Local News

  • Lebanon City Council meets Dec. 12

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet in regular session at 7 p.m Monday at city hall.

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    - Delegations

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Payment of bills

    - Department reports

    - Old business

  • Tourist commission meets Dec. 12

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet in regular session at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at the Centre Square Convention Center in Conference Room 300.

    Items on the agenda include an executive session for personnel matters (which could include a possible appointment of a new executive director) and the appointment of a new chairperson for the commission.

  • Fiscal court meeting Saturday, Dec. 10

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has scheduled a special-called meeting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda for the meeting includes two items.

    The first is a discussion of the fiscal impact of the Marion County Detention Center on the Marion County Fiscal Court budget.

    The second item is an executive session per KRS 61.810(1) (f), which regards the possible appointment of an employee.    

  • Wreaths Across America is Saturday

    The annual Wreaths Across America will take place at noon Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Lebanon National Cemetery.

    This year is the 20th anniversary of Maine wreaths being donated for placement on headstones at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. National Wreaths Across American organizers are projecting that more than 150,000 volunteers will place more than 400,000 wreaths at more than 600 participating locations across the United States.

  • New trials ordered in Knoxville double-homicide case

    Four years ago, the body of 21-year-old Channon Christian was found at a house in Knoxville, Tenn. The body of her boyfriend, Christopher Newsom, 23, was found near some railroad tracks.

    Five people - including three who were arrested in Lebanon - were convicted of various crimes in connection with those deaths, but four of them will receive new trials as a result of official misconduct by the judge who presided over their trials.

  • Looking for dollars

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has dipped into its coffers twice this year to help fund the operation of the Marion County Detention Center. In many counties, the court paying for jail expenses would not be unusual, but in Marion County, the detention center operated without local tax money from December of 2003 through September of 2011.

    "I prepared the court that it would probably be a redline year," Marion County Jailer Barry Brady said. "I just didn't know the significance of what it would be."

  • The Caring Place's wish list

    There are approximately 15 women and children currently taking shelter at The Caring Place in Lebanon. With the holiday season upon us, those women and children can have a more joyful Christmas with the community's help, according to Delena Trent, executive director of The Caring Place.

  • Final performance of "Lovely in Danger" is Friday at Angelic Hall

    The final performance of the new, old-fashioned melodrama "Lovely in Danger" will be at 7 p.m., this Friday, Dec. 9, at Angelic Hall, 237 N. Spalding Ave., in Lebanon.

    "Lovely in Danger" is an old story as new as today's headlines. An evil banker plots to take away the home of a kindly lady and her niece. Will good triumph in the end? Come and see!

    The play features Lynn Farris, Stevie Lowery, Andy Colley, Beth Overgaauw, Christy Carpenter (and you)...

  • Marion County Public Library is unbound!

    The Marion County Public Library is now live with Kentucky Libraries Unbound. Library patrons in good standing now have access to e-books, online audio books, music and video downloads all through your library card. You can access the system through the MCPL's website at www.marioncopublic.org. Just click on catalogue and follow the directions from there. Call (270) 692-4698 with any questions.

  • Dog dumping dilemma

    Recent allegations of dogs being buried alive at the Taylor County Animal Shelter have caused a great deal of controversy, and the fallout is starting to cross county lines.


    Within the past three weeks, approximately 27 dogs have been dropped off at the Taylor County/Marion County line, according to Kay Turpin, Marion County Animal Control official.

    "We've never had this problem before. It's bad," she said. "Our shelter is packed to the brim."