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Local News

  • House fire victim dies

    Shirley Manges of Lebanon, who was rescued from her burning home on Sunday, Feb. 7, died Monday, Feb. 29, at the University of Louisville Hospital.
    She never regained consciousness after the fire, according to a close family friend.
    She and her husband, Tommy, were both rescued from their home located at 213 South Harrison Street in Lebanon, near Lebanon Baptist Church.
    Both Shirley and Tommy were inside the home at the time of the fire. Tommy, who is in a wheelchair, was helped out of the house by neighbors.

  • Friend of the working man

    Robert L. Goodin, 87, still goes to work every day.
    It's not because he has to. It's because he wants to.
    On March 1, Robert celebrated 61 years at Lebanon Oak Flooring, a company his family has owned and operated since 1935.
    “My family has always wanted to provide employment for people in town,” Robert said. “That's one of our pride and joys to be able to help other people and give them jobs. A lot of people have made a living out of this place along with us.”

  • Trump takes 35 percent of Kentucky caucus vote

    By Joseph Gerth
    The Courier-Journal

    Donald Trump won the Kentucky Republican Party presidential caucus, rolling up big victories in coal country and claiming at least a plurality of the state’s 46 delegates.
    The win helped Trump rebound on a night in which he saw U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz take caucuses in Maine and Kansas and lay claim to the spot as Trump’s chief competitor.
    The Associated Press called the race for Trump just before 11 p.m.

  • Survey shows district favors higher minimum wage, tax breaks for jobs

    Residents of the 24th House District show strong support for a higher minimum wage, tax breaks for job creators and a statewide smoking ban, according to results of a December survey that State Rep. Terry Mills sent to 1,800 of his constituents.

  • American Pickers to film in Kentucky

    Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Kentucky! They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout Kentucky with filming scheduled for April.
    American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History. The hit show follows Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques -- from motorcycles, classic cars and bicycles, to one-of-a-kind vintage memorabilia.

  • Taylor County woman pleads not guilty to murder of St. Francis man

    Brandy N. Roth, 33, of Campbellsville pled not guilty to murdering her alleged boyfriend in Marion District Court Wednesday, March 9.
    Roth was arrested and charged with murder Monday evening, March 7, at the Marion County Detention Center.

  • All Fired Up About Baseball 5K is March 12
  • Movie night for kids, painting for parents at autism center

    The Working the Puzzle for Autism, Inc. Center will be showing the movie “Hop” for kids on March 11 at 6:30 p.m. Parents/caregivers will have the opportunity to participate in canvas painting with Benji Mattingly. Cost for the parents will be $10 each. The organization will be picking up the remainder of the cost. Please RSVP for this event by March 7 so that Mattingly can bring the appropriate amount of supplies.

  • Spring fling in Bradfordsville Saturday

    The annual spring fling fundraiser will be held at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, March 5, at the Bradfordsville School and Community Building. There will be a silent auction, country store, cake walk, children's games, chili dogs, hot dogs, sandwiches, drinks and desserts. Everyone is invited to attend to help support the school community building.

  • Easter egg hunt at park March 19

    The annual Easter egg hunt at Graham Memorial Park will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 19. Children four years old and younger will hunt for eggs on Gorley Field. Children five to nine years old will hunt for eggs in the playground area. All participants will meet at the pavilion by the pool before the hunt begins so that the rules can be discussed. Please bring a basket to collect your eggs. Plastic eggs can be donated back to the park for re-use next year.