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  • Campaign stop

    Democratic Lt. Governor candidate Sannie Overly chats with Jody Taylor, left, and Bobby Lou Murphy, during a stop on Aug. 4 at the Lebanon Senior Center. Overly is the running mate of Jack Conway, the current Kentucky Attorney General.

  • Soldiers reunite

    Scores of soldiers who served with a Lebanon-based U.S. Army Reserve unit returned to their old headquarters Saturday for a reunion and celebration.
    "We always had great community support back then, and we still have it now," said Diane Mattingly, who retired from the unit as a master sergeant.

  • Lebanon National Cemetery to host World War II 70th anniversary commemorative event
  • Police log Aug. 12 edition

    July 17 - Schyler P. Mattingly reported theft by unlawful taking under $500 occurred at 201 E. Mulberry Street in Lebanon. A Michael Kors wallet, valued at $80, and $80 in cash were reported stolen.
    - Carrie N. Gribbins reported theft by unlawful taking over $500 occurred at 201 E. Mulberry Street in Lebanon. An Apple iPhone 6 Plus, valued at $599, was reported stolen.

  • Public Record Aug. 12 edition

    New drivers
    NOTICE: Any permit holder wishing to take the road test can call 270-692-2681 to schedule an appointment.
    New drivers as of Aug. 4:
    Ally M. Loudenburg
    Salem D. Thomas
    John V. Cecil
    Amanda A. Smothers
    Dylan M. Smith
    Brandon N. Lucas
    Jasmine G. Pace
    Joseph H. Mattingly

    Prepaid fines
    Rick S. Bruner, 113 St. Ann Street, Lebanon, failure to wear seat belts, $25.

  • Police remind Lebanon residents about grass clippings

    Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady has issued a reminder to Lebanon residents to keep grass clippings out of the street.

    As part of that reminder, Brady included City Ordinance No. 2014-08, subsection 5, which reads:

    (5) Obstruction of storm water and drainage facilities:

  • KSP sergeant dies after two-vehicle collision in LaRue County

    A sergeant with the Kentucky State Police is dead after a two-vehicle collision early this morning, Aug. 7.
    According to a KSP media release, the accident occurred at 6:27 a.m. in LaRue County. KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown received a call from LaRue County Dispatch to investigate a two-vehicle collision on KY Hwy 210, Campbellsville Road, near the Buffalo area.

  • Flash flood watch in effect through Friday

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch until 2 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, for several Kentucky counties, including Marion County.
    According to the weather service, a slow moving storm system is expected to produce 1.5 to two inches of rain, with higher amounts in some areas. This heavy rain combine with recent heavy rains could cause flash flooding, according to the weather service. Urban and low-lying areas are the most likely to be affected by flash flooding.

  • Loretto man dies after reportedly falling from car

    A Loretto man died July 29, one day after reportedly falling from a vehicle on West Main Street in Lebanon. Tyler Hamilton, 24, passed away at University Hospital in Louisville where he was being treated for his injuries.
    “He was a big-hearted person,” Hamilton’s mother Carla Mudd Constant said. “He had love for everybody. He had his demons that he fought, but he had love for everybody. He wanted everybody around him to be happy and to enjoy life.”

  • Dream Maker

    Saturday night was more than Adria Whitfill expected.
    After winning preliminary scholastic, interview and talent awards, Whitfill was named the 2016 Distinguished Young Woman of Marion County on the Roby Dome stage at Marion County High School.
    “I can’t believe it,” she said. “It feels like a really elaborate dream.”
    Whitfill has been attending the Distinguished Young Woman (formerly known as Junior Miss) since she was 11 years old.