Local News

  • Green River campgrounds, day-use parks may close temporarily

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing for the possible closure of campgrounds and day-use parks under their jurisdiction as a result of the federal government shutdown that took effect Oct. 1. Green River Lake is one of these areas.

    Affected areas will not reopen until the shutdown ends. Visitors are encouraged to contact local park offices or the Louisville District Army Corps of Engineers office for information. Visitors can also find information on USACE websites (www.usace.army.mil).

  • PVA staff will be at Kroger Oct. 2

    The Marion County PVA staff will be at Kroger from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 2. The staff will be assisting people who are eligible to sign-up for a homestead or disability exemption on their property taxes. 

  • Ham Days is done for another year

    Marion County Country Ham Days has come and gone.

    Downtown Lebanon is back to normal.

    The Dunn Chrysler Country Ham Breakfast has been served. The Maker's Mark/Kentucky Cooperage Main Stage has been taken down until next year. 

    On Saturday, the Farmers National Bank Pokey Pig 5K helped the 2013 Marion County Country Ham Days get off to a running start.

    The men's winner is Blake Jones, the cross country coach at St. Catharine College.

  • MCPS is ‘proficient and progressing’

    There is reason for the Marion County Public School District to be excited today with the release of statewide test results, which show that MCPS has improved from a “needs improvement” district to a “proficient and progressing” district. Compared to other schools in the state, the district made a big jump from the 60th percentile to the 83rd percentile.

  • Casey County inmate has turned himself in

    The Kentucky State Police are looking for a Casey County inmate who walked away while working at a recycling center Wednesday morning.

    Michael R. Branham, 19, walked away from the Recycling Center in Liberty around 10 a.m. Sept. 25. Thursday morning, he turned himself in to authorities at the Casey County Jail.

    Branham is facing an escape charge. He was serving time on charges of fleeing/evading police in a motor vehicle, receiving stolen property under $10,000, and receiving stolen property over $10,000.

  • Art on display at Heritage Center for Ham Days

    This Saturday and Sunday during the Marion County Country Ham Days festivities, the Marion County Arts and Humanities Council will be displaying art work on the first floor of The Marion County Heritage Center. 
    The art gallery show and sale will feature 12 local artists. The display will include paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, scarves and wreaths.

  • Bourbon Festival champs

    Angie Leake of Raywick and Heather Richards were the grand champions and winners of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival's 2013 Mixed Drink Challenge in Bardstown. Their drink's name is “A Sidecar Named Desire.”

  • Lebanon City Hall open Saturdays in October

    Lebanon City Hall will be open every Saturday in October from 8 a.m. to 12 noon for people to make their property tax payments.

  • Industrial foundation approves hiring Japanese representative

    Japanese industries have been a presence in Marion County for decades, and the Marion County Industrial Foundation is looking to have more permanent representation in Japan.
    During the foundation board’s Sept. 19 meeting, the members voted in favor of hiring Jiro Hashimoto to represent them in Japan at a rate of $2,000 per month.
    This is not official yet as no contract has been signed.

  • Library is back online

    The Marion County Public Library’s Internet service is back up.

    Yesterday the library started the process of changing Internet providers, and that process continued this morning.

    Patrons can use the library's computers to access online services again.