Today's News

  • In Brief

    "Thoroughly Modern Millie" on stage beginning Aug. 8

  • Lebanon murder is three weeks unsolved

     Kentucky State Police have revealed no new information on the investigation of the murder of Christopher “Dion” Thompson, 39, of Lebanon. Thompson’s body was found shot outside of his residence near Fairground Road on July 10.

    At approximately 8:57 a.m., on July 10, Kentucky State Police Post 15 was notified of a possible deceased male located outside of a residence near Fairground Road. Upon arrival, Lebanon Police Officers discovered Thompson’s body outside of his home. An autopsy was performed, but results have not been made available.

  • Local man arrested for DUI after crash, 3 young children in vehicle

     A Lebanon man, allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol with three children inside the vehicle, crashed on the night of July 23. 

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office received the report of a one-vehicle collision at 11:25 p.m. in the 1800 block of Highway 1157, approximately six miles south of Lebanon. 

    Corey A. Spalding, 25, was driving a 2004 GMC when he lost control of the vehicle, struck a utility pole and the vehicle overturned.

  • Manslaughter charge dismissed against Lebanon woman who shot her husband

     A manslaughter charge was dismissed last week against a Lebanon woman who shot and killed her husband nearly four years ago in self-defense, fearing he was going to kill her.

    Rebecca Fisher, 45, shot her husband, Michael D. Fisher, on Oct. 17, 2015, and was later indicted for first-degree manslaughter for intentionally causing his death.

    On July 22, Judge D. Vance Murphy, Circuit Judge of the 29th Judicial Circuit, who presided over this case, ruled that Rebecca was justified in her use of deadly force.

  • Lebanon Post Office experiencing parking pains

     Many shop owners and patrons have complained of parking issues on Main Street, and the Lebanon Post Office is in agreement, they have outgrown their little corner of the downtown area.

    Lebanon Postmaster Tony Young said the post office has outgrown its more than 100-year-old building, including the cramped parking lot. Young said the closing of the parking lot on the corner of West Mulberry Street and Spalding Avenue, which is now for sale, has also made parking harder for customers. 

  • Meals on wheels

     The children in Marion County have been able to take advantage of one free meal a day, thanks to Marion County Public Schools.

    “The point of the program is to continue providing meals for children who may not have access to healthy foods throughout the summer,” said Jennifer Wheeler, school nutrition director for MCPS. “It started in Marion County seven years ago, but has been going on in the country for longer than that.” 

  • ‘From sin to signature’

    By Marlena Stokes

    Summer Intern



    In 1964, bourbon was declared America’s official spirit. Since, bourbon has made a lasting impact on Kentucky life as the industry exponentially continues to grow. 

  • Chamber Connection

    Ham Days sponsorships still available

    Being a Ham Days sponsor is a great way to promote your business, support the event and support the Chamber. Ham Days sponsors are promoted on our website HamDays.com, on our very active social media platforms, in the local newspaper, and from the Main Stage on Ham Days weekend. Sponsor levels are available to fit any budget. Special Ham Days sponsor opportunities are still available, including a limited number of hot air balloon sponsorships. Contact the Chamber office for complete details.

  • Marion County EMS personnel revive puppies during fire

     Marion County EMS personnel’s quick thinking and commitment to saving lives saved two puppies from becoming victims of a house fire in Lebanon recently.

  • Child accidentally hit, killed in driveway

    A Lebanon child was killed in a tragic accident on the evening of July 15 when his father accidentally struck him with a vehicle in his driveway.

    The accident occurred at 6830 Danville Highway in Lebanon at approximately 6 p.m., according to Kentucky State Police Trooper Nick Hale.

    “The child was apparently struck by a vehicle in the driveway of a Lebanon residence,” Trooper Hale said. “The vehicle was being operated by the child’s father.”