Today's News

  • Find out more about WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program

    The WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (WIC) is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and administered through the Department for Public Health. WIC FMNP services are coordinated through local health departments throughout the state beginning June 1, 2015 through Oct. 31, 2015.    

  • Kentucky Classic ARTS at Centre Square forms new regional orchestra

    Kentucky Classic ARTS at Centre Square invites all those that play an orchestra instrument to come join the Centre Square Orchestra.
    The Centre Square Orchestra will be directed by Dr. Lisa McArthur of Campbellsville University and will be reading through some “classic” repertoire and some popular music, as well. Music and music stands will be provided. The first meeting of the orchestra will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 20, at Centre Square, which is located at 237 North Spalding Avenue in Lebanon.

  • Music Fest is Saturday at Centre Square

    Marion County Music Fest is scheduled to take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at Johnston Field at Centre Square. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved into the Centre Square gymnasium.
    Admission is $5 per person and proceeds will go to the “Friends of Live Music” fund, which will be used to promote live music events featuring Marion County musicians. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
    Bouncy houses and games will be offered for children.

  • 2015 Relay for Life is Friday

    The 19th annual Marion County Relay for Life is set to take place from 6 p.m. Friday, June 12, to 1 a.m. Saturday, June 13. The event is scheduled to be held at the upper baseball fields at Graham Memorial Park, off Park View Drive in Lebanon.
    Any group of five or more people is welcome to join as a team. To register a team, contact Lisa Sandusky at 270-699-1797 or Suzi O'Daniel at 270-699-1225.

  • Fiscal court supports bloodborne pathogen ordinance

    On June 4, the Marion County Fiscal Court heard a proposal for a bloodborne pathogen education ordinance, which would affect tattoo artists and body piercers if approved.
    Pablo Munoz, the environmental director for the Lincoln Trail District Health Department, said the ordinance would require any tattoo artist or body piercer to go through a bloodborne pathogen education course approved by Lincoln Trail and meeting Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards.

  • Old Mill Days is this weekend

    Bradfordsville will be hosting its annual Old Mill Days celebration on June 12 and 13.
    Pet shows, beauty contests and a parade will once again be part of the festivities, along with games and contest, rides and food.
    Visitors are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs for events at the park. Here is the schedule of events:

    Friday, June 12
    • 5 p.m. Pet show at the park pavilion, flea market, arts and crafts, food, rides and inflatables

  • Marion County men indicted for theft of firearms

    Alvin D. Miller, 31, of 81 Spring Hill Drive in Lebanon was indicted in two separate indictments for two counts of theft by unlawful taking or disposition (firearm) and first-degree persistent felony offender in Marion Circuit Court recently.
    According to the indictment, on or about Nov. 1, 2014, Miller took or exercised control of a movable property (a firearm) of another, or he aided, abetted or counseled with another in said act.
    The indictment also reads that he was over 21 and had been convicted of at least two felonies after his 18th birthday.

  • Ambassadors visit Spirit Masters

    Anne Kaitlyn Gribbins is looking forward to putting to use many of the things she learned at Western Kentucky University last week.
    Gribbins, who will be a senior at Marion County High School in the fall, is one of eight student ambassadors who visited WKU to spend a day with members of the Spirit Masters, Western’s student ambassador organization.
    “It was basically a training for the ambassadors, but it was a training in leadership as well,” Gribbins said.

  • Tourism seeking to bring new races to community

    About 1,000 people participated in the Color in Motion 5K on May 16 in Lebanon, but something new could be coming in the future.
    Nena Olivier, executive director of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission, reported that she has spoken with the race organizers about partnering with a charity or bringing a different kind of race to Lebanon.
    ”They are talking to us about an inflatable obstacle course race,” she told the commission during its June 8 meeting.
    This race is the Insane Inflatable 5K.

  • Turtleman making wishes come true… Again

    When four-year-old Joseph LaGrande of Williams, California, was undergoing treatments for leukemia and was too weak to walk, let alone play in the hospital’s playroom, he would lie in his bed and watch "Call of The Wildman – Turtleman.”
    “When you’re in the hospital you can’t play in the mud, go swimming or run barefoot,” Joseph’s mother, Rachel, said. “There’s a whole list of can’ts.”
    But, in Turtleman’s world, there is no fear.