Today's News

  • Rebuilding lives

    The Rev. Bill Bowling doesn’t want community members to think The Divine Mercy House is a halfway house, because it isn’t. It’s a transitional home.
    “This is a private, faith-based effort,” he said.
    On Aug. 17, the City of Lebanon Board of Zoning Adjustments will meet at Lebanon City Hall to consider a conditional use permit to operate a home at 150 E. Main St.

  • 'Our kids are worth it'

    When Tom Lund began his career as the Marion County economic development director, an industrial prospect visited Lebanon and said he wanted to see two things: the restrooms at Marion County High School and Main Street.
    “He said from those two things you can tell how much pride the community has,” Lund said.

  • Back to school

    There were some tears for the fearful and sad, nervous glances for the reluctant, but mostly there were smiles all around as Marion County students returned to school on Aug. 3. Faculty and staff were ready for the students as they hurriedly started the day with organizing their rooms and learning activities. Many students in elementary enjoyed free breakfast first thing as part of a new initiative which allows all Marion County elementary school students to receive free breakfast and lunch.
    Superintendent Taylora Schlosser said it was a great day for Marion County.

  • Human remains identified as Robert Jones

    Human remains found off KY Highway 60 and Goshen Road near Winchester on Friday, Aug. 5, have been identified as 38-year-old Robert Jones. Jones and his girlfriend, Crystal Warner, had been reported missing in early July by family members. Craig Pennington, 52, was charged with his murder on July 8. Robert Jones was identified Monday through dental records and additional testing will be performed in an attempt to determine the exact cause of death. The investigation is on going and the search for Crystal Warner continues.

  • Meet Marion County’s newest educators

    Abigail Peake
    Abigail Peake is now teaching second grade at Calvary Elementary. She was previously the music teacher at Calvary and Lebanon Elementary School. She received a bachelor’s degree in music and music education from Campbellsville University in 2012, and earned a master of arts degree from the University of the Cumberlands in 2015. She is certified to teach music for preschool through 12th grade and has a certification to teach in an elementary classroom.

    Kandice Spalding

  • Tourism commission opens up

    The tourism commission had some explaining to do during their regular monthly meeting at Centre Square on Monday, Aug. 8. With so much talk behind closed doors in two of the last three meetings, the commission was legally forced to discuss what had been talked about in the closed sessions, which ultimately resulted in a declaration of the intent to hire an executive coach.
    Lebanon City Attorney Kandice Engle-Gray was present at the meeting to lend her expertise in how the commission should proceed.

  • Be yourself

    Sophie Clark stood on the stage with 15 other participants Saturday night. Name after name had been called up to receive their awards. Hers was among them. She had already won the overall scholastic award, an award for talent and another award for self-expression. But when the last envelope was opened to reveal the 2017 Distinguished Young Woman, Clark was overwhelmed when her name was called.
    The crowd erupted. There were cheers from all sides of the Marion County High School Roby Dome as Clark received her bouquet of flowers and a medallion was placed around her neck.

  • Going back to 1964
  • Horror-comedy film being produced in Springfield

    By Nick Schrager
    Landmark News Service

    The movie “Tragedy Girls,” a horror-comedy film being produced right here in Springfield, is on track, and according to producers, things are going great.
    Armen Aghaeian, a producer with New Artist Pictures, said his company has merged with Anthony Holt’s The Comeback Kids to produce the movie. He said the feature film is a commentary about today’s society.

  • Going with the flow

    John "Quincy" Thomas’s first full day as Lebanon Water Works Company’s superintendent was a doozey.
    It was Monday, Jan. 17, 1994, and it was 20 degrees below zero.
    Water lines were freezing and breaking all over the city.
    That morning alone, water lines had burst on Boldrick Avenue, at Graham Memorial Park and on Woodlawn Avenue.
    “That was my first day on the job,” Thomas said. “But, things got better real quick.”