Local News

  • 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.

  • Sunday sales license fees second reading today

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to hold a special called meeting at noon Friday, Jan. 2.

    According to the agenda for the special called meeting, the council will be vote on the second reading of an amendment to the recently approved Sunday alcohol sales ordinance. The ordinance amendment was meant to establish the license fee for restaurants and private clubs who applied for a Sunday alcohol sales license. On the first reading, the council agreed there would be no fee from the city for the Sunday sales license.

  • Vincent is enjoying her life in bluegrass music

    Bluegrass musician Rhonda Vincent is booked solid for 2009, and her fourth stop of the year will be this Saturday at Marion County High School in Lebanon.

  • City budget under close watch

    Given the state of the economy around the nation and across the state, city officials are taking a closer look at the 2008-09 budget.

    During a special city council meeting Dec. 22, Mayor Gary Crenshaw said that the city is in good financial shape, all things considered.

    There are fewer people working in Lebanon than there were a year ago, which will likely affect revenue from the city's occupational tax.