Local News

  • Upcoming Christmas events

    Christmas in the Park will take place at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon Wednesday, Nov. 25.
    The event will officially begin at 6:30 p.m., with free cookies, popcorn and hot chocolate. The lighting of the park will be at 7 p.m. Santa Claus will arrive on one of Lebanon's finest fire trucks at 7:15 p.m.

  • Central Kentucky Community Action to offer assistance to graduating college seniors

    Are you a college senior in need of help with tuition or graduation expenses?
    If you are a resident of Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson or Washington counties and your household meets the income guidelines you may be eligible for assistance. Please contact your local Community Action for more information.

  • Bullet shoots through building, over men’s heads

    Six men were victims of first-degree wanton endangerment last month when someone shot a gun and the bullet went through the building where they were working.
    According to Lebanon Police Officer Henry Keene, on Oct. 18, an unknown person fired a 40-caliber round in the vicinity of North Woodlawn Avenue. At the time, six men were inside a construction building on Mercer Avenue. Six people inside that building heard the bullet, and it went over several of their heads, Keene said.

  • City puts Morgan statue up for bid

    A piece of artwork that’s never been displayed and has been the center of controversy since it was created in 1999 is for sale.
    The City of Lebanon is accepting sealed bids for the Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan statue. During the Lebanon City Council meeting Monday, Nov. 9, Public Works Director Terry Bland asked the council to consider doing something with the statue, which is being stored and taking up space at the city service center.
    The council approved taking sealed bid for the sale of the statue.

  • Flu is 'miserable' for employers and workers

    By Laura Ungar
    The Courier-Journal and
    Jayne O'Donnell
    USA Today

    It pays to prevent the flu.
    It doesn’t just help you avoid a week or two of misery, it saves you – and your employer – lots of money. And it’s easier than ever to avail yourself of what doctors say is the best defense against the virus: the flu vaccine.

  • Southern Lights to run Nov. 20 to Dec. 31 at Kentucky Horse Park

    Kentucky Press News Service

    The Southern Lights holiday festival, presented by Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky Inc., returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington Nov. 20 to Dec. 31. More than 125,000 individuals in more than 30,000 vehicles attend Southern Lights annually from Kentucky and beyond, making Southern Lights a premier holiday event in the region and nation, a news release said.
    Southern Lights has grown into a well-known Bluegrass tradition over the last 22 years. .

  • Barn lumber thefts on the rise

    A rash of barn lumber thefts in Casey County has authorities seeking the culprits who are responsible.
    Thieves stripped more than 100 chestnut oak boards from a barn on South KY 501 recently. Authorities are asking for the public’s assistance in reporting suspicious activity around wood barns.
    Sheriff Jerry Coffman said his department is investigating several different cases where the old lumber has been taken.

  • Monks making art, memories with Marion Countians

    Seven monks from the Labrang Tashi Kyil Monastery in Dehra Dun, India made Marion County their home last week during their tour the United States. The Marion County community hosted the monks during their visit in 2013, and they returned last week, spending most of their time interacting with more than 600 local students during art workshops and creating a sacred sand mandala for world peace.

  • Real world projects

    Marion County High School’s Project Lead The Way students are extremely busy with numerous “real world” projects underway.
    “There’s lots going on up here, in a very good way,” PLTW Instructor Greg Conley said.
    One of the most exciting (and top secret) projects is the Dream Bus, which Superintendent Taylora Schlosser plans to unveil in April of next year.

  • Remembering Deputy Rakes

    Friday evening, many Marion Countians and local law enforcement officials took a moment to stop and remember Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Rakes who was killed in the line of duty on Nov. 14, 2012.
    A candlelight vigil was held in front of the David R. Hourigan Government Center. During the vigil, Kentucky State Trooper David Gibbs, who was killed in a car accident on Aug. 7, was also remembered.