Today's News

  • Former Senate President named special judge

    A special judge has been appointed in a Marion County civil case that was filed in 2008.
    Circuit Judge David Williams, the former president of the Kentucky Senate, has been assigned to preside over the case of Fifth Third Bank vs. Statewide Environmental Services Inc. et al. Williams replaces Marion Circuit Judge Allan Bertram on this case.
    This is a lawsuit filed regarding financial matters involving the Lebanon Trade Center.

  • Vandals continue to prey on SCMS

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident of criminal mischief at St. Charles Middle School.
    The sheriff’s office received a report that between Feb. 1 and 7, a person or people broke windows and damaged items inside the concession stand behind the school.
    According to Sharon “Sam” Bach, a parent volunteer at the school, the vandals kicked the door in, busted the windows out and trashed the inside of the building, including dousing it with barbecue sauce.

  • New traffic signal pattern near Wal-mart starts Thursday

    Drivers should notice a new traffic signal pattern near the Lebanon Wal-mart starting this Thursday.
    Motorists travelling west on US 68 (Campbellsville Highway) will have the ability to turn left when a yellow arrow is flashing at the entrance to the Wal-mart parking area. Transportation crews are installing signs behind the signal and changing the programming to include the flashing yellow arrow in an effort to improve traffic flow.

  • Whitfield hosting town hall meeting Feb. 21

    Congressman Ed Whitfield will host his first town hall meeting in Marion County from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21.
    The meeting will be held at Centre Square, 239 N. Spalding Avenue in Lebanon.
    Whitfield represents Kentucky’s First Congressional District. Marion County was added to the First Congressional District during the most recent redistricting.

  • School make-up days

    Marion County Superintendent Dr. Chuck Hamilton announced last week that the district is currently considering using Monday, May 20 and Tuesday, May 21 as two make-up days.

    The district has two days to make up because school was out for weather and poor road conditions.

  • Committee selects Lebanon Elementary for pilot reading project

    The Marion County Board of Education announced recently that it plans to spend more money in hopes of improving the district’s reading scores.

  • History by the page

    Eula Ray Kirkland spent the last three years working on a book about the history of Bradfordsville, but the story has been centuries in the making.
    The book “Bradfordsville Kentucky Community History” is 846 pages filled with anecdotes, family histories, maps, and documentation about churches, businesses and schools that have served the community going back more than 230 years.
    When the first 400 copies of the book arrived a few weeks ago, Kirkland said she and the other members of the Bradfordsville Historical Society were more than pleased.

  • Education vocation

    Editor’s note: This is the first story in a series about the 2012 Marion County Chamber of Commerce “Outstanding” award winners.

    Paula Walston’s love for books began before she could even read.
    She vividly remembers sitting with her grandfather as a little girl and “picture reading” to him.
    But, what she didn’t realize at the time was that her grandfather was doing the exact same thing.

  • SB 9 hits home for local family

    Senate Bill 9 is a piece of legislation that Melissa Lee Knight takes quite personally.
    If signed into law, the bill would require possible lawsuits against nursing homes to go through a review panel before going to court. The bill passed the Senate last week and now awaits a vote in the House of Representatives.

  • Taylor County Animal Shelter to stop adoptions

    The Taylor County Animal Shelter will no longer be a place for would-be pet owners to find a new family member.
    Instead of offering animals for adoption, the shelter will soon serve as a holding place for the county's stray animals.
    In 45 days, animals will no longer be up for adoption at the shelter, which set up shop at a new home last month after a $150,000 grant paid for construction of a new building.