Local News

  • Chamber Connection

    Upcoming Events

    The Five O'clock Somewhere and the chamber monthly luncheon will not be held during the month of September due to Marion County Country Ham Days. They will both resume in October. The IFOS will be sponsored by Bluegrass Cellular and the monthly luncheon will be sponsored by Inter County Energy.

    2011 Marion County Country Ham Days T-Shirt Presale

  • Cinema at the Square is Friday

    Cinema at the Square, which was originally planned for Aug. 19, has been rescheduled for Friday, Sept. 2, at Johnston Field at Centre Square.

    Disney's "Tangled" will be the feature film. The gates will open at 7 p.m. and the movie is scheduled to begin at dark. The event is free to the public.

    Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs. Picnics are welcome, although vendors will be selling pizza, hot dogs, snacks, soft drinks and more. Pets and alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

  • Block Party this weekend

    The Generation Gap is hosting its annual Block Party Sept. 2-4 at the Cardinal Den on M.L. King Avenue.

    In addition to food, music and live entertainment, there will also be contests and cornhole tournaments. To participate in the cornhole tournament, participants must sign up by 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The tournaments will begin at 5 p.m. There is an entry fee for the tournaments.

  • Governor appoints Lebanon man to working group

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced several appointments to state boards and commissions, and one of those appointees is a Lebanon resident.

    Keith Brock was named to the Waste Tire Working Group. Brock is the Marion County solid waste coordinator, and he is representing the Solid Waste Coordinators of Kentucky. His term expires Aug. 1, 2014.

  • Putting Christ at the Centre (Square)

    For two days in September, Centre Square will become a center of worship and praise.

    The Heart of Kentucky Christian Youth Rally is scheduled for Sept. 9-10 at Johnston Field.

    Sharon Stafford, one of the three organizers of the event, said she attended similar rallies in Campbellsville and Greensburg in recent years.

    "It's just something that the Lord laid on my heart, to get a Christian youth rally here in Lebanon," she said.

  • Missing Lebanon native possibly in Lexington

    Lebanon native Larry Lee, who has been missing since Aug. 4 when he walked away from a personal-care home in Pendleton County, was reportedly seen at the Community Inn on Winchester in Lexington Aug. 20-21, according to his sister, Melissa Lee Knight.

    During the past week, members of Lee's family have spent every day and night searching there but have been unable to locate him.

    "We now have hope that he is alive and surviving," Knight said.

  • Rooms for rent

    The Marion County Judicial Center is open for business on North Spalding Avenue, right next door to the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    That means that the Marion County Courthouse on Main Street in downtown Lebanon is now vacant.

    But Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly hopes it doesn't stay vacant for too long.

    "In some counties, they actually razed the building and made green space out of it," he said.

  • Senator Paul visits Marion County

    Sen. Rand Paul was the guest speaker at the Marion County Chamber of Commerce lunch Thursday, and he opened by sharing a story about a buffet in Paducah.

    A man in front of him had filled two plates of food and was on his way to filling a third when the person next to him said he wouldn't live long eating like that. The man said that his grandfather lived to be 105 years old, and the other person replied he probably didn't live that long eating that much.

    Paul liked the man's response.

  • Lebanon Police investigating Saturday morning shooting

    A Lebanon man was shot in the chest Saturday morning on St. Catharine Street.

    William F. Hubbard was shot with a handgun at 5:27 a.m. Aug. 27. Hubbard was initially taken to Spring View Hospital by Marion County EMS, and was later flown to U of L, according to the Lebanon Police.

    Several other people were in the vicinity at the time of the shooting, according to the police.

  • Two Marion Countians participated in the 2011 GSP

    Every summer, hundreds of students from across Kentucky are chosen to participate in the Governor's Scholars Program. This year, two Marion County High School students, Taylor Corbett and Paige Wilson, were among those selected for the program.

    Both took part in a five-week session on the campus of Bellarmine University in Louisville. During the program, participants get a taste of college life through a few academic pursuits and by meeting and making friends with hundreds of new people.