Today's News

  • After the storm

     Brady Miles, 14, was just like any other healthy teenage boy, enjoying his friends, his family, video games, riding dirt bikes and feeling the wind on his face. Earlier this fall, however, Brady started to realize something was wrong.



    Matt Thompson went to Dr. Audrey Hunt’s office in Springfield to have a mole removed, on his wife’s urging.

    At least, that’s what he thought he was doing.

    Dr. Hunt thought the mole looked suspicious, and she sent it off for further examination.

  • Relay for Life

    What? Marion and Washington counties’ Relay for Life fundraising event for the American Cancer Society

    When? Noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 22. 

    Where? Lebanon-Springfield Airport for the third year. 

  • County, city partnering on road project

    Lebanon City Council and Marion County Fiscal Court have joined forces to support the Heartland Parkway BUILD Grant Program. Representatives from the program spoke before the combined council and court in a special called meeting June 13.  


  • Lebanon addresses property nuisance complaints

    Lebanon council members are grappling with what to do about two properties about which they continue to receive nuisance complaints. Discussion at a June 10 meeting included the possibility of legal action in one case, and the potential of taking ownership of the property in the other.

    The repair shop

    Councilmember Darin Spalding addressed repeated complaints about Joe Bert’s Garage at 531 East Main Street.

  • Blood donors get patriotic shirt, entered to win new truck

     Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) is motivating blood donors to continue their much-needed donations during the summer months by offering a chance to win a 2019 Toyota Tacoma. Every donor, age 18 and up, who donates from now until Sept. 6 will be entered to win the brand new truck.

    In addition to being entered to win the Tacoma, donors who give at this upcoming blood drive will receive a special "Born to Give" T-shirt as a thank you for helping to save lives.

  • 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 McDonalds 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.

  • Bound for the Big Apple

     By Marlena Stokes 

    Summer Intern



    Some people spend their whole lives with a dream, and never chase it, but not Catharine Ball. 

    Ball, a 25-year-old Lebanon native, will be leaving her friends and family behind to pursue a life-long dream of moving on June 28 to New York City, engaging fully in the world of theatre. 

    Ball has been involved in theatre since she was 12 years old. 

  • Police cracking down on storage thefts

     Thieves targeting local storage units and tool supplies are being rounded up by law enforcement after thousands of dollars in property was stolen.

    Three suspects have been arrested for the alleged burglaries, and could face additional charges, according to Assistant Lebanon Police Chief Greg Young. Young identified the three suspects as Justin Wayne, Ashley Wilkerson and Roy T. McElroy. Young said police are still investigating other possible suspects.

  • Mattingly named principal of West Marion Elementary School

    Daniel Mattingly will take the reigns as the next principal at West Marion Elementary School. Mattingly, who has taught agriculture at Marion County High School for the past 12 years, will take over for Robby Peterson, who was recently hired as the principal at Marion County High School.