Today's News

  • Lebanon City Council to meet tonight, Dec. 7

    The Lebanon City Council will be having its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 7, at Lebanon City Hall. The agenda includes:
    • Council approval of contract between the City of Lebanon, Lebanon Water Works and the City of Campbellsville Water and Sewer.
    • Council acceptance of bid for the John Hunt Morgan statue.
    • Council approval of proposed annual pass rate adjustment at the Lebanon Aquatic Center.

  • ‘Meant to be’ modern family

    Shane and Lincoln Richardson have always dreamed of having a family together.
    When they first met, that was one of the things they had in common – both of them wanted children of their own someday.
    Since their marriage in August of 2010 in Washington, D.C., they’ve been living happily in Bradfordsville and doing whatever possible to make their dream of having a family a reality.
    That dream came true on Nov. 19 when they adopted their two foster children, becoming the first same-sex couple to adopt children in Marion County.

  • Former MCPS employee wins lawsuit

    A former school board employee who sued the Kentucky Unemployment Insurance Commission and the Marion County Board of Education last year after she was denied unemployment benefits won her case last week.
    Pam Spalding filed six complaints in Marion Circuit Court in November of 2014 seeking judicial review of a decision made by the Kentucky Unemployment Insurance Commission.

  • Rigdon sentenced to 38 years in prison

    A Marion County man convicted of murder learned his fate in an Adair County courtroom on Nov. 17 — 38 years in prison.

    William Robert “Bobby” Rigdon, 31, was sentenced before Casey and Adair Circuit Court Judge Judy Vance.
    According to sentencing guidelines, Rigdon must serve 85 percent of his sentence, or 32 years, making him eligible to be released in 2047, at age 63.

    However, Rigdon’s public defenders, Bridget Hofler and Virginia Phelps, filed a “Notice of Appeal” Monday, Nov. 30, in Warren County Circuit Court.

  • Gravel Switch residents arrested for burglary

    Elbert E. Orberson, 47, and Cartina M. Hewitt, 23, both of Gravel Switch, were arrested on Saturday and charged with second-degree burglary in connection with a burglary at a home on Mayes Chapel Road in Lebanon.
    The Marion County Sheriff's Office received a report of a residential burglary at 880 Mayes Chapel Road at 5:31 p.m. Saturday, according to
    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements.

  • Senate leader asks state pension director to retire, give up raise

    By Brad Bowman
    The State Journal

    Furthering his line in the sand with the state retirement systems’ board, Republican Senate Majority Whip Jimmy Higdon requested Monday, Nov, 23, that systems’ director Bill Thielen resign at the end of the 2016 legislative session and rescind his salary increase.
    Tensions ran high during the Public Pension Oversight Board meeting at the Capitol Annex after Higdon publicly read a letter to Thielen, the committee members and attendees.

  • Former preacher accused of three slayings testifies during hearings

    By Greg Kocher
    Lexington Herald Leader

    The former preacher accused in the 2013 slayings of three people took the witness stand twice Monday during separate hearings in Boyle Circuit Court.

  • Lebanon man charged with cruelty to animals

    James David Smith, 35, of Lebanon has been cited for second-degree cruelty to animals after an incident on Tuesday, Dec. 1.
    According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, at 1:45 p.m. a call was received reporting individuals involved in a dispute over a dog being shot. Deputies responded to an area in the 1000 block of Riley/Gravel Switch Road, approximately six miles east of Lebanon. They found that a dog had died as the result of a gunshot to the head.
    Further investigation resulted in Smith being cited for cruelty to animals.

  • Special-called city council meeting today, Dec. 2

    The Lebanon City Council will be having a special-called meeting at 5:30 p.m., today, Dec. 2, to approve a memorandum of agreement between the City of Lebanon and the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways.
    The agreement is in the amount of $230,000 to address sight distance and pedestrian safety, including sidewalk installation along KY 49 from Park Drive extending to the northern intersection of Park Heights, which is a distance of 0.116 of a mile.

  • Fiscal court to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3.