Local News

  • Stand out teacher dies

    Paul “Patch” Spalding, 46, of Lebanon passed away Saturday, Sept. 12, at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, after being critically injured during an accident at a bike rally Monday, Sept. 7.
    The accident occurred while Spalding and his fiancé, Gina Kirkland, were attending a bike rally in Chillicothe, Ohio. Spalding and Kirkland fell off the back of a golf cart. Kirkland said he held on to her to protect her as they fell.
    “He saved my life,” Kirkland said Monday.

  • Local officials exploring interest in reviving arena project

    It’s been more than seven years since local officials looked into constructing an arena in Marion County, but Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty is trying to gauge if there is any interest in revisiting the idea.
    Daugherty and Betty Bradshaw of the Marion County Fair Board attended Monday’s meeting of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission to discuss the idea.

  • Tourism commission meets this afternoon

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, in Room 300 of the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda for the meeting includes the following:

    • Mission statement

    • Delegations

    - Matthew Mattingly, Graham Memorial Park

    - Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty

    • Minutes

    • Treasurer’s report

    • Executive director’s report

  • KU warning customers about bill-payment scam

    Kentucky Utilities wants its customers to be aware of a scam in which businesses are being asked to pay their bills over the phone.

    In this scam, the caller claims to represent the utility company and requests immediate payment by credit card or prepaid money card. The caller may be using technology that makes it appear he or she is calling from the utility. If the customer does not cooperate, the call threatens to disconnect the electric or natural gas service.

  • Rigdon found guilty of murder

    By Justin Story

    Bowling Green Daily News


    William Robert “Bobby” Rigdon was sentenced to spend the next 38 years in prison after being found guilty of murder, a Warren County jury decided Sept. 9.

    Rigdon, 30, of Lebanon, was convicted of shooting and killing Wendell Gleason Pyles, 50, of Columbia, at Pyles’ workplace at Tarter Gate Co. in Casey County on Sept. 26, 2012.

  • School board to meet Thursday

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at the board office. The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    • Call to order

    • Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence

    • Communications

    - Superintendent report

    - Introduction of 2015-16 student ambassadors

    - Demonstration on how to use GradeCam

    - Finance report

    • Student Learning Services

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  • Marion County moving closer to having E911

    It’s been decades since local officials started talking about enhanced 911, but Marion County may be within months of having the service, based on last week’s meeting of the 911 Advisory Committee.

  • Hwy. 49 Yard Sale is Sept. 11-13

    For the third year, bargain hunters will have a chance to travel Hwy. 49 for a good deal. The Hwy. 49 Yard Sale, which was initiated by Bradfordsville in 2013, is scheduled for Sept. 11 to 13.
    “It is similar to the 68 Yard Sale. It runs from Bardstown to Liberty on Hwy. 49,” said Nena Olivier, executive director of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission. “There are hundreds of yard sales and sidewalk sales along the route.”

  • Sisters of Loretto host family fun day Sept. 13

    The Sisters of Loretto will be hosting their seventh annual Family Fun Day from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary, 515 Nerinx Road in Nerinx.
    The public is invited to participate in activities in the front lawn of the premises and will include a bouncy slide for kids, hayrides, live music, cornhole, and fishing (for those who bring their own supplies). The Loretto Heritage Center Museum will be open from 1-3:30 p.m. that afternoon along with the History Mobile.