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Today's News

  • Tourist commission meets this afternoon

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet in regular session at 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 9, in Room 300 of the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Delegations

    - Terry Williams, Lebanon Farmers Market

    • Minutes of the Feb. 9 meeting

    • Treasurer's report

    • Executive director's report

    • Old business:

    - Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series

  • Association for the Handicapped concert will be rescheduled

    The Marion County Association for the Handicapped planned to host a concert Friday, March 6, in Angelica Hall at Centre Square. That concert will not be held tonight.

    The event organizers are working on rescheduling the performance, which is also a fund-raiser for the association.

  • Snow plow involved in an accident Friday morning

     A Lebanon woman was transported to Spring View Hospital Friday morning as the result of an accident involving a snow plow and another vehicle.

    Patricia Mattingly, 69, was driving toward Lebanon on Highway 208 Friday morning. Near the intersection of Hwy. 208 and Lovers Lane her vehicle collided with a state vehicle with a snow plow near, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements. Jason Benningfield, 32, of Finley was driving the state vehicle.

  • Arrest made in drive-by shooting incident

    The Lebanon Police have made an arrest in relation to a drive-by shooting Feb. 25 on West Chandler Street.

    Marquis Jacorey Douglas, 22, was indicted for attempted murder and first-degree criminal mischief. He is being held at the Marion County Detention Center on a $50,000 bond.

    According to Lebanon Assistant Police Chief Greg Young, a caller reported hearing gunshots at 12:13 a.m., on West Chandler Street in Lebanon.

    When officers arrived they found a vehicle, belonging to Nathaniel Washington, had been shot four times, but he was not injured.

  • Fiscal court will meet at 4 p.m. March 5

    Even though the offices in the David R. Hourigan Building are closed today, March 5, the Marion County Fiscal Court will be holding its regular meeting scheduled for 4 p.m. on the second floor of the building.

    The agenda for the March 5 meeting includes the following:

    • Minutes of the previous meeting

    • Acknowledge receipt of Governor's Proclamation of March Severe Weather Awareness.

    • Annual Report of District 4 Highway Supervisor Patty Dunaway.

  • Marion County schools will be closed on Friday

    Marion County Public Schools will be closed Friday, March 6.

    Also, Marion County sanitation crews will not be picking up garbage on Friday, according to Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty. As with the previous snow, this will not be made up the next day. Instead crews were resume their regular routes as soon as they are able.

    Garbage pick up in Bradfordsville will not be able to be picked up today due to the weather, according to Mayor David Edelen.

    The garbage will be picked up next week at regular time on Thursday, March 12.

  • Governor declares state of emergency

    As a second winter storms sweeps Kentucky, Governor Steve Beshear has declared a state of emergency.

    “If you can stay off the roads, please do so. Our road crews are ready to clear the roads, but the job is faster and easier if the roads are empty,” Gov. Beshear said in a press release. “Most of all, please check on your neighbors and the elderly to make sure folks are safe and warm as the storm comes through.” 

  • Opening/closing information for Friday, March 6

    Offices in the David R. Hourigan Building will be open Friday, March 6. This includes the Marion County Clerk's Office, the Marion County Sheriff's Office, the Marion County Judge/Executive's Office and the PVA Office.

    The Marion County Judicial Center will be opening later in the morning. The center will open at 10:30 a.m. with circuit court scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.

    Marion County Public Schools are closed.

    The Marion County Public Library is closed.

    Business information

  • Do not cross roads that are covered with water

     Water has been reported over parts of Siloam Road and Old Lick Road and over Hwy. 49 near the bridge, according to Marion County Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson. Parts of McElroy Pike and Lovers Lane were also closed as of 4:30 p.m Wednesday, March 4.

    Driver should be aware that other roads may be covered as well, but those were the only ones that had been reported as of 4:30 p.m.

    Johnson urged drivers to stop if they come to a road that is covered with water.

    "Turn around, don't drown," he said.

  • State emergency management officials urge caution during storm

    As Kentucky citizens brace for another winter storm, state emergency management officials want residents to be safe. The forecast includes the potential for heavy rains, snow, sleet and flooding until Friday.