Local News

  • Springfield man arrested for mail theft

    Dennis Ray Singletary Jr., 47, of Springfield was arrested on Feb. 14 on numerous charges of mail theft.

  • $1 million makeover on tap for Loretto

    The City of Loretto is going to get a $1 million makeover.
    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty announced Friday morning that a Loretto Beautification Fund has been created by several local businesses that have pledged a total of one million dollars over the next five years.
    “This could be really, really big for the City of Loretto,” Daugherty said Friday. “I want to make sure the money makes a big impact.”

  • State’s nickel match in doubt

    While the state’s pension crisis is weighing heavily on the minds of many Kentuckians, there’s another colossal concern that could become a reality for Marion County. Currently, Governor Matt Bevin’s budget includes significant cuts to education, and does not include matching funds for school districts who passed the recallable nickel in 2016.

  • Leading industry

    Ask around for an example of sweat-equity, and you’ll be sure to find Donnie Brockman as a leading candidate, having logged more than 25 years at Plastic Products Corporation (PPC), rising through the ranks through hard work and dedication. 

  • Marion County’s hidden cultural gem

    Art and culture can be hard to come by in day-to-day life, and sometimes overlooked, as is the case for the Marion County Arts and Humanities Council’s annual cultural arts program.

    Presented by the Arts and Humanities Council’s Black History Committee, the cultural program was held on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Lebanon United Presbyterian Church. The event itself is not largely attended, but has the potential to engage many in its warm, welcoming environment. 

  • Fundraiser for Loretto Child Care Center
  • Donors urged to help the Red Cross maintain blood supply

    Winter storms and the flu don’t just mean a lot of people are missing work and school – it also means they can’t keep their American Red Cross blood and platelet donation appointments. The Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve to help maintain the blood supply for patients in need.

    There will be a blood drive Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Augustine located at 235 South Spalding Avenue in Lebanon.

  • Water company awarded grant to complete $2 million in projects

    Lebanon Water Works will be making more than $2 million in improvements to its aging pipes and treatment facility within the next two years, and it’s already received a $1 million discount on the project.

  • Groups petition U.S. Court of Appeals for review of pipeline plan

    Three environmental groups filed a Petition for Review with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Jan. 31 asking the court to review a decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approving the abandonment and repurposing of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP), owned by energy infrastructure company Kinder Morgan. 

  • Layla Spring competing on American Idol TV show

    Lights! Camera! American Idol! Lebanon’s own Layla Spring has recently announced that she is a contestant on the upcoming season of American Idol!

    Spring has performed in several contests, events, and on stages in Nashville, and recently announced on her Facebook page that she auditioned and will be seen on the show’s 16th season. 

    Spring describes herself as a vocalist who sings many different genres, such as country, rock and the blues.