Today's News

  • 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.

  • Lebanon: A city of progress

    City of Lebanon Mayor Crenshaw gave the State of the City Address at the Marion County Chamber of Commerce’s luncheon on Thursday, proclaiming that Lebanon is a progressive community that will continue moving forward in the future.

    “We have a lot of things going on in Marion County, and a lot of the credit goes to your city council and the people that work for the city,” Crenshaw said

  • 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.

  • News Briefs 05/02

    Expect closures and delays on Frogtown Road

    Maintenance crews are installing crossdrains on Frogtown Road in Marion County between mile markers three and four through May 11. Closures and delays will be possible each day between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Please consider an alternate route during these dates and hours.


    Clean up week in Bradfordsville

  • The Ladies of Lebanon

     In the Broadway-themed benefit concert for the Kentucky Classic Arts Center at Centre Square, audiences were entertained for two evenings by Lebanon’s finest singing ladies, April 27-28. An ensemble of singers kept the audience captivated, putting on two different shows while performing Broadway musical favorites. The shows were hosted by Robin Humphress and Lynn D. Farris, with piano accompaniment by Dr. Bill Budai. 

  • Student threat determined to be invalid

    On Thursday morning, April 26, Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser announced that the school district and local law enforcement had received a report of a possible threat made by a Marion County student on Wednesday evening, but found the threat to be invalid upon further investigation.

  • New opioid ‘blocker’ offers chance for recovery

    Incarceration does not fix addiction.

    Marion County Jailer Barry Brady knows that fact all too well. 

    He sees it every single day at the Marion County Detention Center, which is why he’s wanting to do more to help people fighting drug addiction.