Local News

  • ‘A school on wheels’

    By Marlena Stokes Summer Intern



  • J&J Shop asks to be official tourism stop

    Lebanon t-shirt and apparel store, The J&J Shop (located on Main Street), would like to become an official marketing material destination for the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission. 

    “They contacted me about having some of our marketing materials available at the store, which helps if we are not here on the weekends,” said tourism director Nena Olivier. “They want to be an official stop, almost like the official Lebanon gift shop. They also want to use the Lebanon Heart of Kentucky logo.”

  • Still standing

    By Marlena Stokes 

    Summer Intern


    Caleb Clark of Lebanon faced the challenge of a lifetime on Halloween of 2015, when he was charged by a bull. Since then, he’s undergone four separate surgeries and countless hours of physical therapy and rehabilitation to be able to reach his goal of walking again, specifically on his wedding day, which he did on June 11, 2016.

  • Lawsuit against sheriff, officers dismissed

     A Lebanon couple’s $1 million lawsuit against three law enforcement officers for allegedly violating their constitutional rights was dismissed recently.

    Edward Bryan Cissell and Kristi Lee Cissell of 334 Westside Drive in Lebanon filed a lawsuit against Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements, former sheriff’s deputy Courtney Deering and Kentucky State Police Trooper Jonathan Houk on Sept. 11, 2018 in United States District Court.

  • Parking problems persist

    Concerned salon owners and hair stylists who recently pleaded with the Lebanon City Council to help with a lack of parking available downtown also voiced their concerns to the Marion County Fiscal Court on Thursday.

    Representatives from local salons and barber shops say their customers don’t have convenient parking available, and it’s hindering their businesses. 

  • Lebanon man indicted for rape, sexual abuse
  • Caution, turtle crossing!

    By Marlena Stokes

    Summer Intern


    During the spring, summer and the beginning of fall months, it is not uncommon to see a wild turtle crossing the streets and roadways. 

    According to Turtle Rescue League, male turtles travel in the springtime in search of females to mate with, or to find a new territory to call home, while females generally are looking for places to nest. 

  • Child hit, killed in driveway accident

    A Lebanon child was killed in a tragic accident Monday evening when his father struck him in his driveway. 

    The accident occurred at a home on Danville Highway.

    "The child was apparently struck by a vehicle in the driveway of a Lebanon residence,” KSP Trooper Nick Hale said. “The vehicle was being operated by the child’s father.”

  • ‘He was loved by many’

    SHOOTING UPDATE (July 17): No arrests have been made in the shooting death of Christopher “Dion” Thompson, whose body was found outside of his residence near Fairground Road on July 10.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Nick Hale said detectives are still following up on leads, and urges anyone with any information about the shooting to contact KSP Post 15, 270-384-4796.

  • Tempers flare over Local Planning Committee selections

     Several school board members lost their cool during the Marion County Board of Education’s meeting Thursday, July 11, after the process of selecting Local Planning Committee members was questioned.