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Today's News

  • Temporary electricity pole, ongoing problem

    The Marion County Fiscal Court continued discussing citizens’ concerns about land use and the potential need for some type of nuisance ordinance during its Oct. 15 meeting.

  • Lebanon man indicted for wanton endangerment, unlawful imprisonment and assault

    Thomas B. Mellon, 48, of 2480 Popes Creek Road in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree unlawful imprisonment and fourth-degree assault.

  • Marion County partners prepare to showcase manufacturing careers

    October is Manufacturing Month in Kentucky. It is, in part, a time to highlight the career opportunities this vital industry sector offers throughout the state. Marion County is no exception, and a special event introduced Marion County High School students to not only the manufacturing industry, but also to the manufacturing employers in their home county.
    Manufacturing Day was held Oct. 16 at Marion County High School. Representatives from 11 local companies were on hand to talk to students about:
    • The products their companies manufacture

  • Police training for real life situations with ‘fake’ bullets

    Lebanon Police Officers will be put to the test this week.
    On Wednesday and Thursday, officers will be participating in Simunition training, which is a live training session with Simunition guns that sound and look real.
    “This training will give the officers an opportunity to experience what it’s like to be shot and not die,” Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady said.
    Police will be using Simunition guns, which shoot a soap-based projectile. And, while the soap bullets aren’t lethal, they still hurt, Brady said.

  • Packing in an education

    Nearly seven years ago, 58 percent of Marion County voters voted against the “recallable nickel” during the 2008 General Election. Today, the Marion County Public Schools have more than $50 million in unmet capital needs, and schools that are busting at the seams.

  • Wife shoots, kills husband during domestic dispute

    A domestic situation turned deadly Saturday, Oct. 17, and now a Lebanon man is dead and his wife is recovering from her injuries.
    According to Major Greg Young of the Lebanon Police Department, Rebecca Fisher, 41, called police at 12:49 a.m., Saturday, requesting an ambulance due to a domestic situation.

  • Civil lawsuit dismissed against city, police and sheriff’s department

    A civil lawsuit filed by a Louisville man against the City of Lebanon, the Lebanon Police Department, the Marion County Sheriff’s Department and several individual officers has been dismissed.

  • Whose reality?

    By Carrie Bridgman

  • Make sure your kids are safe this Halloween

    Autumn marks the transition from summer into winter when the arrival of night becomes noticeably earlier and the temperature cools considerably. It’s also the time of year when some sports fans start feeling frustrated if their favorite teams or coaches haven’t lived up to expectations. This year’s letdowns remind me of some of the disappointments of years past.

  • October is Energy Awareness Month

    In a month where we often turn on the air conditioning during the day but the heat at night, it seems appropriate that October has been set aside nationally to raise awareness of our energy needs.
    This annual designation began nearly a quarter-century ago and gives us an opportunity to especially highlight renewable fuels and energy conservation, twin areas where Kentucky routinely gets high marks.