Today's News

  • 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


  • The Dream Bus

    The Marion County Public Schools’ Dream Bus visits the Maple Street Apartments each Friday. In its third year of operation, the Dream Bus is seeing a significant increase in the number of children taking advantage of its summer educational and recreational opportunities as well as its summer meals. During its stops, the Dream Bus is open to all children, regardless of location, and provides free meals, lessons and activities. 

    The Dream Bus schedule for this summer is:


  • Cracking down on cigarettes

    “Kentucky has the highest mortality rate from cancer in the country,” said Ben Chandler, president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. “Now, I don’t know how you all feel about it, but I find that to be utterly and totally unacceptable. I think that is something we just have to do something about.”

    Chandler spoke at the Marion County Chamber of Commerce luncheon on June 28, asking for support in implementing tax on cigarette sales and banning smoking in indoor public places. 

  • Man indicted for murder denied bond reduction

    Marion Circuit Court Judge Samuel T. Spalding denied a motion to reduce the bond for Howard K. Summers, 45, of Lebanon who was arrested on June 4 and charged with murder, tampering with physical evidence and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He’s believed to be responsible for the death of his wife, Susanne Diane Summers, on Dec. 25, 2014. 

  • Lebanon man sentenced to 35 years for sex abuse, rape
  • Campbellsville man sentenced to 15 years for a string of charges
  • Raywick man serving 13 years for manslaughter

    A Raywick man, who was involved in a head-on fatal collision in St. Joe in January of 2016, is currently serving 13 years in jail.

    According to court records filed in the Marion Circuit Clerk’s Office on May 30, Joshua D. Owen, 36, of 2927 St. Joe Road in Raywick pled guilty to second-degree manslaughter, first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree DUI. He admitted to driving under the influence of drugs.

    Owen was originally charged with murder.

  • 7-18-18 Church Briefs

    Special singing
    Bro. Clellan Hays and Grace Baptist Church, 350 E. Main Street, Lebanon, will have special singing at 6 p.m., Sunday, July 22. Bro. Rick and Beth Lauritzen and family from Bible Baptist in Campbellsville will be the special guest.

  • Hosparus Health offers free volunteer training in August

    Hosparus Health of Green River needs volunteers in Adair, Green, Hart, Marion, Metcalfe, Taylor and Washington counties, as well as volunteers to work in its Thrift Shoppe located at 1488 Old Lebanon Road, Suite B, Campbellsville, and will offer free trainings in August. Both trainings will be held at the Hosparus Health Campbellsville office, 295 Campbellsville Bypass (behind Coltons).

    Thrift Shoppe
    * Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon

    Patient/Family Support