Local News

  • E911 efforts continue

    The efforts to bring E911 to Marion County are continuing, but full implementation is still a year or more away, according to local officials.

    "Hopefully within a year we can be there," Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly said.

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw was a bit more cautious.

    "My guess is that we're 18 months to 24 months off," he said.

    Nevertheless, both think the county is moving closer to providing E911 service.

  • Mayor, police taking a new approach to drug problems

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw wants to do something about the drug problem affecting our community, and he's looking for people who want to help.

    During the July 6 First Friday Forum at the David R. Hourigan Government Center, Crenshaw asked what local leaders need to do to address substance abuse issues affecting Lebanon and Marion County.

  • Kids' College

    Curiosity and education were the center focus for the pint-sized participants of the TV production course during Kids’ College held at Centre Square in Lebanon recently. Children also participated in science activities and learned how to knit during the college.

  • Lanham re-elected tourism chairman

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission elected their officers for the 2012-13 fiscal year Monday afternoon.

    Brad Lanham, who was not present at the meeting, was re-elected as the commission's chairman. Dave Winebrenner was also elected to continue serving as the commission's treasurer.

    Monday was also the first meeting without Dennis George, who recently resigned from the commission. A new commissioner has not yet been selected to replace George.

  • No burn ban for the county

    With the recent hot, dry weather, Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly has been getting several questions about a burn ban. He addressed the issue during the July 5 fiscal court meeting.

    He reminded the court that they declared a burn ban a few years ago, but shortly thereafter, he was contacted by the Kentucky Division of Forestry, which let him know that the county could not enforce a burn ban and that it was up to the Division of Forestry to issue a statewide ban.

  • Proud of Paige

    Signing autographs, going on shopping sprees, getting treated like royalty... Paige Wilson experienced all of the above and more during the Distinguished Young Woman competition in Mobile, Ala., recently.

    "Mobile takes this program very seriously," she said last week after returning home. "They treated us with a lot of grandeur."

    In fact, when Wilson and her fellow participants arrived in Mobile on June 17, they were treated to a special arrival ceremony at the Mobile Regional Airport.

  • Tourist commission, city council meet Monday

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission and the Lebanon City Council are both scheduled to meet Monday, July 9.

    The tourist commission is scheduled to meet at 3:30 p.m. in room 300 at the Centre Square Convention Center.

    Items on the agenda include minutes of the June 11 meeting, the treasurer's report, the executive director's report and old business.

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. at city hall.

    The city council agenda includes the following:

    - Minutes of previous meetings

  • Discussion of burn ban, fire risks on fiscal court agenda

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. today, July 5, in Room 201 of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes a discussion of fire dangers, a burn ban, fire risks and fireworks caution.

    Other items on the agenda include:

    - Minutes of the June 21 meeting

    - Approval of a Homeland Security grant

    - Review and possible approval of a county employee disability insurance coverage

    - First reading of a Maker's Mark Distillery project bond ordinance

  • Lebanon man is arrested for stabbing in Springfield

    A Springfield man was injured after an altercation with a Lebanon man on Saturday morning at Carmona's on Perrvyille Road in Springfield.

    A verbal disagreement between Javier Lopez, of Springfield, and Janitzio Rodriguez, of Lebanon, turned physical when Rodriguez hit Lopez over the head with a bottle and then slit his throat with a knife.

    Rodriguez then fled the scene.

    Springfield City Police Officer A.J. Lewis said the incident occurred around 12:57 a.m. on Saturday.

  • Fire damages Pine View Drive home

    Firefighters from Marion and Nelson counties worked for hours to extinguish a fire July 3 at 225 Pine View Drive. The fire was reported to Lebanon Dispatch at 11:28 a.m., and firefighters remained on the scene until 7:56 p.m. to keep the fire contained.

    Loretto Fire Chief Tommy Hamilton said an electrical fire started in the main living room of the log home. It was difficult to extinguish because the fire was in a spot that was difficult to reach.