Today's News

  • Vigil will mark anniversary of deputy's death

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office is hosting a candlelight vigil at 6 p.m. Nov. 14 to mark the second anniversary of the death of Deputy Sheriff Anthony Rakes.
    The event will also serve as the dedication of a monument at the David R. Hourigan Government Building to emergency service personnel who were killed in the line of duty.

  • Wreaths Across America event is Dec. 13

    National nonprofit Wreaths Across America is working hard to ensure no veteran from Marion County is forgotten this holiday season. At noon on Dec. 13, National Wreaths Across America Day, live, balsam remembrance wreaths will be placed at the headstones of fallen veterans at nearly 1,000 locations across the country and overseas. Locally, a remembrance ceremony will be held at The Lebanon National Cemetery, on this day to ensure that the individuals buried there, who served to protect the freedoms of our country are not, and never will be, forgotten.

  • 11-5-14 Church Briefs

    Youth reunion
    Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church will be having a youth reunion for former youth members and youth leaders who were in youth from the years 1980 to 2000. (Spouses and children are also invited). The reunion will be held on from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 8. Please bring some finger foods/snacks or a two-liter soft drink to share. Also, any pictures that you would like to share. RSVP by signing up on Facebook or contact Michelle Short Yocum.


  • Breathing easier

    After years of struggling for each and every breath, Cara Brahm got new lungs and a new lease on life on Sept. 8 — two days before her 38th birthday.
    She had been on the waiting list for an organ donation for 11 months.
    "Progressively I got worse with my breathing and my oxygen level. [My] lung function was dropping ... a lot of chores, I just had to stop doing," Brahm said.
    Brahm was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when she was 10 years old and as it continued to take a toll on her lungs, even simple acts like getting dressed required help.

  • Learning from dogs

    My wife and I have two dogs, one is named Charley, and the other is Bella. Charley is a mixture of Lhasa lapso and something else, and Bella is a full-fledged Pomeranian that we rescued from a bad situation. We were not quite sure what would take place when we got Bella, she was so scared and stayed to herself the first day or two here. But it wasn’t long (maybe the third day) that Bella opened up and let us see how much fun she was going to be. They have both been a joy to have and make up a very important part of our home life.

  • Spalding named Outstanding Employee of the Quarter and DAISY Award winner
  • Possible Civil War site identified at local factory

    Many of Lebanon’s connections to the Civil War have been well documented.
    Historic markers note that John Hunt Morgan and his raiders attacked the city multiple times. Gen. George H. Thomas (who has his own statue) had an office downtown, and many Civil War veterans are buried at the Lebanon National Cemetery.
    The train depot that once operated here made Lebanon a strategic point for transporting troops and supplies during the war.
    But some pieces of the city’s Civil War era history are still being uncovered.

  • 11-5-14 Birth Announcement


    Carrie Hodge and Zack Baumgardner of Lebanon announce the birth of a 4-pound, 8-ounce son, Zackary Darrell Baumgardner II, born Aug. 28, 2014 at Spring View Hospital, Lebanon.
    Maternal grandparents are Margaret Hodge and Troy Hodge. Paternal grandparents are Jennifer McCarty and Jon Baumgardner. Great-grandparents are Marvin and Aleena Everton, Danny and Mary Hodge, Jimmy and Cathy McCarty, Sherrill and Joy Rawlings, and the late David Baumgardner.

  • 11-5-14 Reunion

    Class of 1994
    The MCHS Class of 1994 will hold its 20-year class reunion at Rosewood on Nov. 8, 2014 from 7:30-11:30 p.m. For more information see our Facebook group or contact Shannon Drury at 270-699-3893.

  • Health official: Focus on flu, not Ebola

    In spite of all the media attention on the Ebola virus, Kentuckians should be paying more attention to a more likely infection, the flu, according to health officials.
    “Flu season is upon us. We know it’s coming, yet we still have people die in Kentucky every year,” said Pablo Munoz, the director of environment with the Lincoln Trail Health District.
    According to the Centers for Disease Control, an average of 23,000 people die annually from influenza and more than 200,000 are hospitalized with flu complications.