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Today's News

  • Green Festival is April 25 in Springfield

    * The original version of this story included the wrong date for this event. The Green Festival will take place Saturday, April 25. We apologize for the confustion.

  • FERC taking comments on pipeline project until May 18

    The public has another chance to comment on a proposal by Tennessee Gas Pipeline to repurpose a portion of that natural gas line to carry natural gas liquids.
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a notice of its intention to prepare an environmental assessment for the project.
    “Your input will help the Commission staff determine what issues they need to evaluate in the EA.  Please note that the scoping period will close on May 18, 2015,” the notice reads.
    Under the proposal, Tennessee Gas Pipeline would abandon:

  • Danville Highway resident gets probation for receiving stolen property

    Roy Thomas McElroy III, 34, of 6960 Danville Highway in Lebanon received 24 months of probation in Marion Circuit Court recently for receiving stolen property less than $500. This was amended from his original charge of receiving stolen property less than $10,000. He was ordered to pay $150 court costs.

    In other circuit court matters:

  • Central Kentucky Showdown scheduled for June 20

    The Marion County Fairgrounds will host the first annual Central Kentucky Showdown, one Big Azz Custom Truck and Big Rig Event, on Saturday, June 20. Gates will open at 10 a.m. There will be custom trucks, numerous vendors, concessions and activities for the kids. 

  • Army to close Fort Knox warrior transition

    By Judah Taylor
    Landmark News Service

    The U.S. Army announced it will close a $46 million facility at Fort Knox that cares for wounded soldiers less than three years after opening it.
    The warrior transitional unit operating at the Sgt. Maj. William E. Sumner Warrior Transition Battalion Complex on post is among 10 of 25 scheduled to close by August 2016, the Army announced Friday.

  • Fracking permit given to Pennsylvania company

    By Brad Bowman
    The State Journal

    The Kentucky Oil and Gas Conservation Commission gave the green light for Kentucky’s first horizontal deep-well fracturing operation in a special meeting Thursday.
    The commission granted a drilling permit to Horizontal Technology Energy Company of Pennsylvania that will set up an oil and natural gas drilling operation in Johnson County.

  • School district conducting survey on 'non-traditional' make-up days

    Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser released the following announcement on Friday, April 17:

  • Autism walk is Saturday

    The fifth annual Working the Puzzle for Autism Walk will be taking place Saturday, and everyone is welcome to attend, according to event organizer Lisa Nally-Martin.
    "They don’t have to be from Lebanon or have somebody with autism in their families to participate,” she said.
    The walk is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Graham Memorial Park. In the event of rain, the walk will be moved to Lebanon Middle School.

  • $1,000 reward offered in animal abuse case

    The Marion County Humane Society is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for a recent case of animal abuse.
    According to Marion County Animal Control Officer Kay Turpin, the remains of a dog were found in Raywick last week, and the animal’s front paws, back paws and mouth had been tied up with green twine.

  • Arrest made after attempted robbery

    A Lebanon man has been arrested after he tried to rob Salem Shell on Thursday, April 16.

    According to Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady, at 5:29 a.m. Lebanon Police responded to a hold up alarm at Salem Shell. John Michael Crisp, 18, of 128 Hamilton Heights was arrested and charged with first-degree attempted robbery and lodged in the Marion County Detention Center.

    No one was injured during the incident

    Officer Tyler Finn was the investigating officer.