Local News

  • Lebanon man pleads guilty on IRS charge

    Donald Hafley has admitted to two charges of structuring stemming from January of 2007.

    "Defendant will enter a voluntary plea of guilty to the charges in this case," reads the Oct. 14 plea agreement between Hafley and the U.S. Attorney's Office. "Defendant will plead guilty because he is in fact guilty of the charges."

    According to the agreement, Hafley pled guilty to structuring and attempting to structure U.S. currency through transactions at Community Trust Bank in Lebanon.

  • Dickens Christmas is Friday

    Dickens Christmas begins this Friday in downtown Lebanon at 5:30 p.m.

    The Lebanon-Marion County Chamber of Commerce’s annual chili cook-off will include the following participants: Big Jim’s Bar & Grill, Blues on Tap, Lebanon Jewelry, Lions Club of Lebanon, Marion County Arts & Humanities Council, Cathy Newton and World Finance Corporation.

  • Committee will be created regarding tech center

    Local leaders from education, government and industry gathered Nov. 24 in the Marion County Economic Development office to begin a discussion about the future of the Marion County Area Technology Center.

    Marion County Judge-Executive John G. Mattingly said people no longer look at the tech center as the vocational school on the hill.

    "It's a requirement for our area that our tech school can provide the necessary resources for our community," he said.

  • Ag heritage center to open by 2010

    Virginia Flanagan isn't one to count her chickens before they're hatched.

    If she were, the executive director of the Kentucky Agriculture Heritage Center would be busy beyond imagination.

    Before she leaves Taylor County every morning, she checks on the nearly one million fowl being raised on her family farm. By the time she arrives at her office just north of Harrodsburg, a million seems like a drop in the bucket.

  • Parent has requested metal detectors at the high school

    Jennifer Graham has two children in the Marion County school system, and she wants to make sure they and other students are safe when they are at school.

    To that end, she has asked the district to consider installing metal detectors at the front and back entrances to Marion County High School. She made her request during the Nov. 25 Marion County Board of Education meeting.

    "I feel that the metal detectors ... would be an excellent deterrent," Graham told the board.

  • A real world project

    Designing a new city hall for the City of Lebanon... that's a heck of a school project, to say the least.

    And that's exactly what the civil engineering and architecture class at Marion County High School is doing this semester. In fact, next Friday, Dec. 12, two teams of students will present their designs to city officials and other community members. The winning team's design could potentially be used for Lebanon's new city hall.

  • Officials, industry representatives discuss tech center

    Monday afternoon, Nov. 24, 10 local leaders met at the Marion County Economic Development Office to discuss the Marion County Area Technology Center.   Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw, Lebanon City Councilman-elect Kenny Marrett, Eddie Marrett, economic development director Tom Lund, Dennis Brown of TG Kentucky, Magistrate John Arthur Elder III, Marion County Judge-Executive John G.

  • Shooting at Maple Street Apartments

    The Lebanon Police Department is investigating a Monday afternoon shooting at Maple Street Apartments.

    The incident is under investigation. Someone was injured as a result of the shooting, but no further information is available at this time.

    More information will be reported as it becomes available. 

  • 'Tis the Season for Children

    Christmas in the Park kicked off Saturday night with a visit by Santa Claus and the lighting of a variety of displays donated by Marion County businesses.

  • All Aboard: Rescue Waggin' is savin' lives

    When five coon hound-shepherd mix puppies arrived at the Marion County Animal Shelter in August, Vickie Hazelip knew she had to do something.

    She knew they wouldn't be adopted locally, but she knew the puppies might have another chance to find a home because the shelter had recently become a partner with PetSmart Charities' Rescue Waggin'.