Today's News

  • Closings for Thanksgiving

    Thursday is Thanksgiving and there will be no garbage pick-up. The normal Thursday garbage route will be picked up on Friday, Nov. 27, along with the Friday route. The county asks that you set our your garbage a little earlier than normal on Friday because crews are doubling up to collect two days in one.

    The following offices are closed:

    • Marion County Clerk
    • Marion County Property Valuation Administrator
    • Marion County Judge's Office
    • Marion County Sheriff's Office

  • Head coach for Lady Knights basketball team resigns

    The Lady Knights begin their season on Dec. 1, and they’re currently searching for a new head coach after the resignation of Landon Williams, effective Nov. 20.
    Williams declined to comment about his decision to resign.
    Williams replaced Anthony Epps, who accepted a job as an itinerant special education teacher in the Campbellsville Independent Schools.

  • City puts Morgan statue up for bid

    A piece of artwork that’s never been displayed and has been the center of controversy since it was created in 1999 is for sale.
    The City of Lebanon is accepting sealed bids for the Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan statue. During the Lebanon City Council meeting Monday, Nov. 9, Public Works Director Terry Bland asked the council to consider doing something with the statue, which is being stored and taking up space at the city service center.
    The council approved taking sealed bid for the sale of the statue.

  • Monks making art, memories with Marion Countians

    Seven monks from the Labrang Tashi Kyil Monastery in Dehra Dun, India made Marion County their home last week during their tour the United States. The Marion County community hosted the monks during their visit in 2013, and they returned last week, spending most of their time interacting with more than 600 local students during art workshops and creating a sacred sand mandala for world peace.

  • Autism center open house this Friday

    There will be an open house for the new Working the Puzzle for Autism Inc. Autism Center from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., this Friday, Nov. 20.
    The new center is located at 748 West Main Street in Lebanon where the Communicare workshop is located.
    Working the Puzzle for Autism, Inc. entered into a use of space agreement with Communicare and has access to a 2,000 square feet area in the old KenMar building where the Marion County Industries workshop is located.

  • No major damage at American Wood Fibers after fire last week

    Lebanon Firefighters were at American Wood Fibers for nearly four hours Wednesday night, Nov. 18, fighting fires in two of the factory’s silos.
    Lebanon Dispatch received the fire call at 5:55 p.m.
    The Lebanon Fire Department and Marion County EMS responded to American Wood Fibers, which is located at 390 Warehouse Road in Lebanon.

  • Remembering Deputy Rakes

    Friday evening, many Marion Countians and local law enforcement officials took a moment to stop and remember Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Rakes who was killed in the line of duty on Nov. 14, 2012.
    A candlelight vigil was held in front of the David R. Hourigan Government Center. During the vigil, Kentucky State Trooper David Gibbs, who was killed in a car accident on Aug. 7, was also remembered.

  • Bullet shoots through building, over men’s heads

    Six men were victims of first-degree wanton endangerment last month when someone shot a gun and the bullet went through the building where they were working.
    According to Lebanon Police Officer Henry Keene, on Oct. 18, an unknown person fired a 40-caliber round in the vicinity of North Woodlawn Avenue. At the time, six men were inside a construction building on Mercer Avenue. Six people inside that building heard the bullet, and it went over several of their heads, Keene said.

  • Real world projects

    Marion County High School’s Project Lead The Way students are extremely busy with numerous “real world” projects underway.
    “There’s lots going on up here, in a very good way,” PLTW Instructor Greg Conley said.
    One of the most exciting (and top secret) projects is the Dream Bus, which Superintendent Taylora Schlosser plans to unveil in April of next year.

  • Upcoming Christmas events

    Christmas in the Park will take place at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon Wednesday, Nov. 25.
    The event will officially begin at 6:30 p.m., with free cookies, popcorn and hot chocolate. The lighting of the park will be at 7 p.m. Santa Claus will arrive on one of Lebanon's finest fire trucks at 7:15 p.m.