Today's News

  • Marion County Country Ham Days “Slop the Hogs” is Sept. 19

    It’s a Marion County Country Ham Days tradition. The annual “Slop the Hogs” will take place at 12:15, Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Centre Square in Lebanon. There’s still time to register. The entry deadline is 5 p.m., this Friday, Sept. 15.
    So, if you love to eat ham and biscuits, sign up and compete to be the champion hog slopper. To register or for more information, contact the Marion County Chamber of Commerce office at Centre Square. Email info@MarionCountyKyChamber.com or call 270-692-9594.

  • LES goes wild

    Zoodles Animal Education Programs visited Lebanon Elementary School last week and students learned about wildlife and exotic animals. The students were able to see several exotic animals, including a blue tongue skink, a bearded dragon, a ball python, a parrot and a baby kangaroo.

  • The 39 Steps

    Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre. This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, more than 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance.

  • Motorcycle accident injures two

    Two Lebanon residents were flown to University Hospital in Louisville after being involved in an accident on Labor Day.
    Lebanon Police responded to an injury accident at 5:38 p.m., Sept. 4, on West Main Street at Five Star.
    Wanda Cox, 63, of 1537 Hardesty Road in Springfield was driving a 2003 Chevrolet pickup west bound on West Main Street and was turning into the parking lot of Five Star when she was hit by a 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle being driven by Dakota Newcomb, 22, of 112 Skyline Drive in Lebanon who was driving east bound on West Main Street.

  • Lebanon man and woman arrested for hit and run death

    A Lebanon man and woman have been indicted for the hit and run death of Landon T. Wheatley, 19, of Springfield.

  • MCHS students share life-changing experiences at GSP

    Seven Marion County High School students joined more than 1,000 other outstanding Kentucky high school rising seniors in the Governor’s Scholars Program this past summer.

  • Lebanon man indicted for rape

    Makenzie E. Abell, 20, of 3810 Saint Mary’s Road in Lebanon was indicted for two counts of second-degree rape in Marion Circuit Court on Aug. 28.
    According to the indictment, on or about Jan. 1, 2016 through Jan. 1, 2017, (on two occasions) Abell being 18 years or older, engaged in sexual intercourse with another person less than 14 years old.
    Abell’s bond was set at $5,000, and he was ordered to have no contact with the complaining witness.

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  • One-vehicle wreck injures two men

    Two men, one from Greensburg and the other from Tennessee, were injured during a one-vehicle accident on Saturday, Sept. 2.

  • Holy Cross accident injures passenger, driver leaves scene
  • Martina McBride performing at Centre College Friday

    By Larry Vaught

    Martina McBride has been named Country Music Association’s Female Vocalist of the Year four times and Academy of County Music’s Top Female Vocalist three times. She’s also a 14-time Grammy Award nominee.
    Yet coming to perform at Centre College’s Norton Center Friday is still as much fun for her as when her career started about 30 years ago.