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Today's News

  • Nickel monies and priorities

    When the recallable nickel campaign was in full swing in 2016, the two school facilities that were discussed over and over and over again as the top two schools in the greatest need of repair were Calvary Elementary and Lebanon Elementary.

    At that time, Superintendent Taylora Schlosser said herself that if the nickel passed, she was fully prepared to make her recommendations to the board of education on how that money should be spent. She said the first priority would be building a new Calvary Elementary School.

  • Celebration of Life Service for Dr. Bland

    A Celebration of Life Service for noted psychiatrist, Dr. James G. Bland, will be held on Friday, June 1, at 1:30 p.m. CDT at the Greensburg Nazarene Church. The public is welcome to attend the service.

  • November General Election update

    The General Election will be held on Nov. 6. 

    Aug. 14 is the filing deadline for city government offices and school board seats. 

    All of the listed offices will be on the ballot. If the candidate is unopposed for a partisan state or county office, the only option on the ballot will be the unopposed candidate or a write-in. The deadline to file as a write-in is Oct. 26.

  • Chamber of Commerce Updates

    ‘Farmer Pig’ hot air balloon coming to Ham Days

  • LES Kindergarten classes present: Alphabet Action

    The kindergarten classes at Lebanon Elementary School showed off all of their hard work this year in learning the alphabet, performing as different character representing alphabet letters and singing and dancing for the student and teacher audience on Thursday, May 24. The show was performed by the students in Pam Mattingly, Ida Spalding and Tammy Durham’s classes. 

  • Two killed in car wreck Friday evening

    Two lives were ended far too soon during a fatal car wreck Friday evening, May 25.

    The wreck occurred at 11:19 p.m., six miles west of Lebanon on East Lovers Lane, according to Kentucky State Police.

    David B. Lawson, 18, of Lebanon, was driving a 2008 Ford F250 eastbound when he lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway, and struck a tree, the KSP report states. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Marion County Coroner. 

  • 2018 May Primary Election results

    Marion County voters decided to keep the old sheriff in town.
    Sheriff Jimmy Clements defeated Tony Belcher during Tuesday’s Primary Election, receiving a total of 3,200 votes. Belcher received 905 votes.  
    “I am just relieved that this is behind us, and I can get back to concentrating fully on work,” Clements said Tuesday evening after receiving the final results. “As much as anything, this election was about my staff and continuing what we’ve been doing.”

  • New Lebanon Elementary School principal hired

    James “Jim” Freeman will be the new principal at Lebanon Elementary School. The LES site-based decision making council made its recommendation Tuesday evening and Freeman accepted the position.
    Freeman currently works as a Leadership Development Specialist for the Kentucky Department of Education. Previously, he was a principal at West Jessamine Middle School, and an assistant principal and athletics director at Garrard County High School.

  • Residents urge county to do something about nuisance properties

    For years now, the Marion County Fiscal Court has been hearing from local residents regarding the need for a nuisance ordinance to address property eyesores and potential health hazards throughout the county. And, time and time again, magistrates discuss the problems, but nothing happens.

    Last week, it was more of the same when Sergeant J.W. Sullivan attended the fiscal court’s meeting on May 17 to express his concerns regarding nuisance properties and animal control.

  • Robey retires from Community Action, Goode takes over

    Lynne B. Robey is wrapping up an impressive 24 years with the Central Kentucky Community Action Council, five years as executive director, and is ready to hand the reins over to a new director.