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Today's News

  • House approves two-year highway plan

    If the state’s budget is the most important legislation that the General Assembly approves every two years, enacting the state’s road plan is a close second.
    As with the budget, the goal is to find the best use for a limited amount of resources. This is an area where Kentucky generally gets high marks, however, based on an annual national study by the Reason Foundation that ranks the quality of each state’s highway system. We came in 14th overall last year, with no state having a better quality of rural interstates.

  • Seeing the forest

    When is the last time you got together with thousands of people to do something?
    We don’t mean when were you in a crowd of thousands of people. Maybe you attended a sporting event, ran in a road race or visited a festival, but you — and the rest of the people — weren’t there to work together.
    Well, more than 3,500 people did get together Sunday at TG Kentucky and they did have the same purpose.
    They planted a forest.

  • Rebuild, restore & recover

    Aug. 9, 2013 is a day that changed Jesse and Coury Osbourne’s lives forever.
    It’s the day their home on North Spalding Avenue in Lebanon was nearly destroyed by an electrical fire.
    No one was home when the fire started except their beloved cat Moe, who sadly didn’t survive.
    Every detail of that day is still very vivid in Coury’s mind. She was at work at Marion County High School when she got the terrifying news.

  • District 3 Magistrate candidate - Craig Bishop

    Craig Bishop, 44, owns and operates Bishop's Nursery. Before that, he gained management experience working for Hendrickson Truck Suspensions

    He is a 1987 graduate of Marion County High School. He also studied business for two years at St. Catherine College, and he received a degree in electronic engineering from Lexington Electronic Institute.

    He has three children, and he is engaged to Stacey Wilson.

     

  • District 3 Magistrate candidate - Roger 'Cotton' Smothers

    Roger "Cotton" Smothers, 45, is in his third term as a magistrate. He is a 1986 graduate of Marion County High School.

    He and his wife, Krissy, have one son, Dale, and a daughter-in-law, Krissy.

     

    1. Why are you running for magistrate?

  • Campbellsville University hosting 4-on-4 volleyball tourney

     Campbellsville University is hosting a 4-on-4 volleyball tournament at 10 a.m. April 5 at the Powell Athletic Center on campus.

    The tournament will follow either a double-elimination or round robin format depending how many teams register.

    For registration information or to sign-up, text, call or email Billy Gregory at 270-849-4901 or wrgregory@campbellsville.edu.

  • County clerk's office will close at 11 a.m. today

    The Marion County Clerk's Office will close at 11 a.m. today, March 25.

    The staff will be traveling to Frankfort, where State Rep. Terry Mills and State Sen. Jimmy Higdon will be honoring former County Clerk Karen Spalding at 2 p.m. in both houses of the legislature.

    Spalding, 57, died on Dec. 30. She was elected as county clerk in 2006 and won re-election in 2010.

    The public is invited to attend.

  • Missing man has been found

     A Marion County man thought to be missing has been found.

    Scotty Wilkerson, 29, was last seen Friday leaving McB’s. He was believed to be with a group of people from Greensburg. That is where he was found Monday, March 24.

  • Police seeking suspect in Cash A Check robbery

     A local check-cashing business was robbed by an armed suspect at 9:36 a.m. Thursday. The robbery took place at Cash A Check, 733 W. Main Street in Lebanon.

    Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady said the suspect is a white male who was wearing a dark-colored hoodie, an extra-large gray ski mask and baggy, khaki pants.

  • Fiscal court meets Thursday

     The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m., Thursday, March 20.