Local News

  • Oh, deer: City’s sewer system is clogged by a deer hide

    Lebanon Public Works employees have found an array of objects clogging the city’s sewer system over the years.

    But, what they found on Feb. 19 was a first. 

    A deer hide was retrieved from the sewer system.

    “It had completely clogged the sewer line,” Lebanon City Administrator John Thomas said in an email. “Someone removed a manhole cover to get this in the sewer.”

  • Local high school students increase organ donation registrations

    Marion County High School students, along with students all over the state, have helped further the mission of organ donation.

    MCHS and 26 additional high schools in Kentucky were educated and 17 chapters of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) participated in a challenge to support Donate Life Kentucky’s mission resulting in 1,092 new names on the organ donor registry.

  • Bevin declares state of emergency in response to continued heavy rainfall across Kentucky

    Kentucky Press News Service

  • Kentucky Classic Arts presents 12 Angry Men

    The upcoming production to grace the stage at Centre Square in Lebanon is the captivating and dramatic play “12 Angry Men.”
    The all male production, described as a “classic drama,” tells the exciting and dramatic tale of a jury holdout who attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence in a murder, and is sure to enthrall audiences.

  • Walking closer to God

    Ackie George went on what she calls an unforgettable, indescribable trip to The Holy Land – Jerusalem – last month. It’s a trip she believes everyone should experience. A trip that has helped bring her even closer to God.

  • Calling on former Glasscock Elementary School students

    This year’s theme for Glasscock Elementary School’s Showcase is “Leaders are Born at GES.” The school’s staff is looking for former Glasscock students who would be interested in being showcased. The school’s staff is requesting a then and now pic, the years you attended GES and what you are doing now that shows leadership in our community and/or world. The GES Student Showcase will be held on Tuesday, April 17.

  • Juvenile arrested after police chase

    A juvenile was taken into custody last week after leading deputies on a vehicle chase.
    According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, on the morning of Feb. 14, the sheriff’s office received the report of a stolen pickup truck from a residence on Highway 1157. A short time later, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Tristan Hayden observed the stolen truck exiting the Kroger parking lot off of East Main Street in Lebanon. When Deputy Hayden attempted a traffic stop, the vehicle sped away at a high rate of speed on Sulphur Springs Road.

  • Lebanon City Council briefs

    The following are some highlights from the recent Lebanon City Council meeting held on Feb.  12.

    Local economy
    Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund presented the Marion County Industrial Foundation’s annual report:
    • Marion County was the leading producer in net job growth and had the highest percentage of net job growth in the state.

  • Big career in a small town

    Dr. Brian Scott first moved to Marion County with his wife after completing his residency in Ontario, Canada, and quickly became a beloved and irreplaceable fixture in the community.

  • Marion County Fiscal Court briefs

    The Marion County Fiscal Court held its regular monthly meeting on Feb. 15. The following are news briefs from that meeting:
    • Tom Lund, executive director of Marion County Economic Development, gave the 2017 annual report. Lund commended the county and city for their efforts that continues the state leading job growth Marion County has experienced. Lund cited the efforts to continue funding the Career Center, which is the only Career Center defunded by the state to continue functioning.