Local News

  • 16-year-old recovering after wreck

    Aaron Mattingly, 16, of 3341 St. Mary's Road in Lebanon is listed in serious but stable condition at University Hospital in Louisville. He is recovering from an automobile accident Sunday afternoon on KY 84.

    According to Deputy Tony Belcher of the Marion County Sheriff's Office, the single-vehicle accident was reported at 7:11 p.m., May 22.

  • Man found guilty of lesser charge in UK student's shooting death

    By Josh Kegley

    The Lexington Herald-Leader

    After 10 hours of deliberations, a Fayette County jury found Adrian Lamont Benton guilty of complicity to commit second-degree manslaughter in the 2006 shooting death of a University of Kentucky student.

    The verdict is for a lesser offense than complicity to commit murder, the original charge Benton faced.

  • Lebanon mayor's budget address is Monday night

    The Lebanon City Council will meet in a special-session at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 23, at city hall.

    During the meeting, Mayor Gary Crenshaw will present his annual budget address. The council will also prioritize its suggestions for the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission.

  • Stacey Hall chosen to lead MCHS

    About a year after its initial search, the Marion County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council has selected Stacey Hall as the school's next principal.

    Hall has worked at MCHS for the past five years. He is an assistant principal and the athletics director at the school.

    The five members of the site-based council voted unanimously to approve Hall to serve as the principal starting with the 2011-12 academic year. Martha Ann Mattingly recently resigned from the council.

    Hall will officially take over as principal on July 1.

  • MCHS site-based council meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday

    The Marion County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council is scheduled to have a special-called meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 22, in the high school library.

    The council is expected to announce the next high school principal during this meeting.

  • Mordecai's On Main Restaurant owners to open restaurant in Lebanon

    Keith and Taylora Schlosser, owners of Mordecai's On Main Restaurant in Springfield, signed a contract with Citizens National Bank in Lebanon Friday, May 20, to purchase the building, which formerly housed The Oak Barrel and Murphy's Furniture in downtown Lebanon.

    "I'm just thrilled," Taylora said Friday morning, shortly after signing the contract.

  • Fiscal court meets at 4 p.m. May 19

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    - Minutes of the May 5 meeting

    - Contract for AOCT use allowance for Court Square for Fiscal Year 2011-12

    - Bids for illegal/abandoned dump site clean up

    - Bids for biometric access control system for Marion County Detention Center

    - Request for funds from MC Area Technology Center for HOSA students national competition

    - Department reports

  • Tourism commission to meet May 18

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission will meet in a special-called meeting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18.

    The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the May/June marketing plan for the commission.

  • Rejuvenated

    A few years ago, Peggy Downs went to New Orleans to assist families who were recovering from the effects of Hurricane Katrina. Later, she went to Belize where she helped build a house for a family.

    Last month, she returned from a trip to Botswana, where she was part of a group of nine people who helped repaint schools and provided companionship to individuals infected with HIV.

  • Music, food featured at festival this weekend

    The Heart of Kentucky Bourbon and BBQ MusicFest is back for a second year, but visitors can expect some noticeable changes from last year, according to event organizer Kenny Marrett.

    "It's a totally different event," Marrett said. "Last year was just a teaser."

    The festival will still include bourbon, barbecue and music, but the event will be on a bigger scale.

    Visitors 21 and older will have the opportunity to sample products by Maker's Mark and Jim Beam.