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Today's News

  • Talking trash

    Picking up garbage can be a messy business.
    And so can collecting delinquent trash bills.
    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty is learning just how messy it can be as he and his staff are beginning to dig into the county’s long list of delinquent garbage accounts.
    “I did not have a clue how bad it truly was,” Daugherty said. “We’re going to work through it. But, it’s frustrating.”

  • MCHS Band Director arrested, charged with video voyeurism and unlawful transaction with a minor

    Curtis Bennett, a teacher and band director at Marion County High School, was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 6, by Marion County Sheriff Deputies and charged with video voyeurism and third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.
    Bennett, 33, of Buffalo was released from the Marion County Detention Center at 11:29 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 7, on a $10,000 cash bond. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Marion District Court on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

  • Lebanon teen recovering from hypothermia after car wreck

    Austin Tungate, 17, of Lebanon is at home recovering from hypothermia and counting his blessings after experiencing what had to be eight of the most frightening hours of his life this past weekend.
    Tungate was reported missing at 4:31 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 10, by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office after family reported that they hadn’t spoken to Tungate since 11:45 p.m. on Jan. 9.

  • Marion County EMS will no longer transport non-patient passengers

    During an emergency, decisions must be made quickly.
    And, in some situations, Marion County EMS employees have allowed a non-patient passenger, usually a family member, to ride in the front of the ambulance while their family member is treated in the back on their way to the hospital.
    That practice is going to stop, according to the Marion County Fiscal Court.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. events planned for Sunday, Jan. 17

    The local NAACP chapter is going to have a march in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 17. The procession will begin at the Lebanon Post Office on Main Street and will proceed down Main Street, turning right on Proctor Knott Avenue, left on M.L. King Avenue, right on North Depot Street and will end at First Baptist Church located at 231 North Depot Street in Lebanon. Transportation will be available for those desiring to participate but unable to be a part of the “march.”

  • New Year’s baby

    Marion County’s first baby of 2016 was born at 12:24 a.m., Jan. 3, at Spring View Hospital. Zhao Fei Lin entered the world weighing six pounds and 6.4 ounces. Pictured with him is his mother, Hong ying Lin, and father, Kun ming Lin. This is their fourth child. Their family resides in Lebanon and they are also the owners of China King in Lebanon.
     

  • Tibetan monks to visit Springfield Jan. 25-30

    Saint Catharine College will be hosting some very special guests later this month – seven Tibetan monks.
    According to Matt Branstetter, professor of religion at SCC, the monks, who will be there Jan. 25-30, are visiting the college to share their culture and raise funds to build a library and school in their monastery back home. He said the monks are from India and many have never seen Tibet.

  • The Polar Express in Raywick

    On Dec. 19, the Polar Express visited the Raywick City Park. Children and adults were able to ride the Polar Express, create a craft, visit with Santa, enjoy the decorated park and snack on cookies and hot cocoa.
     

  • Lebanon man indicted for burglary, criminal mischief

    Charles Jeremy Webb, 30, of 313 Shelby Street in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently for first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal mischief, second-degree escape, possession of drug paraphernalia, defacing a firearm and possession of marijuana.

  • New year, new city hall

    When Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw officially took office in January of 1999, he said his goal was to “maintain the integrity of the downtown area.”
    During his 17 years as mayor, he’s accomplished that in a number of ways, including the construction of a new police station, the purchase and renovation of Centre Square and the purchase and sale of the former Arista Theatre property where the Marion County Judicial Center sits now.