Today's News

  • LES celebrates Christmas

    Lebanon Elementary School students perform a variety of Christmas songs during a special Christmas program last week.

  • Calvary Christmas Carols

    Calvary Elementary School students perform for the Marion County Board of Education at the board’s regular monthly meeting Thursday.

  • Lebanon man indicted for rape, sex abuse

    Ray W. Moffitt, 41, of 521 St. Rose Road in Lebanon was charged with four counts of first-degree rape, first-degree sexual abuse and first-degree persistent felony offender in Marion Circuit Court on Dec. 7.

  • Fiscal court briefs

    The Marion County Fiscal Court held a special-called meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 9. All magistrates were present except for Steve Masterson. The following was accomplished:
    • The court received and approved the 2016 Marion County Sheriff’s Office budget and the maximum allowance for the upcoming year for deputies and assistants salaries. The maximum amount of salaries for deputies and assistants for the 2016 calendar year is $475,013.76. Magistrates also approved a payroll advance to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in the amount of $23,960.

  • Don’t become a victim

    ‘Tis the season for con artists who are working overtime trying to find their next victim.
    Diane Erjavec of Lebanon was preyed upon by two scammers impersonating the IRS last week.
    On Wednesday morning, she received a phone call at her home. The call was from a Florida telephone number, and the man on the other end said he was Officer Michael Reed with the IRS. He gave her his badge number, his IRS employee code, the years she was allegedly audited for and he gave her a case number. He then told her she was going to be arrested for tax fraud.

  • Lebanon woman reported missing is found

    The Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements has reported that Kimberly Moore O'Daniel, 42, of Lebanon, who was reported missing Monday morning, has been found and is OK.
    According to the original report, O'Daniel had been last seen at 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13.
    Family members contacted the sheriff's office early Monday morning to report her missing when she failed to return home from a trip to an unknown location. Sheriff Clements said his staff had been searching for O'Daniel since 1 a.m. Monday.

  • City sells John Hunt Morgan statue to Freddie Hilpp

    The City of Lebanon’s John Hunt Morgan statue, which has been the center of controversy and collecting dust in storage for years, was sold Monday evening and its new owner plans on putting it on display.
    In November, the council voted to accept sealed bids for the statue, which was being stored and taking up space at the city service center.
    Monday evening, the Lebanon City Council unanimously voted to accept a $3,000 bid from Freddie Hilpp of Lebanon during its regular monthly meeting.
    Hilpp’s bid wasn’t the highest bid, however.

  • American pastime rolls into LES

    Lebanon Elementary School students are getting to experience what was once a popular pastime for many of their parents – roller skating.
    Physical education teacher Perri Warren (known as Ms. Grover at LES) introduced roller skating to students last week, many of whom have never skated before.
    Warren worked with a company in Indiana to use the skates, and students are paying $5 to skate for five days. The LES PTO and the company itself are picking up the additional $4 per student or the full cost if a student can’t pay.

  • Lebanon woman critically injured during hit and run

    A Lebanon woman is in critical but stable condition at University of Kentucky Hospital after being the victim of a hit and run Saturday morning.
    According to Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady, at 10:53 a.m. Saturday, Lebanon Police responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian accident that occurred at the intersection of Main Street and Walnut Street.

  • Keeping the beat

    The Working the Puzzle for Autism Center held its first event this past Saturday. Jeanie Mattingly with Health Rhythms led an interactive drum program, and children also made Christmas ornaments.