Local News

  • New missionaries arrive for the summer

    Two new Mormon Latter-Day Saints missionaries have come to Lebanon for the summer, and wish to say hello to the community and offer their support and services.

    Sister Morris and Sister Winn have traveled across the country to stay with and serve at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Lebanon, and will be going door to door in the community to speak with and offer services to residents.

  • Man charged with unlawful imprisonment, assault

    Jonathan Lee Fulkerson, 35, address unknown, was indicted for first-degree unlawful imprisonment and fourth-degree assault in Marion Circuit Court on June 4.

  • Music Fest: Day One

    Marion County’s annual Music Fest, hosted by Kentucky Classic Arts, kicked off for two days on Friday, May 8, showing off several local and state favorites, with music groups: One Shot Johnny, Perfect Fit Band, Linkin’ Bridge, ABLER, Gravel Switch, and an accoustic performance by Lebanon’s own Jane Palagi. 

  • City voices disapproval of proposed school facilities plan

    The Lebanon City Council has serious concerns about the Local Planning Committee’s facilities plan, which if approved by the Marion County Board of Education, would result to the construction of a new 8-9 center adjacent to the Marion County High School campus and the relocation of Lebanon Elementary School to the current Marion County Knight Academy.

  • Gravel Switch man killed in farming accident

    A Gravel Switch man is dead after a freak farming accident on Tuesday, June 6.

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a call at 10:12 p.m., reporting a missing person on property located at 1540 Riley Road in Gravel Switch.

    Deputy Sheriff Ben Lancaster responded and found the body of Ben S. Barlow, 63, of Gravel Switch laying in a field. The initial investigation found that Barlow had been bush hogging the property when the seat of his tractor broke loose, causing him to fall from the tractor and under the bush hog.

  • Board member hosting community forum to discuss facilities plan

    Carrie Truitt, who represents District 1 on the Marion County Board of Education, is hosting a community forum on June 12 to discuss a facilities plan recently approved by the Local Planning Committee.

  • CLASS OF 2018

    The 48th annual Marion County High School commencement ceremony was full of laughter, tears and celebration of new beginnings and lost friends on Saturday, June 2.

    Graduating seniors left empty chairs for their departed classmates, Olivia Ford and Blake Lawson, both students having passed away this year in car accidents. Their families attended the ceremony, and were presented memory shadow boxes.

  • Old Mill Days is June 8-9

    Old Mill Days will be taking place in Bradfordsville June 8-9.

    Friday’s activities, which begin at 5 p.m., include arts and crafts, flea market, concessions and rides. A pet show will begin at 6 p.m. in the park pavilion, and the beauty contest will take place in the school gym. From 8 p.m. to midnight, South 49 will be performing.

  • 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.