Today's News

  • 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.

  • Center stage

    In a few short weeks, Adria Whitfill will be performing on stage at the 2016 Distinguished Young Women of Kentucky State Program.
    Performing and singing are both career aspirations for Whitfill, so it’s no surprise that she’s excited about the upcoming competition.
    “I want to enjoy myself even though it is a competition,” she said. “I’m going to try my best. Winning a talent award is always my goal, but I know there are a lot of talented girls.”

  • Lebanon man killed during head-on collision

    A head-on collision in St. Joe Monday evening killed a Lebanon man.
    The accident occurred at 5:32 p.m. on Highway 412 (St. Joe Road) approximately four miles east of Raywick, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements.

  • Fiscal court to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be having its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 7.

  • Cheers to 200 years - City of Lebanon hosts New Year’s Eve Bicentennial Ball

    The City of Lebanon ended its Bicentennial with a bang during the New Year’s Eve Bicentennial Ball on Dec. 31. The black tie/formal affair was held at Centre Square in Lebanon. The Super T Band, featuring Tyrone “Super T” Smith, performed.