Today's News

  • Limestone Branch Distillery grand opening is April 14

    Limestone Branch Distillery will celebrate its grand opening at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at 1280 Veterans Memorial Highway in Lebanon.

    The distillery will fill its first bourbon barrel at 2 p.m., and Kreekwater Koolaid will provide live entertainment from 3 to 7 p.m.

  • City gives initial support for housing development

    The Lebanon City Council has given its support, in principle, to assist Nally and Hayden with a planned housing development near Wal-mart.

    Tony O'Daniel, a real estate broker, spoke with city officials Monday evening on behalf of Nally and Hayden. The development calls for around 86 residential lots to be built.

  • Mayor asks citizens to watch grass clippings

    Lebanon city officials have received complaints about grass clippings being blown into the street, and Mayor Gary Crenshaw asked citizens to try to keep their clippings in their yards.

    "One, it's a hazard, and two, it's detrimental to the finances of the city," he said.

  • Knights split games during Spring Break week

    The Marion County Knights varsity baseball team played two games during the Spring Break week, going on the road on Monday of last week to play Bethlehem and hosting LaRue County Wednesday night at Dave Hourigan Field. The Knights were able to defeat Bethlehem, but lost to LaRue to take their overall record to 6-6.

    LaRue County 6, Marion County 1

  • The Game Plan, April 11

    April 12
    Freshman Knights vs. Washington County (H)

    Track and field
    Knights and Lady Knights at Green County (A)

    April 13
    Knights vs. Danville (H)

    April 14
    Knights vs. Mercer County (A)

    April 16
    Freshman Knights vs. Nelson County (H)


  • City approves health insurance plan

    The city council unanimously approved the health insurance plan for city employees on Monday evening, electing to go with a proposal from Humana.

    United Healthcare offered a renewal rate 29 percent higher than the city's current plan. The Humana offer is 8.6 percent less than the city's current plan.

    Under the Humana plan, the city will pay a monthly premium of $29,717.62.


    Okay, so I know you see by the title of this column that I am going to write about the Kentucky Wildcats. Yes, it will be the last time I write about them, at least until next basketball season.
    Last Monday night was a wonderful night for all fans of the Kentucky Wildcats.  The Cats brought home a national championship to Lexington, the eighth championship in school history, and the first one since 1998, the year I graduated high school.

  • Trash talk: Garbage bill could increase

    Marion County residents may see an increase in their garbage fees in the near future.

    During the April 5 Marion County Fiscal Court meeting, Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly announced that the Nelson County Fiscal Court is increasing its fees for disposing of waste at the Nelson County landfill.

    Starting July 1, Marion County will be charged $11.45 per cubic yard of compacted trash delivered to the Nelson County landfill.

  • One day left for legislature

    Both houses of the Kentucky General Assembly have approved more than 130 bills so far during the 2012 regular session, and Governor Steve Beshear has signed 28 of them into law.

    Those new laws cover a range of topics - from alternate high school diplomas for students with disabilities - to sewer collection charges and pharmacy audits.

  • Hagan resigns as girls soccer coach

    Hart Hagan, Marion County High School Lady Knights head girls' soccer coach, resigned recently.
    At the most recent Marion County Board of Education meeting, the board accepted Hagan's resignation effective March 16.