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Today's News

  • City attorney: Accounting inadequate, not criminal

    The City of Lebanon’s Public Works Department, which was named “Service Industry of the Year” at the Marion County Industry Appreciation Banquet last year, has been under scrutiny recently after an allegation that members of the department were stealing money from the city.
    According to Lebanon City Attorney Kandice Engle-Gray, that allegation has proven to be false, but it has revealed a poorly executed policy and inadequate record keeping.

  • 'Superstar'

    Ava Bright couldn’t wait to play with her younger brother, Eli, when her mother, Natalie Wheatley, was pregnant last year.
    “She said, ‘I just want to take him to my sandbox. I just want to take him to my sandbox,’” Wheatley said. “That’s all she talked about. I think she thought when he got here and was a newborn, he was gonna go straight to the sandbox.”

  • Glasscock principal has resigned

    Jennifer Brogle is stepping down as the principal at Glasscock Elementary School.

  • Marion County Music Fest

    The Marion County Music Fest will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, June 13, on Johnson Field behind Centre Square in Lebanon. The night of music will include Marion County musicians from past and present. Bring a blanket or chair for live music under the stars. For more information, go to www.mykct.com or call 270-402-2196. All proceeds will be used to promote future live music events in Marion County.

     

  • No students on school bus involved in collision Tuesday

    A Marion County school bus was involved in a collision Tuesday afternoon, but no students were on board and no injuries were reported as a result of the accident.

    According to the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Lawrence M. Mattingly, 60, of Lebanon was driving the school bus west on Hwy. 426 (Miller Pike) at 4:05 p.m May 26 when it collided with a 2005 Toyota driven by Kelsey Maupin, 17, of Lebanon.

  • Special-called school board meeting Thursday morning

    The Marion County Board of Education has scheduled a special-called meeting at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 28, at the board of education office, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    The agenda for the meeting includes the following:

    • Call to order

    • Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence

    • Communications

    - Strategic planning summit follow-up

    • Student support

    - Approval of FY2016 tentative budget

  • KSP looking for new leads in murder of Bardstown police officer

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Nearly two years have passed since the murder of Bardstown Police Department Officer Jason Ellis. Kentucky State Police hope a new video plea for information will provide fresh leads about the case.
    KSP Public Affairs Officer Trooper Jeff Gregory hopes Friday’s video release will encourage someone, who may have information about the case, to contact authorities.

  • Distillery seeking incentives for Maker’s 46 attraction

    Another new attraction could be coming to Maker’s Mark Distillery.
    On Friday, the Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority gave its preliminary approval for a tax incentive related to a proposed visitors center dedicated to Maker’s 46.
    Gil Lawson, a spokesman for the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, said the distillery’s proposal is for a $4 million center, and it is seeking $1 million in tax incentives over 10 years.

  • Bevin, Conway win gubernatorial nominations

    Matt Bevin narrowly defeated James Comer to win the Republican gubernatorial primary, while Jack Conway cruised to a win in the Democratic race last week.
    In the May 19 Republican primary for governor, Bevin received 70,479 votes to Comer's 70,396 votes, according to the unofficial results from the Kentucky State Board of Elections. Hal Heiner was third with 57,948 votes, and former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott was a distant fourth with 15,364 votes.

  • County approves first reading of $15 million budget

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved the first reading of a proposed $15 million budget for 2015-16 Thursday.
    This is a decrease compared to the $15.89 million budget approved for 2014-15.
    The proposed budget includes $6.83 million in the general fund, which is up from $6.67 million in 2014-15, and $2.25 million in the county road fund, which is down from $3.4 million in 2014-15
    Daugherty said the $1.15 million decrease in the road fund is the result of the state’s decline in revenue from the gas tax.