Today's News

  • One-year-old homicide investigation is on-going, police say

    It’s been more than a year since a Lebanon woman was found dead in her driveway, but no one has been arrested and police have released no information whatsoever.
    On Dec. 25, 2014, the Kentucky State Police received a call from the Lebanon Police Department at 7 p.m. reporting a female who was found lying in her driveway on Parkside Drive in Lebanon with an apparent gunshot wound.

  • Appeal filed in Rigdon case

    Attorneys representing a Marion County man convicted of murder in a September 2012 Dunnville shooting have filed a Notice of Appeal.
    A “Notice of Appeal” lets prosecuting attorneys, as well as the courts, know that an appeal is in the works.
    William Robert “Bobby” Rigdon was convicted in Warren County Circuit Court in Bowling Green in September of last year of murdering Gleason Pyles while he was working at Tarter Pallet Mill.

  • Delinquent garbage payers - check your mail

    If you have delinquent trash bills, be expecting a letter from Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty.

  • Legislative breakfast at Farm Bureau Jan. 30

    Marion County Farm bureau will be hosting their annual legislative forum this Saturday, Jan. 30, beginning at 8 a.m. in the Farm Bureau conference room at 690 Metts Drive, Lebanon. Joining them will be the Marion County Cattlemen’s Association and Central Kentucky Ag Credit.
    State Sen. Jimmy Higdon and State Rep. Terry Mills will be on hand to discuss the current issues in state government. The legislators will be available for questions. This forum is open to the public.

  • Black history event is Feb. 6

    This year’s black history event presented by the Marion County Arts and Humanities Council will feature Elizabeth Lawson of Lexington who portrays Charlotte Dupuy for Kentucky Chatauqua. Lawson began her research of Charlotte Dupuy while working at the Lexington Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and has presented this story to many groups throughout the state.
    The event will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Lebanon United Presbyterian Church.

  • State and county crews continue to work on clearing roads

    Snow and ice crews are continuing to plow secondary routes in Marion County and in the region. Many roads are topped with compacted snow and ice, making it difficult for plows to “bite” down to pavement, according to Chris Jessie,  Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Public Information Officer.
    With sunshine, warming temperatures and chemical treatments, these areas should begin to break up today and allow plowing to be more effective. Primary routes in these counties are in much better shape following a full day of sunshine on Sunday.

  • New and improved

    Marion County Public Schools have more than $50 million in unmet capital needs, and schools that are busting at the seams, so administrators and school staff are trying their best to use every inch of space they have available at their current facilities.
    Marion County High School recently renovated its library and created a 21st century learning lab, the NextGen Lab, in rooms that were being used for storage.

  • Winter storm expected for central Kentucky

    A strong winter storm is expected to hit central Kentucky late tonight, Jan. 21, through early Saturday morning, Jan. 23, according to the National Weather Service.
    Significant amounts of snow along with some ice accumulations are expected.
    In addition to snow and ice, gusty winds up to 30 to 35 miles per hour will create near whiteout conditions at times Friday and Friday night, along with the potential for blowing and drifting snow.
    The area at most risk for heavy snow accumulations will be across central Kentucky.

  • Alive and grateful

    The fact that seventeen-year-old Austin Tungate only has a few cuts and bruises to show for his recent car wreck is nothing less than miraculous.
    The young man, who has only had his intermediate driver’s license for a month, said he thought he was going to die as he was trapped inside his flipped car, waist deep in frigid creek water, for eight hours on Jan. 10.

  • 2016 Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kick Off postponed

    Due to the weather forecast of freezing rain, compounded by six to ten inches of snow, the Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kick Off, scheduled for this Friday and Saturday, Jan. 22-23, has been postponed.

    The future date will be announced at a later date.

    Those with hotel stays should contact their hotel as soon as possible. Those that have booked their Friday and Saturday rooms through the Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission will be automatically canceled. Those who have booked tickets online through the LTCC website may call for a refund.