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Local News

  • In Brief

    Fitness day moved to Oct. 9

  • Pain clinic has closed

    The doors are locked. The lights are off, and the furniture and signs have been removed from inside Lebanon Medical Solutions. From all appearances, the pain clinic in the Lebanon Trade Center appears to be closed. On Labor Day, Sept. 6, the Lebanon Police were contacted at 5 p.m. to investigate because the back door of Lebanon Medical Solutions office was open. "There was nothing inside and no signs of forced entry," Asst. Chief Wally Brady said.

  • Various variances approved for Ham Days

    It could get loud Ham Days weekend.

  • Pure Bliss

    Yassmin Atieh traveled from Egypt to visit Kentucky and Marion County over the weekend. She was clearly impressed by what she saw. "Kentucky is really wonderful," Atieh said. "For me, it's heaven. It's where all the good horses are." Atieh was among the dozens of visitors (including members of the U.S. Equestrian Team, see related story) at the farm of Bob and Nancy Bliss Sunday afternoon.

  • Pain clinic raises questions

    A new pain management clinic is open for business in Lebanon, but no one involved seems to want to talk about it.

    Official documents filed on behalf of the business also appear to contain inaccurate information.

    Norma Thomas, one of the business owners, was hesitant to discuss the business last week. Dr. Najam Azmat, who confirmed that he worked at the clinic, declined to answer questions when contacted, and visitors who drove more than 80 miles to visit the pain clinic did not want to be interviewed.

  • Quail Unlimited Kids' Day is Sunday, Sept. 12

    Quail Unlimited “Kids Day” will be held Sunday, Sept. 12 at St. Rose School, Highway 152, from 1-5 p.m. Archery, games, inflatables, Corn Hole Tournament (kids and adults) and lots of fun. For more information contact: Jerry Mattingly (859) 481-3316, Joey Maupin (859) 805-0849 or Kenny Gribbins (859) 805-1767.

    Editor's note: The advertisement for this event listed the wrong day.

     

  • School board approves 4 percent revenue increase

    The Marion County Board of Education held a public hearing regarding the school district's tax rates Thursday evening, which no one from the general public attended, and voted unanimously to approve a 4 percent revenue increase.

    A hearing was required because the proposed rates exceed the compensating rate. The compensating tax rates for 2010-11 are 48.6 cents for real estate and 48.6 cents for personal property (per $100 of assessed value).

  • Lebanon Police Officer to resign

    Jeff Waters remains on suspension as a Lebanon Police Officer, but he may be resigning soon.

    Waters, 45, of 182 Hamilton Heights was accused of two counts of theft by deception stemming from an incident April 19 at Higdon's Foodtown IGA.

  • UPDATE: Family Fitness and Safety Day has been postponed

    Due to the weather, Family Fitness and Safety Day is being rescheduled for Oct. 9.

    The event, sponsored by the  Marion County Fitness and Nutrition coalitionwas originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 11 at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon.

    The event will feature different activities for the family to enjoy.  Some examples of these activities include a dunking booth, sack races, ATV safety, an inflatable obstacle course, fire safety, and seatbelt safety.  

  • Activating traffic signal on Lebanon bypass

    A traffic signal will be turned on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the intersection of KY 2154 (the Marion County Veterans Memorial Highway) and KY 49 (Loretto Road).

    A recent traffic study by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet showed that nearly 6,000 vehicles passed through the intersection each day. The conclusion was that the intersection warranted a traffic signal.

    The transportation cabinet encouraged drivers to use extra caution as the community adjusts to the new signal.