Today's News

  • Commission approves amended budget

    When the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission met March 16, the commissioners wondered what kind of funding they would have going forward.

    As a result, the commission tabled a decision about an amended version of its 2010-11 budget. On Monday, the commission approved the amended budget, which includes $12,000 for the upcoming Bourbon and BBQ MusicFest, which is scheduled for May 20-21.

  • Well done

    For 15 years, the Marion County Cattlemen's Association has been cooking for the county. While their efforts started as a way to promote beef, it has expanded into a public service that benefits many events and organizations.

    The cattlemen have used their grill to raise money for events such as St. Baldrick's and Relay for Life and to help organizations ranging from Future Farmers of America to youth sports programs.

  • School board, superintendent screening committee to meet Thursday

    The Marion County Board of Education and the superintendent screening committee will meet together during a special-called meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at the board of education office, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    Mike Oder, a consultant with the Kentucky School Boards Association, will explain the role of the screening committee in the hiring process, and the school board will give its instruction to the committee members.

  • Tornado watch is in effect

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 6 p.m. today (April 11) for central Kentucky, including Marion County.

    Strong thunderstorms with lightning, heavy rain, small hail and strong winds are expected to affect the area this afternoon. Rainfall up to one inch per hour, frequent cloud to ground lightning and wind gusts up to 45-50 miles per hour are possible.

  • Downtown businesses affected by smoke

    Normally, Wilbert Davis doesn't come into his business, Davis Repair, on Sundays, but on April 10, he decided to do some work on a lawnmower. While he was working, he noticed something that smelled funny.

    “It smelled like plastic burning,” Davis said.

  • Little League night will be rescheduled

    The Marion County High School baseball team had planned to host a Little League night April 7, but that game against Bethleham was moved to Nelson County.

    The Little League night will be rescheduled for later this season.

     More information will be reported when it becomes available.    

  • Fiscal court to meet at 4 p.m. April 7

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    Items on the agenda include the following:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Consideration of the Kentucky Board of Medical Services Grant

    - Request for cul de sac installation on Guthrie Mays Road

    - Road name clarifications for E-911 mapping and addressing needs

    - Detention center budget for fiscal year 2011-12

  • City council to meet April 11 in Angelic Hall

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday, April 11. Instead of meeting at city hall, however, this meeting will be held in Angelic Hall in the Centre Square Performing Arts Center.

  • One MAC walk-away has been captured

    One of the inmates who walked away from Marion Adjustment Center on March 25 has been apprehended.

    Josh Levi Hogue, 30, was captured in Pulaski County at his wife's home, according to Det. Glen Bland of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.

    "They were surprised," Bland said.

    He added that Hogue was taken without incident.

    "We went in with enough manpower and fast enough that he had to go peacefully," Bland said. "We didn't take any chances."

  • Amber Alert for Loyall, Ky, girl has been cancelled

    Police have located a six-year-old girl who was taken by a man believed to be her father yesterday afternoon, April 5. Police believe the man may be driving to Arkansas.

    Shelly Bailey of Loyall, Ky, is safe and her father, Larry Bailey, has been taken into custody.