Local News

  • Law Enforcement Career Day at autism center

    The Working the Puzzle for Autism, Inc. Center hosted a law enforcement career day Saturday, March 18. Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Tristan Hayden and his drug dog Gracie, Kentucky State Trooper Morris Farris and Lebanon Police Major Greg Young were in attendance.

  • Louisville’s Distinguished Young Woman has local ties

    Katie Boggs, daughter of David and Gail Boggs of Louisville and granddaughter of Junie and Carolyn Mattingly of Loretto, was named Louisville’s 2018 Distinguished Young Woman Saturday evening at Eastern High School. There was a total of 18 participants, and Boggs won awards in fitness, talent, interview and scholastic before being named the winner. Her talent was a vocal performance to “Think of Me” from Phantom of the Opera.
    Boggs will advance to the Kentucky Distinguished Young Woman competition Jan. 12-13 in Lexington.

  • Junior Mister is March 25

    The 12th annual Junior Mister competition will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 25, in the Roby Dome at Marion County High School. There are 12 young men in the show who will present the “Wild, Wild West.” Proceeds from the event will benefit the Working the Puzzle for Autism Center and Norton Children's Hospital. Tickets will go on sale today at MCHS. Advanced tickets are $5, and $7 at the door.

  • Lebanon man’s murder trial rescheduled for June in Taylor County

    By Franklin Clark
    Landmark News Service

    A trial for a Lebanon man accused of a murder in Campbellsville has been pushed back a couple of months because his defense attorney hasn’t been able to see all the evidence.
    At a Friday morning hearing, Taylor County Circuit Judge Todd Spalding moved William Calhoun’s jury trial from Monday, April 10, to Monday, June 5.

  • In a class of his own

    Matthew Courtwright has joined an elite group of students from across the country, and could be the first of his kind from Marion County.
    He’s been named a National Merit Finalist, an accomplishment no other student from Marion County High School (that we know of) has accomplished.

  • Drugs in Marion County: Safe havens

    Editor’s note: This is the final story in a series about the local drug epidemic in Marion County.

    The evils of alcoholism have haunted Carolyn Green her entire life.
    Growing up with an alcoholic older brother, Green struggled as she watched her parents worry and fear for their son’s life.
    “This disease affects everyone,” Green said. “Alcoholism, it’s as deadly as heroin.”

  • ‘He enjoys being normal’

    Walking into Natalie Wheatley’s home Wednesday morning, the sounds of giggling and water splashing echo down the hallway.
    “Come on in, we’re having bath time,” Natalie yells as more giggling ensues.
    Entering the bathroom, Eli flips and flops around like a fish in the warm bath water.
    He playfully splashes his momma with water and demands for his special bath chair. After a few more minutes of floating in the water, Eli announces that he needs to pee on the potty.

  • ‘Where everybody knows your name’

    “Where everybody knows your name” is the well-known theme song from the 1980s television sitcom Cheers, but it’s also one of the first things that comes to people’s minds when asked about Henning’s Restaurant.
    It’s the City of Lebanon’s very own version of the Boston pub that inspired the TV show. Only, it’s not a pub. It’s an old-fashioned café. And, instead of beer, it serves milkshakes.

  • Lebanon man arrested for assault, drug charges in Danville

    Corey L. Hilliard, 30, of Lebanon was arrested in Danville Sunday, March 19, after allegedly assaulting a female and running her over.

  • Aquatic center will have to close for roof repairs

    By John A. Nelson
    Landmark News Service

    Lebanon’s popular aquatic center is facing major repairs in the near future that will likely require the year-round facility to close for four to six weeks.
    City Administrator John Thomas said last week cost estimates to remove and replace the entire roof of the 19-year-old facility and paint the interior are in the neighborhood of $400,000.