Today's News

  • Bending nails for Bradfordsville

     If you need it, they will come.

    Bradfordsville Baptist Church was in desperate need of a new facility, and will have one in five weeks thanks to an incredible group of strangers. Volunteers from around the country, spearheaded by the group Mississippi Nailbenders, have taken on the project for free.

  • Candidates file for school board, magistrate

     Three candidates have filed for the District 3 Marion County Board of Education seat. They are William David Cox of 177 Clark Crum Road in Lebanon, Edward Hacker of 2900 St. Francis Road in St. Francis and James “Jim” Eubank Jr. of 215 McElroy Pike in Lebanon.

  • Lebanon man arrested for dealing drugs at fast food restaurant

     A Lebanon man has been arrested after allegedly selling meth while also serving tacos and fried chicken at the Kentucky Fried Chicken/Taco Bell fast food restaurant in Lebanon.

  • This Weeks' news briefs

    Raywick Clean-up Day is June 15

    The first annual Raywick Clean-up Day will be held on June 15 from 8 a.m. to noon at the gravel parking lot across from the park and church in Raywick.

  • Lebanon Police provide active shooter safety session

     If an active shooter walked into your workplace, would you know what to do?

    Lebanon Police Sergeant Henry King spoke at Marion County Economic Development’s First Friday Forum on June 7 to share advice and strategies for community members on how to respond during an active shooter situation in the workplace.

    “It’s never happened here in Lebanon, and I pray that it never does,” said King. “If it does, you best believe that the Lebanon Police Department is trained and ready for something like this.”

  • JROTC creates flag drop box

     There is now a drop box located outside of Marion County Public Library for American flags. These flags will be collected and ceremonially disposed of for free by either the Marion County High School JROTC or local Boy Scouts.

    Morgan Tungate and Carly Clark came up with the idea of providing the community with a drop box for worn or damaged flags. The JROTC students and local scouts will check the box regularly.

  • Lebanon man indicted for robbery, assault
  • Favorite pastime

     Marion County is on The Bourbon Trail, but it also sits on the “Clothesline of Quilts Trail,” which draws visitors into rural areas with beautiful painted ‘quilts’ that hang on barns and other buildings. The pastime of quilting blankets also continues to be a tradition celebrated in the county.

    Nancy Dudley, 67, of Bradfordsville has been quilting for more than 40 years, and it has become what she calls “her happy place.”

  • Destined for Disney

     By Marlena Stokes

    Summer Intern



    If you are planning on vacationing at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida in the next six months, you may run into one of Lebanon’s very own—Carrie Fowler. 

    Fowler was recently accepted as a member of the Disney College Program, and will be working in merchandise. 

  • ‘I thank the Lord every single day’

     Marion County is smack dab in the middle of a bourbon boom, but 92-year-old Helen Mattingly vividly remembers the days she would walk two miles to work at what is now Maker’s Mark Distillery.

    Mattingly was only 15 years old when she began working there, and it was actually named “Happy Hollow Distillery” at that time. It didn’t become Maker’s Mark Distillery until Bill Samuels purchased it in 1953.

    “I never thought it would be what it is today,” Mattingly said.