Today's News

  • 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.

  • Numerous bills slated to become state law this month

    When the 2009 General Assembly adjourned on March 26, my colleagues and I were greeted with the public sentiment that too many issues were left unresolved.

  • Little League action

    The Diamondbacks played the Mariners Friday night at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon.

  • Spalding gets the nod

    The man who says for a long time he was better known as the baseball head coach who used to play basketball for Marion County High School will return to the hardwood after focusing solely on baseball for the past 13 years.