Today's News

  • Hepatitis A has breached Marion County

    Hepatitis A has been the topic of concern across Kentucky as the harmful virus becomes more prevalent, spreading quickly and without discrimination, and it has now entered Marion County.  

    Several inmates being detained at the Marion County Detention Center all reported having Hepatitis A.

  • Growing pains

    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty summed up the fiscal court’s two-hour budget work session Saturday morning in just two words: “Growing pains.”

    While the county’s growth is proving to be phenomenal for the local unemployment rate and the local economy, it also translates to a number of obstacles for county government.

  • A family legacy

    It’s pretty common for kids to join the family business, but when it comes to the Moore family, serving and protecting the Lebanon community is a legacy, and it’s a pretty big deal.

    Officer Daylon Moore, 22, was born and raised in Lebanon, and from an early age he had aspirations to follow in his father, Lonnie Moore’s, footsteps as a Lebanon police officer.

  • ‘EMMA! a POP musical!’ on stage at Centre Square starting this week

    Kentucky Classic Arts at Centre Square presents “EMMA! a POP musical!” May 17-19 and May 25-26 at 7 p.m., with a matinée on May 28 at 2:30 p.m.

    Based on Jane Austen's classic novel, this sparkling new musical is a modern retelling which features hit songs of legendary pop groups and iconic female singers from Katy Perry to The Supremes.

  • Lebanon man indicted for extortion, wanton endangerment, threatening

    William D. Rigdon, 33, of 1590 Sulphur Springs Road in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court on April 30 for theft by extortion $10,000 or more, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, 29 counts of third-degree terroristic threatening and second-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Committee to discuss next steps for MCPS construction projects

    The Local Planning Committee (LPC) will be meeting on Tuesday, May 22, to begin updating the Marion County Public Schools’ district facilities plan.

    The state legislature recently voted to match Marion County’s nickel revenue, and the committee will be reviewing the school district’s bonding potential, as well as discussing next steps for construction of the district’s first new school in nearly 25 years.

  • City council briefs

    The Lebanon City Council met on May 7, and approved city department budgets, discussed the city’s 2018-19 budget and also approved several upcoming initiatives.


    Notable budget approvals

  • Local tourism efforts produce positive economic impact for 2017

    Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission

    Staff report


    Tourism in Lebanon and Marion County—the Heart of Kentucky—is on a dramatic increase, and the dollars generated by tourism are on a dramatic rise, as well.

    In fact, for 2017 tourist spending in Lebanon and Marion County increased by 10.8 percent over 2016. That’s the largest single year increase in a decade.

  • Some voters’ precincts have changed

    Approximately 500 voters in Marion County have been voting at the wrong precinct, but that has been corrected just in time for the May Primary Election, which is coming up on May 22.

    According to Marion County Clerk Chad Mattingly, he’s been working with the Lincoln Trail Area Development District to ensure that all voters were assigned to the correct voting precinct.

  • LES celebrates the Kentucky Derby

    Lebanon Elementary School celebrated the Kentucky Derby recently. Each class cheered on students as they raced to the finish line.