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  • Lebanon man, woman plead not guilty to hit and run death

    Meagan Medley, 23, and Thomas E. Fleener, 26, both of 3701 Boss Luckett Road in Lebanon, have pleaded not guilty to charges connected to the hit and run death of Landon T. Wheatley, 19, of Springfield.
    Both Medley and Fleener were in Marion Circuit Court Thursday to face charges of tampering with physical evidence and leaving the scene of an accident - failure to render and/or aid assistance.

  • LES goes wild

    Zoodles Animal Education Programs visited Lebanon Elementary School last week and students learned about wildlife and exotic animals. The students were able to see several exotic animals, including a blue tongue skink, a bearded dragon, a ball python, a parrot and a baby kangaroo.

  • The 39 Steps

    Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre. This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, more than 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance.

  • Water rate talks reach boiling point

    The water rate discussion between the Marion County Fiscal Court and the Lebanon City Council has reached a boiling point. The council approved the second and final reading of an ordinance increasing the water rates Monday evening, and it’s likely the issue will now bubble over into Public Service Commission territory.

  • FOOTBALL: Marion County falls 42-13 to Tigers, still seeking first win   

    The Knights will have to wait another week to try and earn its first win after losing to Bardstown 42-13 Thursday in a game that was bumped up a day due to poor weather forecasts for Friday.
    "We couldn't take advantage of some opportunities early in the game and had some untimely turnovers," Knights Head Coach Allen Harmon said.  
    Already up 21-7, Bardstown was able to end the half with a bang, hooking up on a long touchdown pass for a 28-7 with one second left in the half.  

  • Holy Cross accident injures passenger, driver leaves scene
  • One-vehicle wreck injures two men

    Two men, one from Greensburg and the other from Tennessee, were injured during a one-vehicle accident on Saturday, Sept. 2.

  • MCHS students share life-changing experiences at GSP

    Seven Marion County High School students joined more than 1,000 other outstanding Kentucky high school rising seniors in the Governor’s Scholars Program this past summer.

  • Lebanon man indicted for rape

    Makenzie E. Abell, 20, of 3810 Saint Mary’s Road in Lebanon was indicted for two counts of second-degree rape in Marion Circuit Court on Aug. 28.
    According to the indictment, on or about Jan. 1, 2016 through Jan. 1, 2017, (on two occasions) Abell being 18 years or older, engaged in sexual intercourse with another person less than 14 years old.
    Abell’s bond was set at $5,000, and he was ordered to have no contact with the complaining witness.

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  • Lebanon rap artist releases his first album

    Information provided by Shakata Elder

    Javar Adams, 29, of Lebanon has released his first album titled “Born 2 Lose Built 2 Win.”