deadly Saturday, Oct. 17, and now a Lebanon man is dead and his wife is recovering from her injuries.
    According to Major Greg Young of the Lebanon Police Department, Rebecca Fisher, 41, called police at 12:49 a.m., Saturday, requesting an ambulance due to a domestic situation.

  • Lebanon man arrested after causing two-vehicle accident on Highway 208

    A Lebanon woman is in stable condition after a two-vehicle crash Monday, and the driver that hit her has been charged with reckless driving, assault and a number of other charges.
    The accident occurred at 3:58 p.m., on Highway 208, approximately three miles west of Lebanon, according to a media release from Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements.