Local News

  • Car crash survivor 'appreciates life more'

    By Lindsay Kriz, KPA Summer Intern

    Justin Blandford was not expected to survive last Halloween.

    In the early morning of Oct. 31, 2010, Blandford, 22, of 2150 Loretto Road was driving his 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier west on Spencer Hamilton Road. At approximately 3:29 a.m., the vehicle veered off the road, struck a ditch, and overturned.

  • End of an Era

    Sonny Pickerill remembers a time when Marion County had seven new car dealerships. Those days are long gone,

    "I've seen a lot come and go," he said. "I guess you'd say we outlasted all of them."

    As the old adage says, all good things must come to an end. For Pickerill Motor Company, the end was April 29, 2011, after more than 77 years as a place to buy a new car, trade in an old one or get a car repaired. Since 1934, Pickerill Motor and Chrysler were synonymous in Lebanon.

  • Funeral for police chief will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at MCHS

    UPDATE: The funeral for Lebanon Police Chief Joe Bell will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Marion County High School.

    Bell died Monday, June 6, at Taylor County Hospital, where he was undergoing prostate surgery. He was 58.

    Bosley Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements. Visitation at the funeral home will be at 4 p.m. Friday, June 10. Public visitation will begin at noon Saturday at the high school. The service is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.


  • City council budget session tonight

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Monday, June 6.

    The purpose of the meeting is to hold a work session on the 2011-12 budget.

  • Library hosting college preparation event Wednesday, June 8

    Future college students and their parents may want to attend "Destination: On Your Own" from 1-6 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, at the Marion County Public Library. The event is being presented in collaboration with the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) and AmeriCorps, via the Central Kentucky Community Action Council.
    At 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Travis Webb will present information for students preparing to leave for college and to live in a dorm room or in their own apartment. The presentation will include information about budgeting, saving and more.

  • Fiscal Court meets at 8 a.m., June 4

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to hold a special-called meeting at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    Items on the agenda include:

    - A work session on the 2011-12 budget

    - Revisions to the county's administrative code and personnel policy ordinance

    - Emergency operations preparedness plan

  • Lebanon is hot spot on the 400 Mile Sale trail

    The 400 Mile Sale rolls through Lebanon from one end of Main Street to the other Thursday-Sunday, June 2-5. This event features dozens of yard sales and Lebanon's own unique antique, craft and collectibles shops.

    The 400 Mile route runs from Maysville to Paducah and through 60 communities along U.S. 68 with thousands of sales, more than 200 shops and great entertainment.


    • June 2-5: 400 Miles sales.

  • Page-turner

    Ninie Hammon is coming back to Marion County, at least, for one day.

    Hammon, formerly Ninie Sooter Glasscock, came to work at The Lebanon Enterprise in 1979. She stayed in central Kentucky, in various positions with the Enterprise and The Springfield Sun until 1995, when she left and started The Southeast Outlook, a Christian newspaper in Louisville.

    But the home of Ham Days remains close to her heart.

  • Six MAC inmates indicted

    Six inmates at Marion Adjustment Center were indicted recently in Marion Circuit Court. Two men are facing assault charges, and four are recent escapees from the prison.

    - Sean Underwood, 38, of Marion Adjustment Center was indicted for third-degree assault, first-degree promoting contraband, tampering with physical evidence and first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • More than just a memorial

    Monday, the country took pause to remember all of the people who have died serving our country. And, for a young woman in Texas, the City of Lebanon was on her mind. More specifically, one of Lebanon's own fallen veterans.

    This man wasn't a relative or a friend. In fact, she never even knew him.

    But thanks to a school project, she knew his story very well.