Today's News

  • Annual fund raiser was a huge success


  • Bradfordsville man gets diversion for facilitation to arson

    Kevin Rance Watson, 23, of 303 Riverview Drive in Bradfordsville received five years of pretrial diversion after pleading guilty to three counts of criminal facilitation to second-degree arson. He was ordered to pay $150 court cost and a $1,000 fine.
    Watson was originally accused of three counts of arson in an indictment handed down in September of 2010. The charges stemmed from incidents April 22, May 15, and June 22, 2010, when buildings at 401 Riverview Drive, 405 Riverview Drive and E. Central Avenue in Bradfordsville were damaged.

  • 12-14-11 Public Record

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  • 12-14-11 Police Log

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  • Protect homes from burglars

    During the holiday season, there is a rise in burglaries. During the month of December, the City of Lebanon has already had six burglaries or attempted burglaries reported, according to the Lebanon Police Department.
    In the United States, a home is robbed every 14.6 seconds, and the average dollar loss per burglary is $2,119, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
    Follow these tips to protect your home:
    • Break down cardboard boxes.

  • Police to purchase M-16s

    The Lebanon City Council has approved allowing the Lebanon Police Department to purchase 17 M-16 rifles. The council voted 5-0 to approve the purchase Monday evening.

    Councilman Darin Spalding was not present for Monday's meeting.

    Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady made the request, saying he wanted to have patrol rifles for his officers. The police department has the opportunity to purchase the rifles for $50 apiece plus $30 to ship each rifle.

  • City approves first reading of annexation ordinances

    The Lebanon City Council approved the first readings of three annexations ordinances Monday evening.

    The city intends to annex 985 Bradfordsville Highway, 915 Bradfordsville Highway, and the property in the Highway 49 right of way on the city's northern border.

    Before the annexations are officials, the city must approve a second reading and publish the ordinances.

  • Demolition of nuisance property has started

    The city has cited Frank Spragens for multiple violations of the nuisance property ordinance for his property located at 322 S. Proctor Knott Avenue. The city's property maintenance board had given Spragens a Dec. 2 deadline to demolish the property.

    If not, the city council has authorized hiring a contractor to tear down the house.

  • Microdistillery receives federal license

    Lebanon will have an operating distillery in the near future.

    Limestone Branch Distillery learned Thursday that it has been approved for a federal license, according to Steve Beam, co-owner of the microdistillery.

    "We'll be ready to operate just as soon as we get our equipment set up and our final approval from the state," he said.

    Beam said the final state approval is largely procedural since it was dependent on their receipt of a federal license.

  • 'Tough' months ahead for jail

    Marion County Jailer Barry Brady repeated what has almost become a refrain during a special-called meeting Saturday morning.

    "We're going to have a tough couple of months at the Marion County Detention Center," he told the fiscal court and local state legislators at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the detention center, and hopefully look for ways to address funding issues.