Local News

  • Fiscal court meeting Thursday, Jan. 8

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at the David Hourigan Government Center, 223 N. Spalding Avenue.

    The court will discuss the 2009 county employee holiday schedule and the 2009 clerk's budget, according to the agenda.

    Other items on the agenda include setting maximum amounts for deputies and assistants, a revised proposal for street lighting at Hwy. 429 and the Lebanon bypass, and the renewal of the county's contract with Medical Claims Assistance Inc.

  • Ready to Saddle Up

    I want to be a cowboy’s sweetheart. 

    I want to learn to rope and ride.

    I want to ride o’er the plains and the deserts

    Out west of the Great Divide.

  • New Year holiday garbage schedule and closings

    There will be garbage pick-up on Wednesday, Dec.  31, New Years Eve, but it will probably be a little earlier than normal. Please, set your garbage out for an earlier than normal pick-up.  

    There will not be garbage pick-up on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, New Years Day. However, the normal Thursday route will be picked up on Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, along with the normal Friday route.

    Because crews are "doubling up" on Friday, garbage will probably be picked up a little earlier.

  • New Year’s accident injures two

    Two woman are being treated at the intensive care unit at the University Hospital in Louisville for injuries they received during an accident early New Year’s Day.


  • All About Alpacas

    Tim Auch worked in the automotive industry for 25 years before he retired from TG Kentucky in March of 2006. He said he was looking for something low stress to do for the rest of his life.

    Six months later, he received his first five female alpacas. He told this story a few weeks ago, as Crystaleen, a 6-year-old alpaca, leaned its long neck affectionately into his chest.

    "This is an example of low stress," said Auch, who is 61.

  • Kentucky Bluegrass Music Festival begins Friday

    Lebanon will host Kentucky’s first bluegrass music festival for the fourth consecutive year.

  • Dallas highway sniper victim buried in Lebanon

    William Scott Miller was buried Monday afternoon at the Lebanon National Cemetery.

    Miller, 42, of Frankfort died after he was shot Dec. 22 while he was driving a semi-truck on Interstate 635, according to The (Frankfort) State-Journal.

    Various national news sources reported that the suspected shooter, a former Utah state trooper, Brian Smith, killed himself Tuesday, Dec. 23.

    Miller was one of two people killed during the rush-hour shootings, and Dallas police praised his driving for preventing injuries to others who were on the road with him.

  • No fee for Sunday sales license

    Lebanon restaurants that apply for a license to sell alcohol on Sundays will not have to pay a fee to the city. 


  • Robbery suspect arrested

    The Lebanon Police have identified a suspect in two robberies that took place Dec. 28 and 30. James Curtis “Flipper” Means, 47, of Lebanon is being held at the Marion County Detention Center on a parole violation charge. According to Lebanon Police Chief Shelton Young, the police plan to bring charges of first-degree burglary to the grand jury for a possible indictment against Means.

  • Robberies reported at Circle K and La Korita Market

    The Lebanon Police Department responded to a report of a robbery at 6:03 a.m. Sunday at the Circle K Convenient Store, 310 W. Walnut Street in Lebanon.

    An undisclosed amount of money was stolen, according to the police. The suspect was described as a black male in his 30s, approximately 5' 10" and of stocky build.