Local News

  • Red Cross helping people after Sandy affects lives in multiple states

    The American Red Cross has a huge relief response underway to Sandy, providing people across a number of states with a safe place to stay, food to eat and comfort during this difficult time.
    Thousands of people have spent the night in hundreds of Red Cross shelters since the storm began its onslaught on the country. The Red Cross has already served more than 100,800 meals and snacks and mobilized more than 2,300 disaster workers and almost 200 emergency vehicles so far and more are being deployed.

  • Obama, Whitfield, Mills win re-election

    Nov. 6 was a good night for incumbents on the national, state and local levels.

    President Barack Obama, a Democrat, secured his re-election with 332 electoral votes, well above the 270 needed to retain his seat in the White House. Republican challenger Mitt Romney received 206 electoral votes.

  • Remember to set clocks back tonight

    Remember to set your clocks back before you go to bed tonight.

    We will return to standard time at 2 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4.

    Enjoy your extra hour of sleep.

  • MAC walk-aways are back in custody

    Two inmates walked away from Marion Adjustment Center on Friday, and both of them are back in custody.

  • MAC escapee has been caught

    William Paul Monroe, 30, walked away from MAC on Sept. 30. He was captured at 2:20 p.m. Nov. 1 by the Harlan County Sheriff's Department. Monroe is being housed in the Harlan County Detention Center.
    Monroe was serving an eight-year sentence for second-degree robbery on a Harlan County charge. He was scheduled to see the parole board in January of 2013.

    With Thursday's arrest, Monroe will also be facing an additional charge of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.

  • Fiscal court meets Nov. 1

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    Here is the agenda for the Nov. 1 meeting:

  • Big sound

    After the Marion County Marching Knights concluded their season Saturday, band director Curtis Bennett sounded pleased.

    "We're one of the smallest bands in our class," he said. "Fortunately, we don't play like a small band."

    Marion County finished 13th in the AAAA semifinals at Barren County High School. Marion County received a score of 72.55.

  • City/county goes CodeRED

    The City of Lebanon and Marion County have a new emergency mass notification provider. The transition to Emergency Communications Network's (ECN) CodeRED mass notification solution from One Call Now began earlier this month. ECN recently acquired all One Call Now's Government Emergency Center/911 clients.

  • Gorley Trail vandalized again

    The renovated Cecil L. Gorley Trail, which was vandalized shortly before its debut to the public in April, has been struck by vandals again.

    According to officials with the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission, several of the signs and posts have been uprooted and tossed into the reservoir. Horses have also been on the trail, and have caused some damage to the trail and bridges.

  • This is the last weekend of the New Harmonies exhibit

    If you haven't seen the New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music exhibit yet, you are running out of time. The exhibit will remain on display in Lebanon through Saturday.

    "This is the last opportunity for residents of Lebanon to get to see a first-class, national Smithsonian exhibit," said Nicky Reynolds, executive director of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission. "Don't miss your opportunity."

    The exhibit is part of the Smithsonian Institute's Museum on Main program.