Today's News

  • Loretto man dies 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 an accident on West Main Street, just west of KY 208, at 6:55 a.m.

  • CES Beta hosts Grateful Givers event

     Calvary Elementary School Beta Club is hosting a free event for parents in need of extra help with Christmas presents this year. Parents will be able to pick two gifts per child at no cost, and even get it wrapped on the spot.

  • This weeks' news briefs

    Wreaths Across America is this Saturday

    The Wreaths Across America wreath laying event will be held this Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Lebanon National Cemetery from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The public is welcome to come and participate and help place wreaths on the graves of the fallen service members at the cemetery.

  • Would-be gunman’s case headed to grand jury

     Lebanon native Matthew Smith, an alleged would-be gunman, will have his case heard by a grand jury. 

    During a preliminary hearing on Dec. 3 in Washington County, Springfield Police Department Assistant Chief Joe Templeman gave testimony before Judge Amy Sullivan Anderson.

  • Murder trial rescheduled for man accused of killing wife

     A jury trial has been rescheduled for Howard K. Summers, 46, of Lebanon who is charged with murdering his wife in December of 2014.

    Summers trial has been reset for Jan. 28 with Marion Circuit Court Judge Samuel Todd Spalding presiding.

  • County, city funding $15,000 convention center study

     The Marion County Fiscal Court voted to help fund a $15,000 “performance metrics study” on a proposed convention center project during its Dec. 6 meeting.

    Keith Brock and Sharon Browning – both part-time county employees - will complete the study. The cost will be split evenly between the county and the City of Lebanon.  

  • Lebanon man indicted for sex abuse

     Vince Tungate, 52, of 9135 Bradfordsville Road in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently for 21 counts of first-degree sexual abuse (victim under 12). 

    According to the indictment, on or about Jan. 1, 2012 through June 2018, on 10 occasions, Tungate subjected another person to sexual contact by forcible compulsion with victim No. 1 and on 11 occasions with victim No.2. 

  • 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.”