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  • Country Christmas at Pope's Creek Ranch

    On Dec. 14, the public is invited to a Country Christmas at Pope's Creek Ranch in Lebanon.
    The event will officially begin at noon with Cowboy Santa and his cowgirl elves. A local folk singer will be performing mountain folk Christmas songs, and there will be a photographer there to take photos of children with Santa.

    The event is free and open to the public.

    Pope's Creek Ranch is located at 2250 Popes Creek Rd. For more information, contact Amber at 270-699-6790.

     

  • Lebanon native killed in Green County wreck

    Kentucky State Police are investigating a deadly collision that occurred at 2:45 p.m., CDT, Saturday, Nov. 30 on KY 88 in Green County.

    Lebanon native Johnnie M. McElroy, 54, of Glasgow was driving a 2004 Chevy pickup truck west on KY 88 when a 2008 Ford pickup truck, being driven by Benny Scott, 67, of Hardyville, dropped off the shoulder of the road. According to police, Scott overcorrected, crossed the road and struck McElroy’s vehicle.

    McElroy was pronounced dead at the scene by the Green County corner.

  • Life’s breath

    Cara Cissell Brahm is waiting – and hoping – that some day soon she'll be breathing a little easier.
    Since this summer, she has been on the list to receive a double lung transplant.
    Cara, 37, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when she was 10 years old. Two of her sisters (both older) were also diagnosed with the condition.
    “It mostly affects the lungs, but it can also affect the digestive system and the pancreas,” she said.
    Mindy died in 1999. Another sister, Lisa, received a transplant two and a half years ago.

  • Home for the holidays

    Marion County will be hosting a handful of holly jolly happenings this weekend.
    Christmas lights, parades and Charlie Brown will be part of the festivities.
    In Lebanon, the Heart of Kentucky Holiday Festival will be taking place Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7. The festival kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Friday with Dickens Christmas on Main Street. A tree lighting will take place outside of the Marion County Heritage Center.

  • Two months to go before 10-digit dialing begins in Western Kentucky

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – With mandatory 10-digit dialing coming soon to Western Kentucky as the result of a new area code, the Kentucky Public Service Commission said it's urging caregivers to help elderly residents and others who might have difficulty making the transition to the new dialing patterns.

  • Legislation will reignite debate on allowing casinos in Kentucky

    By Scott Wartman
    The Kentucky Enquirer

    After years of debate, Kentuckians might get a chance next November to allow casinos in Kentucky.
    Legislation introduced Wednesday by Speaker of the House Pro Tem Larry Clark, D-Louisville, would put a constitutional amendment allowing casino gambling on the Nov. 2014 ballot.

  • Group reviewing child abuse deaths fails to make specific recommendations

    By Beth Musgrave
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT — An external panel created to review child-abuse deaths and serious injuries did not make specific legislative or policy changes in its first annual report as required by law.

  • Health insurance web site prepares for surge of holiday traffic

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Kentucky’s health insurance exchange, kynect, is prepared for an expected surge in website traffic and new applications beginning Thanksgiving weekend.

  • The press stops, an era ends in Danville

    By Kendra Peek
    The Advocate Messenger

    “Stop the presses” is a phrase that no longer can echo through the pressroom of The Advocate-Messenger.
    The Dec. 1 issue was last to be printed in Danville. Starting Dec. 2, the paper will be printed in Winchester. Troy Maddox, Doug Tillett and a variety of other people over the years have been willing to work the inky, long, hard job of running the now silent press.

  • Hardin County approves easement for Bluegrass Pipeline

    By Marty Finley
    Landmark News Service

    Hardin Fiscal Court agreed to give the Bluegrass Pipeline easement access to county property in southern Hardin County.
    The court approved an easement agreement Nov. 26 granting right-of-way access to 151 feet of property at county-owned Taylor Bend Park, which is southwest of Glendale off New Glendale Road.
    The county will receive payment of $8,070 from the company for rights to access the land, according to the agreement.