Today's News

  • School day or snow day… sometimes it’s a tough call

    Marion County Schools were closed Friday, Feb. 1, because of inclement weather and possible hazardous road conditions. Marion County Superintendent Dr. Chuck Hamilton issued the following statement explaining the decision to close schools today:

  • Heritage Center open house is Sunday

    The Marion County Historical Society has big plans for the old Marion County courthouse, and they want the public to know about it.

  • Frame of (his) mind

    David Ray Clarkson Jr., 23, loved to make people laugh.

  • State must help court system carry out justice

    Prior to the mid-1970s, Kentucky’s judiciary looked nothing as it does today. There were nearly 1,000 courts back then, with many often having overlapping jurisdictions, and there was only one high court to handle all appeals.  In a word, it was inefficient.

  • The person vs. the problem

    There are some stories that just need to be told.

  • Serving God and his people

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories to commemorate Black History Month.

    When Christopher Rhodes was 7 years old, his uncle took him to a service at Church of God in Christ.

    They were late. And everybody noticed. The minister even stopped preaching and followed them with his eyes until they sat down.

    “Young man, come here,” the minister called out.

    Rhodes assumed the minister was talking to his uncle, until his uncle started to get up.

  • Sheriff: Be aware of phone scam

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office would like the public to be aware of a potential phone scam aimed at elderly individuals.

    According to the sheriff’s office, the scam starts with a call from someone claiming to be a grandchild of the person answering the phone. The caller will claim to be away from home and in trouble, and then he or she will ask for money or personal information, such as a credit card number.

    The callers are typically persistent and will attempt to confuse the people they have called.

  • Lebanon Middle School chili supper still on for tonight

    Lebanon Middle School Beta Club's chili supper is still scheduled for tonight, Feb. 2.

    The LMS Beta Club is hosting a chili supper and talent show at 6 tonight.

    Tickets can be purchased from any Beta member.

  • Winter weather advisory issued for weekend

    The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a winter weather advisory from 1 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, to 7 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3 for parts of Indiana and Kentucky, including Marion County.

    The weather service is forecasting light snow will begin across southern Indiana around midnight and reach central Kentucky by daybreak Saturday. The weather service is predicting snowfall of between 2 and 4 inches across the Bluegrass.

  • Pulling a few strings

    What could bring visitors to Lebanon from as far away as Canada and Texas in January?