Local News

  • Arts center, church named historic sites

    The Bradfordsville Christian Church and the St. Joseph Church have been added to the National Register of History Places.

    The Bradfordsville church, which is now the Bradfordsville Performing Arts Center, is located at 101 E. Main Street in Bradfordsville. St. Joseph is located at 3300 St. Joe Road in Raywick.

  • Issue not all black and white

    The recent resignation of Superintendent Donald Smith had divided parts of the community, and on Sunday, the local chapter of the NAACP hosted a forum to discuss that issue.

  • Shootings should not worry public, police say


    Two separate shooting incidents have occurred in Lebanon since the start of the new year, but the public should not be worried, according to Lebanon Police officials.

    According to Lebanon Police Chief Joe Bell, there seemed to be ill feelings between the people suspected of being involved in each incident.

    "It's simple. Keep your nose clean. You won't get in trouble," Bell said.

  • The Smithsonian is coming to Lebanon


    Clubs that brought acts like Ike and Tina Turner and Jerry Lee Lewis to Marion County are now just a memory, but Lebanon will have another chance to celebrate music history in 2012.

  • Doggone

    A St. Francis man has been charged with cruelty to animals after allegedly shooting a dog, and many of his neighbors are afraid that if their pets roam too far from home they may never return.

    On Jan. 24, Richard Niles, 70, of 580 St. Francis Road was charged with second-degree cruelty to animals, a Class A misdemeanor. He has pled not guilty.

  • No school today, Tuesday, Feb. 8

    Marion County Public Schools are closed today, Tuesday, Feb. 8, because of snowy, slick road conditions.

    According to The Weather Channel, today the high will only read 26 degrees, and tomorrow snow showers will be developing in the afternoon. There is a 40 percent chance of snow tomorrow afternoon. Scattered snow showers are also expected during the evening.

  • City Council to meet Feb. 7

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7.

    The following items are on the agenda for the Feb. 7 meeting:

    - Tom Lund will present the annual report for the Marion County Industrial Foundation.

    - Gary White of Channel 6 will talk to the council about use of the city's back-up video tower.

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Payment of bills

    - Reports

    - Old Business

    - New Business:

  • Fiscal court to meet at 4 p.m. Feb. 3

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Feb 3.

    Items on the agenda include:

    - Minutes of previous meeting

    - Presentation of the Marion County Economic Development Office annual report

    - Resolution and Homeland Security grant application for the detention center

    - Consider boiler replacement at the courthouse - AOC proposed assistance offer

    - Considers use of funds allocated for the tech school and reimbursement of funds

    - Department reports

  • Fire destroys Hourigan Lane home

    Wednesday morning, Billy Hays started a fire in a wood stove in his house on Hourigan Lane like he does many mornings. He then went to the Hart Mart on Danville Highway, but while he was there, someone called to let him know a house was on fire on Hourigan Lane.

    Hays, 75, went home to 1420 Hourigan Lane and found that it was on fire.

    "I lost everything I got there," he said.

  • Police make arrest in Tuesday shooting

    The victim of the Tuesday, Feb. 1, shooting on High Street in Lebanon has been released from the hospital and the alleged shooter has been arrested and charged with attempted murder.

    Pam Pittman, 60, was shot while sitting on the couch in her home located at 213 W. High Street in Lebanon. Pittman was released from the hospital Wednesday, Feb. 2, according to Lebanon Police Officer Daniel Forbis.