Today's News

  • ‘And the beat goes on’

    Descendants of a family in Marion County are discovering they have inherited a heart condition, cardiomyopathy, forcing them to undergo risky transplant surgeries or rely on pacemakers and defibrillators to continue life as they know it.

  • 12 Hepatitis A cases confirmed in Marion County

    Jailer Barry Brady said four more inmates tested positive for Hepatitis A at the Marion County Detention Center last week, bringing the total to 12 confirmed cases in Marion County for 2018.

    Brady also confirmed those inmates are Marion County residents.

    “None of the Marion County cases are food service workers,” said Terrie Burgan, Lincoln Trail Health Department public information officer. “A proportion of the cases are homeless, drug users, or are reported as no risk factors.”

  • City, county approach tourism about convention center

    Major city and county influencers visited the Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission on Oct. 8 in support of a convention center to be built on the Veterans Memorial Highway.

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw, City Administrator John O. Thomas, Marion County Judge-Executive David Daugherty, Marion County Office of Economic Development Director Tom Lund, and Freddie Hilpp, owner of Hilpp Construction Inc., all approached the commissioners for their support in moving forward with plans that have been repeatedly shelved.

  • Marion County coalition pushing to go smoke free

    Kentucky Center for Smoke-Free Policy representatives visited the Marion County Industrial Foundation on Oct. 5 at the First Friday Forum. They came on behalf of the Coalition for a Smoke Free Marion County to further encourage community leaders to support the smoke free initiative.

  • TGKY celebrates 20 years in Lebanon

    Toyoda Gosei (TG Kentucky) marked its 20th anniversary in Lebanon on Oct. 8, and celebrated the family it has created among team members.

    TGKY opened in 1998, boasting just 65 team members. Today the sprawling industrial campus is manned by about 1,100.

  • City hesitant to support convention center proposal

    In wake of going before the Lebanon Tourism and Convention Commission on Oct. 8 in a public forum, Mayor Gary Crenshaw, Judge-Executive David Daugherty, and Economic Development’s Tom Lund approached the Lebanon City Council for their support of a convention center proposal.

    “I had an obligation to bring this to you,” said Crenshaw. “We met with tourism today in open session, and so if I didn’t bring it up to you tonight, you were going to read the newspaper this week and wonder what it is we are doing.”

  • Ham Days Results

    Pig Pen Relay

    A.C. Glasscock Elementary School


    Slop the Hogs

    Paul Brahm 


    Champion Ham

    Ethan Essex


    Ham Days Treasure

  • Man accused of rape sentenced for separate charge

    Accused rapist Emmett Lee Cowherd, 54, of 644 George Street in Lebanon, pled guilty to failure to comply with sex offender registry in Marion Circuit Court recently. 

    He was sentenced to two years.

  • Hams Days 2018 believed to be biggest yet

    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce saw a year of record highs for a majority of events and revenue generators at this year’s Ham Days Festival.

    Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Greg Gribbins credits much of the success to the great weather Mother Nature served up this past weekend.

  • Lebanon historical landmark gathering dust

    Centre Square, one of Lebanon’s historical buildings, recently celebrated its 100th birthday, reminding the community of the comeback it made after years of disrepair and abandonment before becoming the booming community hub that it is today. 

    The reminder also highlights the empty shell that is the old Marion County Courthouse on Main Street, which currently houses the historical society, and is generating zero revenue.