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Today's News

  • Deciding the future of Main Street

    Business owners and operators, government officials and representatives of local organizations gathered May 8 to discuss the future of the Lebanon Main Street program.
    Last week’s meeting at the David R. Hourigan Building started that conversation, but questions remain about whether the local program will continue its affiliation with the Kentucky Main Street Program (through the Kentucky Heritage Council) and what it will look like if it does continue.

  • Deputy Rakes honored at law enforcement memorial

    Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Rakes will be remembered in his home community and by law enforcement officers across the state. On May 7, Rakes’ name was added to the Kentucky Law Enforcement Memorial, which honors officers who were killed in the line of duty.
    Rakes, 31, was shot and killed Nov. 14, 2012.

  • Don’t get scammed

    Did you get a letter claiming that you won a big prize?
    “Congratulations! You’ve won [fill in the blank.]”
    Or, has someone called you and claimed you’ve won a cash award?
    Don’t be fooled. It’s a scam.
    Sergeant Tim Abell at the Lebanon Police Department is warning local citizens to not fall victim to these scams. Unfortunately, he’s currently working a case involving a local woman who lost a sizeable amount of money after being scammed by criminals possibly located in the Philippines.

  • Seniors’ Prom

    Cedars of Lebanon hosted a prom Friday, May 10, for its residents and their guests. The event included a fashion show, music, and, of course, a little dancing.
     

  • Economic impact of tourism exceeded $21 million in 2012

    Tourism’s impact on the local economy keeps growing.
    Statewide, tourism contributed more than $12.2 billion to Kentucky’s economy in 2012, and in Marion County, that impact increased by 9.6 percent to $21.45 million last year.
    “It was well above the previous year and well above the state average,” said Carla Wagner, the administrative assistant for the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission.

  • Moving Main Street forward

    By Mary Lou Brock

  • Race the Rainbow

    The streets of Lebanon are stained with different colors from Saturday’s Color in Motion 5K. It’s likely many Kentuckians, including hundreds of Marion Countians, are also sporting some colorful residue on different parts of their bodies after participating in the fun event. Heck, some of our four-legged friends probably have some colorful coats, too, after tagging along during the 3.1-mile route, which included color stations where runners were doused with red, orange, purple, green, blue and yellow powdered paint.

  • Kentucky in the national spotlight

    Kentucky has gotten a lot of attention over the years when it comes to finding innovative ways to govern.  Our education reforms of the 1990s were hailed as national models, for example, and we are the only state to permanently dedicate half of our annual tobacco settlement payments to agriculture, a move that has played a key role in the industry’s record sales in recent years.

  • KU customers warned about phone scam

    Editor's note: Kentucky Utilities sent the followig press release to warn customers about a recent scam in which a caller asks for payment over the phone.

    Kentucky Utilities Company is alerting customers of a recent telephone scam asking customers to pay their bills over the phone. 

    The caller claims to be a utility employee and asks for immediate bill payment by credit card or pre-paid money card.  If the targeted customer does not cooperate, the caller threatens to disconnect the person’s electric service. 

  • City council, tourist commission holding meetings today

    The Lebanon City Council will meet in regular session at 7 tonight at Lebanon City Hall.

    The agenda for tonight's meeting includes the following:

    - Delegations from Natosha Hayes and Marria Floyd regarding Hoops of Praise, Mary Ann Bright, and Annette Copenhaver.

    - Minutes of the April 8, 15, and 17 and May 7 meetings

    - Payment of bills

    - Department reports

    - Old business

    - Resolution on municipal road aid agreement with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet