Local News

  • Destined to write

    When Nathaniel Weathers was 13 years old, he started working on the first of what became a series of eight stories. Last week, Weathers received his first published copies of the first of those stories.

    "The Dark Nemesis" is the first in his series, The Destiny of the Lords of Power.

    Weathers, now 20, traces his interest in writing back to the first grade, and his first-grade teacher at West Marion Elementary School, Menla Marlowe.

    "She's the one that inspired me to write stories," he said.

  • Lebanon City Council meeting tonight

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meeting at 6 tonight, June 7, at city hall.

    The city is scheduled to hold a public hearing regarding its 2010-11 motor fuels fund, following immediately by the regular city council meeting.

    The agenda for the meeting includes delegations from Jim Tabor (regarding a street closing request), from Andrew Grundy and Nash Hayes (regarding the renaming of Al Bilik Park request), Jimmy Alford, and Chris Hamilton (regarding the Lebanon Tourism and Convention Commission budget).

    Other items on the agenda include:

  • 'Every vote counts'

    Jimmy Clements said he felt he had momentum going into the May 18 primary election, but the final results surprised him.

    "I was blowed away. I could not have imagined coming out with big numbers like that," he said.

    Clements, the chief deputy in the Marion County Sheriff's Office, was running against the man who appointed him to that position, incumbent Sheriff Carroll Kirkland.

    Kirkland has been the Marion County sheriff since 1996.

  • In brief

    No trash pick up Monday

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly has announced a change in the garbage pick-up schedule because of Memorial Day.

    There will be no garbage pick up Monday, May 31. The Monday route will be picked up Tuesday along with the normal Tuesday route. People who put out their trash Sunday night are asked to wait until Monday evening so garbage does not get scattered before it is picked up.

  • Memorial Day program is Sunday

    American Legion Post 49 will be hosting the annual Memorial Day program at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 30, at the Lebanon National Cemetery.

    The program will include the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard, the Marion County High School ROTC and the Marion County High School Band.

    Col. Frank Bland will serve as the master of ceremonies, and the Rev. Vic Stansbury will present the invocation and the benediction.

    This year's guest speaker is Col. James G. Russell.

  • Charges pending after assault victim's death

    The Lebanon Police are investigating an assault that occurred months ago at the Marion Inn. The victim of the assault, Jessica Ogle, died April 28 in a hospital in Louisville.

    Sgt. Greg Young said the police are waiting for the results of a medical exam to identify the cause of death. Young added that he is unable to release many details at this time.

    "This is an active investigation," Young said.

    Assistant Police Chief Wally Brady said the assault occurred March 9, but it was not reported to the police  until March 14.

  • Voters will go to the polls again Nov. 2

    Voters and candidates may be recovering from months of campaigning leading up to the May 18 primary election, but they won't be able to rest too long.

    The Nov. 2 general election is less than six months away.

    The biggest race on the ballot this year will be the battle for the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Jim Bunning. Democratic nominee Jack Conway and Republican nominee Rand Paul will square off to see who will be Bunning's successor.

  • Mayor will deliver budget address to Lebanon City Council tonight

    The Lebanon City Council will meet in a special session at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 27.

    Mayor Gary Crenshaw will give a his annual budget address to the council tonight.

    The agenda also includes the second reading of an intent to annex ordinance regarding 0.763 acres off Little Jodie Drive.

    The council will also consider the first reading of an ordinance adopting a supplement to the city's code of ordinance.

  • Flood victims encouraged to contact FEMA

    Federal emergency management officials want anyone who was affected by the recent flooding to remember one thing - 1-800-621-FEMA.

    Last week, Marion County was added to the list of counties that are eligible for individual assistance. Individuals and families with residences and small businesses that were damaged by the flooding should call the phone number above so they can be assigned a registration number and begin the application process.

  • Lebanon is hot spot on the 400 Miles of Antiques, Collectibles & Stuff trail

    The 400 Miles of Antiques, Collectibles & Stuff sale rolls through Lebanon from one end of Main Street to the other Thursday to Sunday, June 3-6.

    This unique event features dozens of huge yard sales and Lebanon's own antique, craft and collectibles shops. The entire 400 Miles route runs from Maysville to Paducah and through 60 communities along U.S. 68 with thousands of yard sales, more than 200 antique shops and great entertainment.