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Today's News

  • Corrections & Clarifications

    - Melissa Ruiz, a spokesperson for Kinder Morgon, was identified incorrectly as Michelle Ruiz in a story in the March 4 edition.

  • NEWS BRIEFS

    Second Chance Prom is March 21
    Did you miss your high school prom? Or, do you wish you could have a second chance at experiencing it again? If so, you’re in luck. A “Second Chance Prom” event is scheduled for Saturday, March 21, at Centre Square in Lebanon. The prom is for adults only, and will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight. A prom king and queen will be crowned. Tickets are $40 per couple or $20 per person. The event is being hosted by Melissa and Doug Hoisington and proceeds will go to the Marion County High School Marching Knights.

  • City council meets this afternoon

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

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Delegations

    • Minutes of the Feb. 9 meeting

    • Payment of bills

    • Reports

    • Old business

    • New business

    - Resolution to participate in Lincoln Trail Area Development District flood mitigation plan update

    • Other business that may come before the council

  • 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.”