Today's News

  • Eyesore a ‘disgrace’ for city

    Carolyn Green has been living on Radio Station Road in Lebanon for nearly 46 years.
    She loves her home.
    She loves living in Lebanon.
    But, she hates the eyesore that’s located near her property.
    The abandoned building, located at 405 Springfield Highway, used to be the site of a sewing factory and also an electronics business. But, it’s now vacant and being overtaken by vines, trees and wildlife. It’s tarnishing not only the neighborhood, but also the entrance into the city limits of Lebanon, Green said. 

  • Keeping my feet on the ground

    If you saw me at the Marion County Fair last week, you probably didn’t see me on any rides. You would have seen me taking pictures of concerts, fireworks or perhaps trying to capture the joyous faces of everyone else having fun on the rides. In any case, my feet were planted firmly on the ground.
    Truth is, I love fairs. I love theme parks. The problem? I have an irrational fear of heights.

  • Don't feed the antibiotic panic

    By McKenna Dosier
    Summer Intern

    This weekend, while I was in Lexington visiting a friend, we went to a restaurant that advertised, quite frequently and proudly, that their burgers are antibiotic free.
    While the burger was amazing, it wasn't the lack of antibiotics that made it that way because anywhere you go in the United States, there will be no antibiotics in your meat.
    Let me tell you why.

  • Laying the groundwork for the legislative session

    States have often been called laboratories of democracy, and for good reason: That’s where most cutting-edge ideas to improve government are first tested. The good ones are widely copied while the unworkable ones teach a valuable lesson as well.

  • More employers using social media to recruit talent

    By Jennifer Carman

    Much has been written about how job seekers should present themselves on social media. But how can employers seeking talent in the Lincoln Trail region capitalize on social media to draw in the best and brightest?
    An effective talent search leverages many channels, and social media can help companies not only promote career opportunities but also develop its reputation as an employer and engage potential applicants.

  • Newly renovated home destroyed by fire

    A newly renovated house on South Harrison Street in Lebanon was only three days from completion before it was destroyed by fire on Thursday, June 30.
    Lebanon firefighters responded to the scene at 9:52 a.m. and found the structure located at 250 S. Harrison Street aflame.
    The house belonged to Bruce Higdon and Melissa Bradshaw of Lebanon. The two were partners renovating the property in order to resell it. According to Higdon, the house already had a contract on it and renovations were set to be finished in three days.

  • 12th annual Jets Over Kentucky begins July 10

    By McKenna Dosier
    Summer intern

    The 12th annual Jets Over Kentucky is set to kick off on Sunday, July 10, at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport.
    The "worlds grandest jet event" will draw between 180 and 210 pilots along with thousands of spectators, said Lewis Patton, the event organizer.
    "I've watched it grow from 28 pilots the first year to 192," he said.

  • Library joins the quilt trail

    The Marion County Public Library unveiled its barn quilt last week. The project has raised $3,250 for the library’s reading garden project, and there are still book spines available for purchase. Book spine sponsorships on the quilt range from $25 to $100. Contact the Friends of the Library if you're interested. Call Molly McMasters, 270-337-2205, or email her at mcplfriends@gmail.com.

  • Tourism commission puzzled over appointment

    Confusion dominated the discussion at the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission meeting on Monday, June 27, about the appointment of board members.
    June 30 was the last day on the commission for James Spragens and Lisa Williams. According to Spragens, he knew his two terms were ending, but he didn’t expect someone else to be appointed and approved at the Lebanon City Council’s June meeting.

  • Arrests made in Loretto burglary

    Thomas A. Little, 39, of Georgetown and Samantha L. Ward, 19, of Hodgenville were arrested on Tuesday, July 5, for stealing thousands of dollars worth of property from Nalley’s Exhaust and Brake in Loretto.
    The burglary occurred during the early morning hours on July 1.