Today's News

  • Wilbert Plastic Services to upgrade technologies at Lebanon location

    In preparation for a changing generation of product from its primary plant customer, Wilbert Plastic Services announces a temporary shutdown of manufacturing at its Lebanon location as technologies and equipment are upgraded this summer. Occurring from June 20 through July 31, the short-term pause in production will allow Wilbert to renovate and improve its assembly lines, automation and more for the Ford brand, its sole customer at the facility.

  • Lebanon woman indicted for criminal abuse

    Andrea N. Bridgewater of 155 Rosenwald Village in Lebanon was indicted for two counts of first-degree criminal abuse – child age 12 or under – in Marion Circuit Court recently.

  • Education briefs

     The Marion County Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting Thursday, June 14, and the following are news briefs and action items from that meeting:


    Superintendent report

    • Hugh C. Spalding Academy held a graduation ceremony and 21 students graduated.

  • I am Crystal

    Crystal Stine Hahn, 19, is many things: Smart, honest, kind, bold… brave.

    She’s all these things and more, and that is what makes her so special. But, like a diamond with multiple edges and grooves, there’s more to Crystal than meets the eye. 

    Crystal is transgender. 

  • Community members ask school board to keep its nickel campaign promise

    Many Marion Countians who voted in favor of the recallable nickel in 2016 feel like they could soon become victims of a “bait and switch” tactic.
    During the recallable nickel campaign, Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser told the community that if the nickel was approved, a new school would be built for Calvary Elementary, and Lebanon Elementary would be, at the very least, renovated and expanded. Those two schools, she said, would be the top two priorities if the nickel was approved.  

  • City voices disapproval of proposed school facilities plan

    The Lebanon City Council has serious concerns about the Local Planning Committee’s facilities plan, which if approved by the Marion County Board of Education, would result to the construction of a new 8-9 center adjacent to the Marion County High School campus and the relocation of Lebanon Elementary School to the current Marion County Knight Academy.

  • Arrest made in 2014 murder

    Staff report


    Nearly four years ago, a Lebanon woman was shot and killed in her driveway, and the man allegedly responsible for her murder was indicted in Marion Circuit Court Monday, June 4.

  • Gravel Switch man killed in farming accident

    Staff report


    A Gravel Switch man is dead after a freak farming accident on Tuesday, June 6.

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a call at 10:12 p.m., reporting a missing person on property located at 1540 Riley Road in Gravel Switch. 

  • Unexpected miracles

     Lynette Osbourne, 66, and her family were devastated when she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in August of 2017. But, they have turned her illness into an opportunity to live life to the fullest, and she has experienced a few unexpected miracles along the way.

  • Local fire departments raise more than $50,000 for children

    Marion County’s annual support of the WHAS Crusade for Children was another success for local fire departments.

    The Lebanon Fire Department raised a total of $35, 903. The Raywick Fire Department brought in $4,204.89, Loretto brought in $8,806 and Bradfordsville raised $4,606.75, bringing Marion County to a grand total of $53,620.18.

    Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly was incredibly proud of the work his department did during the month of collecting.