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Today's News

  • St. Francis man dies in motorcycle accident

    Norman D. Chafins, 52, of St. Francis died during a motorcycle accident Wednesday evening, March 9.

    The accident occurred at 4:48 p.m. on Highway 527, approximately two miles north of Raywick, according to a media release from Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements.

  • Marion County Fiscal Court to meet today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be having a special-called meeting today at 4 p.m. on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building in Lebanon.

    The agenda includes the following items:

  • Taylor County woman pleads not guilty to murder of St. Francis man

    Brandy N. Roth, 33, of Campbellsville pled not guilty to murdering her alleged boyfriend in Marion District Court Wednesday, March 9.
    Roth was arrested and charged with murder Monday evening, March 7, at the Marion County Detention Center.

  • Friend of the working man

    Robert L. Goodin, 87, still goes to work every day.
    It's not because he has to. It's because he wants to.
    On March 1, Robert celebrated 61 years at Lebanon Oak Flooring, a company his family has owned and operated since 1935.
    “My family has always wanted to provide employment for people in town,” Robert said. “That's one of our pride and joys to be able to help other people and give them jobs. A lot of people have made a living out of this place along with us.”

  • House fire victim dies

    Shirley Manges of Lebanon, who was rescued from her burning home on Sunday, Feb. 7, died Monday, Feb. 29, at the University of Louisville Hospital.
    She never regained consciousness after the fire, according to a close family friend.
    She and her husband, Tommy, were both rescued from their home located at 213 South Harrison Street in Lebanon, near Lebanon Baptist Church.
    Both Shirley and Tommy were inside the home at the time of the fire. Tommy, who is in a wheelchair, was helped out of the house by neighbors.

  • Move clocks ahead this Sunday, March 13

    It’s that time again, time to set our clocks forward one hour. Daylight savings time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 13. Remember to set your clocks forward one hour before going to bed on Saturday.
     

  • House numbers must be visible from both directions of roadway

    The county has been busily distributing free house number signs for people to use to post their address numbers on their property, which is now a county-wide law.

  • “Escape Lebanon” is in the planning stages

    “Escape Lebanon” is a real-life thrilling race against the clock to find your way to freedom. You (and five to seven other people) will be locked in a room with 60 minutes on the clock in which you must solve puzzles, crack codes and other cyphers hidden around a themed set of rooms in hopes of finding the code or key allowing you to “escape” in the nick of time.

  • American Pickers to film in Kentucky

    Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Kentucky! They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout Kentucky with filming scheduled for April.
    American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History. The hit show follows Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques -- from motorcycles, classic cars and bicycles, to one-of-a-kind vintage memorabilia.

  • Trump takes 35 percent of Kentucky caucus vote

    By Joseph Gerth
    The Courier-Journal

    Donald Trump won the Kentucky Republican Party presidential caucus, rolling up big victories in coal country and claiming at least a plurality of the state’s 46 delegates.
    The win helped Trump rebound on a night in which he saw U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz take caucuses in Maine and Kansas and lay claim to the spot as Trump’s chief competitor.
    The Associated Press called the race for Trump just before 11 p.m.