Today's News

  • St. Augustine celebrating 200 years

    St. Augustine Parish is celebrating its bicentennial at 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 15, with Mass and a fellowship picnic dinner. Archbishop Joseph Kurtz will bless the newly constructed rosary garden following Mass.
    All St. Augustine parishioners (past and present) and surrounding parishioners are invited to attend. Additional seating for Mass will be in the Parish Center with a live feed from the Mass in the church.

  • Soldiers reunite

    Scores of soldiers who served with a Lebanon-based U.S. Army Reserve unit returned to their old headquarters Saturday for a reunion and celebration.
    "We always had great community support back then, and we still have it now," said Diane Mattingly, who retired from the unit as a master sergeant.

  • Loretto Project celebrates contemporary music

    Three public musical performances are scheduled to take place at the Loretto Motherhouse Aug. 12-16 as part of The Loretto Project.
    Cellist and Kentucky native John Popham and violinist Pala Garcia created the project to celebrate the history of American contemporary music. The project includes public performances and a composition workshop featuring a master class and premieres of participants’ work.

  • Gribbins gets six years on assault charge

    Christopher Gribbins has been sentenced to six years in prison for second-degree assault. Gribbins, 48, of 821 Dangerfield Road in Hodgenville entered an Alford plea in Marion Circuit Court recently in connection with the assault charge.

  • Lebanon man indicted for fleeing from police

    Michaela J. Lewis, 26, of 2620 Miller Pike in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently for first-degree fleeing or evading, DUI second offense with aggravator, failure of owner to maintain required insurance security, driving on a DUI suspended license first offense, reckless driving, no or expired registration plate, no or expired registration receipt, license to be in possession and improper turning, improperly on the left side of the road.

  • Campaign stop

    Democratic Lt. Governor candidate Sannie Overly chats with Jody Taylor, left, and Bobby Lou Murphy, during a stop on Aug. 4 at the Lebanon Senior Center. Overly is the running mate of Jack Conway, the current Kentucky Attorney General.

  • State parks are building waystations for butterflys

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT -- More than a dozen Kentucky State Parks are working on projects to help Monarch butterflies by preserving habitat and planting milkweed plants the butterflies need for survival.
    The butterflies – easily identified because of their orange and black colors – are known for their annual journeys to Mexico each year for winter hibernation. Some scientists are concerned that loss of habitat is causing a decline in the Monarch population in some areas.

  • Police remind Lebanon residents about grass clippings

    Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady has issued a reminder to Lebanon residents to keep grass clippings out of the street.

    As part of that reminder, Brady included City Ordinance No. 2014-08, subsection 5, which reads:

    (5) Obstruction of storm water and drainage facilities:

  • Search for missing woman comes to Sportsman Lake

    A team from Louisville Fire and Rescue was at Sportsman Lake Monday and Tuesday, possibly searching for something that might help in the case of a missing Nelson County woman.
    Ramon Pineiroa*, chief deputy with the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department, was on the scene, but said he could not comment at this time.
    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements was present while the search and rescue team was at the lake. He said his understanding is that this was part of a follow-up from an earlier K-9 search.

  • Loretto man dies after reportedly falling from car

    A Loretto man died July 29, one day after reportedly falling from a vehicle on West Main Street in Lebanon. Tyler Hamilton, 24, passed away at University Hospital in Louisville where he was being treated for his injuries.
    “He was a big-hearted person,” Hamilton’s mother Carla Mudd Constant said. “He had love for everybody. He had his demons that he fought, but he had love for everybody. He wanted everybody around him to be happy and to enjoy life.”