Local News

  • Nominations being sought for local awards

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce will present its outstanding awards during the annual awards banquet on Jan. 28, and the Lebanon Main Street Committee will be presenting a Lebanon Main Street Appreciation Award.
    The award will be presented to a Lebanon Main Street business that shows pride in the appearance of the business and is a major contributor to the vitality of the downtown area.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. events planned for Sunday, Jan. 17

    The local NAACP chapter is going to have a march in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 17. The procession will begin at the Lebanon Post Office on Main Street and will proceed down Main Street, turning right on Proctor Knott Avenue, left on M.L. King Avenue, right on North Depot Street and will end at First Baptist Church located at 231 North Depot Street in Lebanon. Transportation will be available for those desiring to participate but unable to be a part of the “march.”

  • Lebanon man indicted for burglary, criminal mischief

    Charles Jeremy Webb, 30, of 313 Shelby Street in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently for first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal mischief, second-degree escape, possession of drug paraphernalia, defacing a firearm and possession of marijuana.

  • Keeping Kentucky’s old time music alive

    The Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff has received numerous accolades since its beginnings in 2005, and rightly so. But, that’s not what motivates the people who organize the event every year.
    “It’s about keeping one of Kentucky’s natural resources alive and well - and that’s bluegrass music,” Brad Lanham, president of the Kentucky Fellowship of Musicians, said.

  • Tibetan monks to visit Springfield Jan. 25-30

    Saint Catharine College will be hosting some very special guests later this month – seven Tibetan monks.
    According to Matt Branstetter, professor of religion at SCC, the monks, who will be there Jan. 25-30, are visiting the college to share their culture and raise funds to build a library and school in their monastery back home. He said the monks are from India and many have never seen Tibet.

  • New Year’s baby

    Marion County’s first baby of 2016 was born at 12:24 a.m., Jan. 3, at Spring View Hospital. Zhao Fei Lin entered the world weighing six pounds and 6.4 ounces. Pictured with him is his mother, Hong ying Lin, and father, Kun ming Lin. This is their fourth child. Their family resides in Lebanon and they are also the owners of China King in Lebanon.

  • The Polar Express in Raywick

    On Dec. 19, the Polar Express visited the Raywick City Park. Children and adults were able to ride the Polar Express, create a craft, visit with Santa, enjoy the decorated park and snack on cookies and hot cocoa.

  • Talking trash

    Picking up garbage can be a messy business.
    And so can collecting delinquent trash bills.
    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty is learning just how messy it can be as he and his staff are beginning to dig into the county’s long list of delinquent garbage accounts.
    “I did not have a clue how bad it truly was,” Daugherty said. “We’re going to work through it. But, it’s frustrating.”

  • Lebanon teen recovering from hypothermia after car wreck

    Austin Tungate, 17, of Lebanon is at home recovering from hypothermia and counting his blessings after experiencing what had to be eight of the most frightening hours of his life this past weekend.
    Tungate was reported missing at 4:31 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 10, by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office after family reported that they hadn’t spoken to Tungate since 11:45 p.m. on Jan. 9.

  • Water tower mural a work in progress

    Mother Nature put a snag in the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission’s plans for a mural to be painted on the City of Lebanon’s water tower. The unusually wet December we experienced has caused a delay in the project, but it’s still in the works, according to Nena Olivier, executive director of the tourism commission.