Local News

  • Dickens Christmas is Friday

    Carolers will stroll the streets, a live nativity scene will be on display and Santa will make an appearance during a parade Friday, Nov. 25, in downtown Lebanon. The Lebanon Main Street Committee and the Marion County Chamber of Commerce are once again joining together to put on the annual Dickens Christmas celebration.

    The festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the lighting of the community Christmas tree next to the old Marion County Courthouse on Main Street.

  • Limestone Distillery open house is Friday through Sunday

    A new microdistillery in Lebanon will be hosting an open house during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

    The Limestone Distillery, which is located on the Marion County Veterans Memorial Highway between Loretto Highway and St. Rose Road, will have its open house from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, through Sunday, Nov. 27.

    Steve Beam, who co-owns the distillery with his brother Paul, said they want to invite the community for a sneak peak of what they've been doing.

  • Government closings for Thanksgiving

    Several government offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, and some government services will be affected as well.

    The county will not pick up garbage on Thursday, Nov. 24. Instead Friday, Nov. 25, will be a double pick up day. County residents are asked to set their trash out earlier than usual this Friday.

  • 'Tis the season at Maker's Mark Distillery

  • Memorial ride for 'Big Jim' McMurtry is Saturday

    A memorial ride for "Big Jim" McMurtry will take place Saturday, Nov. 26, starting and ending at McB's Bar and Grill.

    Interested riders can preregister between now and Saturday, and sign-ins will take place between noon and 2 p.m. at McB's, 212 W. Main Street in Lebanon.

    All vehicles are welcome.

    Participation is free, although participants are asked to donate a toy for Christmas for local families.

  • Generation Gap's Christmas giveaway will be Dec. 22

    Each year, the Generation Gap hosts a Christmas giveaway at the Cardinal Den. This year's giveaway will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22.

    Members of the Marion County Fiscal Court donated $1,625 toward the event during the court's Nov. 17 meeting.

    Junior Adams, the president of the Generation Gap, said donations are welcome for children up to 12 years old.

  • MCHS JROTC to shower soldiers with appreciation

    Fort Knox is expecting 900 soldiers to return around the first or second week of December. These returning soldiers will be bringing home their dirty laundry and probably have no clean bath linens available for them to use for their first real shower or bath upon their return home.

  • Raywick man, Campbellsville pair face stolen property charges

    Dustin S. Harris, 22, of 2310 Gene Hunt Road in Raywick was indicted for receiving stolen property more than $500 but less than $10,000.

    According to the indictment, on or about Aug. 25, Harris received, retained or disposed of property (valued over $500 and under $10,000) knowing it had been stolen, or having reason to believe the property had been stolen, aided, abetted or counseled with another in said act.

    His bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000.

  • Ex-MAC employee acquitted of rape charges

    In June, Crystal B. McNear was indicted on 37 counts of third-degree rape. On Nov. 15, she was found not guilty of all charges.

    McNear, 28, of 6378 Old Lebanon Road in Campbellsville is a former employee of Marion Adjustment Center. As an employee of a corrections facility, it would be considered against the law for her to subject herself  to sexual intercourse with an inmate at the prison, under Kentucky state law.

  • SCC students feel wrath of deer

    Two St. Catharine College students driving through Lebanon were recently blindsided by a deer.

    "We were just driving and out of nowhere came a deer," Jacob Williams, of Indianapolis, Ind., a passenger in the vehicle, said via email Sunday night. "It was a sudden impact and the next thing I know there was a deer looking at me."