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  • Kara Rigdon Reward Fund reaches $11,000

    The Kara Tingle Rigdon Reward Fund is up to $11,000.

    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements said Thursday that his office would contribute $2,000 from asset forfeiture funds toward the reward.

    The county's donation comes a few weeks after the City of Lebanon contributed $5,000 from the Lebanon Police Department's asset forfeiture funds.

  • A day of family fun

    Les Rakes has visited Branson, Mo., and a few other places. Based on what he's seen, he thinks he can provide even better entertainment.

    And he intends to do it, right here in Lebanon.

    Rakes, 70, is planning an event he's calling The Wipeout for Saturday, Aug. 20, at Centre Square.

    "More or less, it's just a family event," Rakes said.

    No alcohol or tobacco will be allowed, but everyone is encouraged to have fun.

  • Tourism director resigns

    Lebanon will be looking for a new tourism executive director soon.

    On Monday, Chris Hamilton told the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission that his final day as Lebanon's tourism director will be Aug. 19. Hamilton has accepted an offer to become the executive director of the Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau in Illinois.

    "I've had a great experience, and I got a great education here," Hamilton said. "But this is simply too huge. I can't pass up this opportunity."

  • Prayer service tonight for missing Lebanon native

    There are still no valid leads regarding the whereabouts of Lebanon native Larry Lee, 32, who walked away from a Pendleton County personal-care home Aug. 4.

    Lee, who has an acquired brain injury, is a ward of the state as part of a severe brain injury program, according to his sister, Melissa Lee Knight of Lebanon. Lee is schizophrenic, bipolar, and diabetic, and he walked away from Falmouth Care Home in Pendleton County with no medication, money, I.D., food or water, as far as his family knows, Knight said.

  • Hamilton resigns as tourism director

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission will be searching for a new executive director soon.

    Chris Hamilton announced Monday that he has accepted an offer to become the executive director of the Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Aurora is a suburb of Chicago.

    Hamilton made his announcement at the end of the meeting of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission.

  • UPDATE: Head-on collision injures two Springfield women

    A head-on collision, which occurred on Springfield Highway at 2:25 p.m., Monday, Aug. 8, injured two Springfield residents.

    According to the Kentucky State Police, Jane Coulter, 80, of Springfield was driving a 2003 Ford northbound on Springfield Highway when she crossed the center line and struck a 1982 Chevrolet head-on, which was being driven by Keith Wiley, 25, of Willisburg. Coulter and a passenger in her vehicle, Doris Coulter, 84, of Springfield were transported to Spring View Hospital. Wiley was not injured. They were all wearing seat belts.

  • Lebanon City Council meets at 7 p.m.

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8.

    The following items are on the agenda for that meeting:

    - Jerry Evans or Desmond Spalding regarding a street closing

    - Lisa Kearnes regarding a noise variance for the Battle of the Bands

    - Joe or Stacey Hickey of Joe's Deli on Main regarding a noise variance

    - Elmer or Joey George of McB's regarding a noise variance

  • Tourist commission meets at 3:30

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8.

    Here are the items on the agenda:

    - Delegations by Don Johnson regarding a trumpet concert and Brad Mattingly regarding Ham Days.

    - Minutes of the July 11 and 22 meetings

    - Treasurer's report

    - Executive director's report

    - Old business - even coordinator

  • Lebanon man is missing, family desperate for help

    Lebanon native Larry Lee, 32, who now resides at Falmouth Care Home in Falmouth, Ky, is missing and his family is searching for him.

    According to his sister, Melissa Lee Knight of Lebanon, Larry is a ward of the state as part of a severe brain injury program.

  • Wilson named Distinguished Young Woman

    Paige Wilson is the 2012 Marion County Distinguished Young Woman.

    Wilson was named the overall winner at the Marion County Junior Miss competition Saturday night at Marion County High School. The Junior Miss competition is changing to Distinguished Young Women next year.

    In addition to winning to the overall title, Wilson also received interview, preliminary scholastic, self-expression and talent awards.

    Wilson is the daughter of Eric and Diane Wilson.