Today's News

  • No burn ban for the county

    With the recent hot, dry weather, Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly has been getting several questions about a burn ban. He addressed the issue during the July 5 fiscal court meeting.

    He reminded the court that they declared a burn ban a few years ago, but shortly thereafter, he was contacted by the Kentucky Division of Forestry, which let him know that the county could not enforce a burn ban and that it was up to the Division of Forestry to issue a statewide ban.

  • Proud of Paige

    Signing autographs, going on shopping sprees, getting treated like royalty... Paige Wilson experienced all of the above and more during the Distinguished Young Woman competition in Mobile, Ala., recently.

    "Mobile takes this program very seriously," she said last week after returning home. "They treated us with a lot of grandeur."

    In fact, when Wilson and her fellow participants arrived in Mobile on June 17, they were treated to a special arrival ceremony at the Mobile Regional Airport.

  • Taking a new look at an old problem

    Friday could have been just another speech for Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw. As any rural official knows, part of the job is addressing various community groups from time to time.

    If he had just presented a recap of the budget recently approved by the Lebanon City Council, he would have been fulfilling expectations.

    Instead, Crenshaw spoke a little less about the budget so he would have time to discuss an old problem for Lebanon - drugs.

  • Shotgun wedding (photos) anyone?

    Let me just say that carrying a shotgun (unloaded, of course) through a crowded, public place was the least eventful moment of an interesting day recently.

    If you remember, I recently donned a mustache to a bachelor party. Well, the bachelor's wedding was June 30.

    No mustaches, but plenty of mayhem.

    Not for the bride and groom, though (at least that I know of). Just personal mayhem.

  • Tourist commission, city council meet Monday

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission and the Lebanon City Council are both scheduled to meet Monday, July 9.

    The tourist commission is scheduled to meet at 3:30 p.m. in room 300 at the Centre Square Convention Center.

    Items on the agenda include minutes of the June 11 meeting, the treasurer's report, the executive director's report and old business.

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. at city hall.

    The city council agenda includes the following:

    - Minutes of previous meetings

  • Weather causes delays in Little League district baseball tournaments

    The 9-10, 11, and 11-12 Little League district tournament games in Jamestown have been affected by rain and lightning delays.

  • State softball tournament starts Saturday

    The 5th Region champion Marion County 9-10 girls all-star softball team will play in the state Little League Tournament this weekend in Winchester.

    Pool play will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m.Sunday and 5 p.m. on Monday. If they win two of the three games they will advance to Wednesday at 6 p.m.

  • Discussion of burn ban, fire risks on fiscal court agenda

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. today, July 5, in Room 201 of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda includes a discussion of fire dangers, a burn ban, fire risks and fireworks caution.

    Other items on the agenda include:

    - Minutes of the June 21 meeting

    - Approval of a Homeland Security grant

    - Review and possible approval of a county employee disability insurance coverage

    - First reading of a Maker's Mark Distillery project bond ordinance

  • Lebanon man is arrested for stabbing in Springfield

    A Springfield man was injured after an altercation with a Lebanon man on Saturday morning at Carmona's on Perrvyille Road in Springfield.

    A verbal disagreement between Javier Lopez, of Springfield, and Janitzio Rodriguez, of Lebanon, turned physical when Rodriguez hit Lopez over the head with a bottle and then slit his throat with a knife.

    Rodriguez then fled the scene.

    Springfield City Police Officer A.J. Lewis said the incident occurred around 12:57 a.m. on Saturday.

  • Fire damages Pine View Drive home

    Firefighters from Marion and Nelson counties worked for hours to extinguish a fire July 3 at 225 Pine View Drive. The fire was reported to Lebanon Dispatch at 11:28 a.m., and firefighters remained on the scene until 7:56 p.m. to keep the fire contained.

    Loretto Fire Chief Tommy Hamilton said an electrical fire started in the main living room of the log home. It was difficult to extinguish because the fire was in a spot that was difficult to reach.