Today's News

  • Jo. Bell Field dedication is this afternoon

    The dedication of Jo. Bell Field at Graham Memorial Park will take place this afternoon.

    The dedication was originaly planned for Thursday, May 30, but it has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 4, at 5:15 p.m.

  • Inmate commits suicide at MCDC

    For the first time in more than 10 years, an inmate has committed suicide at the Marion County Detention Center.
    The incident occurred at approximately 8 a.m., Monday, May 27.
    A fellow inmate found Victor Aaron Mattingly, 36, of Springfield unresponsive in a bathroom. The staff attempted CPR, and called Marion County EMS, according to Jailer Barry Brady, who was out of town when the incident occurred.
    Brady said the jail’s staff, the inmates and Marion County EMS personnel handled the situation very professionally.

  • Gravel Switch woman recovering from accident

    Kristin Courey, 18, of Gravel Switch is recovering after a single-vehicle accident Tuesday.

    According to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements, Courey was driving west on US 68 in a 2001 Buick when she lost control of the vehicle in a curve seven miles east of Lebanon. According to the accident report, Courey overcorrected and her vehicle left the roadway, collided with an embankment, overturned, and came to rest in a ditch.

    Courey was flown from the scene to University Hospital in Louisville, but she was no longer listed as a patient on Thursday.

  • Highway dedicated to fallen deputy

    At 1 p.m. Friday, a section of US 68 from the eastern city limit of Lebanon to the end of Marion County was dedicated as the Deputy Sheriff Carl Anthony Rakes Memorial Highway.

    Rakes was killed Nov. 14, 2012, during a traffic stop on US 68.

    Patty Dunaway, chief district engineer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, gave a brief introduction. State Rep. Terry Mills, who sponsored the resolution to rename the highway in Rakes' honor also spoke.

  • Lebanon mayor to give budget address Thursday

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw will present his annual budget address during a special-called meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at city hall.

    During his address, the mayor presents a proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year. This is often revised by the city council before the budget is finalized.

  • Peebles and Clark will marry May 18


  • 4-H sewing classes model fashions they created
  • Lebanon Middle School students visit the Capitol
  • Art Camp is set for July 8-12

    “Kentucky Heritage “ is the theme for this year’s Arts Camp, a special project of the Marion County Arts and Humanities Council, and held with the assistance of the Marion County Family Resource Centers and the Marion County Extension Office. This is their seventh annual camp.
    This year’s camp will be held the week of July 8-12, at Lebanon Elementary School and the Marion County Extension Office. Classes will be held daily from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with lunch provided.

  • Jones earns top academic achievement award

    Local Lebanon resident, Kathy Jones, was recently presented the Academic Achievement Award from Mid-Continent University. Mid-Continent honors the student graduating with the highest grade point average with this award.
    Jones said, “My journey through college has been one of many challenges, but with determination, a great support network, and God’s helping hand, it has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. Graduating from college has been a lifelong dream, and I am humbled and honored to receive the academic achievement award.”