Today's News

  • City settles after police pepper spray incident

    A civil lawsuit filed last year against the City of Lebanon, the Lebanon Police Department, Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady and Lebanon Police Officers for an incident involving pepper spray at the 2014 Marion County Country Ham Days Festival has been settled.
    The lawsuit was filed on Sept. 15, 2015 in the Marion Circuit Clerk’s Office.

  • Arts camp begins July 11

    The Marion County Arts and Humanities Council’s week-long art camp will kick off on July 11.
    Each year, the council works with the camp educators to devise an interesting program for the students to experience.

  • Marion County has its own probation and parole office now

    Several years ago, Junior Adams of Lebanon was giving a friend a ride to the probation and parole office in Campbellsville when he noticed several people walking alongside the highway. He wondered why they were walking and soon found out it was because they, too, needed to meet with their probation officer but didn’t have transportation.
    “I thought this is a doggone shame that people have to come over here,” Adams said.

  • Maker’s Mark makeover

    Eric Henn, an internationally-known muralist, painted a Maker’s Mark whiskey bottle on the City of Lebanon’s water tower, signifying Marion County as the home of Maker’s Mark Distillery, the county’s No. 1 tourist attraction. After delays due to poor weather conditions, the project is now complete.

  • Lebanon June Jam

    Crowds gathered to enjoy the Lebanon June Jam Friday. There were musicians, rappers and a speaker for the event. The show started with Josh Poynter who played two songs before introducing the rapper Chrys Jones. Jones rapped with intensity and spoke about his life in between songs. The band, 3:30, headlined the evening, offering praise and worship songs. During an intermission, Janice Baker spoke for a few minutes about her life and challenged the crowd to better themselves before 3:30 came out to finish the show.

  • Students enjoy fitness and fun at summer camp
  • Blood donations needed to maintain summer supply

    Blood donations often decline in the summer months, especially around summer holidays when donors are less available to give. The need for blood doesn’t decrease though – every two seconds, someone in the U.S. requires blood or platelets. In fact, a recent survey of Red Cross blood and platelet donors showed that nearly half knew someone who needed blood or they needed blood themselves.

  • Sisters return from competing in the Transplant Games of America

    Double lung recipients and sisters Cara Brahm and Lisa Cissell recently returned from competing in the Transplant Games of America in Cleveland, Ohio.
    The Donate Life Transplant Games is a multi-sport festival event produced by the Transplant Games of America for individuals who have undergone life saving transplant surgeries.
    “It was a wonderful experience,” Brahm said. “My sister and I plan to participate again in 2018.”

  • Marion County Fair is underway

    Marion County Fair week began on Monday, June 27, and runs through Saturday, July 2. There will be some new events this year that the Marion County Fair Board is really excited about.
    This year’s fair will  feature two nights of harness racing, which will be at 6 p.m. both Tuesday and Wednesday.
    Tuesday is also Marion County Farm Bureau night at the fair. Farm Bureau members may visit the Farm Bureau table for a ticket to get a free Marion County Cattleman’s cheeseburger (limit two per member household).

  • 400 Mile Sale underway

    Hundreds of yard sales will set up all along historic Hwy. 68 starting today through June 5.

    Lebanon is centrally located on the route, so shoppers can travel north one day and south the next from Lebanon.

    Nearly every antique shop along the route will be offering special discounts and sidewalk sales.

    Shoppers can go to 400mile.com and click on yard sale locations to learn about other sales all along the route and some of the items people will be selling.