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Local News

  • Campbellsville University nursing graduates

    Campbellsville University School of Nursing graduates were recognized at a pinning ceremony, May 3.

  • GES Honor Roll

    The following Glasscock Elementary School students achieved recognition for the fourth nine weeks of the 2011-12 school year.

  • West Marion honor roll

    The following West Elementary School students achieved recognition for the fourth nine weeks of the 2011-12 school year.

  • SCC sets another graduation record

    SCC Communications

    A standing-room only crowd packed the gym in St. Catharine College's Lourdes Hall recently to witness the college's 80th Commencement Ceremony. It was another historic day for SCC as yet another record number of 160 candidates shattered the previous mark of 118 set just one year ago.

  • Joy Global announces 37 layoffs

    For the second time in three months, a local factory is announcing layoffs.

    Joy Mining Machinery, a division of Joy Global, will be laying off 37 employees at its factory at 750 Industrial Drive in Lebanon. July 20 is the layoff date.

    "Our customers are facing an unstable market due to competition from natural gas suppliers, lower domestic demands of coal and decreasing coal prices," a press statement from Joy Global reads.

  • Kentucky's gasoline tax to go up 2 cents a gallon on July 1

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Kentucky drivers have seen declining gas prices in recent weeks. But that will change about 2 cents worth starting July 1.

    That's because state law mandates that the gas tax go up 2.1 cents per gallon on that date.

    The increase is automatic since it's tied to the average wholesale price of gas.

    It's estimated the increase will generate about $57 million for Kentucky's road fund.

  • Complaint filed against NSU about overtime pay

    A lawsuit has been filed against a Lebanon factory accusing the company of failing to pay appropriate wages.

    Steve Elmore filed a lawsuit against NSU Corporation on May 24 in Marion Circuit Court. The complaint only gives the plaintiff's side of the case, and NSU has not yet filed its answer to the complaint.

  • Murder trial delayed until July 30

    The woman accused of using liquid morphine to murder her husband won't face a jury of her peers until July.

    Wise, 61, of 4203 Bengal Road in Campbellsville, was indicted last July by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with the first-degree murder of her husband, Joseph. If convicted, she faces as much as life in prison.

    She has formally pleaded not guilty to the crime, and the prosecution has said it will not seek the death penalty.

  • Employee injured at Kentucky Cooperage

    On June 5, an employee at Kentucky Cooperage received broken bones in his hand as a result of an accident involving a conveyor belt.

    Barry Shewmaker, the plant manager for the cooperage, confirmed that an employee was injured last week. Shewmaker said he could not release the employee's name at this time, but the injuries were not life threatening.

    Shewmaker added that they are expecting the employee to make a full recovery.

  • 'Cornbread Mafia' gaining national exposure

    In the past two weeks, "The Cornbread Mafia" has been gaining national exposure.

    On May 30, author and Lebanon native Jim Higdon III was interviewed on The Dylan Ratigan Show on MSNBC, and his book was part of the "swag" offered at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards.

    He also visited The Daily Beast on June 6.