Local News

  • Spring fever
  • Campbellsville woman sentenced to 21 years in prison

    Brandy N. Roth, 35, of Campbellsville was sentenced to 21 years in prison last week in Marion Circuit Court for charges connected to the death of her boyfriend in the spring of 2016.

    Roth was originally arrested and charged with murder on March 7, 2016.

  • Ribbon cutting for Beautify Loretto Committee is this Friday

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce will be having an official ribbon cutting for the new projects of the Beautify Loretto Committee at 6 p.m. this Friday. The event will be held near the former St. Francis school. The event is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend. More information is available online at


  • Community meet, greet, eat and plan event

    A community meet, greet, eat and plan event is being held at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 8, at Centre Square in Lebanon. The public is invited to attend and help plan programs for the community. Marion County Youth Center is sponsoring this event. For more information, contact 270-692-5579. 

  • Sheriff’s office investigating theft on Minnie Brown Road

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the March 21 theft of power tools and saddles from a barn on Minnie Brown Road near the Marion County/Taylor County line. The theft is believed to have occurred between the hours of 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. on March 21. The victim in this case is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons involved in this theft. Contact the sheriff’s office at 270-692-3051.

  • Fundraising concert to be held Friday, April 13

    The Marion County Association for the Handicapped and Marion County Industries will be hosting a concert from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday, April 13, at Centre Square in Angelic Hall. The $10 admission charge and proceeds from a 50/50 raffle will be used to support the Marion County Citizens with Disabilities. Entertainment will be provided by: Honeysuckle String Band, Sara Jean and Elizabeth Hughes, Magnolia Vale, Tatum Riggs

  • Lebanon man pleads not guilty to rape, assault, burglary

    Emmett Lee Cowherd, 54, of Lebanon pled not guilty in Marion Circuit Court on March 29 to charges of first-degree rape, first-degree burglary, second-degree assault and first-degree persistent felony offender.

    He was arrested Tuesday, March 27, after being indicted in Marion Circuit Court.

    According to the LPD media release, Cowherd’s arrest is based on an incident that occurred in Hardin Place on March 4.

  • Lebanon man indicted for multiple drug charges

    William V. Spalding, 44, of 95 Cowherd Lane in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court last week for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, first-degree cruelty to animals, possession of marijuana and first-degree persistent felony offender. 

  • City, county and industrial foundation all meet in closed session

    The Lebanon City Council and Marion County Fiscal Court have been extremely busy within the past week with several closed session meetings. 

    While we don’t know for certain, there’s speculation that these closed session meetings are concerning Maker’s Mark Distillery, which asked the fiscal court during a meeting in December of last year for industrial revenue bonds to build additional warehouses. The court hasn’t publicly discussed Maker’s Mark’s request since then. 

  • City officials try to be lenient when it comes to enforcing sign ordinance

    The 2018 Primary Election is quickly approaching and spring yard sales are being planned. Just as the dandelions are starting to pop out of the ground and bloom, so are the many signs that are now populating street corners, yards and sidewalks.

    John Thompson, City of Lebanon building inspector and zoning administrative official, helped clear up some ordinance questions recently.