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Today's News

  • Thieves are stealing barn lumber, according to Sheriff’s Office

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office would like for the public to be aware of a recent string of thefts involving barn lumber.

    According to the press release, the person or persons are stripping lumber off of old barns and other wooden structures throughout Marion County. It is believed the lumber is being transported to a location in Green County where it is being sold.

    Anyone with information related to these crimes are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at ‪270-692-3051.   

  • Loretto teen injured in one-vehicle accident

    Joseph Bailey Smith, 18, of Loretto was flown to University Hospital in Louisville Thursday morning, Oct. 18, after being injured during a one-vehicle accident near Raywick.

    The accident took place at 9:45 a.m., on KY 527, approximately two miles north of Raywick, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements.

  • ‘Alcohol nearly ruined my life’

    Political mudslinging has been around as long as there has been politics, and social media has taken it to a whole new level.

    Last week, District Judge Candidate Jude Hagan took some mud thrown at him and used it as an opportunity to be honest about some of his past troubles, and how he thinks his struggles will help him be a better judge.

  • Fate of convention center could be determined this week

    The fate of the proposed convention center facility is in the hands of local government officials and tourism commissioners. The Lebanon City Council, Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission and Marion County Fiscal Court are all meeting in special-called sessions this week to discuss their support of the proposal.

    “Communities who do not take advantage of windows of opportunity to move ahead, other communities take them and move ahead without them,” said Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw.

  • Dr. Salem George dies at age 86

    Dr. Salem George – a man who has cared for generations of families in Marion County - has died.

    George passed away Monday, Oct. 15.

    He just celebrated a birthday - turning 86 on Oct. 11.

    George grew up in Louisville. At the start of his high school career, he was excited about attending St. Xavier, one of the more prestigious high schools in the city. Instead, his family moved to Marion County. George was thrown into a new community with new people and a new high school, St. Augustine.

  • Farming legacy

    Kevin and Paige Mattingly were recognized recently for their hard work and reputation and named this year’s Outstanding Young Farm Family by the Marion County Farm Bureau.

    “It’s a huge honor,” said Kevin. “Farm Bureau is a great organization to be a part of, and a lot of really good people are involved in it.” 

  • Carden Circus coming to town

    The Carden Circus is coming to Lebanon on Friday, Oct. 19, with dazzling acts sure to wow the community.

    Joey Frisco, 38, has been working with elephants and Carden Circus ever since he can remember, and is a third generation elephant trainer. 

  • ‘And the beat goes on’

    Descendants of a family in Marion County are discovering they have inherited a heart condition, cardiomyopathy, forcing them to undergo risky transplant surgeries or rely on pacemakers and defibrillators to continue life as they know it.

  • 12 Hepatitis A cases confirmed in Marion County

    Jailer Barry Brady said four more inmates tested positive for Hepatitis A at the Marion County Detention Center last week, bringing the total to 12 confirmed cases in Marion County for 2018.

    Brady also confirmed those inmates are Marion County residents.

    “None of the Marion County cases are food service workers,” said Terrie Burgan, Lincoln Trail Health Department public information officer. “A proportion of the cases are homeless, drug users, or are reported as no risk factors.”

  • City, county approach tourism about convention center

    Major city and county influencers visited the Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission on Oct. 8 in support of a convention center to be built on the Veterans Memorial Highway.

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw, City Administrator John O. Thomas, Marion County Judge-Executive David Daugherty, Marion County Office of Economic Development Director Tom Lund, and Freddie Hilpp, owner of Hilpp Construction Inc., all approached the commissioners for their support in moving forward with plans that have been repeatedly shelved.