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Today's News

  • Autism walk is Saturday

    The fifth annual Working the Puzzle for Autism Walk will be taking place Saturday, and everyone is welcome to attend, according to event organizer Lisa Nally-Martin.
    "They don’t have to be from Lebanon or have somebody with autism in their families to participate,” she said.
    The walk is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Graham Memorial Park. In the event of rain, the walk will be moved to Lebanon Middle School.

  • School district conducting survey on 'non-traditional' make-up days

    Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser released the following announcement on Friday, April 17:

  • $1,000 reward offered in animal abuse case

    The Marion County Humane Society is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for a recent case of animal abuse.
    According to Marion County Animal Control Officer Kay Turpin, the remains of a dog were found in Raywick last week, and the animal’s front paws, back paws and mouth had been tied up with green twine.

  • Arrest made after attempted robbery

    A Lebanon man has been arrested after he tried to rob Salem Shell on Thursday, April 16.

    According to Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady, at 5:29 a.m. Lebanon Police responded to a hold up alarm at Salem Shell. John Michael Crisp, 18, of 128 Hamilton Heights was arrested and charged with first-degree attempted robbery and lodged in the Marion County Detention Center.

    No one was injured during the incident

    Officer Tyler Finn was the investigating officer.

  • Body found in woods identified as missing Loretto man

    The body of a deceased male found in woods west of Loretto has been identified as Bryan Alexander Roberts, 29, of 535 Spencer Hamilton Road in Loretto, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

    Roberts was reported missing by his fiancee on March 10, the day after Marion County deputies responded to a report that Roberts may have harmed himself during domestic situation at his residence.

  • Fiscal court meets at 4 p.m. today

     The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m.  Thursday, April 16, at the David R. Hourigan Building.

    The agenda includes the following

    • Minutes of the previous meeting 

    • Presentation on refinancing judicial center building bonds by Lonnie Campbell of KACO and Keith Brock of civic finance

    • Consider allowing Bradfordsville to dispose of large items at the transfer station on May 9

  • School board meets at 6 p.m. today

     The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the board office.

    The agenda includes the following items:

    • Call to order

    • Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence

    • Communications

    -Campbellsville University student recognition

    - Superintendent report

    - NSBA Conference report

    - Finance report

    - Committees update

    1. Substitute Data Committee

    2. Public Comment Committee

  • Barn burns in fire

    In midst of last week's storms, a tobacco barn burned on Toad Mattingly Road on April 7.
    The Lebanon Police Dispatch received a call reporting the fire at 7:51 p.m. April 7.
    "It was a total loss. The barn was fully involved when we got there," Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly said.
    Mattingly said the barn belongs to Pat Mudd, who had tractors and other equipment inside the barn.
    "He had a pretty good loss, I'm sure," Mattingly said.

  • KSP make arrest in Sunday morning stabbing

    A man was stabbed early Sunday morning, April 12, and the Kentucky State Police are investigating a case of first-degree assault.
    At 1:16 Sunday, the Lebanon Police Dispatch received a report of a stabbing at Three Pines Bar, which is located off Hwy. 49 between Lebanon and Bradfordsville.
    The victim, Jeremy Cox, 34, of Campbellsville was transported to Spring View Hospital by Marion County EMS and later transferred to University Hospital in Louisville, according to KSP.

  • “She cared about her employees”

    Marlene Ann Smith never lived in Lebanon, but she left an impact on the community when she decided to open a factory here 29 years ago.
    Smith became the president of Plastic Products when her husband, Willard, died in 1975. The company was struggling at the time, but under her leadership, it opened six factories, purchased Schilling Plastics and reopened Smith Metal Products. When she retired in 2013, the company was valued at $150 million.
    Smith died on April 5. She was 79 years old.