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Today's News

  • Progress on Main Street

    Driving into downtown Lebanon, you can’t miss it.
    Construction on the new Lebanon City Hall on Main Street is continuing at a fast pace. Lebanon City Administrator John Thomas said hopefully, by the end of the month, the brick crew will be on site and the cupola accent will arrive.

  • Lebanon Aquatic Center to receive pricey facelift

    The Lebanon Aquatic Center will be undergoing a $364,000 facelift at the end of the summer.
    The Lebanon City Council voted last week to accept a bid from Marion County Welding and Fabrication to replace the aquatic center’s roof and paint the interior of the 19-year-old facility. The bid was for a total of $364,382.85.

  • New MCHS principal likes a challenge

    Thad Elmore likes a challenge, which is one reason why he wanted to become the next Marion County High School principal.
    MCHS has had four principals in seven years, and Elmore is ready to provide MCHS with some stability, support and continued success.
    “I’m looking forward to the challenge,” Elmore said. “I always like to improve myself. This district is forward thinking. That’s important. That was another draw.”

  • Autism walk is April 22

    The 7th annual Working the Puzzle for Autism Walk will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 22 at Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon.
    The walk serves as a fundraiser for the Working the Puzzle for Autism Inc. organization, which has used those funds to purchase Project Lifesaver bracelets (which can be used to track individuals who may wander away), iPods, iPads, Android tablets, and various sensory items.

  • MCPS Spring Summit
  • Rural prisons keep closing, and few buyers are willing to turn them into new business venues

    By Tim Mandell
    The Rural Blog

    Shuttered rural prisons that once helped boost local economies are becoming a hard sell when it comes to finding new purposes for the facilities, Paul Post reports for The New York Times.

  • Former employees file suit against St. Catharine College

    Landmark News Service

    Four former St. Catharine College employees have asked the U.S. District Court to permit a lawsuit against St. Catharine College, Inc., and its “officers, directors and/or members of the Board of Trustees” corporately and in their individual capacities.

  • Lebanon man indicted for robbery, assault and theft

    A Marion County grand jury has indicted William G. Biggers, 39, 2 Blossom Lane, Lebanon, on charges of first degree robbery, second degree assault, theft by unlawful taking under $500, and with being a persistent felony offender.
    According to the indictment, on or about Oct. 10, 2015, during the commission of a theft, Biggers used a deadly weapon to cause injury to another person. Biggers has at least two prior felony convictions. Bond was set at $10,000 full cash. Biggers was ordered to have no contact with the complaining witness.

    In other indictments:

  • Oklahoma man on Ky. death row for 1991 murder of Bardstown man pleads guilty to kidnapping

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Attorney General Andy Beshear Thursday announced a guilty plea of an Oklahoma man charged with the kidnapping and murder of Marion County native Francis Brady in 1991.
    Under terms of a plea agreement with Beshear’s Office of Special Prosecutions, Michael Dale St. Clair, 60, pleaded guilty to kidnapping and was sentenced by Special Judge John David Seay in Hardin Circuit Court on April 12 to 30 years in prison.

  • Kentucky Writers Day celebration kicks off April 23

    The 2017 Kentucky Writers Day Celebration will get underway Sunday, April 23, at Historic Penn's Store, three miles southeast of Gravel Switch. This year marks the 21st annual event to celebrate the state of Kentucky's official Writers Day (April 24) and honor the written word and Kentucky writers. The weeklong event, will feature authors, poets, writers, journalists and songwriters sharing original works and paying tribute to other writers.