Today's News

  • Suspects arrested for 2018 staged robbery

    Three suspects accused of orchestrating a staged armed robbery at Farmers National Bank’s nightly deposit box on Sept. 14, 2018 have been arrested and indicted.

    On April 9, Travis Calhoun was arrested for first-degree robbery, and Kendra L. Furmon was arrested for first-degree complicity to robbery. Aleem Shakur (a.k.a. Jeremy Gunn) has also been charged with first-degree complicity to robbery. He was arrested by Springfield Police on Tuesday evening, April 16.

  • In Brief

    Easter closings

    The Marion County Clerk Office will be closed April 19-20 in observance of Good Friday and the Easter holiday. The Marion Circuit Clerk’s Office will be closing at noon on Friday, April 19. The Marion County Judge/Executive’s Office will be closed Friday. Friday’s garbage will be picked up with Monday’s route.

  • MCHS sophomore scores perfect 36 on ACT

     Marion County High School sophomore Samuel Thompson has one less thing to worry about during the remainder of his high school career: improving his ACT score.

    The tenth-grader recently discovered he made a perfect score of 36 on the test. 

    “I was excited. I opened it up and I was just like, ‘Wow.’ My parents were excited, too,” Thompson said.

    On average, less than one-tenth of one percent of test takers score a 36.

  • Kentucky Classic Arts director presents ideas to expand, possibly join The Bourbon Trail

     Kentucky Classic Arts Director Robin Humphress and her team have some ideas that could not only help their organization financially, but also promote The Bourbon Trail.

    Humphress recently presented some of the ideas to the Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission during its monthly meeting on April 8.

    Humphress said she recognizes that a big goal for tourism is driving Bourbon Trail traffic to Lebanon, and her team has been brainstorming on how they can join the trail, as well.

  • Sidewalks needed near Kroger and Walmart

     The Lebanon City Council has been asked to address a need for sidewalks going out to Kroger and Walmart.

    Diane Mattingly, from the Department of Community-based Services, came before the Lebanon City Council on April 8 to discuss her concerns about the safety of pedestrians trying to go to and from the local shopping centers in town.

  • Lebanon man indicted for drug charges

     Nicholas S. Beckley, 29, of 160 Hamilton Heights in Lebanon was indicted for tampering with physical evidence, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and buy/possess drug paraphernalia. According to the indictment, on or about Feb. 26, Beckley concealed, removed, or altered evidence, which he believed was about to be produced or used in an official proceeding, knowingly and unlawfully possessed meth and drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $5,000. 


    In other indictments:

  • A spirited affair
  • School board chooses new provider for school nursing services

     One Cross Medical Clinic has been providing school nursing services

    for Marion County Public Schools this year, but the school board has voted to go with a different company in 2019-20.

    Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser explained that when the school district lost its contract with the Lincoln Trail District Health Department last year due to budget cuts and limited staffing, the board chose to outsource its school nursing services to One Cross Medical Clinic in Campbellsville, which also has an office in Lebanon.  

  • Kentucky Classic Arts researches ticket sales, asks for more financial support

     Kentucky Classic Arts representatives attended the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission’s April 8 meeting to present their research behind ticket sales and reach within the community.

    Robin Humphress, director of Kentucky Classic Arts, came before the commission alongside Jodi George. George is assisting in the creation of a development office, and is researching the impact of the arts center. She also sits on the board of directors for the arts center.

  • Lebanon woman indicted for church vandalism

     A Lebanon woman has been indicted for criminal mischief after allegedly vandalizing St. Charles Church property on March 9.

    Deanna L. Rupa, 50, of 347 Long Avenue in Lebanon was indicted on April 8 for first-degree criminal mischief. According to the indictment, on or about March 9, Rupa intentionally or wantonly defaced, destroyed or damaged property belonging to another, causing a loss of $1,000 or more.