Today's News

  • Debate over tax increases headline legislative action this week

    House members spent much of this, the second week of February, discussing the daunting task of how to address the $456 million budget shortfall that is adversely affecting our state and studying the merits of a revenue bill that has been proposed as the first step on a long road to economic recovery. 

    For more than two months, legislative leaders from both chambers have been meeting to find a solution to our state's dire financial situation and crafted this plan as a compromise that they feel lays the groundwork to help us regain our financial footing.

  • More than 54,000 lost power because of wind storm

    Editor's note: This is a press release from the Kentucky Public Service Commission

  • Tornado watch for Marion County

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Marion County that will remain in effect until 6 p.m.

    The tornado watch also includes 48 other counties in Kentucky. 

  • POWERless

    Friday afternoon Dorothy Mattingly watched as utility crews were working on a power line at her neighbor's house on Clell Mattingly Road in Raywick.

    She and her husband, Hawk, have been living without power since 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27.

    And she had reached her breaking point.

    "I had such a bad day yesterday," she said. "Anytime anybody looked at me I just cried. It's just been so stressful."

  • City to continue debris pick-up

    During its meeting Monday, the Lebanon City Council postponed a decision regarding hiring contractors to help clean-up the debris from the recent ice storm.  In the meantime, city workers will continue to pick up debris as they are able, and citizens who don't want to wait can continue to take their debris to the landfill or the transfer station on Fairground Road. 

  • Inter County Energy continues to restore power, Feb. 3

    Inter County Energy crews continue to work in the Marion and surrounding areas to restore power today.  As of this press release 1,400 customers were still without power in that area.    Crews will be working in the following areas today:

         St Francis to Holy Cross

         Salt Lick to St. Mathews Cemetery Rd.

         Springfield Hwy

         Spencer Hamilton

         St. Francis

  • Knights end streak, pick up two wins

    Though a burden to most, the ice storm that ravaged the state last week seemingly helped the Marion County High School boys basketball team.

    An eight game losing streak came to a halt and the Knights picked up their first win of 2009 last week on the road.

    The Knights ended a losing streak that dated back to late December on Thursday night against Christian Academy of Louisville (CAL) (11-11). The Knights (6-16) dropped a close game to Taylor County (15-6) the next night but picked up another win on Saturday against Hancock County (7-15).

  • 93 Kentucky counties named 'major' disaster areas

    Marion County is one of 93 counties that had been declared major disaster areas by President Barack Obama. As a result, federal disaster aid has been made available for Kentucky, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Nancy Ward, the acting FEMA administrator said federal funding is available to Kentucky and eligible local governments, and certain private nonprofit organizations, on a cost-sharing basis.

  • Portable Generators Can be Source of Carbon Monoxide Exposure


    The following press release was issued by the Kentucky Poison Control Center:

  • Storm aftermath information

    Shelters still available While power is being restored to more parts of Marion County, shelter space is still available at Centre Square, 239 N. Spalding Avenue in Lebanon. For more information about shelters or other services, call (270) 692-6666.   Contact insurance agents Homeowners should contact their insurance agents about what damages may be covered by their policies.