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  • TG Kentucky to plant 35,000 trees

    If you’ve driven past TG Kentucky in Lebanon lately, it looks as if the company is building a moat.
    But, they’re not.
    They are actually prepping the land surrounding the factory for an afforestation project, scheduled to be completed in March of 2014.
    Afforestation is a fancy word for planting a bunch of trees… 35,000, in fact.
    According to a press release from TG Kentucky, on March 23, 2014, the company will plant 35,000 trees on the land surrounding its facility.

  • Where are they now?

    Michael Lanham’s resume could be considered legendary.
    He graduated from Marion County High School when he was only 14 years old.
    At 15, he began pursuing his education at Centre College in Danville, majoring in music and math.
    At 18, he became the youngest person (that we know of) to be named a Rhodes Scholar.
    At 19, he graduated from Centre College, and then spent the next three years studying at Oxford University in England.

  • Driving Under the Influence - The Drivers

    This is the second story in a series about drinking and driving. This story focuses on the people who choose to drink and drive.

    Samantha Worthy, 32, of Fulton County hasn’t seen her two little boys since May.
    Her mother passed away in July, and she wasn’t there to say goodbye.
    Her father is extremely ill in a nursing home, and she’s afraid she might miss his final breaths, too, as she sits behind a jail cell in the Marion County Detention Center.

  • Local woman's granddaughter is found unharmed

    Tori Greenwell, who has been missing since Thursday morning, was located, alone and unharmed, by Lexington detectives in the Tates Creek area shortly after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, according to Lexington Police.

    Investigators continue to believe she left on her own volition.

  • Lebanon City Council to discuss taxes, flooding

    Tax rates and flooding are on the agenda for tonight's meeting of the Lebanon City Council. The council is scheduled to meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at city hall.

    The agenda includes a public hearing on the 2013 proposed tax rates. The city's current property tax rate is 19.1 cents per $100 valuation. The proposal is to increase the property tax rate to 19.8 cents per $100.

    The council is also scheduled to hold the first reading on the ordinance setting the tax rate during tonight's meeting.

  • Tourist commission to discuss Tibetan monks

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet at 3:30 p.m. today, Sept. 9, in Room 300 at the Centre Square Convention Center.

  • An Evening with Mark Twain

    Robert Brock portrayed American author Mark Twain during a one-man show Friday and Saturday in Angelic Hall at Centre Square in Lebanon. “An Evening with Mark Twain” mixed anecdotes from Twain’s life (or maybe not), selected bits of Twain’s writing and lots of humor. The performance was the highlight of the second annual Classic Arts Festival. Artists from around the area and two wineries had their goods on display and for sale during the event.

  • State sets final day for prisoners at MAC

    Sept. 30 is the last day the state of Kentucky will house prisoners at Marion Adjustment Center, according to Jennifer Brislin, communications director for the Cabinet for Justice and Public Safety.
    The state announced June 26 that it would be ending its contract with MAC, which is the only private prison where the state is housing prisoners.
    State officials said they wanted to have all the prisoners out of MAC within 120 days of the announcement.

  • Driving under the influence – The Victims

    This is the first story in a series about drinking and driving. This story focuses on the victims of drinking and driving accidents.

    On July 14, 2009, Shelly Gribbins was 32 weeks pregnant and extremely anxious to soon meet her baby girl.
    Already the proud mother of a little boy, Dakota, Shelly just couldn’t wait to have a little girl of her own.

  • Board raises tax rate by 2 percent

    Marion County Finance Director Lisa Caldwell and Superintendent Taylora Schlosser strongly encouraged the school board to approve a 4 percent increase to the current tax rate, but the board didn’t take their advice.
    During its meeting Thursday, Aug. 29, the board approved a two percent increase.
    During previous meetings, Caldwell had informed the board that if it didn’t increase the property tax rate by at least four percent this year, the school district could be forced to eventually make cuts.