Local News

  • City of Lebanon wins condemnation case

    The City of Lebanon has won its condemnation case involving 200 Boldrick Avenue.

    An interlocutory judgment was issued in favor of the City of Lebanon on Jan. 9, and after 30 days the defendant, Rhonda Molden, had not responded. On March 6, Marion Circuit Judge Allan Bertram issued the final judgment and order in favor of the city.

  • Submit your promposals

     As April draws closer, more Marion County High School students are popping the question... “Prom?” And, what used to be a simple question has grown to an elaborate and creative undertaking. 

    We want to hear about this year’s best “Promposals.”

  • Tractor pull funding request turned down

     The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission decided against providing $18,000 for a tractor pull during Ham Days weekend.

    Tom McConnell made his request for $18,000 at the Feb. 9 commission meeting. McConnell and Kevin Fulks are the co-owner of the Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series.

  • St. Catharine College hosting film premiere March 26

     St. Catharine College will host  the premiere of a documentary film by Springfield native Michael Breeding at 6 p.m. March 26 in Pettus Auditorium. Gov. Steve Beshear, First Lady Jane Beshear and the Kentucky Commission on Women with join St. Catharine in hosting the event.

  • Junior Mister event is March 28

     The annual Junior Mister competition will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 28, at Marion County High School. This year’s theme is “Dancing through the Decades.” 

  • Second Chance Prom is March 21

     Did you miss your high school prom? Or, do you wish you could have a second chance at experiencing it again? If so, you’re in luck. A “Second Chance Prom” event is scheduled for Saturday, March 21, at Centre Square in Lebanon. The prom is for adults only, and will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight. A prom king and queen will be crowned. Tickets are $40 per couple or $20 per person. The event is being hosted by Melissa and Doug Hoisington and proceeds will go to the Marion County High School Marching Knights.

  • Louisville man found not guilty on sex charges

     In 2013, a Louisville man was indicted in Marion Circuit Court on four counts of sex abuse. Last month, he was found not guilty.

    William Hemphill, 71, of 946 McKinley Avenue in Louisville stood trial on Feb. 23. The jury deliberated for two hours and 20 minutes before finding Hemphill not guilty on three counts. On the fourth court, Marion Circuit Judge Todd Spalding granted a directed verdict of not guilty.

  • Easter egg hunt is March 28

     Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon will once again host a free Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 28.

    Children up to four years of age will hunt for eggs on Gorley Field. Children five to nine years of age will hunt for eggs in the playground area.

    All participants need to meet at the pavilion by the pool before the hunt begins so the rules can be discussed.

  • St. Baldrick’s will be March 28

     Marion County’s ninth annual St. Baldrick’s event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at St. Augustine School.

  • St. Baldrick’s A Family Off-Hair Music/Food Fest is Saturday