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  • Two injured in shooting at New Hope bar

    From The Kentucky Standard
     
    Days after two people were injured in a shooting at the Four Corners Bar & Grill in New Hope over the weekend, law enforcement officers were still investigating the incident.
    Detective Mike Kaminski said Monday afternoon that the suspect is Ryan Allen Johnson., 32, of Loretto. Johnson was taken into custody Monday afternoon at the Marion County Detention Center, where he is listed as being held for another agency.

  • Special Lebanon City Council meeting to be held Monday

    The Lebanon City Council will have a budget work session at 6 p.m. Monday, June 1, at City Hall.

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw gave his annual budget address May 21.

    His proposed $9.6 million includes several major requests, including a three percent raise for all city employees and a new city hall.

  • Part of Short Line Pike will close starting June 1 for bridge replacement

    A portion of KY 1195 (Short Line Pike) will be closed June 1 for bridge replacement work. The part of the road near mile point 1 in Marion County, just north of US 68 over Cartwright's Creek, will be closed while the repairs are taking place.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials estimate the work will be complete by Aug. 1.

  • No students on school bus involved in collision Tuesday

    A Marion County school bus was involved in a collision Tuesday afternoon, but no students were on board and no injuries were reported as a result of the accident.

    According to the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Lawrence M. Mattingly, 60, of Lebanon was driving the school bus west on Hwy. 426 (Miller Pike) at 4:05 p.m May 26 when it collided with a 2005 Toyota driven by Kelsey Maupin, 17, of Lebanon.

  • Special-called school board meeting Thursday morning

    The Marion County Board of Education has scheduled a special-called meeting at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 28, at the board of education office, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    The agenda for the meeting includes the following:

    • Call to order

    • Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence

    • Communications

    - Strategic planning summit follow-up

    • Student support

    - Approval of FY2016 tentative budget

  • Centre Square Orchestra is in the works
  • Marion County Music Fest

    The Marion County Music Fest will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, June 13, on Johnson Field behind Centre Square in Lebanon. The night of music will include Marion County musicians from past and present. Bring a blanket or chair for live music under the stars. For more information, go to www.mykct.com or call 270-402-2196. All proceeds will be used to promote future live music events in Marion County.

     

  • City celebrating 200 years on May 30

    The City of Lebanon is 200 years old this year, and it’s hosting a party Saturday to celebrate.
    From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 30, the city will be hosting a Party in the Park at Graham Memorial Park. Inflatables, face-painting, balloon and caricature artists, train rides in the park, and other children’s activities will be part of this event, and of course, food and birthday cake will be part of the celebration. The official “cake cutter” will be Jeremy Bagwell, 5, son of Stephen and Jessica Bagwell of Lebanon.

  • Mayor requests new city hall, 3 percent raise for employees in budget address

    It took fewer than 15 minutes for Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw to give his annual budget address Thursday evening, May 21. However, it’s just the first step in getting his proposed $9.6 million budget approved, which includes several major requests and a three percent raise for all city employees.
    “Employee compensation is an important issue that always gets much debate in our budget review sessions,” Crenshaw said. “The figures you have before you incorporate a three percent raise.”

  • City attorney: Accounting inadequate, not criminal

    The City of Lebanon’s Public Works Department, which was named “Service Industry of the Year” at the Marion County Industry Appreciation Banquet last year, has been under scrutiny recently after an allegation that members of the department were stealing money from the city.
    According to Lebanon City Attorney Kandice Engle-Gray, that allegation has proven to be false, but it has revealed a poorly executed policy and inadequate record keeping.