Today's News

  • Candidates selected for Senate race

    The Democrats and Republicans have each selected their nominees for the special election to fill the vacant District 14 state senate seat.

    Jimmy Higdon of Lebanon is the Republican nominee. Higdon is the state representative for the 24th District, which includes Marion and Casey counties and part of Pulaski County.

    The Democratic nominee is Bardstown resident Jodie Haydon. He previously served as a state representative in the Kentucky 50th House District, which includes Nelson County and parts of Bullitt and Spencer counties.

  • Deputy Sheriff's cruiser collides with two horses

    Two horses are dead and a Marion County Deputy Sheriff's cruiser is totaled after a one-vehicle accident on Sunday evening

    The collision occurred at 8:53 p.m. on KY 49, approximately three miles south of Lebanon.

    Marion County Sheriff Deputy Tim Abell, 48, of Lebanon was driving a 2007 Crown Vic police cruiser north on KY 49 when he came around a curve and struck two horses, which were in the roadway. Abell was wearing his seat belt and was not injured.

  • Employee injures hand at ATI Portland Forge

    An employee at ATI Portland Forge in Lebanon severely injured his hand Tuesday, Nov., 3, but rumors that his hand was cut off are untrue, according to a company spokesperson.

    The employee, whose name can't be released because of company policy, was operating a piece of equipment at approximately 8:30 p.m. Tuesday when an accident occurred, according to company spokesperson Dan Greenfield.

    "His coworkers got to him right away and they called 911," Greenfield said. "EMS were there in nine minutes, which is absolutely terrific service."

  • Lebanon City Council meets Monday

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9.

    According to the agenda, the council is scheduled to hear from Gary Vidito about the Centre Square Fee schedule, from Laura Arnold about the Marion County Area Technology Center and from Hall Environmental for a pretreatment presentation.

  • Noise ordinance committee to meet Monday

    The City of Lebanon's noise ordinance committee plan to meet at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Lebanon City Hall to discuss the possibility of creating a noise ordinance and the purchase of a sound meter.

    The committee is comprised of Lebanon City Councilmen Bill PIckerill, Kenny Marrett, Jim Richardson, Lebanon Police Chief Shelton Young and Lebanon City Administrator John Thomas. Young has asked that Lebanon City Attorney Kandice Engle-Gray and Marion County Attorney Joe Mattingly attend the meeting as well.

  • Superstars

    Sitting on the gym floor during a school board meeting at A.C. Glasscock Elementary School Tuesday night of last week, I had to choke back tears as I stared through the viewfinder of my camera.

    I tried using my camera as a shield so that no one could see my eyes swelling up with tears. I bit my lip hoping I could stop the water works from flowing.

    But, I failed miserably. I sat there, crouched on the gym floor with tears practically streaming down my face.

    Why on earth was I crying during a school board meeting, you might ask?

  • Parent power

    Marion County Superintendent Donald Smith is inviting you to dinner.

    Actually, he's inviting specific groups of parents to join him in enjoying a bowl of chili and discussing how Marion County schools can better meet the needs of their children.

    "The power is involved parents," Smith told the board of education at its regular monthly meeting last week. "My whole initiative is parents recruiting parents."

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  • Golf award winners announced

    The girls’ and boys’ golf team award winners were recently announced at the golf banquet for Marion County High School.

    Both teams enjoyed success this season while earning respect in their regions and throughout the state. The boy's team fell in the region meet while the girl's finished runner up in the region and made a team appearance in the state tournament.

    Hayley Abell was named most valuable player for the girl's squad while Tommy Carrico took home the honor for the boys.

  • Going with the grain

    It's been said that when one door closes another one opens.

    So, maybe it's fitting that the closing of a local cabinet making business led to an opportunity for students at the Marion County Area Technology Center.

    For the past two weeks, those students have been working with state-of-the-art tools as a result of a collaboration between the tech center and Maewood.