Today's News

  • First reading of property maintenance ordinance approved

    The Lebanon City Council voted unanimously in favor of the first reading of a proposed property maintenance ordinance Monday night.

    One council member did raise a concern, however.

    Councilman Kenny Marrett said he would support the first reading of the ordinance, but he planned to propose an amendment to do away with the five-member property maintenance code enforcement board included in the ordinance. Instead of having appeals go through a board, Marrett said he would prefer to have appeals come through the city council.

  • Honoring our heroes

    When then-Governor Ronald Reagan introduced returning POW John McCain at a speaking engagement in 1974, the future president asked, "Where do we find such men?"

    He was speaking of many veterans, when he answered, "We find them in our streets, in the office, the shops and the working places of our country and on the farms."

    In other words, President Reagan was referring to ordinary people accomplishing extraordinary things. And it isn't just the men.

  • Snagging the flag

    Chase McGuire, left, and Darren O'Bryan, right, of the Broncos try to snag the flag of a Washington County player on Tuesday night during the flag football division championship game.

    The Broncos won 21-20 in a thriller at Centre Square. They finished the season undefeated.

  • Candidates selected for Senate race

    The Democrats and Republicans have each selected their nominees for the special election to fill the vacant District 14 state senate seat.

    Jimmy Higdon of Lebanon is the Republican nominee. Higdon is the state representative for the 24th District, which includes Marion and Casey counties and part of Pulaski County.

    The Democratic nominee is Bardstown resident Jodie Haydon. He previously served as a state representative in the Kentucky 50th House District, which includes Nelson County and parts of Bullitt and Spencer counties.

  • Deputy Sheriff's cruiser collides with two horses

    Two horses are dead and a Marion County Deputy Sheriff's cruiser is totaled after a one-vehicle accident on Sunday evening

    The collision occurred at 8:53 p.m. on KY 49, approximately three miles south of Lebanon.

    Marion County Sheriff Deputy Tim Abell, 48, of Lebanon was driving a 2007 Crown Vic police cruiser north on KY 49 when he came around a curve and struck two horses, which were in the roadway. Abell was wearing his seat belt and was not injured.

  • Employee injures hand at ATI Portland Forge

    An employee at ATI Portland Forge in Lebanon severely injured his hand Tuesday, Nov., 3, but rumors that his hand was cut off are untrue, according to a company spokesperson.

    The employee, whose name can't be released because of company policy, was operating a piece of equipment at approximately 8:30 p.m. Tuesday when an accident occurred, according to company spokesperson Dan Greenfield.

    "His coworkers got to him right away and they called 911," Greenfield said. "EMS were there in nine minutes, which is absolutely terrific service."

  • Lebanon City Council meets Monday

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9.

    According to the agenda, the council is scheduled to hear from Gary Vidito about the Centre Square Fee schedule, from Laura Arnold about the Marion County Area Technology Center and from Hall Environmental for a pretreatment presentation.

  • Noise ordinance committee to meet Monday

    The City of Lebanon's noise ordinance committee plan to meet at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Lebanon City Hall to discuss the possibility of creating a noise ordinance and the purchase of a sound meter.

    The committee is comprised of Lebanon City Councilmen Bill PIckerill, Kenny Marrett, Jim Richardson, Lebanon Police Chief Shelton Young and Lebanon City Administrator John Thomas. Young has asked that Lebanon City Attorney Kandice Engle-Gray and Marion County Attorney Joe Mattingly attend the meeting as well.

  • Superstars

    Sitting on the gym floor during a school board meeting at A.C. Glasscock Elementary School Tuesday night of last week, I had to choke back tears as I stared through the viewfinder of my camera.

    I tried using my camera as a shield so that no one could see my eyes swelling up with tears. I bit my lip hoping I could stop the water works from flowing.

    But, I failed miserably. I sat there, crouched on the gym floor with tears practically streaming down my face.

    Why on earth was I crying during a school board meeting, you might ask?

  • Parent power

    Marion County Superintendent Donald Smith is inviting you to dinner.

    Actually, he's inviting specific groups of parents to join him in enjoying a bowl of chili and discussing how Marion County schools can better meet the needs of their children.

    "The power is involved parents," Smith told the board of education at its regular monthly meeting last week. "My whole initiative is parents recruiting parents."