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Today's News

  • Update (May 3, 11:30 a.m.): Water company working at pump station

    Lebanon Water Company employees are working at the pump station in Calvary to clear out water inside the station, according to Lebanon City Administrator John O. Thomas.

    Until the water is cleared out, they will not be able to sanitize the equipment. Pumping will resume after the equipment has been sanitized.

    UPDATE: John L. Thomas of the Lebanon Water Company said the water station remained under water as of 11 Sunday night. There is a good chance much of Lebanon will be low on water or out completely by Monday morning.

  • Knights hope to close out strong

    Another solid week of action improves the Marion County High School baseball team's record to 10-7. The Knights faced Adair County on Tuesday on the road and play Campbellsville Thursday on the road to close out regular season district play.

    A win against Adair County and a win against Campbellsville while scoring four runs will clinch the number one seed in the district tournament for the Knights.

    Here's a recap of last week's games.

    Marion County 6, John Hardin 4

  • Magistrate candidate questionnaire, District E-Roger "Cotton" Smothers

    Name:  Roger "Cotton"  Smothers

    Address: 3185 Campbellsville road

                  Lebanon, KY.  40033

    Date of birth: 07/05/1968

    Family information: Married to the lovely Tammy Lynn Thompson/Smothers 22 years

    1 Wonderful Son -Dale Smothers graduates from Campbellsville University in December getting married this year to Krissy Cooper.

    Educational background: Graduated Marion County High School 1986

  • Mattingly wins Bike & Hike

    Marion County High School senior Matthew Mattingly recently signed on to run cross-country at Lindsey Wilson College. To celebrate, he went out and won his second consecutive 5K in Lebanon by winning the Bike & Hike 5K at Graham Memorial Park on Saturday.

    Mattingly also beat the field in September during the Ham Days Pokey Pig 5K.

    Mattingly finished the Bike & Hike in 23:16.15 after missing a turn earlier in the race. Despite the missed turn, he still finished first but added minutes to his finishing time.

  • Water may be pumping normally again in a few days

    Lebanon Water Works employees spent all day Monday cleaning up the pump station in Calvary.

    "It's been terrible," said John L. Thomas, the Lebanon Water Works superintendent.

    Thomas said Monday afternoon that it may be a day or two before the station is pumping normally.

    The water company has done some pumping tests.Thomas said the pumping will likely start and stop during the next few days while they make sure the equipment is working correctly.

  • Park expansion fields open for play

    A massive project came to fruition for the city and county last week as the first pitch was tossed at the new expansion baseball fields at Graham Memorial Park.

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw fired the first pitch off at the new fields Monday of last week and was followed by a pitch from Roscoe, the mascot for the Bowling Green Hot Rods minor league baseball team.

  • Respectfully silent

    While friends and family of the late Sgt. Randy Sigley were stopping by Bosley Funeral Home to pay their respects Sunday morning, a small group was gathering in the parking lot across the street.

    The Patriot Guard Riders of Kentucky were going over their plans.

    They would stand silently holding American flags as visitors arrived at the funeral home. Later they formed similar lines at Lebanon Baptist Church, where Sgt. Sigley's funeral service was held. And at the Lebanon National Cemetery, they formed a ring of flags as the final prayers were being read.

  • Red Cross will be in Bradfordsville Tuesday

    The Red Cross set up in Bradfordsville Civic Center Monday to help people in immediate need of assistance, according to Hayden Johnson, the assistance Marion County emergency management director.

    The Red Cross will be back Tuesday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to noon to complete assessments for immediate needs for families affected by the flooding over the weekend.

    Kentucky Baptist Convention Disaster Relief teams will also be assisting in clean-up efforts this week.

  • City postpones decision on St. Catharine contract

    The Lebanon City Council on April 22 voted 5-1 to postpone a decision regarding a contract proposal from St. Catharine College regarding the school's possible use of the Centre Square Fine Arts Center (the former Lebanon High School).

    The proposal was approved by the Centre Square Foundation Board April 21.

    At the city council's special-called meeting April 22, Councilman Bill Pickerill said he wanted more time to look over the contract. Councilman Kenny Marrett said he had not received the revised contract prior to the meeting.

  • Convicted killer's death sentence reversed

    An opinion Thursday by Kentucky's Supreme Court reverses the 2005 death sentence of three-time convicted killer Michael St. Clair - a man blamed for at least four murders, including the 1990 execution of Marion County native Frank Brady, which occurred near Lebanon Junction, after he was kidnapped from a Sonora truck stop.

    According to Thursday's reversal, "the (Bullitt County) trial court's directive to follow the statutory language in instructing the jury on the applicable aggravator required to support a death sentence."