Today's News

  • Halloween in the Park is still on

    At its August meeting, the Heartland Safe Community Coalition decided to discontinue its sponsorship of Halloween in the Park. The event will continue, however, with the Lebanon Police Department and the Lebanon parks department taking over the festivities.
    This year’s event will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 31 at Graham Memorial Park.

  • E911 equipment set for installation next month

    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty said Thursday that enhanced 911 equipment is scheduled to be installed in September at the Lebanon Police Department.
    Now, the Marion County Fiscal Court and the City of Lebanon need to sign off on an addendum to an interlocal cooperation agreement related to E911.

  • Volunteers needed in Marion County to review cases of children in foster care

    Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in 35 counties, including Marion County, are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of local children in foster care. The boards are in need of 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.

  • Community orchestra making music in Marion County

    Musicians in and around Marion County will be making music this Sunday, Aug. 30, at the premiere concert of the Kentucky Classic Orchestra and Centre Saxes at Centre Square in Lebanon.
    Robin Humphress, of Kentucky Classic Theatre, said the orchestra is one more way for people in around Marion County to enjoy the arts.
    “It’s giving people the opportunity to play with other professional musicians,” she said. “It’s going to be fun. I’m excited.”

  • Jets event seeking financial support from commission

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has upheld Jets Over Kentucky as a model for the type of events they want to promote, and last week, the events organizer visited the commission.
    Lewis “The General” Patton came to the commission during its Aug. 17 meeting seeking assistance to keep the event going strong.

  • No injuries reported in collision involving school bus

    A Marion County Public Schools bus was involved in an accident Friday morning, but no injuries were reported as a result of the collision.

  • Six local students reflect on their GSP and GSA experiences

    Over the summer, five Marion County High School students participated in the Governor’s Scholars Program, and one student took part in the Governer’s School for the Arts.
    GSP started in 1983 because Kentucky leaders wanted to help keep the state’s "best and brightest" to pursue educational and career opportunities in the Commonwealth. Students selected for the program attend without charge. GSP is supported through a partnership between the Office of the Governor, the Kentucky State Legislature, and private enterprise.

  • School tax rate hearing set for Aug. 27

    After more than two hours of discussions in executive session that spanned two meetings, the Marion County Board of Education concluded its summative evaluation of Superintendent Taylora Schlosser Thursday evening, Aug. 13.
    And the board thinks she’s doing well, based on the statement issued at the Aug. 13 meeting.
    “The board met in closed session and we are pleased to render an evaluation rating of 3.64. This equates to an evaluation between excellent and outstanding,” Board Chairman Mike Cecil read from the joint statement.

  • Search continues on smaller scale for missing Nelson County woman

    By Kacie Goode
    Landmark News Service

    It’s been seven weeks since Crystal Rogers was reported missing to authorities by her parents and, while numbers have dwindled, search efforts by the family continue.
    “Right now, it’s probably four or five of us with the dogs,” Tommy Ballard, Rogers’ father, told the Standard. “That’s all we need right now with what we’re doing.”

  • Parents of missing woman pursue visitation rights

    The Kentucky Standard

    Sherry Ballard brought a small stuffed pig in her purse to the courtroom Wednesday morning, Aug. 19, with the hope of giving it to her youngest grandson, who loves the animal.
    But after a hearing for visitation with her grandson, Eli, was pushed back to Sept. 10, she knew the exchange would have to wait.
    Tommy and Sherry Ballard, parents of missing Bardstown woman Crystal Rogers, have not been able to interact with their 2-year-old grandson in seven weeks, since Rogers disappeared from the area.