Less than 24 hours after being sworn into office, Lebanon Mayor Bernie Ash vetoed plans for a $5 million park planned for the city's west side.
Eight years came and went in the blink of an eye according to Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead.
Wilson County Veterans Service Officer Bernie Ash will vacate the office on Thursday, Dec. 8.
The holiday season is officially in full swing here in Wilson County. With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, it's easy to get caught up in busy schedules and long lines at the supermarket. We rush around trying to accomplish so many things that sometimes it's hard to wrap our minds around what this season is truly about: giving thanks.
There's a new mayor in town.
Lebanon voters elected Bernie Ash to be their next mayor.
As the county mayor, I deal with issues that arise on a county level. At times, I also deal with issues that arise on a city level within the county. Once a month, and sometimes more, I represent Wilson County on four different boards on a regional level.
Lebanon Mayoral challenger Bernie Ash is questioning whether an open letter penned by incumbent Mayor Philip Craighead reprimanding him is in violation of state law.
In less than two weeks Lebanon voters will cast their ballots in the U.S. Presidential and City of Lebanon races.
If you've tuned into any news outlet, it is evident the war between presidential nominees Hillary Clinton (D) and Donald Trump (R) has turned both personal - and ugly.
This week the Lebanon Mayoral race is getting heated, too.
Longtime city and county official Jim Bradshaw has announced his candidacy for the office of mayor of Mt. Juliet.
Wilson County is currently in the process of hiring a new director for the convention and visitors bureau. In an effort to effectively and openly communicate with the citizens of Wilson County, I would like to give you an update on where we are with the tourism department and the search for a new tourism director.
The City of Lebanon recently launched the online phase of a community wide survey aimed at helping local officials identify and define a cohesive plan for the city and its future growth.
Earlier this week, Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead formally announced his intention to seek re-election to the city's top position. In a statement released by Craighead, the text of which follows, the incumbent mayor compares the state of the city when he was first elected in 2008 to present-day and casts an eye on future projects.
Aug. 18 at noon was the deadline for candidates to file their petitions for the Nov. 8 General Election.
Declaring his intention to run for the office of mayor of Lebanon, Bernie Ash knows the wisdom of taking stock of where we are today, envisioning a better tomorrow and remembering where we came from.
Mt. Juliet Mayor Ed Hagerty announced his bid for a second term as leader of Mt. Juliet.
Oftentimes, we find ourselves saying, "Nothing good ever happens around here." Well, for the east side of Lebanon and Wilson County that simply isn't true. There have been so many good things happening here that maybe some of them have gone unnoticed or unmentioned. I feel this is a fitting time to remind everyone of the hard work that is taking place.
A roundtable discussion with all four county mayors is good evidence that Wilson County could become something it never was - a bonafide tourist destination. And the plan could net serious money for the county government and each municipality.
All four local mayors met Tuesday to sign into effect National Suicide Awareness Month in their communities beginning Sept. 1.
Former Lebanon Mayor, Alderman
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, June 4 at the Immanuel Baptist Church for former Lebanon Mayor Bobby Lee Jewell, 76.
A 1957 graduate of Lebanon High School and longtime owner of Jewell Signs, Mr. Jewell died Saturday, May 30, 2015 at his W. Forrest Ave. home following an extended illness.
On Monday, Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead ordered the flags at all city properties lowered to half-staff in honor of Mr. Jewell.
To keep good employees working for the City of Lebanon, the proposed $25 million city budget for the upcoming fiscal year contains three types of raises - an across-the-board 1.5 percent pay increase; a minimum starting wage of $11 per hour for new full-time employees; and a $200 hike in the year-end annual bonus for all city workers, from $300 to $500.
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