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Today's News

  • St. A hires new principal

    When Alicia Riggs and her family moved back to Kentucky in 2007, after living in Florida for 17 years, she began looking for a school for her children to attend. That search ended when she visited St. Augustine Grade School in Lebanon.

    "I fell in love with the warmth, charm, and well run program I saw," Riggs said. "Sister Rose and I 'clicked' immediately. I knew that it was the perfect school for my son, Peter."

  • Farmers Market, pavilion open for business

    Shoppers looking for farm fresh fruits and vegetables - and maybe a few pieces of art - now have a new stop in Lebanon. The Lebanon farmers market has moved to the recently dedicated farmers market pavilion.

  • Train ride turns bad

    A trip to the Louisville Zoo June 1 ended with a dozen people from Marion County taking a scarier trip than anticipated when a train derailed while they were riding it.

    "It just happened so fast," said Melissa Cull, one of the Marion Countians on the train during the accident. "You read about stuff like this or see it on television, and you never think it could happen to you."

  • Lebanon City Council meets tonight

     The Lebanon City Council will meet in special session at 8:15 p.m. June 17.

    The agenda for the meeting includes the following:

    - First reading of an ordinance amending the 2008-09 budget

    - First reading of the 2009-10 budget

    - A request for funding for the senior citizens center

    - Discussion of housing conditions at 408 Woodlawn Avenue.

  • Farmer's market pavilion now open

    The grand opening of the Lebanon farmer's market pavilion was held Friday.   The pavilion is located at 230 W. ML King Boulevard.

    The pavilion will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursday, According to Marion County Agriculture Exention Agent George McCain.

    Look for more about the pavilion next week. 

  • Lancers miss the mark

    A last second three clanged off the rim, securing a 92-89 victory for the Southern Ohio Generals.

    It's one of several missed opportunities for the Lebanon Lancers in the final three minutes of their game Saturday night at the Roby Dome.

    Marlis Scott's contested three would have knotted the game at 91-91 and forced overtime but it was just one shot in a string of many that just wouldn't fall.

    Playing from behind most of the game, the Lancers finally caught up to the Generals with three minutes to play in a physical match up.

  • Fire destroys Papa John's Pizza

    About 15 minutes after Papa John's employees left work Wednesday, June 3, the Lebanon Police Department received a call reporting a fire at the pizzeria.

    The Lebanon Fire Department responded to the fire at 11:17 that night. They remained on scene until 1:36 Thursday morning. The Lebanon Police Department and Marion County EMS also responded to the scene.

    Jackie Galarza, the general manager of the Lebanon Papa John's, was at her Lee Avenue home when she learned there was a fire. She was also one of the first employees to arrive.

  • Storms possible this evening

    The National Weather Service is predicting numerous showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening of June 16 in Central Kentucky.

    Thunderstorms my be severe with damaging winds from the southeast around 10 miles per hour, according to the NWS. Large hail and heavy rainfall are possible.

    The NWS is forecasting a 70 percent chance of rainfall.

    Tonight, the NWS is calling for 60 percent chance of rain with winds from the south at 5-10 miles per hour.

  • Lebanon Disc Golf Open features Kentucky's finest

    Nearly 100 disc golfers will descend on Graham Memorial Park's scenic professional level 18-hole course Saturday, June 13.

    This is a Professional Disc Golf Association sanctioned pro-am B-tier event that features Hall of Famers David Greenwell of Louisville and Rick Voakes of Bowling Green.

    There are 90 spots in the field open on a first come, first served basis to all divisions. All players compete in two rounds and are eligible for awards and door prizes. There is a minimum $2,000 purse.

  • Lebanon woman dies in fatal accident

    Phyllis M. Cook, 56, of Lebanon was one of two victims of a fatal head-on collision that occurred in Spencer County Thursday.

    The accident occurred at 9:27 a.m. on US 31 East, according to the Kentucky State Police.

    Cook was driving northbound when she apparently lost control of her vehicle in a curve, said Trooper Ron Turley, Kentucky State Police public information officer. Her 2007 Chevrolet crossed the center line into the path of an oncoming vehicle driven by John V. Maradits, 43, of Louisville. Neither vehicle had passengers.