Local News

  • Lebanon man’s body recovered at Green River Lake

    Divers with Campbellsville Fire-Rescue recovered the body of 64-year-old John Switser of Lebanon on Wednesday, Sept. 5.

    Switser was the lone occupant in a boat that was spotted going in circles on Green River Lake without a driver at approximately 11 a.m. on Wednesday.

    The Central Kentucky News-Journal (CKNJ) in Campbellsville reports Switser was found by the Taylor County coroner around 6 p.m. on the same day.

  • Business savvy senior

    How many teenagers do you know who own a successful business?

    Let us introduce you to Emily Gordon.

    She’s a Marion County High School senior, and she turned the tragic loss of her father into the desire to live life to the fullest and follow in his footsteps by owning her own business.

  • Worldly students

    The start of a new school year has brought some special students to Marion County High School. Seven exchange students from Italy and Norway have come to spend the year learning and living in Marion County. So far, they are having a blast, and are excited to meet as many new people as possible. 


    Mathilde Iversen 

    Age: 16

    Grade: 11

    Home country: Norway

  • Lebanon man flees from deputies on motorcycle

    A Lebanon man is in jail after he fled from law enforcement on a motorcycle Thursday morning.

    Matthew J. Rigdon, 25, of Lebanon fled on a motorcycle when Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies Ben Lancaster and Jeff Caldwell attempted a traffic stop on Danville Highway near the Marion County/Boyle County line. 

  • Lebanon plant celebrates company’s 50th anniversary

     Lebanon is home to a variety of businesses and manufacturers, and became home to a unique kind of company seven years ago - R.L. Schreiber Inc. - which specializes in food and soup bases, seasoning blends and spice manufacturing.

  • Help kids kick cancer by giving blood with the Red Cross

    During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support kids, teens and young adults battling cancer, as well as others in need of transfusions.

    According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 15,000 children and adolescents in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer each year. Childhood cancer patients may need blood products on a regular basis during chemotherapy, surgery or treatment for complications. 

  • Registration underway for Farmers National Bank Pokey Pig 5K

    Registration for the Farmers National Bank Pokey Pig 5K Run/Walk at Marion County Country Ham Days is now underway.

    This year marks the 10th anniversary Farmers National Bank has sponsored the Pokey Pig 5K Run/Walk. Under their direction, the race has become one of the biggest Ham Days events growing from around 200 runners in 2009 to more than 1,000 participants in 2017. The Farmers National Bank Pokey Pig 5K is Saturday morning Sept. 29, starting at 8 a.m.

  • Lebanon boy battling life-threatening disease

    Six-year-old Bentley Burress has been in the hospital for five months, and still has a long way to go while battling a rare disease that’s attacking his immune system. 

    “Bentley was diagnosed with a life-threatening disease called Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis or HLH,” said Brittany Mays, Bentley’s mom. “He had always been a really healthy little boy. He hit all of his milestones. He was like any other child. It wasn’t until last May when he got really sick.” 

  • Deal reached in Taylor County animal abuse case

    By Zac Oakes

    Landmark News Service


    The animal cruelty case against Taylor County business owners Bobby and Rebecca Phillips came to an end last week via a mediation agreement, and many people throughout Taylor County and beyond are upset, angry and frustrated at the result. 

  • School district’s first early-release day is Friday

     The first early-release day in Marion County Public Schools is Friday, Aug. 31. Schools will dismiss at 1 pm.

    While students are released early, teachers will use the remaining time to work in their Professional Learning Communities (PLC).

    “This is something the staff members asked for so that they could have time to collaborate with their colleagues,” MCPS Superintendent Taylora Schlosser said.