Local News

  • Guided by God

    On Sunday morning, Presbyterians gathered in Lebanon, which is not unusual in an of itself.

    What made Sunday’s gathering significant was that it was a celebration of 225 years of the church’s impact on the community - a community that came into existence precisely because of the settlers who found the church in 1789.

  • County judge rematch

    Some Marion County voters may experience a bit of déjà vu on Nov. 4.

    David Daugherty and Doug Mattingly, the same candidates who ran against one another in the primary election, are squaring off again in the general election.

    Daugherty won the primary with 2,452 votes to Mattingly’s 782 votes.

  • $13,000 in tools stolen from Wilbert Plastics

    The Lebanon Police are investigating the theft of $13,000 in tools from Wilbert Plastics on Oct. 13.

    According to the police report, a box with miscellaneous tools ranging in size from 1 3/4 inches to 36 inches and a torque multiplier were stolen on Oct. 11 or 12. The tools are valued at $9,800 and the torque multiplier is valued at $3,200.

    Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady said they have no witnesses to the crime.

  • Fire school is Oct. 25-26

     Hundreds of firefighters from across the state will be in Marion County this weekend for the eighth annual Marion County Fire School.

    The fire school includes courses on fire control, firefighter survival and rescue, basic firefighting and basic rope rescue. The school also offers EMS continuing education opportunities and tanker operations. 

  • Growing like a vine

    Alex Payne is a spirited, business savvy entrepreneur who has made a career out of something that began as a hobby.

    She’s been making wine since 2011, and today she’s the owner and operator of WhiteMoon Winery in Lebanon.

    Payne got her start in the business 13 years ago by growing grapes. As of four years ago, however, she no longer grows her own.

  • Evans is first African-American to serve as a board member

    One of the vacant seats on the Marion County Board of Education has been filled.

    Jerry Evans was sworn in as the District Five board member on Oct. 14, and in the process, he made history as the first African-American to serve on the Marion County school board.

  • Police body cams protect law enforcement and the public

    Law enforcement agencies nationwide have been purchasing body cameras for their officers, especially since the shooting of an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri on Aug. 9.

    The Lebanon Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office have followed that trend and purchased body cameras, as well.

    According to Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady, the cameras help show the truth of what really occurs when police and citizens interact.

  • First all-in-one hotel and convention center comes to Boyle

     By Pam Wright

    The Advocate-Messenger

    Boyle County will soon have its first all-in-one hotel and convention center.

    Construction on a new Holiday Inn Express will begin this spring on property adjacent to the Hampton Inn on the Danville bypass.

  • Deputy pushes for unannounced Child Protection Services visits

     By Brad Bowman

    The State Journal

    After his own son’s murder, a Meade County Sheriff’s deputy hopes legislation will be filed in 2015 allowing unannounced visits by Child Protection Services across the state. 

  • ‘You Heart Art’ festival and auction is Nov. 1 at Centre Square

     By Judy Bradshaw

    Marion County Arts and  Humanities Council President

    The Marion County Arts and Humanities Council held its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the Farm Bureau conference room.