Local News

  • Field fire near Falcon Crest Subdivision now under control

    At approximately 3:10 p.m. today, Wednesday, June 20, the Lebanon Fire Department was dispatched to a field fire on St. Rose and Toad Mattingly roads, which was dangerously close to Falcon Crest Subdivision in Lebanon.

    Reports were that flames were getting dangerously close to the homes in that specific subdivision. St. Rose Road was temporarily blocked because the flames were so close to the roadway. But the roadway is now open, and the fire is out, according to Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson.

  • Short Line Pike home destroyed by fire

    Firefighters from across Marion County spent nearly four and a half hours containing a house fire at 250 Short Line Pike on June 19.  The interior of the house, which belongs to Bo and Nita Sherrell, was completely destroyed, and the roof was damaged as firefighters worked to get the fire out.
    No one was injured as a result of the fire. Neither the Sherrells nor their sons, Timothy (7) and Elliot (6), were at home at the time of the fire.

  • Lebanon writer to host book signing June 28

    Nathaniel Weathers is giving his first book a second chance.

    It's been a few years since Weathers published his first book, The Dark Nemesis, but an expanded and updated edition of the book will be released later this month.

    "It's revised and re-edited and has a lot more information than the first book," Weathers said.

  • Warriors and bikers head to Lebanon Saturday

    Lebanon, Kentucky will more than double its population Saturday, June 23, as participants of Kentucky's inaugural Warrior Dash and bikers participating in Chaser's Bike Rally and Car Show hit town.

    The Warrior Dash registrants already number more than 5,700, and Chaser's is expecting more than 500 motorcycles to take part in this year's rally.

  • Education briefs

    School's out but the lunchroom is still open

    Local students are on summer break but thousands of school lunches are still being served.

    The Marion County School District is currently serving 17 summer feeding sites, according to Taylora Schlosser, assistant superintendent and food service director. In May, approximately 3,000 meals were served, Schlosser reported to the Marion County Board of Education during its June 12 meeting.

  • Durham joins auction team

    Patrick H. Durham has joined the newly formed Joe Guy Hagan auction team as an apprentice auctioneer and will be working under auctioneer Neil Cook out of the Bardstown area to provide auction services to all of central Kentucky. He is a graduate of  LaRue County High School and Western Kentucky University with a degree in agriculture. Durham resides in Hodgenville with his wife Jennifer Durham (formerly of Springfield) and two boys, Thomas and Lucas. You can contact Durham at (270) 537-4100.

  • Council approves tourism budget with no controversy

    It's been a year since the Lebanon City Council discussed eliminating the primary funding source for the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission. Council members had a few questions related to the commission's proposed 2012-13 budget, but overall, the discussions were not contentious.

    At its June 11 meeting, the council unanimously approved the proposed tourism budget.

  • Spring View recognitions

    Spring View Hospital recently recognized its 2012 Mercy Award winner and its 2012 Volunteer of the Year.

  • First year of drug testing complete at MCHS

    A mere two percent of students who were randomly drug tested at Marion County High School failed during the 2011-12 school year, according to results released last week at the Marion County Board of Education meeting.

    "Even of the two percent that were identified, I don't think there were any surprises," Marion County Superintendent Chuck Hamilton said.

  • Off to nationals

    Paige Wilson, the 2012 Distinguished Young Woman of Kentucky, arrived in Mobile, Ala., Sunday to prepare for the Distinguished Young Woman National Finals, June 28-30. On Friday, family and friends held a send-off reception for Wilson at Lebanon Baptist Church.