Today's News

  • Lebanon man’s murder trial rescheduled for June in Taylor County

    By Franklin Clark
    Landmark News Service

    A trial for a Lebanon man accused of a murder in Campbellsville has been pushed back a couple of months because his defense attorney hasn’t been able to see all the evidence.
    At a Friday morning hearing, Taylor County Circuit Judge Todd Spalding moved William Calhoun’s jury trial from Monday, April 10, to Monday, June 5.

  • Lebanon man arrested for assault, drug charges in Danville

    Corey L. Hilliard, 30, of Lebanon was arrested in Danville Sunday, March 19, after allegedly assaulting a female and running her over.

  • Junior Mister is March 25

    The 12th annual Junior Mister competition will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 25, in the Roby Dome at Marion County High School. There are 12 young men in the show who will present the “Wild, Wild West.” Proceeds from the event will benefit the Working the Puzzle for Autism Center and Norton Children's Hospital. Tickets will go on sale today at MCHS. Advanced tickets are $5, and $7 at the door.

  • Louisville’s Distinguished Young Woman has local ties

    Katie Boggs, daughter of David and Gail Boggs of Louisville and granddaughter of Junie and Carolyn Mattingly of Loretto, was named Louisville’s 2018 Distinguished Young Woman Saturday evening at Eastern High School. There was a total of 18 participants, and Boggs won awards in fitness, talent, interview and scholastic before being named the winner. Her talent was a vocal performance to “Think of Me” from Phantom of the Opera.
    Boggs will advance to the Kentucky Distinguished Young Woman competition Jan. 12-13 in Lexington.

  • Law Enforcement Career Day at autism center

    The Working the Puzzle for Autism, Inc. Center hosted a law enforcement career day Saturday, March 18. Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Tristan Hayden and his drug dog Gracie, Kentucky State Trooper Morris Farris and Lebanon Police Major Greg Young were in attendance.

  • Drugs in Marion County: Court system tries to tackle local drug problem

    Editor’s note: This is the fourth story in a series about the local drug epidemic in Marion County.

  • MCPS extreme makeover approved

    The Marion County Board of Education approved the district's facilities plan and reconfiguration plan during its meeting March 9, but the decision wasn’t unanimous.
    School Board Member Carrie Gribbins Truitt was the only board member to vote against the reconfiguration plan, stating that she believed the district should delay the implementation until the 2018-19 school year.

  • Marion County District Schools Facilities Plan

    The Marion County Board of Education approved the district's facilities plan and reconfiguration plan during its meeting March 9.

    School centers:

    Preschool – fifth grade

    Sixth/seventh grade center

    Eighth/ninth grade center

    10th-12th grade center


    Capital Construction Priorities

  • Aquatic center will have to close for roof repairs

    By John A. Nelson
    Landmark News Service

    Lebanon’s popular aquatic center is facing major repairs in the near future that will likely require the year-round facility to close for four to six weeks.
    City Administrator John Thomas said last week cost estimates to remove and replace the entire roof of the 19-year-old facility and paint the interior are in the neighborhood of $400,000.

  • Lebanon man makes best of life turned upside down

    By John A. Nelson
    Landmark News Service

    Darrell Raikes wears the same easy smile he wore 18 months ago as he stood in a boat holding a large-mouth bass by the jaw, posing for a photo. He sports the same neatly trimmed beard, stares at you softly with the same brown eyes, speaks with the same slow, soothing, Kentucky accent.
    But Darrell Raikes is not the same. A lot has changed since that day on the lake.