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Today's News

  • Double fatality accident occurs on Springfield Highway

    Kentucky State Police are currently investigating a double-fatality accident that occurred on Springfield Highway at approximately 1 p.m., Thursday.

    A log truck and a pick-up truck collided, and two occupants in the pick-up truck are deceased.

    Marion County EMS, Marion Coiunty Rescue Squad and the Lebanon Fire Department responded to the scene.

    More details will be reported as soon as they become available.

  • Turtleman coming to television

    It's official. The Turtleman, Ernie Brown Jr., is coming to television.

    Brown's show, "Call of the Wildman," is scheduled to debut Sunday, Nov. 6, at 10 p.m. on Animal Planet. According to the announcement, this will be a 12-part, half-hour series.

    "Another southern animal rescuer? If you think you've seen them all, nobody compares to the bare-handed trappin' approach of Animal Planet's bluegrass hero 'Turtleman,'" the press announcement reads.

  • Fiscal Court meets Oct. 6

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    Here are the items on the agenda:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Annual allocation request from Marion County Youth Basketball Program

    - Second reading of Marion County reapportionment ordinance

  • Marion County soldiers are back from Iraq

    A groups of soldiers from Marion County have returned home after completing a tour of duty in Iraq.

    Sgt. James "Tim" Smothers, Cpt. Justin Roederer, Sgt. Anthony Clark, Sgt. Steven Glover and Spc. Robert "B.J." Thompson Jr. returned to Ft. Knox Sunday afternoon for a short welcome home ceremony. Afterwards, they were greeted by friends and family before returning to Marion County.

    A convoy of local law enforcement and emergency personnel escorted some of the soldiers from the county line to the Lebanon Police Department.

  • Missing Casey County man has been found

    A Casey County man who was reported missing has been found. Kentucky State Police report that Thomas Bell, 55, who was reported missing earlier today, Oct. 5, has been located and seems to be doing well.

  • Planned outage will affect parts of Marion, Taylor counties Oct. 6

    Parts of Marion and Taylor counties can expect a temporary power outage Thursday, Oct. 6, according to the Lebanon office of Inter-County Energy Cooperative.

    The outage is planned from 10:30 a.m. until around noon on Oct. 6 for the conversion of transformers.

    The streets that will be affected are:

    - Scott's Ridge

    - Maple Road

    - Saloma Road

    - Arvin Pike Road

  • Still printing

    Despite all the doomsayers out there writing obituaries for the nation’s newspaper industry, 150 million Americans - two out of three adults - read a local newspaper last week.

    Newspaper Association of America research from 2011 by Scarborough USA indicates almost 70 percent of your neighbors read either a printed newspaper or its online counterpart within the past seven days.

    How could that be?

  • Marion County Public Library begins ‘geeking’ out

    “GEEEEEEEK!”

    At my high school alma mater, if you did something like dropped your tray in the cafeteria or tripped and fell, you could expect to hear the student chorus chime in. I have a vague memory of getting “geeked” one time. I was embarrassed at first, then put it behind me.

  • Corrections and Clarifications, Oct. 5
  • 10-5-11 Calendar

    Heartland coalition
    The Marion County Heartland Safe Community Coalition will hold its regular monthly meeting at noon today, Oct. 5 at the Marion County Public Library, 201 East Main Street, Lebanon.  Anyone interested in preventing the misuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, among the youth in the Marion County community is welcome to attend.  For more information, call  (270) 692-2421.