Today's News

  • Christmas in the Park is Saturday

    Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon will be all aglow Saturday, Nov. 29, when hundreds of holiday displays and lights will be turned on for the annual Christmas in the Park event. The event officially begins at 6:30 p.m. with free cookies and hot chocolate and the lighting will take place at 7 p.m. with Santa Claus making a special visit shortly after. The event will end at 8 p.m.

    The park staff invites you to come out and visit with Santa, enjoy refreshments and walk the track taking in all of the beautiful displays sponsored or donated by local merchants and individuals.

  • County discusses bypass traffic control

    Marion County citizens and county officials expressed concerns about the Marion County Veterans Memorial Highway even before it opened four months ago.

    Those concerns have been expressed through petitions calling for traffic signals and in fiscal court discussions. In the meantime, both the Lebanon City Council and the Marion County Fiscal Court have expressed support for putting up streetlights on the highway.

  • Lebanon man sentenced to seven years in prison

    Edwin C. George Jr., 53, of Lot 15 Blossom Lane in Lebanon pled guilty to first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, his second or subsequent offense. He was sentenced to seven years in prison. He received credit for 87 days he's already served.

  • Transportation official scheduled to meet with fiscal court

     The Marion County Fiscal Court will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    According to the agenda, Steve Hall of the Elizabethtown office of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is scheduled to meet with the fiscal court to discuss traffic control considerations.

    The court is expected to have the second reading of its proposed revised road ordinance.

  • Sweet potatoes can be a casserole and much more

    I've been experimenting lately with sweet potatoes-trying to find recipes I like.

    Sweet potatoes are so good for you and I've been pretty much stuck in a rut with my sweet potato casserole.

    It's good and I still like it but it's more like dessert than a vegetable.

    Here are two recipes you also might want to try.

    The Sweet Potato "Fries" are spicy and crispy, but not actually fried.

    The Hawaiian Baked Sweet Potatoes is a combination of pineapple and sweet potato with a crispy crust and quite tasty.

  • Bluegrass Speedway honors top Marion County racers at awards banquet

    Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown recently honored its top racers of the 2008 racing season at its annual championship awards banquet recently and several area Marion County racers were honored for finishing in the top 10 in their division of the final track points at the one-half mile high-banked Nelson County clay oval.

  • Parking ticket violators better pay up

    Anyone that has an unpaid parking ticket might want to consider paying up, and soon, or they will end up in court.

    The City of Lebanon currently has nearly $800 of unpaid parking tickets sitting on the books and Lebanon Police Chief Shelton Young met with Marion County Attorney Joe Mattingly to discuss the issue last week.

    According to Young, the city has recognized that there are an inadequate number of parking signs in certain locations, and the city plans to correct that soon. But, from this point forward, parking tickets are going to be enforced, he said.

  • Letter: Great American Smokeout

    Great American Smokeout 2008   Each year in November, Americans celebrate the American Cancer Society's Great American Smoke Out. This year will be the 33rd such annual event. The Great American Smoke Out is a designated day where smokers from across our nation unite in cause and commit to give up smoking for one day.

  • MCHS getting back to normal

    After a week-long investigation at Marion County High School, rumors of a "shooting plot" are still, in fact, rumors, according to a media release from Marion County Public Schools.


  • Heart of Kentucky Holiday Festival rings in the season Dec. 5-7

    There's no time better to spend a weekend in the true Heart of Kentucky than during the Heart of Kentucky Holiday Festival. Whether it's good food, fun festivals, unusual sights or great shopping for gifts made with tender, loving care, Springfield and Lebanon have it all.

    Enjoy parades, visits with Santa, neat activities, quaint shops and, most of all, hospitality that comes with a visit to these quaint rural communities Friday-Sunday, Dec. 5-7.