Today's News

  • Lebanon City Council approves 2012-13 budget

    The Lebanon City Council held a pair of special-called meetings last week to approve the 2012-13 city budget.

    On Monday, June 25, the council voted 6-0 to approve the first reading of the budget. On Tuesday, June 26, the council approved the second reading, 4-0. Councilmen Jay Grundy and Jim Richardson were not present for the June 26 meeting.

  • Youth soccer camp

    The Challenger Sports soccer camp was held last week at Graham Memorial Park Soccer Complex

  • Marion County teen represents state in Distinguished Young Woman competition

    Paige Wilson represented Kentucky in the 55th Distinguished Young Women National Finals this past weekend. Wilson, along with 49 other state representatives, has been in Mobile, Ala. for the past two weeks participating in community activities and preparing for the national scholarship competition.

  • George resigns as tourism commissioner

    Dennis George has stepped down from his seat on the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission due to changes in his work schedule.

    George noted in his resignation letter to Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw on June 26, that he was doing so with regret.

    "I have supported the commission from the outset and will continue to do so," George wrote to Crenshaw.

    George was a member of the Lebanon City Council who voted in favor of creating a tourism commission.

  • Jets Over Kentucky event to take flight

    Lebanon will play host to the world's largest remote control jet show - Jets Over Kentucky - July 8-14 at the Lebanon/Springfield Airport in Lebanon. Event organizers are expecting as many as 200 pilots from across the globe, including Europe, Iceland, Asia, Mexico, Canada, Germany and an entire team from Spain.

    Nicky Reynolds, executive director of the Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission, will be experiencing Jets Over Kentucky for the first time this year.

  • New children's librarian started July 1

    A familiar face is moving into a new position at the Marion County Public Library.

    As of July 1, Patty May Brown is the new children's librarian.

    "I'm really looking forward to it," Brown said.

    She has worked at the library since July of 2010, most recently as the periodicals librarian.

  • Popes Creek tractor-wagon accident remains under investigation

    The Marion County Sheriff's Department is still gathering information about the June 23 accident on Popes Creek Road involving a tractor pulling a wagon filled with people.

    At least 17 people, including a 21-month-old, were riding on the wagon at the time the driver of a 1953 Ford tractor, Steven Baudendistel, lost control causing the passengers to be thrown from the wagon.

  • Former Susie's Bottoms Up has been sold

    The former Susie's Bottoms Up has been sold.

    On June 13, Chris Gribbins of Hodgenville signed a deed of conveyance to purchase the business on KY Hwy. 84 (Main Street in Raywick) for $80,000 from the Fifth Wheel Bar and Grill Limited Liability Company.

    Susie and David Riggle signed the deed as members of the Fifth Wheel Bar and Grill LLC. The deed was filed with the Marion County Clerk's Office on June 18.

    Gribbins is now operating the business as Raywick Bar and Grill.

  • Some, not all, businesses saw benefits from Warrior Dash

    The Warrior Dash brought an estimated 10,000 people, including participants and spectators, to Marion County on June 23.

    Some local businesses saw big boosts as a result of the influx of visitors, but others saw hardly any customers as a result. But even some of the businesses that did not benefit financially from the race still saw it as a good event for the community.

  • Local, Red Frog officials review Warrior Dash

    No official decision has been made, but local officials and a Red Frog Events representative are already discussing what changes could be made if the Warrior Dash returns to Marion County in 2013.

    Most of those changes revolve around transportation issues.