Local News

  • Anniversary Mass at St. Joe on June 16

    Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz will officiate the 110th anniversary of the St. Joseph Mission Church. The mass will take place at 4 p.m., Saturday, June 16, inside the Mission Church Museum.

  • Van serving those who served

    The Disabled American Veterans transport van leaves Lebanon every Monday and Thursday. Veterans who wish to ride should be at the Lebanon McDonald's by 7:15 a.m.
    The van also stops at the Springfield Hardee's and the Bardstown Burger King.
    Riders need to set up medical appointments through the VA before they ride.
    They should notify the DAV transport coordinator before they ride.
    Veterans who wish to ride on the Lebanon van Mondays or Thursdays should call 1-502-780-3247. There is no charge for riding the van.

  • Marion County Music Fest is June 8-9

    Marion County Music Fest is June 8-9 on Johnston Field at Centre Square in Lebanon. Music begins at 5 p.m. and will continue until 11 p.m. Bring your own chair for the summer concert headlined by Kentucky's Own Linkin' Bridge (on Friday night) and The Kentucky Headhunters (on Saturday night). Up-and-coming musicians and local favorites will perform throughout both evenings. Food and beverage vendors will be on hand. (Valid ID required for purchase of alcoholic beverages. No outside coolers, food or drinks.)

    Music Fest line-up

  • Marion County man charged with murder

    Nearly four years ago, a Lebanon woman was shot and killed in her driveway, and the man allegedly responsible for her murder was indicted in Marion Circuit Court Monday, June 4.

  • Two killed in car wreck

    Two lives were ended far too soon during a fatal car wreck Friday evening, May 25.

    The wreck occurred at 11:19 p.m., six miles west of Lebanon on East Lovers Lane, according to Kentucky State Police.

    David B. Lawson, 18, of Lebanon, was driving a 2008 Ford F250 eastbound when he lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway, and struck a tree, the KSP report states. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Marion County Coroner.

  • Memorial Day

    The Lebanon National Cemetery hosted Memorial Day events this past weekend. Saturday morning, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and community members from Lebanon and surrounding communities decorated the graves with flags. The annual Memorial Day service was held Sunday afternoon.


    Photos by Stevie Lowery

  • 400 Mile Sale begins May 31

    The four-Day 400 Mile Sale begins Thursday and continues through Sunday. Go to 400mile.com and click on "Yard Sale Locations" to see many of the sales in your community along with a long list of what they plan to sell at their sale. 

  • Red Cross calls for summer blood donations to prevent a shortage

    The American Red Cross is counting on volunteer donors to give blood and help ensure patient needs can be met this summer. Busy summer schedules, vacations and school breaks cause a drop in donations. Accidents and medical emergencies don’t take a summer break – patients need blood every minute, every day.

  • Buffy Mann retiring from Marion County Middle

    Buffy Mann, 51, is retiring after 22 years of teaching and five years as principal, completing her career at Marion County Middle School.

    “I have had a blessed career,” said Mann. “I have never dreaded coming into work. You see the memes on Facebook and social media about Mondays. I have never dreaded it. I love coming in. I love the adults I work with, I especially love the students.”

  • Lebanon Elementary School welcomes new principal

    Lebanon Elementary School will welcome new leader, Jim Freeman, as principal next school year.