Local News

  • Music therapy at Autism Center on April 10

    Working the Puzzle for Autism, Inc. will be having music therapy for individuals on the autism spectrum from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 10, at the Autism Center. Siblings will not be able to participate in this event as this is therapy for individuals on the spectrum. The Autism Center is located at 748 West Main Street in Lebanon. Contact Lisa Nally-Martin at nallymartin@windstream.net for more information.

  • Hands are for helping, not hurting

    The community’s first-ever Child Abuse Awareness Walk took place this past Saturday at Graham Memorial Park. April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, and Central Kentucky Community Action Council Head Start organized the event. Blue pinwheels were placed all along the walking track in honor of the event. The pinwheel is the national symbol for child abuse prevention.

  • Trash the wipes

    To flush or not to flush?
    When it comes to wet-wipes, there should be no question, according to Lebanon Public Works Director Terry Bland.
    These wet wipes, which are advertised as flushable, are causing major problems inside the city’s sewer system and costing the City of Lebanon thousands of dollars. The wipes may go down the toilet, but they aren't breaking down as they course through the sewer system. Since January of 2016, the City of Lebanon has spent $92,000 to fix and replace sewer equipment, according to Bland.

  • Lebanon man indicted for burglary
  • Local programs, organizations receive United Way grants
  • A walking miracle

    If you live or work in Marion County, it’s very likely you’ve seen her.
    She’s always on the move, walking all over the City of Lebanon, no matter the weather or the temperature. She’s dressed to the nines, hair and makeup always done, and in the winter she’s likely to be wearing a fur coat.
    If you catch a glimpse of her walking down the street today, you might notice that she now walks with a cane, and her pace is a bit slower than it used to be.

  • Notice of upcoming premium edition

    Due to the premium nature and increased production and distribution costs of the Discover Lebanon & Marion County Magazine, published on April 12, all subscribers will incur a nominal additional charge of $1 for the edition. Your total bill will remain unaffected but there will be a slight adjustment in your expiration date, unless you have selected the monthly EZ Pay option. The premium surcharge will be added to the applicable regular monthly EZ pay charge.

  • Easter egg hunts this Saturday

    Graham Memorial Park will host its annual Easter Egg hunt at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 8. The event will be held rain or shine. The free event is open to ages zero to nine years of age. All participants should meet at the pavilion by the pool before the hunt begins to discuss rules. Children ages zero to four will hunt on Gorley Field. Children ages five to nine will hunt in the playground area. Please bring a basket to collect your eggs. Plastic eggs can be donated back to the park for reuse next year.

  • Student art show is March 30-31

    The Annual Elementary School Student Art Show will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., March 30-31, on the first floor of the Marion County Heritage Center. The show is hosted by the Marion County Arts and Humanities Council. The public is invited to view the outstanding works of art by young, local artists.

  • Seth still smiles

    Four years ago today, six-year-old Seth Martinez went from being a normal, rambunctious little boy to a permanently disabled, legally blind child with a brain injury. He’s unable to communicate, unable to swallow and completely dependent on others for his care.
    On March 29, 2013, Seth became a victim of child abuse.
    “I thought my grandson was going to die,” Denise Depappa said. “But, he’s got God on his side. That little boy is a fighter.”