Local News

  • Cultural Exchange

    When Gulbutamo Mamadshoeva arrived in the United States, Marion County was not what she envisioned.

    "In Europe and Asia, everybody thinks that America is New York and Disney World," said Mamadshoeva, 16, who is better known as Gulya to her friends.

  • Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff to feature The Grascals

    Celebrating the state's official music and the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Bill Monroe, the "Father of Bluegrass Music," Lebanon opens Kentucky's bluegrass music season with the Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff Jan. 28-29.

  • Training exercise turns into real life emergency

    Robert Mattingly didn't expect to be saving a life May 2, but Locky Beasley is glad he did.

    Last month, Mattingly and Jeff Kinser of the Louisa Fire Department received medals of valor for their efforts that day, and State Rep. Rocky Adkins of Sandy Hook presented each of them with a proclamation from the Kentucky House of Representatives.

  • MLK Day celebration is Sunday

    A member of the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame will be the featured speaker during the Martin Luther King Day celebration in Lebanon this Sunday.

    During his career, William Turner has worked as a research assistant for Alex Haley (the author of Roots). Today, he serves as a distinguished professor of Appalachian studies at Berea College.

    Turner's talk will cap a day of festivities Jan. 16 in Lebanon.

  • New Year's Baby

    Harlee Jayde Sapp became the first baby born at Spring View Hospital in 2011. She was born at 11:15 a.m. Jan. 4. She weighed seven pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 inches long. She is the daughter of Rikki and Chris Sapp of Campbellsville. Harlee's grandparents are Richard and Sherri Riggs and Stacey and Steve Sapp, all of Campbellsville.

  • Rigdon cases moved to Washington County

    Seven cases involving William David "Billy" Rigdon are being moved to Washington Circuit Court.

    On Jan. 3, Circuit Judge Dan Kelly approved a change of venue in a series of cases in which Rigdon is the defendant.

  • All-male board has first meeting of 2011

    Three new school board members were officially sworn into office at the Marion County Board of Education Thursday.

    Michael Mullins (District Three), Ed Hacker (District Five) and Mike Cecil (District Four) took the oath of office and participated in their first official meeting, which was short and sweet. The board unanimously appointed Mullins the board chairperson and Hacker the vice-chairperson.

  • Marion County schools are on a one-hour delay Friday, Jan. 14

    Marion County Schools will be open Jan. 14.

    However, the schools will be on a one-hour delay.

  • City Council meeting Jan. 10

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10.

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    - Delegations: Robert C. Mattingly to receive recognition for saving a life and Maria Bell to request a road block and parade for the ML King events Jan. 16

    - Minutes of previous meetings

    - Payment of Bills

    -Department reports

    - Old Business

    - New Business:

    A. Second reading of an amendment to the property maintenance ordinance

  • Shooting victim is in fair condition

    Shooting victim Jason Keene, 28, of Lebanon is in fair condition at University Hospital in Louisville. Keene was the victim of an attempted murder and first-degree robbery on Saturday evening, Jan. 8.

    The incident occurred at McDonald's, 503 W. Main Street in Lebanon. During the shooting incident, $128 in cash, a Boost Mobile Motorola cellular phone and a key ring with four keys and a UK key chain were stolen from Keene.