Today's News

  • Main Street salons unhappy with loss of parking

    Concerned salon owners and hair stylists attended the Lebanon City Council meeting on July 8 to discuss their concerns with the lack of parking near their businesses.

    Representatives from Lebanon City Barber Shop, Styles by Sharon and Shear Delite say their customers are facing parking challenges, and claim the lack of parking is hindering their businesses. This concern comes after the parking lot located on West Mulberry Street was sold to Erica Barnes of State Farm, and is now roped off.

  • School board commits to redistricting if Calvary Elementary is renovated

    If the Marion County Board of Education ultimately decides to approve a district facilities plan that includes a renovation and addition at Calvary Elementary, it must also commit to redistricting, guaranteeing 300 students will attend that school.

    That stipulation from the Kentucky Department of Education was approved unanimously by the school board during its July 11 meeting.

    The next step will be for the LPC to meet and hold another vote on the current $22.5 million draft plan, which includes the following:

  • Not your average ‘toy jets’

     One might think they’re just an average collection of “toy jets,” but the jets that flew at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport this past week are far from average.

    These “toy jets” can fly up to 300 mph, and can cost anywhere from $1,500 to one million dollars. These remote-controlled model airplanes are what bring pilots and spectators from all over the world to Lebanon.

    This past week, the Jets Over Kentucky event returned to Lebanon, and more than 1,500 spectators and pilots representing 30 states attended the event. 

  • Highway named in memory of Dr. Salem George

    Greatly loved by his family, friends and the community, Dr. Salem George will always be remembered, and his legacy will live on in many ways, including a highway named in his memory.

    The Dr. Salem George Memorial Highway was officially revealed in an emotion-filled ceremony Thursday, which was held near a portion of Springfield Highway at the cutoff of Spalding Avenue. Dr. Salem George passed away on Oct. 15, 2018. He practiced medicine in the City of Lebanon for nearly 60 years, and impacted countless of lives in Marion County. 

  • Two shootings strike Lebanon and Springfield in same week

     Kentucky State Police are currently investigating a fatal shooting on Fairground Road in Lebanon, and a second Lebanon man was shot Thursday night in Springfield.

    On Wednesday, July 10, at approximately 8:57 a.m., Kentucky State Police Post 15 was notified of a possible deceased male located outside of a residence on Fairground Road. Upon arrival, Lebanon Police Officers discovered the deceased male was 39-year-old Christopher “Dion” Thompson. An autopsy was scheduled to be performed, and the investigation is being led by KSP Detective Joshua Dicken.

  • Arrest made in Corner Food Mart robbery case

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office reports an arrest has been made in connection to the June 2 armed robbery of the Corner Food Mart in Loretto.

  • Growing green

     In an economy that is constantly shifting, and with innovations and fluctuations in supply and demand in the agriculture industry, a once taboo product is becoming more mainstream. Products containing hemp are in demand, and one local farm company is taking advantage of the growing popularity.

  • Fair’s Facebook fireworks fiasco a real flop

    The fireworks were locked, loaded and ready on Friday, July 5, at the Marion County Fair, but a misleading Facebook post led many to turn away from the event. 

    At approximately 9:30 p.m., a post from Marion County fair grounds was published, stating the “Fireworks tonight at the Marion County Fair has been postponed until a later date.”

  • Jets Over Kentucky is this week and weekend in Lebanon

     Dubbed “the world’s grandest jet event,” Jets Over Kentucky is being held at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport this week and weekend. The model jet event runs through July 14. 

    Competitive remote control fliers from all over the world travel to the Heart of Kentucky to compete. Last year, more than 150 pilots were in attendance. 

    The organizer of the event, Lewis Patton, spoke at the First Friday Forum on July 5, and said last year’s event had a massive turnout.

  • In brief

    Police investigating theft of Oxycontin pills from Kroger

    The Lebanon Police are investigating stolen Oxycontin pills from Kroger, valued at $1,149. The pills were allegedly stolen between June 10-26. Lebanon Police Officer Scott Mattingly is investigating, but said he was unable to provide further information due to the ongoing investigation.