Local News

  • Fire destroys Raywick man's garage and shop

    A Raywick man's garage and shop burned to the ground last week, and an electrical heater may be to blame.

    The Lebanon Police Department received a report of a fire at 4790 Raywick Road at 1:31 p.m., on Thursday.

    According to Raywick Fire Chief Herman Riggs, Jeff Wilkerson discovered the fire, which began in the back of the building near a bathroom where the electrical heater was located.

  • Got snow? MCPS has a Plan B

    If and/or when Mother Nature bestows the white stuff upon us, Marion County Public Schools will have a "Plan B" in its back pocket that could help the district avoid missing so many days of school this year.

    Last year, MCPS missed 14 days for snow, which included five days before Christmas. Some of those "snow days" could have possibly been avoided with the district's new Plan B, according to Scott Spalding, the transportation and maintenance director for the district.

  • Commission selects new chairman; no decision on executive director

    Brad Lanham has been elected to serve as the chairman of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission.

    Current Chairman Dan Lawson announced in November that he would be stepping down as chairman at the end of the calendar year. He said that he had too many commitments at this time, and needed to step back a bit.

    Lawson will continue to serve as a commissioner.

  • Young Democrats seeking to host convention

    Joey George and Trey Abell of the Marion County Young Democrats went before the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission Monday to request a free use of Angelic Hall and an adjacent classroom. George and Abell said Lebanon is being considered as a host site for the 2012 Kentucky Young Democrats convention.

  • Commission discusses meeting times

    Commissioner Dennis George asked the commission to consider a change to its regular meeting times during Monday's meeting.

    He pointed out that in correspondence between the mayor and the commission, he had asked them to consider when they schedule their meetings.

    George said most city committees and commissions meet at a time when the public is able to attend. He questioned if 3:30 p.m. on Mondays was a convenient time for most citizens.

  • Lebanon man arrested for attempted murder

    A Lebanon man has been arrested on a charge of attempting to murder his wife. James C. Smith, 51, of Lebanon was arrested at 4:37 a.m. Dec. 10 at 3450 Hwy. 208 by the Kentucky State Police. 

    According to the Kentucky State Police, Kathy Smith, James Smith's wife, wrestled a gun away from James Smith. She then fled the scene with her daughter and one of her daughter's friends. She was not injured in the incident.

  • Lebanon City Council meets Dec. 12

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet in regular session at 7 p.m Monday at city hall.

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    - Delegations

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Payment of bills

    - Department reports

    - Old business

  • Tourist commission meets Dec. 12

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet in regular session at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at the Centre Square Convention Center in Conference Room 300.

    Items on the agenda include an executive session for personnel matters (which could include a possible appointment of a new executive director) and the appointment of a new chairperson for the commission.

  • Fiscal court meeting Saturday, Dec. 10

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has scheduled a special-called meeting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda for the meeting includes two items.

    The first is a discussion of the fiscal impact of the Marion County Detention Center on the Marion County Fiscal Court budget.

    The second item is an executive session per KRS 61.810(1) (f), which regards the possible appointment of an employee.    

  • Wreaths Across America is Saturday

    The annual Wreaths Across America will take place at noon Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Lebanon National Cemetery.

    This year is the 20th anniversary of Maine wreaths being donated for placement on headstones at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. National Wreaths Across American organizers are projecting that more than 150,000 volunteers will place more than 400,000 wreaths at more than 600 participating locations across the United States.