Local News

  • Seniors get tips on how to spot scams

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT - About 70 seniors from 10 counties around Frankfort learned last week how to recognize and avoid investment fraud at a Senior Scam Jam seminar.

  • Lebanon woman attends Democratic National Convention

    A Lebanon woman had the chance to rub elbows with like-minded people last week at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

    Amy Bland, president of the Marion County Young Democrats, punched her ticket to the DNC with one of the Kentucky delegates selected by Governor Steve Beshear.

    Bland attended the convention with good friend and Kentucky Young Democrat President Liz Fossett.

  • Lebanon man pleads guilty to sex abuse

    Michael Johnson Jr., 25, of 337 M.L. King Avenue #2 in Lebanon pled guilty to first-degree sex abuse of a victim under 12 years of age. This was amended from an original charge of first-degree rape.

    Twenty-eight counts of first-degree rape and four counts of first-degree sodomy were dismissed.

    His sentencing has been scheduled for Nov. 8. As part of the plea agreement, the Commonwealth has recommended five years in prison, lifetime registration as a sex offender and sex offender treatment while he is incarcerated.

  • Overcoming the Odds: Long road to recovery

    Editor's note: This is the second story in a series of stories about local citizens who have overcome the odds and went on to thrive and do great things with their lives.

    March 5, 1994, started like any night for Angela Adkins and her best friend Kristi Stumph. They had been out cruising around, and they'd picked up two other teenagers, Richard Kemp and Angela Mattingly, in Raywick and were giving them a ride back to Lebanon.

  • Smithsonian's New Harmonies Exhibit to include a blues jam session

    The Smithsonian's traveling exhibit "New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music" will be on display from Sept. 22 through Nov. 3 at the Centre Square Fine Arts Building in Lebanon, and a variety of activities will be held to coincide with the exhibit.

    One of those events will be a Blues Jam Session, starting at 3 p.m. Sept. 23

  • TG Kentucky discrimination suit dismissed


    An agreed order of dismissal was signed Aug. 29 by Marion Circuit Judge Allan Bertram. The dismissal reads that the claims asserted in the case have been settled and dismissed with prejudice, which means the case cannot be refiled.

    Michael Wright initially filed his complaint in Marion Circuit Court. The complaint was moved to U.S. District Court, but then moved back to Marion Circuit Court.

  • Ultramarathon man

    Tom Denniss's journey of 18,000 miles started with a single step in Sydney, Australia, on New Year's Day. Last week, his route brought him through Marion County.

    Denniss is attempting to break a Guinness World Record for fastest run around the world (which is based on matching the distance around the Equator).

    "It just seemed like a great way to see the world and also a great way to raise money for charity," Denniss said.

  • Wise gets life in prison for husband's murder

    It took about a minute for her to hear the words that will keep her behind bars, possibly until her death.

    "I'm hereby sentencing you to a term of imprisonment for the rest of your life," said Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly.

    The courtroom was quiet.

    Kathleen Wise, 61, formerly of 4203 Bengal Road in Campbellsville, was sentenced to serve life in prison on Friday after a jury found her guilty last month. Jurors said she killed her husband with a morphine overdose.

  • City council to hold public hearing, regular meeting

    The Lebanon City Council will hold a public hearing at 7 tonight, Sept. 10, prior to the regular council meeting.

    The public hearing relates to the city's tax rates for the 2012. The proposed rates per $100 in property value are 19.1 cents on real property and 19.14 on personal property.

    The agenda for the regular council meeting is as follows:

    - Delegations:

    • Presentation to retired police sergeants Elisa McHolan and Mike Luckett

    • Tom Lund regarding a contract with lobbyist Karen Lentz

  • Tourist commission meets today

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet in regular session at 3:30 p.m. today, Sept. 10, in Room 300 of the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    - Reading of mission statement

    - Delegation: Don Johnson of Kentucky Baroque Trumpets

    - Minutes of previous meeting

    - Treasurer's report

    - Executive Director's report