Today's News

  • County prepares for pension pains

    Unless state lawmakers act, county government faces a 50 percent increase in pension contributions for its 110 employees, beginning July 1. 

    In dollars and cents, that’s a $400,000 to $450,000 annual increase.

    “This year is going to be a tough time for budgets,” Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty told magistrates during the Marion County Fiscal Court meeting on March 15.

  • City council news briefs

    The following are news briefs from the Lebanon City Council’s regular monthly meeting Monday, March 12:


    Proclamation 2018-01

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw and the council approved the proclamation for National Service Recognition day, alongside cities across the country, on April 3, 2018.


    Lebanon/Marion County Career Center 

  • Marion County teachers protest Senate Bill 1

    The Kentucky Senate is currently considering a proposed pension reform bill, Senate Bill 1, which could cut educators pension and cost of living expenses drastically. 

    According to Ellen McFall, president of the Marion County Education Association (MCEA) and library media specialist at Lebanon Elementary School, these proposed budget cuts would affect Marion County teachers directly, ensuring fewer teachers in schools for the next year.

  • Triple the blessings

    Oh, baby! 

    First-time parents Steven and Adrian Campbell of Gravel Switch grew their family by three after welcoming triplets last month. They welcomed their three babies - Clayton, Caroline and Weston – on Feb. 2.

    The triplets were born premature, though the Campbells were told that is not uncommon for multiples. 

  • Outstanding Citizen

    Barbara May, who was named the 2018 Outstanding Citizen earlier this year, is not only a fixture in the community, but has also played a large role in providing one of our most basic necessities – water.

    May, 79, has served on the Marion County Water District’s Board of Directors for many years. May explained that in the early 1980s, water was not available to all households. Many people collected rainwater in barrels and cisterns, or used wells, which often ran dry.

  • Local doctor suspended, facing criminal charges

    The Commonwealth of Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure has suspended Dr. Peter M. Steiner’s medical license in lieu of alleged criminal charges.

    Steiner is a psychiatric doctor who has offices in Louisville and Lebanon. Steiner’s Lebanon practice at Spring View Hospital is the Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry Unit, which was opened on Sept. 21, 2016. 

  • Lebanon man facing stiffer charges for assaulting blind man

    A Lebanon man who was arrested for assaulting a blind man is now facing more severe charges.
    Darrell Craig, 62, of Lebanon was recently arrested and charged with fourth-degree assault after punching David Holliday in the face while he was walking down the sidewalk on West Main Street in Lebanon with his guide dog, Major, on Feb. 14.
    Holliday’s nose was broken. He had to undergo surgery on Feb. 23.
    Due to the severity of Holliday’s injuries, Craig is now being charged with second-degree assault, which is a Class C felony.

  • MCPS - No school on March 26 

    Marion County Public Schools will not be in session Monday, March 26, to allow all MCPS staff to attend intruder preparedness training. The training will be led by the Kentucky State Police in conjunction with the Lebanon Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff’s Department.

    According to Superintendent Taylora Schlosser, the training is meant to better prepare all staff members in the event of an extreme safety situation.

  • End of an era
  • Illegally placed election signs are being removed