Today's News

  • Pedestrian passes away after being hit by car

    Thomas Dylan Vinson, 26, of Loretto, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, at UK Hospital after being hit by a car two days prior.

    On Wednesday Lebanon Police responded to a Vehicle/Pedestrian accident on West Main Street, just west of KY 208, at 6:55 am.

    Vinson was an employee of Huddle House in Lebanon and a 2011 graduate of Marion County High School.

  • Tech center evacuated due to gas leak

    The Marion County Area Technology Center was evacuated on Dec. 4 due to a potential gas leak. The facility was evacuated at the request of Atmos Energy representatives, and they are working to remedy the problem.

    The tech center will be off limits for staff, students and visitors until further notice.

    Students with classes at the ATC reported to the Marion County High School gymnasium.

    School district officials will continue to provide updates on the situation as information becomes available.

  • One bridge to hope

    Beverly Lee, chaplain at the Marion County Detention Center, vividly remembers a female inmate waiting in the jail’s lobby after being released. She was a recovering drug addict, and she didn’t know what to do or where to go next. 

    Lee offered to take her to a recovery facility, and she agreed.

    “She said, ‘I’ll go get my things and call you for a ride,’” Lee said. “She overdosed a few hours later.”

  • MCPS public forum is Dec. 10

     The Local Planning Committee of the Marion County Board of Education will host the first of three public forums at 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10, at Calvary Elementary School. A meeting of the Local Planning Committee will follow the public forum. The committee will listen to public comments regarding district facilities. All stakeholders are invited to attend and share comments, concerns and suggestions. 

  • This week's news briefs

     “The Nutcracker” on stage at Centre Square beginning Dec. 7

    Feel the magic of the holiday season with "The Nutcracker" ballet presented by talented performers from multiple counties at Centre Square in Lebanon beginning Dec. 7.

  • A charitable family tradition

     David and Hope Winebrenner were looking for a way to give back to those in need, but also to show their children the importance of giving during the holidays, when they decided to have a coat drive.

    “We were kind of worried about our kids not getting the real meaning of Christmas,” said David. “So I thought, what can we all do that might make a difference and would expose my kids to different realities that people face that they might not see everyday?”

  • Former SCC campus is sold

     The Walker Company, based out of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, was deemed the highest bidder in the St. Catharine College auction on Nov. 30. 

    The winning bid came in at $2.4 million. 

    The auction was held in the Emily W. Hundley Library on campus.

  • Bradfordsville’s Christmas in th Country

     Rainy weather didn’t ruin Bradfordsville’s Christmas in the Country events Saturday. Overall parade winners were New Life Christian Church and Bradfordsville Methodist Church. Winners in the best decorated house contest were Shane and Lincoln Richardson, first place, Donnie and Sandy Gribbins, runner-up. The best decorated house outside of town belongs to Marvin and Emily Murphy. The best decorated business was Dudley's Heating and Air with The Country Store Restaurant winning runner-up honors. 

  • ‘Peaceful agreement’ reached on Christmas decal

     Deanna Rupa faced the Property Maintenance Code Enforcement Board again last week, but this time the outcome was much different.

    In August, the board unanimously voted to cite Rupa for defacement of private property for murals painted on her rental home. The board said the murals were graffiti, which violates city ordinances.

  • Police stop possible mass shooting at Springfield industry

    A Lebanon native who police believe planned to carry out a mass shooting was arrested Nov. 19 at an industry in Springfield. 

    Matthew R. Smith, 37, of 764 McCann Ridge Lane in Willisburg has been charged with attempted murder, first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, resisting arrest and third-degree criminal trespassing.