Today's News

  • Fiscal court to meet Dec. 15

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    Items on the agenda include:

    - Minutes of previous meetings

    - Second reading of an amendment to the 2011-12 budget

    - Budget transfer within the 2011-12 budget

    - Appointment of a part-time maintenance staff position at the Marion County Judicial Center

  • A dozen storm grates have been stolen in Lebanon

    A few pieces of a Lebanon have gone missing. Specifically, twelve cast iron storm grates have been stolen.

    "They weight anywhere from 90 to 100 pounds, and they're usually stuck in the ground pretty tight," City Administrator John O. Thomas said.

    The Lebanon Police Department is already looking into the thefts, and the city has contacted recycling and salvage centers.

  • Wilbert Plastic Services to supply parts for Ford Escape

    In his first official act as Lt. Governor, Jerry Abramson stopped in Lebanon to announce up to 150 new jobs will be coming to Lebanon soon.

    "When folks in passing say 150 jobs, that's 150 families who are really going to have a chance to join with you and provide for themselves and or their kids," Abramson said.

    Wilbert Plastics Services qualified for Q1 certification earlier this year, and as a result it will begin supplying interior plastic parts for the Ford Escape.

  • Remember Our Troops

    By Alicia Matthews


    Christmas is here, it's that time of year -

    Everyone is rushing, spreading good cheer!

    But far, far away in a land strange to most - 

    Our troops stand watch, at our Bases and Posts.


    Our children are excited to sit on Santa's lap -

  • State rep wants to know what you think

    If you haven't received a questionnaire from State Rep. Terry Mills, I suggest you give him a call. This is your chance to give him some input before the 2012 session of the General Assembly.

    That said, what you'll see below are my views on the issues on the questionnaire. I'm only one constituent, however, so I hope he'll hear from many more of you, too.

  • Governor taking a gamble on budget

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said that one of his top priorities, if re-elected, would be working to create jobs so that every Kentuckian who wants a job has one.

    Now that the election is over, another of Beshear's secondary goals - expanded gambling and gaming - has moved to the front burner.

  • Mistletoe is evident in tree tops




  • It’s time to make some holiday fudge




  • 12-14-11 4-H news

    The Hall’s Angels 4-H Club was organized in Mrs. Hall’s fourth-grade class at Lebanon Elementary School on Nov. 19, 2011. The following officers were elected: Jamison Epps, president; Cody Skaggs, vice-president; Savannah Chapman, secretary and Matthew Paul, reporter. The first meeting of the Hall’s Angels 4-H Club was held on Nov. 15, 2011.

  • Conference set for Jan. 5-6

    By Aimee Nielson

    The 2012 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show will have something of interest for anyone interested in fruit and vegetable production. This year’s event convenes Jan. 5 at 8 a.m. at Lexington’s Embassy Suites Hotel and concludes around 5 p.m. Jan. 6.
    Preconference activities on Jan. 4 include a Winemaking Techniques Workshop from 3 to 5:30 p.m. and a fruit round table discussion from 7:30 to 9 p.m.