Today's News

  • Commission selects new chairman; no decision on executive director

    Brad Lanham has been elected to serve as the chairman of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission.

    Current Chairman Dan Lawson announced in November that he would be stepping down as chairman at the end of the calendar year. He said that he had too many commitments at this time, and needed to step back a bit.

    Lawson will continue to serve as a commissioner.

  • Young Democrats seeking to host convention

    Joey George and Trey Abell of the Marion County Young Democrats went before the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission Monday to request a free use of Angelic Hall and an adjacent classroom. George and Abell said Lebanon is being considered as a host site for the 2012 Kentucky Young Democrats convention.

  • Commission discusses meeting times

    Commissioner Dennis George asked the commission to consider a change to its regular meeting times during Monday's meeting.

    He pointed out that in correspondence between the mayor and the commission, he had asked them to consider when they schedule their meetings.

    George said most city committees and commissions meet at a time when the public is able to attend. He questioned if 3:30 p.m. on Mondays was a convenient time for most citizens.

  • Lebanon man arrested for attempted murder

    A Lebanon man has been arrested on a charge of attempting to murder his wife. James C. Smith, 51, of Lebanon was arrested at 4:37 a.m. Dec. 10 at 3450 Hwy. 208 by the Kentucky State Police. 

    According to the Kentucky State Police, Kathy Smith, James Smith's wife, wrestled a gun away from James Smith. She then fled the scene with her daughter and one of her daughter's friends. She was not injured in the incident.

  • Lebanon City Council meets Dec. 12

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet in regular session at 7 p.m Monday at city hall.

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    - Delegations

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Payment of bills

    - Department reports

    - Old business

  • Tourist commission meets Dec. 12

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet in regular session at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at the Centre Square Convention Center in Conference Room 300.

    Items on the agenda include an executive session for personnel matters (which could include a possible appointment of a new executive director) and the appointment of a new chairperson for the commission.

  • Fiscal court meeting Saturday, Dec. 10

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has scheduled a special-called meeting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda for the meeting includes two items.

    The first is a discussion of the fiscal impact of the Marion County Detention Center on the Marion County Fiscal Court budget.

    The second item is an executive session per KRS 61.810(1) (f), which regards the possible appointment of an employee.    

  • Pizza is a vegetable - sort of

    By Lisa Tolliver

    When I was in school pizza was pizza. But in comparison Pluto was also a planet.

    Now, Congress has declared pizza a vegetable and Pluto is no longer a planet. It's crazy how things change.

  • Avoiding the last-minute rush

    You may be having trouble deciding what to get for a person or two or five or everyone on your Christmas gift list. If that's the case, never fear. I'm back with my holiday gift suggestions.

    Some of you may be waiting until the last minute hoping for inspiration. Well, I understand everyone can't be as on top of their gift-giving as I am. 

    (What? Have I bought all my gifts? No, not exactly, but I know what I'm getting everyone on my list. I think.)

  • Bill of goods

    State officials are often accused of trying to balance the budget on the backs of county governments.

    HB 463, which was approved earlier this year, may turn out to be the latest example of that.

    When Gov. Steve Beshear signed the bill into law, he touted the legislation as an effort to be tough and smart on crime. The bill was also promoted as a way to save the state $422 million over the next 10 years.