Local News

  • The first Outhouse Blowout on the big screen
  • Marion County Country Ham Days “Slop the Hogs” is Sept. 19

    It’s a Marion County Country Ham Days tradition. The annual “Slop the Hogs” will take place at 12:15, Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Centre Square in Lebanon. There’s still time to register. The entry deadline is 5 p.m., this Friday, Sept. 15.
    So, if you love to eat ham and biscuits, sign up and compete to be the champion hog slopper. To register or for more information, contact the Marion County Chamber of Commerce office at Centre Square. Email info@MarionCountyKyChamber.com or call 270-692-9594.

  • Winnie the Pooh comes to life in Lebanon this week

    In “A Child’s Tribute to Winnie the Pooh and the Poetry of A. A. Milne,” everyone’s favorite teddy bear and friends come to life in epic storybook fashion at Kentucky Classic Arts at Centre Square Sept. 14-22.
    This delightful tale, arranged by Jenny Kawa (of Green/Taylor counties) and directed by Alia McClendon (Hardin County) includes two casts of endearing talent from Marion County and the surrounding area.

  • Former police officer’s lawsuit is dismissed

    A lawsuit filed against the City of Lebanon by one of its former police officers has been dismissed.
    Joseph Aaron Caldwell, who was a Lebanon police officer for almost six years, filed a lawsuit against the city in November of 2016 in Marion Circuit Court after he was terminated. Caldwell claimed that the city violated the Police Officer's Bill of Rights when they fired him, and he was demanding that the City of Lebanon reinstate him to his prior position as a Lebanon police officer.

  • Court sending delinquent trash accounts to court, collections

    The Marion County Fiscal Court recently voted to send more than $102,000 worth of delinquent sanitation accounts to a collection agency.
    Shortly after taking office in January, Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty and his staff began to dig into the county’s long list of delinquent garbage accounts. At that time, on paper, there was approximately $386,000 in delinquent garbage bills. But, that number was exaggerated because some people on the list, which included approximately 800 names, were deceased and some of them had moved and never notified the county.

  • DACA debate hits home

    Mirna and Dora Lozano are your typical bubbly teenagers who grew up in Springfield and are working their way through college.
    Mirna, 19, and her sister, Dora, 18, aren’t United States citizens, though, and they’re worried they’ll have to leave the country in a couple of years.

  • County approves financial incentives for TGKY

    Marion County’s largest industry, TG Kentucky, has an opportunity to expand, creating 150 additional jobs, and the Marion County Fiscal Court is going to help the industry make that opportunity a reality.

  • Old Glory

    The American Legion and members of the community gather together to put the American flag back high above the center of Main Street in downtown Lebanon on Sept. 6.

  • Lebanon man, woman plead not guilty to hit and run death

    Meagan Medley, 23, and Thomas E. Fleener, 26, both of 3701 Boss Luckett Road in Lebanon, have pleaded not guilty to charges connected to the hit and run death of Landon T. Wheatley, 19, of Springfield.
    Both Medley and Fleener were in Marion Circuit Court Thursday to face charges of tampering with physical evidence and leaving the scene of an accident - failure to render and/or aid assistance.

  • LES goes wild

    Zoodles Animal Education Programs visited Lebanon Elementary School last week and students learned about wildlife and exotic animals. The students were able to see several exotic animals, including a blue tongue skink, a bearded dragon, a ball python, a parrot and a baby kangaroo.