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  • 'Hee Haw' at St. Joe Dec. 28

    Anyone who missed the Dec. 15  "Hee Haw" performance at St. Joe will have a second chance to see it at 5 p.m. Dec. 29.
    Admission is a donation, which will go to the St. Joe Community Center. Refreshments will be served after the performance.
    For more information, call 270-692-7429.
     

  • City seeks to condemn Walnut Street property

    On Dec. 2, the City of Lebanon filed a petition of condemnation in Marion Circuit Court against Barry Bright of South Jordan, Utah, and his relatives.
    The city is seeking to condemn the property at 304 E. Walnut Street, which is at the corner of Woodlawn and Walnut Streets. According to the petition, the property is “vacant, abandoned and neglected.”

  • ‘For the long haul’

     

  • A year later, Taylor County shelter doing 'best we can'

    It's been about a year since magistrates decided to no longer house animals from other counties at Taylor County Animal Shelter.
    And since then, officials say, changes have been made to see the shelter become even better than it used to be.
    Last year, allegations were made claiming the shelter wasn't operating as it should. Protesters stood at the shelter with homemade signs proclaiming that the shelter wasn't clean and animals were not being treated properly.

  • Songs of the Season

    The Mid-Kentucky Chorus at St. Catharine performed its “Beautiful Music of Christmas” concert Sunday at St. Augustine Church in Lebanon. The performance included traditional and new Christmas songs, solos, duets and quartets accompanied by violin, cello, flute, piano, hand bells and percussion instruments.

  • Montgomery County man gets one year for wanton endangerment

    Thomas D. Jacobs, 42, of 130 Montgomery Court in Lebanon was sentenced to one year in jail for first-degree wanton endangerment (police officer), theft by unlawful taking, operating on a DUI suspended license, resisting arrest, speeding and disregarding a stop sign. His sentence will be imposed consecutive to sentences in previous cases.
    Charges of DUI first offense, first-degree fleeing and evading, receiving stolen property under $10,000, possession of drug paraphernalia, reckless driving and first-degree persistent felony offender were dismissed.

  • Citizen complaint filed against Bluegrass Pipeline

    Opponents of the Bluegrass Pipeline may have their day in court.
    On Dec. 5, a citizens group filed a complaint against Bluegrass Pipeline Company, LLC, in Franklin Circuit Court. The complaint also includes a petition for a declaration of rights as it pertains to eminent domain.
    Attorney Tom FitzGerald of the Kentucky Resources Council filed the complaint on behalf of KURE, Kentuckians United to Restrain Eminent Domain, Inc.

  • To sniff and serve

    Aaron Caldwell’s goal of becoming a police officer came true three years ago when he joined the Lebanon Police Department. But being an officer also helped him realize he wanted to be something more.
    “Once I got into law enforcement, I wanted to go into the K9 program,” he said.
    In August, Caldwell found out that dream would become a reality, when the department sent him to Southern Ohio Police K-9. That’s where he met Speedo, a Belgian Malinois.

  • School board hears improvement plans

    Marion County Public Schools has a goal for 74.4 percent of high school
    students, 73.2 percent of middle school students and 74.6 percent of elementary students to achieve proficiency in reading and math by 2017.
    That is one of the goals of the district improvement plan presented at the Dec. 12 Marion County Board of Education meeting.

  • Tourism approves t-shirt purchase for 5K

    Another 5K could be held in Lebanon next spring.
    The Marion County Baseball Booster Club is planning to host the Turtle Run 5K on March 1, 2014. The name of the race is intended to play up Lebanon’s connection to the Turtleman, but also the contrast between turtle and run, according to Sam Bach of the booster club.
    Bach presented a request for assistance to the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission during its Dec. 9 meeting.  She said the booster club held a 5K before a football game in the fall, but they wanted to try a different race in the spring.