Local News

  • Lebanon City Council meets Monday

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9.

    According to the agenda, the council is scheduled to hear from Gary Vidito about the Centre Square Fee schedule, from Laura Arnold about the Marion County Area Technology Center and from Hall Environmental for a pretreatment presentation.

  • Noise ordinance committee to meet Monday

    The City of Lebanon's noise ordinance committee plan to meet at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Lebanon City Hall to discuss the possibility of creating a noise ordinance and the purchase of a sound meter.

    The committee is comprised of Lebanon City Councilmen Bill PIckerill, Kenny Marrett, Jim Richardson, Lebanon Police Chief Shelton Young and Lebanon City Administrator John Thomas. Young has asked that Lebanon City Attorney Kandice Engle-Gray and Marion County Attorney Joe Mattingly attend the meeting as well.

  • Parent power

    Marion County Superintendent Donald Smith is inviting you to dinner.

    Actually, he's inviting specific groups of parents to join him in enjoying a bowl of chili and discussing how Marion County schools can better meet the needs of their children.

    "The power is involved parents," Smith told the board of education at its regular monthly meeting last week. "My whole initiative is parents recruiting parents."

  • Going with the grain

    It's been said that when one door closes another one opens.

    So, maybe it's fitting that the closing of a local cabinet making business led to an opportunity for students at the Marion County Area Technology Center.

    For the past two weeks, those students have been working with state-of-the-art tools as a result of a collaboration between the tech center and Maewood.

  • Three airlifted after vehicle collision

    A two-vehicle collision on Saturday evening at the intersection of Danville Highway and Garrett Lane sent four people to the hospital, three of which were airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital.

    According to the Marion County Sheriff's Department, at 5:49 p.m., Cody Peterson, 19, of Loretto was driving east on U.S. 68 when he veered to the right in an attempt to avoid a vehicle stopped making a left-hand turn. Once Peterson was around the vehicle he lost control, crossed the centerline and was struck by Wilby Newton, 61, of Gravel Switch.

  • Treating 'em right

    They don't have a website. They don't buy a lot of advertising, but they do have something else going for them.

    Instead, J & L Alignment and Tires tries to provide good service at fair prices for their customers.

    "Your best advertising is to take care of your people, treat 'em fair and treat 'em right on prices," said James Hamilton, the J in J & L.

  • Veterans Day ceremony is Sunday

    A celebration to honor Veterans Day will be held at the Lebanon National Cemetery Sunday at 2 p.m.

    The event will feature the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard, the Marion County High School ROTC and the Marion County High School band.

  • Marching Knights reach state semifinals

    The Marion County Marching Knights have advanced to the state semifinals in Class AAAA.

    The band finished third out of 12 bands in the AAAA West regional competition held Oct. 31 at Bowling Green High School. The band scored an 81.44, earning them a distinguished rating.

    The Marching Knights will move on to the KMEA 2009 State Marching Band Competition semi-finals at 1:30 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 7, at South Oldham High School. The Marching Knights drew the No. 10 spot for Saturday's competition.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Sterk Avenue shooting victim in fair condition

    A shooting on Saturday morning, Nov. 7, has left a Lebanon man in the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds to the abdomen while the shooter is in jail being charged first-degree assault.

  • Marion County hosts state's largest fire school

    More than 200 students and instructors participated in the third annual Marion County Fire School this past weekend, which is the largest county fire school in the state. It's also the only fire school that is free of charge for students. During the weekend, students got hands-on experience in fighting fires and responding to emergency situations. The training programs included a live burn of a house on Danville Highway.