Local News

  • Bradfordsville Jamboree is Friday

    The Bradfordsville Jamboree will take place this Friday, July 13, at the Bradfordsville School located at 115 South Sixth Street in Bradfordsville.

    Doors open at 5 p.m. for a meal. Music begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $10.

    Ky. South Band/Phillip Clarkson, along with special guest Sarah Patrick, will be performing. The meal will include fried chicken, green beans, new potatoes, coleslaw, bread, dessert and a drink for $8. Concessions will also be available. All food is sold separately

  • Florida fire department gives Lebanon boy an unforgettable day

    A Lebanon boy was given a day he will never forget during a recent family vacation in Florida.

    Eli Bright, 3, has spinal muscular atrophy, a terminal condition, is unable to walk and relies on a wheel chair to get around. Despite the odds, Eli continues to meet goals and achieve new milestones, living life as a fun loving little boy. 

    Eli loves firefighters, and he had the chance to meet his heroes in real life thanks to the Clearwater Fire and Rescue Department.

  • ‘A’ student in letter and spirit

    Andrew Cecil was one credit short of earning his bachelors degree and graduating from the University of Louisville when he passed away on Oct. 27, 2011.

    He had dreams of earning his master’s degree, joining the Air Force and studying in the Middle East. 

    He even aspired to be mayor of the City of Lebanon one day. 

    He loved his hometown.

    But, cancer robbed him of making those dreams come true.

  • New state laws go into effect July 14

    Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly's 2018 session will go into effect on Saturday, July 14.

    That means drivers will soon be required to leave at least three feet of space between their vehicles and cyclists they pass. Children under the age of 17 will not be allowed to get married. And penalties will get tougher for those who post sexually explicit images online without the consent of the person depicted.

  • Lebanon man allegedly stabs Campbellsville man, then slits his own throat

    A Lebanon man is facing criminal charges after allegedly stabbing a Campbellsville man on Sunday, July 8, fleeing the scene and then cutting his own throat.
    The Campbellsville Police Department reports that at approximately 11:30 p.m., Joseph Clements of Lebanon allegedly forced his way into a home at 122 Watson Court in Campbellsville and stabbed Bradley Ratcliff multiple times, according to witnesses on scene.

  • A future uncertain

    Mirna Lozano, 20, of Springfield, and her little brother, Rodrigo, 13, have bright futures. But their futures are being threatened by the uncertainty of their life in America. 

    Children of immigrants, Mirna and her sister, Dora, are documented under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) act, and Rodrigo is the only American-born citizen in their family.

  • Smoke-free efforts ignited, locally

    Heart disease, cancer and respiratory illnesses are the three leading causes of death in Marion County, and they all have one thing in common, according to Jennifer Osborne, health educator with the Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

    Smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke.

    Which is why community members and officials with the Lincoln Trail District Health Department are teaming up to educate and advocate for a smoke-free policy.

  • Relay for Life raises more than $46,000

    The Marion County/Washington County Relay for Life raised more than $46,000 on June 23. Last week, it was incorrectly reported that $16,000 to $18,000 was raised. That’s the amount that was turned in the night of Relay for Life. The total amount raised throughout the year is $46,460.43. 

  • Back Tutu School event taking a year off

    The Back Tutu School 2.2-mile Family Fun Run/Walk will not be held this year. Due to declining attendance, organizers are taking this summer off and will evaluate whether or not to continue the event in 2019. This event is a fundraiser for the Marion County Girls on the Run and Heart & Sole programs, which will continue serving and empowering girls in our community after the school year begins. If you would like to support the Girls on the Run program, or find out more, please contact Stevie Lowery, 270-692-6026.

  • Free expungement information session

    Interested in clearing your criminal record, but can’t afford to talk with an attorney? Talk to an attorney for free. Learn if you are eligible for an expungement and how to clear your record. There will be a free record check provided by Anthem on Aug. 7. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Presentation begins at 6:15 p.m., at the Lebanon/Marion County Career Center, 516 Workshop Lane, Lebanon. Questions? Call or text Kerry, 270-883-2299 or email