Local News

  • Former police officer’s lawsuit is dismissed

    A lawsuit filed against the City of Lebanon by one of its former police officers has been dismissed.
    Joseph Aaron Caldwell, who was a Lebanon police officer for almost six years, filed a lawsuit against the city in November of 2016 in Marion Circuit Court after he was terminated. Caldwell claimed that the city violated the Police Officer's Bill of Rights when they fired him, and he was demanding that the City of Lebanon reinstate him to his prior position as a Lebanon police officer.

  • Court sending delinquent trash accounts to court, collections

    The Marion County Fiscal Court recently voted to send more than $102,000 worth of delinquent sanitation accounts to a collection agency.
    Shortly after taking office in January, Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty and his staff began to dig into the county’s long list of delinquent garbage accounts. At that time, on paper, there was approximately $386,000 in delinquent garbage bills. But, that number was exaggerated because some people on the list, which included approximately 800 names, were deceased and some of them had moved and never notified the county.

  • DACA debate hits home

    Mirna and Dora Lozano are your typical bubbly teenagers who grew up in Springfield and are working their way through college.
    Mirna, 19, and her sister, Dora, 18, aren’t United States citizens, though, and they’re worried they’ll have to leave the country in a couple of years.

  • County approves financial incentives for TGKY

    Marion County’s largest industry, TG Kentucky, has an opportunity to expand, creating 150 additional jobs, and the Marion County Fiscal Court is going to help the industry make that opportunity a reality.

  • Old Glory

    The American Legion and members of the community gather together to put the American flag back high above the center of Main Street in downtown Lebanon on Sept. 6.

  • Lebanon man, woman plead not guilty to hit and run death

    Meagan Medley, 23, and Thomas E. Fleener, 26, both of 3701 Boss Luckett Road in Lebanon, have pleaded not guilty to charges connected to the hit and run death of Landon T. Wheatley, 19, of Springfield.
    Both Medley and Fleener were in Marion Circuit Court Thursday to face charges of tampering with physical evidence and leaving the scene of an accident - failure to render and/or aid assistance.

  • LES goes wild

    Zoodles Animal Education Programs visited Lebanon Elementary School last week and students learned about wildlife and exotic animals. The students were able to see several exotic animals, including a blue tongue skink, a bearded dragon, a ball python, a parrot and a baby kangaroo.

  • The 39 Steps

    Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre. This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, more than 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance.

  • Water rate talks reach boiling point

    The water rate discussion between the Marion County Fiscal Court and the Lebanon City Council has reached a boiling point. The council approved the second and final reading of an ordinance increasing the water rates Monday evening, and it’s likely the issue will now bubble over into Public Service Commission territory.

  • FOOTBALL: Marion County falls 42-13 to Tigers, still seeking first win   

    The Knights will have to wait another week to try and earn its first win after losing to Bardstown 42-13 Thursday in a game that was bumped up a day due to poor weather forecasts for Friday.
    "We couldn't take advantage of some opportunities early in the game and had some untimely turnovers," Knights Head Coach Allen Harmon said.  
    Already up 21-7, Bardstown was able to end the half with a bang, hooking up on a long touchdown pass for a 28-7 with one second left in the half.