Today's News

  • Snow plow involved in an accident Friday morning

     A Lebanon woman was transported to Spring View Hospital Friday morning as the result of an accident involving a snow plow and another vehicle.

    Patricia Mattingly, 69, was driving toward Lebanon on Highway 208 Friday morning. Near the intersection of Hwy. 208 and Lovers Lane her vehicle collided with a state vehicle with a snow plow near, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements. Jason Benningfield, 32, of Finley was driving the state vehicle.

  • Car runs into Loretto Foodland

    No one was injured when a vehicle wrecked into Loretto Foodland March 4.
    According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, at 7:26 p.m., Amberdina Allen of Columbia was driving a 2002 Chevrolet when she was unable to stop due to the road conditions and went through the intersection at Hwy. 49 and Hwy. 52. Her vehicle collided with a collection box outside Loretto Foodland, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements.
    The collision did cause damage to the building, but no injuries were reported. Allen was wearing her seat belt at the time of the accident.

  • Easter egg hunt is March 28

    Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon will once again host a free Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 28.
    Children up to four years of age will hunt for eggs on Gorley Field. Children five to nine years of age will hunt for eggs in the playground area.
    All participants need to meet at the pavilion by the pool before the hunt begins so the rules can be discussed.
    Please bring a basket to collect your eggs. Plastic eggs can be donated back to the park to be used next year.
    The Easter egg hunt is being sponsored by the City of Lebanon.

  • Modern Buffalo Soldiers share namesakes’ history

    Sunday afternoon at Centre Square, a bunch of bikers brought a bit of education about the Buffalo Soldiers.
    The Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club were the featured speakers during the Black History Program sponsored by the Lebanon branch of the NAACP. This program was originally scheduled for Feb. 22, but was rescheduled for March 8 due to the weather.


    Second Chance Prom is March 21
    Did you miss your high school prom? Or, do you wish you could have a second chance at experiencing it again? If so, you’re in luck. A “Second Chance Prom” event is scheduled for Saturday, March 21, at Centre Square in Lebanon. The prom is for adults only, and will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight. A prom king and queen will be crowned. Tickets are $40 per couple or $20 per person. The event is being hosted by Melissa and Doug Hoisington and proceeds will go to the Marion County High School Marching Knights.

  • Smoking-ban bills die in state Senate

    By Melissa Patrick
    Kentucky Health News

    On Feb. 13, for the first time, the Kentucky House of Representatives passed a statewide smoking ban to prohibit smoking in workplaces and indoor places. The bill moved to the Senate for consideration. On the same day, a state senator proposed a nearly identical bill. And on Feb. 19, both bills were assigned to a committee that was never going to give them a hearing.

  • Haydon, KBP work to fight Ebola

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    If you so much as turned on a national news broadcast last year, you’re familiar with Ebola and how the virus native to West Africa found its way to the United States through several individuals.

  • Clock ticking on heroin, dating violence bills

    By Mike Wynn and Tom Loftus
    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Despite snow delays in the Kentucky legislature, talks on a heroin bill are plodding along and the path appears mostly clear for a measure to address dating violence.
    Meanwhile, a bill on local-option sales taxes will continue to face hurdles as lawmakers enter the final stretch of the 2015 General Assembly.

  • PSC sets public meetings in KU, LG&E rate cases

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Public Service Commission will hold public meetings in Louisville and Lexington to present information and receive comments on the requests for rate increases by the Kentucky Utilities Co. and the Louisville Gas & Electric Co.

  • Association for the Handicapped concert will be rescheduled

    The Marion County Association for the Handicapped planned to host a concert Friday, March 6, in Angelica Hall at Centre Square. That concert will not be held tonight.

    The event organizers are working on rescheduling the performance, which is also a fund-raiser for the association.