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Today's News

  • Century of Service

    From a small office inside of Clean as a Whistle on West Main Street in Lebanon, Sr. Mary Lois Speaks is continuing a legacy that goes back more than 100 years in Marion County.

    Speaks is a member of the Ursuline Sisters of Mt. St. Joseph, and this weekend, the order will be celebrating 100 years of service in the community.

    "We started in Raywick," Speaks said, "and I'm still in Raywick."

  • 5th annual Family Bike and Hike is Saturday, April 28

    The 5th annual Family Bike and Hike is this Saturday, April 28, at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon. Participants have the option of walking/running a 5K (3.1 miles) or doing a 10K (6.2 miles) bike ride.

    Registration begins at 8 a.m., at the girls' softball pavilion at Graham Memorial Park. The bike ride begins at 9 a.m., and the race begins at 9:15 a.m.

    Several door prizes will be drawn after the event. All participants will receive a T-shirt, breakfast and goody bag.

  • MCHS program selected for National Academy Foundation

    Local education officials learned Friday that Marion County High School has been selected for inclusion in the National Academy Foundation.

    Representatives from the NAF and the Kentucky Department of Education visited with the NAF advisory board Friday morning. Marion County needed to receive a score of 15 to be approved for participation in the program, and they received a 24.

  • NEWS BRIEFS

    Maintenance building damaged in Sunday morning fire

    A Sunday morning fire destroyed the maintenance building at Marion County Concrete, but owner Jamie Hodges anticipated returning to normal operation days after the fire.

    "As far as the business itself, it's fine," he said.

  • TG Kentucky, Spring View Hospital facing lawsuits

    TG Kentucky facing discrimination suit

    A Campbellsville man has filed a federal lawsuit against TG Kentucky. He is accusing the company of allowing sexual harassment by his supervisor.

    Michael Wright initially filed his complaint in Marion Circuit Court, but moved the complaint to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky on March 19.

  • FTS celebrates grand opening

    It's taken a few years to get to this point, but Fuel Total Systems officially celebrated its grand opening April 17. Governor Steve Beshear joined local officials to mark the occasion.

    "Kentucky's relationship with the Japanese business community continues to grow, and this is another example of how the right business climate, workforce, incentives and company goals can come together for a successful partnership," Beshear said.

  • Maker's Mark facing 'hostile workplace' lawsuit

    Five women have filed a civil lawsuit accusing Maker's Mark Distillery of being a sexually hostile workplace, discriminating against women, interfering with their rights under state and federal laws, and retaliating against them in violation of federal and state laws.

  • Another man's treasure

    I'm sure that you've heard the old saying, "One man's junk is another man's treasure." Well, a case of that came up lately. An elderly gentleman who lived in the area began a collection that spanned nearly seven decades. After his health began to deteriorate, he became sick and passed away about two months ago. It was rumored that his collection existed, but those who had seen it told the story as fact.

    What was it this man had been collecting for more than 60 years?

  • Baby boomers not to blame

    By Michael T Mullins

  • Loretto woman dies in single-vehicle crash

    Maxine B. Nalley, 64, died Monday morning as the result of a single-vehicle crash at 11:35 a.m. on Ky. 49, three miles east of Loretto.
    Nalley, of Loretto, was driving a 1992 Chevrolet pickup truck. The truck dropped off the right side of the road, and she overcorrected, which caused the vehicle to overturn, according to the Kentucky State Police.
    Nalley was not wearing a seat belt and she was ejected from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
    Sgt. Jamie Heller of the state police is investigating.