Local News

  • Gov. Bevin visits Lebanon

    State and local officials gathered in the Spring View Hospital lobby Tuesday, June 28, to welcome Gov. Matt Bevin for a ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 20. Speakers included the Spring View Hospital CEO Tim Trottier, State Sen. Jimmy Higdon, Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton and Gov. Bevin.
    They discussed how SB 20 would affect hospitals across the state.

  • Burglary at Loretto business

    Several thousand dollars worth of property was stolen from Nalley’s Exhaust and Brake on Highway 52 in Loretto during the early morning hours on July 1.

  • Ongoing road work in Marion County

    KY 49 is closed at mile point 20 for a bridge reconstruction project. A detour will be signed via KY 84 and KY 327. The project is expected to be complete by the beginning of August.
    KY 2741 is closed at mile point two for a bridge reconstruction project. Access will be maintained on both sides of the closure – via US 68 for mile points 2-4 and via US 68, KY 429, KY 84 and KY 412 for mile points 0-2. The project is expected to be complete by the beginning of September.

  • St. Francis Picnic is July 7-9

    St. Francis of Assisi will have its summer picnic July 7-9 at the church on Highway 52 in Loretto.
    Thursday, July 7, will be for carnival rides only. Friday and Saturday there will be a DJ along with rides, raffles and food.
    The raffle's first prize is $3,000, second prize is $1,500 and third prize is $500 with each chance costing $2. There will also be a canoe raffle with chances costing $1.

  • Eyesore a ‘disgrace’ for city

    Carolyn Green has been living on Radio Station Road in Lebanon for nearly 46 years.
    She loves her home.
    She loves living in Lebanon.
    But, she hates the eyesore that’s located near her property.
    The abandoned building, located at 405 Springfield Highway, used to be the site of a sewing factory and also an electronics business. But, it’s now vacant and being overtaken by vines, trees and wildlife. It’s tarnishing not only the neighborhood, but also the entrance into the city limits of Lebanon, Green said. 

  • Newly renovated home destroyed by fire

    A newly renovated house on South Harrison Street in Lebanon was only three days from completion before it was destroyed by fire on Thursday, June 30.
    Lebanon firefighters responded to the scene at 9:52 a.m. and found the structure located at 250 S. Harrison Street aflame.
    The house belonged to Bruce Higdon and Melissa Bradshaw of Lebanon. The two were partners renovating the property in order to resell it. According to Higdon, the house already had a contract on it and renovations were set to be finished in three days.

  • 12th annual Jets Over Kentucky begins July 10

    By McKenna Dosier
    Summer intern

    The 12th annual Jets Over Kentucky is set to kick off on Sunday, July 10, at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport.
    The "worlds grandest jet event" will draw between 180 and 210 pilots along with thousands of spectators, said Lewis Patton, the event organizer.
    "I've watched it grow from 28 pilots the first year to 192," he said.

  • Library joins the quilt trail

    The Marion County Public Library unveiled its barn quilt last week. The project has raised $3,250 for the library’s reading garden project, and there are still book spines available for purchase. Book spine sponsorships on the quilt range from $25 to $100. Contact the Friends of the Library if you're interested. Call Molly McMasters, 270-337-2205, or email her at mcplfriends@gmail.com.

  • Tourism commission puzzled over appointment

    Confusion dominated the discussion at the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission meeting on Monday, June 27, about the appointment of board members.
    June 30 was the last day on the commission for James Spragens and Lisa Williams. According to Spragens, he knew his two terms were ending, but he didn’t expect someone else to be appointed and approved at the Lebanon City Council’s June meeting.

  • Arrests made in Loretto burglary

    Thomas A. Little, 39, of Georgetown and Samantha L. Ward, 19, of Hodgenville were arrested on Tuesday, July 5, for stealing thousands of dollars worth of property from Nalley’s Exhaust and Brake in Loretto.
    The burglary occurred during the early morning hours on July 1.