Local News

  • News briefs week of 05-09-18

    Search continues for missing kayaker

    As of press time, emergency officials from Marion and Taylor counties were still searching for a missing 28-year-old Marion County man who went missing while kayaking Sunday afternoon, May 6.

  • Powerhouse moms

    It’s no secret that moms wear many hats and sometimes do unbelievable feats of multitasking and time management to keep their households running. Power-house mother-daughter duo Bernadette O’Daniel and Katie Clark know how to do it right, one being a working mom and the other a professional stay-at-home mom. 


    The working mom – Bernadette O’Daniel 

  • LES principal search underway

    Lebanon Elementary School has begun its search to find a new principal. 

    Donna Royse, who has been principal at LES for 15 years, is retiring at the end of this school year after 34 total years in education.

  • Fiscal court briefs

    The regular called meeting of the Marion County Fiscal Court was held on May 3.  The following are news briefs from that meeting:

    • The fiscal court was joined by Jim Askins with NG-KIH Design Build LLC and the Ledcor Group to discuss the Kentucky Wired Program. Askins reported that 3,400 miles of fiber optic cable would be installed statewide in the project. Askins reported that Marion County falls into the Ring 3 territory and that work would be completed on Aug. 4, 2020.  

  • Marion County women honored during Oaks Survivors Parade

    Mimi Crum of Lebanon and three sisters who were born and raised in Marion County were among the 144 Kentucky women who were honored during the 2018 Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade on Friday, May 4, Oaks Day, at Churchill Downs in Louisville.

    Crum is pictured with her husband, Richard, who is also a cancer survivor. Both Crum and her husband are retired from the Marion County Public School System. Richard still teaches middle school science part time at St. Augustine Grade School. They have been married since 1987.

  • School board briefs

    Marion County Public Schools has completed 155 days out of the school year, with 19 days (or four weeks) remaining to complete the school year. The Marion County Board of Education held a special-called meeting on Thursday, May 3, to address end of the year events and approve the new 2018-19 budget and staffing changes. 


    Superintendent’s report

    Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser reported the following:

  • U.S. Rep. James Comer: ‘Marion County is an economic development success story’

    “I’m a big fan of your economic team here in Marion County,” said U.S. House of Representatives and Kentucky Representative James Comer. “This is an economic development success story. I travel the state a lot, there’s some counties that say they can’t get jobs there. Marion County has written the book on how to attract industry without being blessed with university headquarters here or a major interstate running right through it.”

  • Search underway for missing kayaker

    As of press time, emergency officials from Marion and Taylor counties were still searching for a missing 28-year-old Marion County man who went missing while kayaking Sunday afternoon, May 6.
    According to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements, the sheriff’s office received a call at 2:48 p.m. that a group of kayakers had gone over the Mill Dam, and one of the kayakers had been ejected from his kayak and went under. They’ve not been able to locate him.

  • Marion County Fiscal Court approves Maker’s Mark agreement

    After nearly an hour of discussion Thursday afternoon between the members of the Marion County Fiscal Court and community members, the fiscal court approved a resolution to enter into a memorandum of agreement regarding issuance of industrial revenue bonds for Maker’s Mark warehouses and the industrial building on Veterans Memorial Parkway (the bypass) in Lebanon. The location of the warehouses will be 512 Brown Forman Road near Raywick.

  • Girl Power

    New Lebanon Police Department recruit Amanda Beard isn’t intimidated about being the only female officer on the force. In fact, she’s quite adamant that she’s got everything covered. 

    In fact, after graduating from high school, the Campbellsville native wanted to set herself apart from others, so she joined the Marine Corps in 2007.

    Beard, 30, loved being in the Marine Corps, but when it was time to get out she knew what she wanted to do next.