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Today's News

  • Murals multiply in Marion County

     Marion County is keeping muralist Michael Cooper busy. 

    Cooper and his artistic crew from Murals & More LLC in Tennessee have painted three murals in the City of Lebanon within the past four years, and they returned on Aug. 12 to begin working on a new mural in the City of Loretto.

    According to Cooper, the new mural will include many elements that represent Loretto.

  • Making positive changes

     Serving time at the Marion County Detention Center doesn’t just change lives, it can save lives.

    While many jails just provide three "hots and a cot," the detention center provides a variety of programs, many of which are led by volunteers, that help inmates overcome addictions, earn their GED and find God.

  • Lebanon man indicted for sexually abusing children

    John Anthony Graves, 55, of 302 Village Loop in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court on Aug. 12 for first-degree sex abuse (victim younger than 12), and two counts of first-degree sex abuse.

    According to the indictment, on or about June 14 through June 21, Graves subjected another person to sexual contact by forcible compulsion, and the victim was younger than 12 years of age. The indictment also states that on June 19 and on June 21, Graves subjected two children to sexual contact by forcible compulsion

  • In brief

    Public forum about school facilities to be held Thursday

    The Local Planning Committee (LPC) of the Marion County Board of Education will host a public forum followed by a meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Marion County Knight Academy.

    In May, the LPC approved a new draft facilities plan, which includes:

    • A major renovation/addition at Calvary Elementary School;

  • Heart of gold

     Glenn Leake has been a master goldsmith for more than 30 years, and his passion and devotion to his trade has led to a blessed career managing his family business, Lebanon Jewelry & Gift. 

    “He’s successful because of his innate passion for the industry and to please people,” said his wife, Dana. “His favorite word, favorite compliment, is when customers say, ‘It’s perfect.’ He wants them to be happy. I don’t know too many people that are that passionate about their own work.”

  • Wanted Campbellsville man flees on foot after car accident

     A Campbellsville man fled on foot after being involved in a vehicle accident in Lebanon on Monday, Aug. 12, triggering a three-hour manhunt. 

    Dameon Devine, 30, was involved in a three-car accident at the intersection near KFC/Taco Bell on West Main Street at approximately 3 p.m.

  • Dispatcher honored for 15 years of service

    Alvin Wren was honored for his 15 years of service as a dispatcher for the Lebanon Police Department during the Lebanon City Council meeting on Aug. 12. Wren retired on Aug. 1, but his voice will continue to be heard throughout the community with his work for local radio station WLSK Country Mike 100.9.

    “I do thank the city, very much so, and it has been a privilege to work with the people over at the department,” said Wren. “I wouldn’t change a thing.”

  • Public forum about school facilities to be held Aug. 22

    The Local Planning Committee (LPC) of the Marion County Board of Education will host a public forum followed by a meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Marion County Knight Academy.

    In May, the LPC approved a new draft facilities plan, which includes:

    • A major renovation/addition at Calvary Elementary School;

    • Major renovations at Marion County High School, including building an eighth grade/ninth grade wing; and

  • Hay barn burns down Saturday morning

    A hay barn went up in flames in the early hours of Saturday, and the fire was likely caused by green hay that had combusted, according to Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly.

    Lebanon Fire Department, Marion County EMS and the American Red Cross responded to the barn fire located at 135 Old Springfield Road in Lebanon at approximately 5:30 a.m. 

  • Still fighting

    A Gravel Switch firefighter is in the fight for his life against stage-three stomach cancer, but thankfully, his family and fellow first responders are standing strongly beside him.

    Johnny Brady, 42, has been a firefighter and carpenter for more than 10 years. Devoted to his jobs, Johnny proudly provided for his family and gave back to the community he so loves. However, after having his gallbladder removed, Johnny fell ill in January and discovered he has stage-three stomach cancer. It has since spread to his stomach, esophagus and a small part of his liver.