Local News

  • Woman killed in weekend crash

    A St. Mary woman is dead after a one-vehicle collision Sunday on Helm School House Road approximately three miles east of Lebanon.
    Ashlee J. Nevius, 34, a passenger in the vehicle, was transported by Marion County EMS to Spring View Hospital, then transferred by medical helicopter to University of Louisville Hospital. She died the next day from injuries sustained in the collision.

  • New director takes over Tri-County United Way


  • PSC approves rate increase for KU, LG&E effective July 1

    FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has granted base rate increases sought by Louisville Gas & Electric Co. and Kentucky Utilities Co., but reduced them below the levels agreed to earlier by the utilities and other parties to the cases.
    With the PSC’s changes, in orders issued June 22, KU will receive an additional $50.5 million in revenue per year, less than half the amount requested by the utility, and about $4.4 million less than allowed by the settlement. KU’s annual revenue will increase about 3.1 percent.

  • Fire guts Mock Avenue apartments

    An old house at 239 Mock Avenue being used as an apartment complex was destroyed by fire early Thursday morning. Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly said the building was “pretty involved” when the department arrived and described the structure as a total loss.
    The 911 dispatch logs the call as received just before 2 a.m. Firefighters were on the scene within five minutes and determined by kicking in the doors that no one was in any of the three apartments except some dogs, all of whom got out, the chief said.

  • Beta talent winners competing in Florida

    Abi Adams, vocalist, Gabe Nelson, piano, and Nick Martin, cello, performed recently during the Marion County Music Fest. The trio won first place in the state Beta special talent division in February and left this week to compete at the national competition in Orlando, Florida this week. They placed fourth at the national level last summer in New Orleans.

    India Young, Maddie Spalding and Will Blake will also be competing at the National Beta Convention in Orlando, Florida.

  • Arts and Humanities Camp is July 10-14

    “Jazz It Up” is the theme and July 10-14 is the date for this year’s Marion County Art and Humanities Art Camp. The sponsor, the Marion County Arts and Humanities Council, is again being assisted by the Marion County Family Resource Center.

  • Autism Center hosts music therapy

    Working the Puzzle for Autism, Inc. will be having music therapy for individuals on the autism spectrum from 10-11 a.m., Saturday, June 24, at the autism center located at 748 West Main Street in Lebanon. Siblings will not be allowed to participate in this event as this is therapy.

  • Lebanon City Council briefs

    The City of Lebanon will be spending $100,000 out of its general fund, along with $109,000 from the state and $295,000 of carryover funds to make road improvements throughout the city in 2017-18. This is the first time the city has ever used money out of its general fund for road work, but it’s greatly needed, according to Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw and Lebanon City Administrator John Thomas.
    Last week, the city council approved a list of roads that need work.
    “The list of streets are certainly some of the worst,” Thomas said.

  • Bishop Thompson promoted to Archbishop of Indianapolis

    Pope Francis has named Bishop Charles C. Thompson of Evansville, Indiana, to head the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
    Archbishop Thompson, who has been Evansville's bishop since 2011, will succeed Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, who was named to head the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey, last November.
    The appointment was announced June 13 in Washington by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

  • Marion County Fiscal Court briefs

    The Marion County Fiscal Court held its regular monthly meeting on June 15.
    The court was joined by Phyllis Filiatreau on behalf of the Marion County Health District. Filiatreau reported that the health district has approved the 2017 tax rate of 3 cents per $100 of assessed value, which is the same rate as last year. Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty reported that the Marion County Health Department surplused a gas generator to the county and it is stored at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.