Today's News

  • Making positive changes

     Serving time at the Marion County Detention Center doesn’t just change lives, it can save lives.

    While many jails just provide three "hots and a cot," the detention center provides a variety of programs, many of which are led by volunteers, that help inmates overcome addictions, earn their GED and find God.

  • Lebanon man indicted for sexually abusing children

    John Anthony Graves, 55, of 302 Village Loop in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court on Aug. 12 for first-degree sex abuse (victim younger than 12), and two counts of first-degree sex abuse.

    According to the indictment, on or about June 14 through June 21, Graves subjected another person to sexual contact by forcible compulsion, and the victim was younger than 12 years of age. The indictment also states that on June 19 and on June 21, Graves subjected two children to sexual contact by forcible compulsion

  • In brief

    Public forum about school facilities to be held Thursday

    The Local Planning Committee (LPC) of the Marion County Board of Education will host a public forum followed by a meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Marion County Knight Academy.

    In May, the LPC approved a new draft facilities plan, which includes:

    • A major renovation/addition at Calvary Elementary School;

  • Heart of gold

     Glenn Leake has been a master goldsmith for more than 30 years, and his passion and devotion to his trade has led to a blessed career managing his family business, Lebanon Jewelry & Gift. 

    “He’s successful because of his innate passion for the industry and to please people,” said his wife, Dana. “His favorite word, favorite compliment, is when customers say, ‘It’s perfect.’ He wants them to be happy. I don’t know too many people that are that passionate about their own work.”

  • Wanted Campbellsville man flees on foot after car accident

     A Campbellsville man fled on foot after being involved in a vehicle accident in Lebanon on Monday, Aug. 12, triggering a three-hour manhunt. 

    Dameon Devine, 30, was involved in a three-car accident at the intersection near KFC/Taco Bell on West Main Street at approximately 3 p.m.

  • Dispatcher honored for 15 years of service

    Alvin Wren was honored for his 15 years of service as a dispatcher for the Lebanon Police Department during the Lebanon City Council meeting on Aug. 12. Wren retired on Aug. 1, but his voice will continue to be heard throughout the community with his work for local radio station WLSK Country Mike 100.9.

    “I do thank the city, very much so, and it has been a privilege to work with the people over at the department,” said Wren. “I wouldn’t change a thing.”

  • In-demand career field: Central Kentucky construction shortage provides big opportunity for career-seekers

    By Julie Brown

    The construction industry is ripe with opportunities for career seekers — so much so that it has identified as one of five fields with the highest demand in the Lincoln Trail region. There’s no better time for motivated individuals who enjoy working with their hands and having variety in their day-to-day routine to consider entering a career as a skilled tradesperson in the construction industry.

  • The Gameplan- Sept. 11

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  • LPC To Focus on Three Elementary School Plan

     After nearly two hours of discussion at a meeting last night, Sept. 10, at Central Office, the Local Planning Committee (LPC) voted to make a three elementary school plan their priority.  

    Architect Ron Murrell of RossTarrant Architects attended the meeting and presented plans for both three elementary schools and four elementary schools to the committee.

  • COLUMN: Greatest Traditions

    The 12th man. Howard’s Rock. Army-Navy game.

    College football is full of unique traditions that unite fans like no other sport can. Those traditions have a unique story of how they got started and how they survive to this day.