Local News

  • Posting address numbers – what Lebanon residents need to know

    Posting address numbers on your property is now a countywide law, but it has been a law in the City of Lebanon for approximately two years now.
    According to Sharon Browning, Enhanced 911 addressing and mapping coordinator, if city residents meet the city addressing ordinance regulations, they do not have to post an additional sign for the county’s new law.

  • MCHS grad making headlines as a new entrepreneur

    Jacob Huff, a 2008 Marion County High School graduate, is making a name for himself as an entrepreneur in Louisville. And he's just getting started.
    After earning his mechanical engineering degree from the University of Louisville in 2013, Huff and his college classmate teamed up to create a product that could change the face of fast food.
    FreshFry is the brainchild of Huff's friend Jeremiah Chapman, whose chemical engineering background and graduate studies helped him discover a way to restore used frying oil in a safer, easier and more cost effective way.

  • Beyond the call of duty

    Twenty years ago, three men in Marion County wanted to honor their fellow comrades at their final resting place.
    What began as a simple conversation between local veterans Jim Bob Moore, Billy Batcher and Ralph Montgomery evolved into the formation of the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard - one of the most well-respected and sought after honor guards in the region.

  • Alleged Huddle House robber indicted

    Christopher D. Spalding, 22, of 70 Caudill Lane in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree robbery in Marion Circuit Court recently.
    Spalding was arrested and charged with first-degree robbery after allegedly robbing Huddle House in Lebanon on Friday, Jan. 29.
    According to the indictment, on or about Jan. 29, while in the course of committing a theft, Spalding used or threatened to use physical force and/or was armed with a deadly weapon.
    He has pled not guilty to the charge.

  • The show must go on

    A snow storm of blizzard proportions forced January’s Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff to be rescheduled, but the show will go on March 18-19 in Lebanon.
    And, as luck would have it, all of the scheduled acts will be able to perform and the weekend of events will go on as originally scheduled.
    “Nothing has changed. Everything has just clicked,” Brad Lanham, president of the Kentucky Fellowship of Musicians, said.

  • LMS Beta students are New Orleans bound

    Lebanon Middle School sixth grader Abigail Adams sings for the Marion County Board of Education during their regular monthly meeting last week. Adams, along with LMS students Nick Martin playing the cello, above, and Gabe Nelson, left, playing the keyboard, won second place in the special talent competition at the state Beta Club convention. They will be advancing to the national competition in New Orleans in June.

  • MCPS recognized for exceeding college, career readiness goals

    Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt recently recognized 111 Kentucky public school districts, including Marion County Public Schools, for making good on a pledge they made five years ago to improve the college- and career-readiness of their high school graduates by 2015.

  • MCPS elementary students to eat for free next school year

    All elementary schools will be able to offer free breakfast and free lunch to all students next school year, according to Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser.

  • Investing in downtown

    When people visit the City of Lebanon, they often comment on its quaint, picturesque downtown.
    Its architecture is beautiful, timeless and unique, which is why local business owners Macky Hagan of the Ruth Hagan Agency and his brother-in-law Dave Winebrenner of Commonwealth Capital Management renovated their building on the corner of West Main Street and South Spalding Avenue last year.
    They wanted to bring their corner of the city back to life.

  • Two-vehicle accident on Danville Highway injures Gravel Switch woman

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a two-vehicle collision at 7:11 a.m., Tuesday, March 15, at the intersection of Danville Highway and Craintown Road.
    Donna L. Wheeler, 67, of Gravel Switch was driving a 2005 Kia on Craintown Road when she attempted to turn left onto Danville Highway. Wheeler pulled into the path of a 2000 Chrysler being driven by John McCoy, 51, of Lancaster.
    Both Wheeler and McCoy were transported by Marion County EMS to Spring View Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.