Local News

  • Grand opening

    The City of Lebanon held grand opening, dedication and open house ceremonies on Sunday, June 24, for its new Lebanon City Hall. The Lebanon City Hall is located at 240 West Main Street in Lebanon.


    Photos provided by the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission

  • Staying positive

    Dena Payne, 61, is holding tough in a difficult battle against a rare cancer, focusing on the good and enjoying her family and friends. 

    “My main focus is to enjoy family, and I think you just see everything in a different perspective,” said Payne. “You don’t think of the bad, you think of the good. So, that is something good that has come out of it, being able to appreciate things more.”

  • MCPS going back to the drawing board

    The community has spoken, and the Marion County Board of Education and Superintendent Taylora Schlosser have listened.

    As a result, the school district is going back to the drawing board, and the process of addressing school facilities is starting over.

    During the Marion County Board of Education’s meeting Thursday evening, June 14, Superintendent Taylora Schlosser recommended the board “slow down” and not move forward with a plan to build a new 8-9 center.

  • Lebanon City Council sends letter to school board regarding school facilities plan

    While the plan has changed completely within the past week, the Lebanon City Council voiced serious concerns about the possibility of the school district constructing a new 8-9 center adjacent to Marion County High School campus and relocating Lebanon Elementary School to the current Marion County Knight Academy.

    The Marion County Board of Education rescinded that plan during its meeting Thursday, June 14. (See previous story.) 

  • A voice for the disabled

     Amanda Atwood, 23, was born with a muscle disorder called Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC), and is now using her voice to speak up on behalf of others with the same disability, as well as people with disabilities everywhere.

  • Three injured in Saturday crash in Nelson County

    Three people were injured in a head-on collision Saturday afternoon in Nelson County, requiring AirMethods response.

    The accident occurred on U.S. 150/Springfield Road, approximately one mile east of Bardstown.

    According to a traffic collision report from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Benjamin C. Callahan, 29, of Campbellsville, was traveling westbound when he crossed the centerline and struck a vehicle driven by John. W. Cox, 54, of Lebanon.

  • Community members ask school board to keep its nickel campaign promise

    Prior to Thursday’s school board meeting, many Marion Countians who voted for the recallable nickel in 2016 felt like they were about to become victims of a “bait and switch” tactic.

  • Maker’s Mark spends millions for property on Brown Forman Road, bypass

    Maker’s Mark Distillery has officially purchased land to build additional warehouses on Brown Forman Road, as well as purchased property on Veteran’s Memorial Highway (the bypass) in Lebanon.

    According to documents filed in the Marion County Clerk’s Office on June 7, Michael Brent Masterson, Lisa Masterson, Michael W. Masterson and Carrie Ann Masterson sold 99.54 acres on Brown Forman Road to Maker’s Mark Distillery for $1,468,215.

  • Illegally kept deer fawn leads to drug charges

    The report of a deer fawn being kept illegally led to drug charges against a man and his mother in Marion County.

    On Monday, June 11, conservation officers with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources charged Matt White, 26, of Lebanon, with holding protected wildlife and one count of cultivation of five or more marijuana plants.

  • City council briefs

    The Lebanon City Council met on June 11 to hear reports from local departments and to approve several bids for the upcoming 2018-19 fiscal year.