Today's News

  • This week's news briefs

    NAACP Black History Program is Feb. 24

  • Tempers flare during wage discussion

     The members of the Marion County Fiscal Court agree that county employees deserve to be paid more, but how the county can afford to do that is unclear.

    The fiscal court held a special-called meeting on Feb. 13 to discuss employee salaries, and several county employees from various departments attended. 

  • Economic development report positive for City of Lebanon

     Tom Lund, executive director of the Marion County Industrial Foundation, reviewed the foundation’s annual report with the Lebanon City Council on Feb. 11, and discussed the latest news with industries in Marion County.

    “In the distilled spirits sector of Marion County, Makers Mark has taken on a $495 million dollar expansion, Diageo announcing a $130 million dollar expansion, so that is $625 million into the Marion County and Lebanon sector.”

    Lund said Diageo will also be partnering with local agriculture. 

  • Corrections


    In the Feb. 6 edition, Janyla Sallee was incorrectly identified as Kyhia Hughes in a photo for the Black Heritage Celebration.

    In last week’s edition, in the fiscal court briefs, the Animal Shelter Committee report should have stated there were 86 animals from Washington County in the last six months of 2018.

    In a feature story about Tom and Carol Morgeson in last week’s bridal section, it should have stated that Carol immigrated from South Korea to Maryland.

  • General Assembly prioritizes children, families with recent legislation

     Strengthening Kentucky families was a recurring theme last week, as there has been a great deal of bipartisan legislative activity putting families and children first.

  • Soar like an Eagle

    Lisha Mitchell shared several photos of a bald eagle she photographed Sunday afternoon on Highway 243 past Gravel Switch near Penn’s Store in the Forkland area.



     The Marion County Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting on Feb. 14. The following are news items from that meeting:

    2019-20 school calendar

    The school board approved the 2019-20 school calendar, which is as follows:

    • Tuesday, Aug. 6: Opening day for staff

    • Wednesday, Aug. 7: Opening day for students

    • Friday, Aug. 30: Early release day

    • Monday, Sept. 2: No school

    • Friday, Sept. 20: Early release day

  • BASKETBALL: District tournament update
  • 2-13-19 Church Briefs

    Tucker Hill Baptist Church Pastor Dale Smith and church family will be at Revival at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 and Friday, Feb. 15 at Sherman Chapel AME Zion Church, S. Proctor/Chandler St., Lebanon.

    Old Fashion Day
    Tucker Hill Baptist Church, 600 Shortline Pike, Lebanon, Old Fashion Day will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. The guests are First Baptist Perryville Pastor Yocum and church family. The event will be held at the Presbyterian Church located at 157 E. Main Street across from the library.

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