Today's News

  • Louisville eatery helps out bees, menu with rooftop hive

    By Roberto Roldan
    The Courier-Journal

    A colony of honey bees has found a new home atop the Bristol Bar and Grille on Louisville's Bardstown Road, creating a buzz in the community and among experts who say the insects need some help as their numbers dwindle.
    Because bees are important to pollinating a large number of commercial crops in the U.S., advocates have warned of an impending agricultural disaster akin to the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.

  • 6-3-15 Public Record

    New drivers
    NOTICE: Any permit holder wishing to take the road test can call 270-692-2681 to schedule an appointment.
    New drivers as of May 26:
    Matthew D. Daubert
    Andrea E. Morles-Jimenez
    Courtney A. Newton
    Anton C. Cowherd
    Lois A. Obata
    Candace P. Carlton
    Prepaid fines
    Matthew S. Brady, 135 Highway 208, Lebanon, failure to wear seat belt, $25.
    Bobby G. George, 770 Scott’s Ridge Road, Raywick, failure to wear seat belt, $25.

  • 6-3-15 Police Log

    Got a lead?
    The Lebanon Police Department’s tip line is 270-692-5529.

  • A decade of Pioneers

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    The New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future celebrated 10 years of going green with an awards reception, dinner and a packed house at St. Catharine College recently.
    Arthur and Martha Young were recognized with the first ever New Pioneers Green Living award, while Mary Berry earned the New Pioneers Trailblazer award.
    New Pioneers Executive Director Sr. Claire McGowan reflected on the past 10 years and what her vision has grown to over the last decade.

  • Hurry up and wait


  • 6-3-15 Church Briefs

    Star Bethel
    Star Bethel Apostolic Church, Gravel Switch, will have an installation service for Pastor Joe L. and Elect Lady Francis Eleby at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at Masonic Hall, Lebanon. For more information, call 270-699-9683.
    Vacation Bible Schools
    • Registration has begun for Muldraugh Hill Baptist Church Vacation Bible School. Vacation Bible School will be held June 7-12. June 12 will be commencement and parents night. For more information, go to www.muldraughhill.org or call the church office, 270-692-2420.

  • ‘Buy it Now’ button supports public library

    The Friends of the Marion County Public Library have partnered with SirsiDynix and Amazon to allow patrons to purchase items from outside the library catalog and raise funds to support the library.
    On the Marion County Public Library’s website (marioncopublic.org), patrons can search for books, movies and music. If a particular item is not available, patrons can click the “Buy It Now” button. This will redirect the patron to amazon.com, where they have the option of purchasing the requested item.

  • Marks and Cravens will marry June 13


  • Smith and Coots will marry in July


    Dr. and Mrs. Robert H. Smith of Lebanon announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Margaret Grace Smith, to Zachary Michael Coots, son of Michael and Denise Coots of Bardstown.
    Smith graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies/health concentration.
    Coots graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He will attend American University College of Law in September.
    A July wedding is planned.

  • First-ever Marion County Music Fest will feature local artists

    David Miles grew up in Marion County. It’s where he learned to play and perform as a musician, and now, he wants to give something back to his hometown community.
    Miles has organized the first Marion County Music Fest, which is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. June 13 at Johnston Field behind Centre Square in Lebanon. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to the gymnasium at Centre Square.
    “I grew up in St. Mary’s, as did several of the guys who are participating in this,” Miles said.