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  • New light to be installed for school traffic

    A new traffic light will be installed at the intersection of Corporate Drive and East Main Street with the aim of helping school traffic near Lebanon Middle School.
    Lebanon Assistant Police Chief Greg Young said the new light would be installed some time this week.
    Young said the new light would replace the one already at that intersection, adding that it would be similar to the one located in front of the Lebanon Wal-mart.

  • Potential case of canine influenza in area

    By Matt Overing
    matthew.overing@uky.edu

    There may be an outbreak of canine influenza in the Lebanon area.
    Dr. Sabra St. Germain at All Paws in Lebanon believes that could be what she has been seeing in some dogs.

  • Republican state rep race lawsuit has been settled

    Democratic State Representative Terry Mills finally knows who his opponent will be in November.
    On July 18, a mediation agreement was reached to end a lawsuit filed by Richard Treitz, who lost the Republican primary. As a result, J. Alex LaRue will be confirmed as the Republican challenger against Mills.
    LaRue won the Republican primary on May 20 with 1,400 votes to Treitz’s 1,166 votes.

  • County invests thousands into technical education for local students

    Magistrates voted to invest $112,000 into the Marion County Jobs Training Consortium to help improve the quality of technical education for Marion County students at the Marion County Area Technology Center (MCATC) during its regular monthly meeting July 17.

  • Summer School Showcase

    Family Resource Director Amy Newton and Glasscock Elementary School staff invited the community to a special presentation to highlight their week of summer school Friday afternoon. The presentation included a physical education demonstration with Danny Marks. It also included two songs that focus around the theme of summer school this year, which was oceanic life and the world they live in. According to Newton, 104 students participated at summer school at GES. When all lessons were complete at the end of the week, the students went on a field trip to Newport Aquarium.

  • Gribbins found guilty

    Last week, six men and six women found Christopher Gribbins guilty of wanton murder in the death of David Litsey Jr.
    The jurors started their deliberations around 5:30 p.m., Thursday, July 17, and their decision was announced shortly before 9 p.m.
    “We appreciate the jury’s service and respect their decision,” Commonwealth’s Attorney Shelly Miller said after the verdict.
    Gribbins’ attorneys, Scott Hayworth and James Lowery, both of Lexington, declined to comment.

  • Litsey’s family remembers him as a father and a ‘go-getter’

    David and Linda Litsey lost their son, David Jr., nearly 20 months ago, but they will always remember him.
    They will remember him as an athlete and a musician, and they will remember him for his willingness to help others.
    “He’s always been a go-getter. Whatever he would do, he did 100 percent or better,” David Sr. said.
    They also remember getting David Jr. his first car, a Ford Fiesta, when he was in high school.
    “He rode around in that car like he had a big old Cadillac,” David Sr. said.

  • ‘Guys and Dolls’ on stage this week in Lebanon

    From the producers of last year’s Oklahoma! comes one of the most popular Broadway musicals of all time “Guys and Dolls.” Kentucky Classic Theatre presents “Guys and Dolls Jr.” at Angelic Hall in Lebanon July 24-26 at 7 p.m., and in the Russ Mobley Theater at Campbellsville University July 31-Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Hannah Ellis live in concert at Angelic Hall Aug. 2

    Campbellsville native Hannah Ellis and a live band from Nashville will be performing in Angelic Hall, the beautiful theatre at Centre Square in Lebanon at 7 p.m., Aug. 2.