Local News

  • Faces never forgotten

    A Hawaii woman has made it her mission to find photos of every single soldier who died during the Vietnam War. And she’s well on her way to doing just that. Of the 58,315 soldiers, she has collected more than 51,000 photos. She could add one more to her collection if someone locally can help her find a photo of Joseph R. Hagy Jr. (1946-1969) of Lebanon.

  • City of Loretto receives $21,065 grant to omprove Hamilton Park

    The Department for Local Government (DLG) selected City of Loretto for an award of $21,065 from the Land Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) for improvements to Hamilton Park.
    “Preserving and maintaining local parks is an integral part of stewarding our resources so that they might be enjoyed by all,” said DLG Commissioner Sandra Dunahoo. “The investment in Hamilton Park will yield many benefits to the children and families of this community.”

  • Loretto residents seeing black

    Maker’s Mark is known worldwide for its bourbon, and the iconic red, dripping wax seal that dons each bottle.
    But, since the construction of the new warehouses in the City of Loretto, all the residents there are seeing is black.
    “This whole city is turning black,” said William Hagan, who lives near the warehouses. “It’s really, really bad. And it’s going to get worse.”

  • Mayor requests pay raise for employees, police in his budget address

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw gave his annual budget address Thursday evening.
    The Lebanon City Council will be having several budget work sessions this week to discuss the budget and make changes and revisions. The following is the mayor’s written budget address:

    Members of the Lebanon City Council, citizens of Lebanon, and members of the press, this evening I present to you my recommendations regarding the budget for all city funds for the fiscal year July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

  • Some gave all

    Families and community members, along with countless Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and volunteers from Marion and surrounding counties, helped with gravesite flag decoration Saturday morning prior to the Memorial Day ceremony on May 28.

  • Lebanon man arrested after fleeing from police

    A two-county police pursuit that began in Marion County ended on Main Street in Springfield on May 24.
    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested William Bradley Watts, 43, of Lebanon after Watts fled from Deputy Tristan Hayden when he attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Barbers Mills Road.
    Springfield Police Chief Jim Smith said Watts made his way into Springfield on Jimtown Road, but his run from authorities was cut short after it was apparent the pursuit was becoming increasingly dangerous.

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  • Former teacher, band director pleads guilty to sexual offenses

    Curtis Bennett, former Marion County High School teacher and band director, pled guilty to several sex offenses in Marion Circuit Court last week.
    Bennett was first arrested on Jan. 6, 2016, after an investigation found evidence of inappropriate activity between Bennett and a female student.
    At that time, he pled not guilty to the charges.
    On May 2, 2016, Bennett was indicted for 13 felony counts involving unlawful interaction with minors.

  • Man dies in freak mowing accident

    A Campbellsville man died last week after a tree fell on him while he was mowing on his property on Scotts Ridge Road near Raywick.
    According to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements, at 11 a.m., Friday, May 19, deputies responded to 4429 Scotts Ridge Road after receiving a report of a body found in a wooded area.

  • Memorial Day celebration is May 28

    Major General Stephen R. Hogan, is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the Memorial Day celebration at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 28, at the Lebanon National Cemetery.