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  • 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

  • Tourist commission to hold retreat Saturday

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has scheduled a special-called meeting on Saturday, Sept. 8.

    The commission will be holding a retreat from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 300 of the Centre Square Convention Center. The purpose of the retreat is to discuss goals for the coming year.

  • LIVE ACTION to help premature babies

  • Flu cases being reported early this year

    Officials say it's coming earlier than normal this year, and residents should take precautions.
    Though flu season typically doesn't begin until October, state officials have already seen some confirmed cases of the illness.
    According to a Cabinet for Health and Family Services news release, as a result, public health officials are urging Kentucky residents to get flu shots as soon as they become available.

  • One step at a time

    Editor's note: This is the first 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.

    Paramedic Troy Hamilton was tending to a patient in the back of an ambulance March 4, when the ambulance dropped off the shoulder of the road and overturned while traveling on Miller Pike.
    In an instant, Hamilton became a patient himself.

  • Joy Mining to lay off 45

    For the second time in less than three months, Joy Global Inc. has announced a layoff at its Lebanon plant. On Aug. 24, Joy Mining Machinery notified its employees that 45 of them will be laid off Oct. 26.
    On Aug. 28, Joy Global notified the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training of the cutbacks. That report noted that Joy is "experiencing a temporary decrease in customer orders" and that is the cause of the layoffs.

  • Lt. Governor talks economy, education

    Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson stopped by Marion County Aug. 23, and the economy was on his mind. He was the guest speaker at the Marion County Chamber of Commerce lunch at the Marion County Extension Office.
    This was his second trip to Marion County since he was sworn in as lieutenant governor. His first trip was the day after he took office when he came to Wilbert Plastic Services when that company announced an agreement to make parts for the Ford Escape, which is manufactured in Louisville.