Today's News

  • Citizens: Nuisance ordinance needed

    Concerned citizens attended the Marion County Fiscal Court meeting Sept. 3 and asked magistrates to consider drafting a nuisance ordinance that would address property eyesores and potential health hazards throughout the county.
    Julie Peake, who has lived on Tatum Lane in Lebanon for more than 20 years, said if the county doesn’t do something soon, things are going to get out of hand.
    “We need to commit to doing something as a community before we become a shanty town,” she said.

  • Tyler’s gifts

    Tyler Hamilton left this earth tragically and unexpectedly.
    On July 29, the 24-year-old Loretto man died after reportedly falling from a vehicle on West Main Street in Lebanon.
    But, that’s not the end of his story.
    As a registered organ donor, Hamilton saved five lives.
    “Maybe that was God’s plan all along,” Tyler’s mother, Carla Mudd Constant, said, holding a photo of her son. “Maybe that was Tyler’s purpose… to help other people live.”

  • Getting a Head Start

    Educating low-income children, preparing them for school, and helping their families break the cycle of poverty has been the mission of Central Kentucky Head Start since its beginnings 50 years ago.
    And it continues that mission today.
    “We’re probably the best-kept secret around,” said Pam Smith, director of Central Kentucky Community Action Head Start.

  • Marion County Board of Education to meet tonight at SCMS

    The Marion County Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m., tonight, Thursday, Sept. 24, at St. Charles Middle School.

    The agenda includes:

    • Call to Order

    • Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence

    • Communications

    • Superintendent report

    • SCMS Student Showcase

    • Student support services

  • Farmers share pipeline experiences with legislators

    After a brief introduction by State Representative Terry Mills, Gene Lanham, a farmer from Gravel Switch, moved closer to the microphone. He shared with state legislators how pipeline companies have treated him and how their work over the years has impacted what he can do on his own property.
    He remembered the first natural gas pipeline was put installed on his family’s property during the 1940s.

  • Campbellsville motorcyclist injured in Friday morning crash

    A Campbellsville man was seriously injured Friday morning when he was driving his motorcycle on Campbellsville Highway and hit a dump truck.

    The accident occurred at 5:45 a.m. at the intersection of West Main Street and Adam Hughes Drive, near Wal-mart in Lebanon, according to Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady.

  • HAM DAYS: Horse riders in Pigasus Parade must show proof of Coggins test  

    Horse riders in Pigasus Parade must show proof of Coggins test  

  • Going up

    For the fifth consecutive year, Marion County Area Technology Center students are building a house in Lebanon.
    “It’s a real good design, about 1,100 square feet,” carpentry instructor Danny Taylor said.
    For him, the process of building a house offers opportunities his students might not have otherwise, such as installing doors and windows.
    “We get to use a lot of materials they would never get to use in a classroom,” Taylor said.

  • Rotary Club seeks to help homebound people

    Lebanon Marion County Rotary Club is seeking individual candidates who are homebound and in need of a wheelchair ramp. The club has a program to help homebound disabled veterans, senior citizens and other individuals who have difficulty getting in and out of their homes.
    There is no cost to the candidate for the wheelchair ramp and the Rotary Club hopes to get the ramp installed before the end of this year.
    If you know of a candidate who could benefit from this installation, please call Dave Winebrenner at 270-699-9600.

  • Council approves 2015-16 tax rate increase

    The Lebanon City Council approved the city’s 2015-16 tax rates recently.
    Monday, Sept. 7, the council voted 4-1 to exceed the compensating tax rate by levying a proposed tax rate of 20.40 cents per $100 of assessed value on real property, 25.15 cents per $100 of assessed value on personal property and 24.33 per $100 of assessed value on motor vehicles. Kate Palagi cast the only no vote.
    During a public hearing prior to the council’s special-called meeting on Sept. 7, there were some questions from the audience.