Local News

  • Soaring higher

    The world’s biggest remote-controlled model jet show got a little bigger this past weekend. In spite of the rainy conditions, nearly 250 pilots from all over the world brought hundreds more remote-controlled jets to the 2015 Jets Over Kentucky last week at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport. Barry Hou of San Marino, California, said the show is a chance to visit with fellow pilots, and event organizer Lewis Patton does a great job. But it’s also about where the event is held.
    “We come back because of so much support from the community,” Hou said.

  • Wear purple for Kara

    This Friday will mark five years since anyone has seen Kara Tingle.
    The Lebanon woman was last seen July 17, 2010, on Beechfork Loop Road in Gravel Switch. Kara was 27 years old at the time, and she had been driving a family member's car that was found two days later on the Bluegrass Parkway.
    Her family still remembers, and they hope the community does, too.
    “I’ve learned to take it each day at a time, and my faith in God keeps me going every day,” said Sheila Tingle, Kara’s mother.

  • MCPS hires new central office staff

    The Marion County Board of Education approved creating three new Central Office positions in June. During the board’s July 9 meeting, Superintendent Taylora Schlosser introduced the people hired for those jobs.
    Chris Brady, who previously served as the assistant principal at Lebanon Middle School and the interim principal at Marion County High School, has returned to the district as the chief operations officer. Schlosser explained in June that the COO would be the “number two” person in the district.

  • Proposed bill protects religions from performing gay marriages

    By James Pilcher
    The Kentucky Enquirer

    A Northern Kentucky state legislator has filed a bill that would prevent the commonwealth from forcing religious figures or organizations from performing same sex marriages, and would protect such organizations and individuals from being sued if they refuse to perform such ceremonies.

  • Honorary graduate

    Amanda Lyvers receives an honorary diploma from Marion County High School. Lyvers is a Marion County resident who recently graduated from the Kentucky School for the Blind. Also pictured is Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser.

  • County judge: Let us know about road problems

    The recent storms have kept Marion County road crews busy, according to Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty.

    Crews were out late last night and early this morning trying to clear debris, according to Daugherty. He said that three tress fell on Jed Gaddie Road and Salt Lick Road was impassable for a time.

    He also encouraged the public to notify the county if they find roads that are obstructed.

    "If you see something, please let us know," Daugherty said.

  • City council meets Monday

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, July 13, at city hall.

    The agenda includes:

    • Delegations

    • Minutes of previous meetings

    • Payment of bills

    • Department reports

    • Old business

    • New business:

    - Discussion of the 2015 city property tax rate

    - Recommendation for a zoning change

  • Tourism commission meets Monday

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to hold a regular meeting at 3:30 p.m. Monday, July 13, in Room 300 of the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda includes:

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Treasurer's report

    • Executive director's report

    • Old business:

    - Election of treasurer

    - Marion County Fairgrounds sign

    • New business

  • Flash flood watch in effect until Wednesday morning

    More periods of heavy rainfall are expected Monday and Tuesday, July 13-14, according to the National Weather Service, which has issued a flash flood watch for Central Kentucky, including Marion County.

    The flash flood watch is in effect until 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 15.

    According to the weather service, rounds of "strong to severe" thunderstorms are expected to continue through Tuesday evening. Large hail, torrential rain, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are possible, according to the weather service.

  • Flash flood watch in effect until 1 a.m. Saturday

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Central Kentucky, including Marion County.

    The flash flood watch is in effect until 1 a.m. Saturday, July 11.

    According to the weather service, more rounds of showers and thunderstorms with heavy rainfall are expected to move through the region Friday.