Today's News

  • Believe it or not, tourism exists in our community

    Disc golf is not my thing.

    Neither is flying miniature jet airplanes.

    And, while my late father would be so disappointed to hear this, I don't dig bluegrass music either.

    But, just because I don't enjoy those things, doesn't mean there aren't hundreds, if not thousands, of other people who do. In fact, there are people who travel to participate in activities like these. Some even travel to Lebanon, as a matter of fact.


  • Community servant

    Shelton Young can't remember a time when he wasn't involved with Ham Days. He recalls Ham Days when the temperature exceeded 100 degrees, when the weather was freezing and when it rained for five days, except for the time the parade was scheduled.

    "That was some kind of divine intervention," Young said.

    Perhaps it's no coincidence that one of his favorite Ham Days memories also involved the parade.

  • 2010 legislative session nearing its end

    In the General Assembly during this time of year, "March Madness" refers to more than just a basketball tournament as the final hectic days of the legislative session draw to a close.

    In the state Senate, the focus last week was predictably on the two-year budget, with that chamber considering what changes it will make to the House version approved earlier this month. The Senate is scheduled to vote on a proposal early this week, setting the stage for legislative leaders to come up with a compromise by the end of the month.

  • Sheriff's Department investigating indoor marijuana grow

    The Marion County Sheriff's Department is investigating an indoor marijuana grow.

    The indoor growing operation with 51 plants was discovered Tuesday, March 16, in Marion County.

    Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Rakes said they received information about the grow. He said he, Deputies Tim Abell and Tony Belcher and Kentucky State Trooper John Adams found the operation. Sheriff Carrol Kirkland was also present.

    The plants and the growing equipment were confiscated.

  • Former extension agent enters Alford plea in animal cruelty case

    A former Marion County agriculture extension agent has entered an Alford plea in a case involving accusations of cruelty to animals.

    Ed Lanham Jr., 47, of 1035 Logan Hill Road in Gravel Switch received 12 months of probation in exchange for his March 22 Alford plea.

  • Lebanon councilman not 'feeling the beat'

    Lebanon is touted as the "Heart of Kentucky" but Lebanon City Councilman Kenny Marrett isn't feeling the beat when it comes to the efforts of the local tourist and convention commission.

    Marrett discussed his concerns with the commission and Executive Director Chris Hamilton during the commission's regular monthly meeting March 8. According to Marrett, when he served on the city council years ago he was on a committee that researched whether or not to establish a tourism commission.

  • Panel has interviewed police chief candidates

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw said a new police chief may be appointed this week.

    Last week, the City of Lebanon's interview panel conducted interviews with candidates to become the next chief of police.

    The panel included Crenshaw, Lebanon City Attorney Kandice Engle-Gray, Josh McKay, Lisa Nally-Martin and Lebanon City Administrator John O. Thomas.

    Thomas said the panel chose to interview the five in-house candidates for the position. Those candidates are Lt. Joseph Bell, Sgt. Wally Brady, Sgt. Elisa McHolen, Sgt. Byron Richardson and Sgt. Greg Young.

  • Junior Mister is Saturday at MCHS

    The Marion County High School Beta Club is pleased to present the 5th annual Marion County Junior Mister Pageant this Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Roby Dome.

    This amusing event is held each year to raise money for the Make A Wish Foundation. There are 12 young men competing in this year's program who will perform fitness, poise, and talent presentations.

    Tickets will be sold for $5 in advance at MCHS and $7 at the door. All proceeds go to the Make A Wish Foundation. 

  • Senate tackles drugs, domestic violence

    As we wrap up the fiftieth legislative day, the Senate continues to build on our body of work by passing bills addressing domestic violence, education, drug use and treatment, and government efficiencies.

  • Easter egg hunt is Saturday at Graham Memorial Park

    The annual Easter egg hunt at Graham Memorial Park will be held this Saturday, March 27, beginning at 10 a.m., at the playground. Children up to age 10 are eligible to participate.  

    For more information, contact the park at (270) 692-9358.