Today's News

  • Ambassadors visit Spirit Masters

    Anne Kaitlyn Gribbins is looking forward to putting to use many of the things she learned at Western Kentucky University last week.
    Gribbins, who will be a senior at Marion County High School in the fall, is one of eight student ambassadors who visited WKU to spend a day with members of the Spirit Masters, Western’s student ambassador organization.
    “It was basically a training for the ambassadors, but it was a training in leadership as well,” Gribbins said.

  • Kentucky Classic ARTS at Centre Square forms new regional orchestra

    Kentucky Classic ARTS at Centre Square invites all those that play an orchestra instrument to come join the Centre Square Orchestra.
    The Centre Square Orchestra will be directed by Dr. Lisa McArthur of Campbellsville University and will be reading through some “classic” repertoire and some popular music, as well. Music and music stands will be provided. The first meeting of the orchestra will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 20, at Centre Square, which is located at 237 North Spalding Avenue in Lebanon.

  • Marion County man arrested following pursuit
  • Marion County men indicted for theft of firearms

    Alvin D. Miller, 31, of 81 Spring Hill Drive in Lebanon was indicted in two separate indictments for two counts of theft by unlawful taking or disposition (firearm) and first-degree persistent felony offender in Marion Circuit Court recently.
    According to the indictment, on or about Nov. 1, 2014, Miller took or exercised control of a movable property (a firearm) of another, or he aided, abetted or counseled with another in said act.
    The indictment also reads that he was over 21 and had been convicted of at least two felonies after his 18th birthday.

  • Find out more about WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program

    The WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (WIC) is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and administered through the Department for Public Health. WIC FMNP services are coordinated through local health departments throughout the state beginning June 1, 2015 through Oct. 31, 2015.    

  • Free English-language courses available for library patrons

    Marion County Public Library has partnered with Basic ESL to offer online English learning courses to its patrons hassle free.
    Basic ESL is an English Learning System built on an educational model that has been facilitating English as a second language (ESL) education in the United States school and library systems for more than 15 years. The founders of Basic ESL, Inc. are innovators of English learning systems, and experts in the development and delivery of internet application platforms.

  • Fiscal court supports bloodborne pathogen ordinance

    On June 4, the Marion County Fiscal Court heard a proposal for a bloodborne pathogen education ordinance, which would affect tattoo artists and body piercers if approved.
    Pablo Munoz, the environmental director for the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, said the ordinance would require any tattoo artist or body piercer to go through a bloodborne pathogen education course approved by Lincoln Trail and meeting Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards.

  • Kickin’ Cancer’s Butt

    Peggy Downs has been a bus driver (and a trainer for bus drivers), a secretary, a soccer coach, a high school referee, a social worker and a volunteer with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.
    And she can add another item to that list — cancer survivor.
    Peggy, 54, was diagnosed with cancer three months ago, and she is already actively undergoing treatments.
    She’s also learned how much support she has from family and friends.
    “You think you never know how many friends you have,” Peggy said.

  • Two injured in shooting at New Hope bar

    From The Kentucky Standard
    Days after two people were injured in a shooting at the Four Corners Bar & Grill in New Hope over the weekend, law enforcement officers were still investigating the incident.
    Detective Mike Kaminski said Monday afternoon that the suspect is Ryan Allen Johnson., 32, of Loretto. Johnson was taken into custody Monday afternoon at the Marion County Detention Center, where he is listed as being held for another agency.

  • Rigdon’s murder trial moved to Bowling Green

    After being incarcerated for two-and-a-half years on a murder charge, William “Bobby” Rigdon will finally get his day in court.
    Casey Circuit Court Judge Judy D. Vance issued an order on Friday granting the change of venue “due to the ongoing and recent events of pre-trial publicity surrounding the case,” the order states.
    The trial is now slated to begin on Aug. 31 in Warren County Circuit Court, with Vance presiding in the case.