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  • WhiteMoon Winery closes

    WhiteMoon Winery, which opened in the summer of 2012, closed its doors on Dec. 31.
    “We would like to thank all of our friends, visitors, and customers for their patronage, friendship, and support. We will remain involved in the wine industry, only in a different way. A new business model will be launched in 2016,” a post on Facebook reads.
    The post goes on to read that all of the winery’s retail fixtures, wine and production equipment are for sale. Call 270-865-4564 for details.

  • Center stage

    In a few short weeks, Adria Whitfill will be performing on stage at the 2016 Distinguished Young Women of Kentucky State Program.
    Performing and singing are both career aspirations for Whitfill, so it’s no surprise that she’s excited about the upcoming competition.
    “I want to enjoy myself even though it is a competition,” she said. “I’m going to try my best. Winning a talent award is always my goal, but I know there are a lot of talented girls.”

  • Lebanon man killed during head-on collision

    A head-on collision in St. Joe Monday evening killed a Lebanon man.
    The accident occurred at 5:32 p.m. on Highway 412 (St. Joe Road) approximately four miles east of Raywick, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements.

  • Lebanon woman dies after automobile accident

    A Lebanon woman has died as a result of injuries she sustained in a two-vehicle accident on Thursday, Dec. 24.
    According to a media release from the Lebanon Police Department, at 5:18 p.m., police received a call of an injury accident at the intersection of Springfield Highway and the Lebanon bypass.
    Sarah Roach, 28, of Parksville was driving a 2000 Toyota pick-up when she attempted to make a left turn onto the Lebanon bypass from Springfield Highway. According to police, Roach turned into the path of a 2001 Saturn driven by Gerri Wiser, 50, of Springfield.

  • Yes I Can

    Clayton Tungate’s dream is to teach people about autism.
    He’s making that dream a reality as an eighth grade student at St. Charles Middle School.
    In fact, Tungate, 14, was recently recognized as one of the 2015 “Yes I Can” award recipients at the Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children’s annual fall conference at the Galt House in Louisville. The award is a major achievement for Tungate, who just two years ago, couldn’t function in a normal classroom setting.

  • Springfield woman indicted for leading online scam

    An intricate web of lies that stretched across North America and duped innocent, hardworking people of more than $16,000 was allegedly spun right here in neighboring Washington County.
    According to a press release from Attorney General Jack Conway’s office, Frankie Louise Yates, 63, of Springfield, was indicted recently by a grand jury on a charge of theft by deception over $10,000. The charge is a class C felony.

  • Police back off on size of Mall St. Matthews brawl

    By Phillip M. Bailey
    The Courier-Journal

    St. Matthews police are tempering their initial estimate that up to 2,000 juveniles were involved in a Saturday night disturbance that shut down a popular shopping center.
    The original claim of 2,000 teenagers "was obviously a guess" and there was likely an overlap from officers who had witnessed different groups of teens, some numbering up to 25 and others ranging from 50 to 100, St. Matthews police spokesman Dennis McDonald said Monday.

  • Top 10 stories of 2015

    The year 2015 had many ups and downs for Marion County.
    We’ve experienced a great deal of heartache and tragedy. But, we’ve also experienced triumph, success and joy.
    Here's our look back on the top stories of the year.

    MARION COUNTY ORGAN DONOR SAVES LIVES
    Tyler Hamilton left this earth tragically and unexpectedly.
    On July 29, the 24-year-old Loretto man died after reportedly falling from a vehicle on West Main Street in Lebanon.
    But, that’s not the end of his story.

  • New Year’s trash pick-up schedule and closings

    There will be no garbage pick-up this Thursday, Dec. 31, or Friday, Jan. 1. The normal Thursday pick-up will be on Wednesday, Dec. 30. The normal Friday pick-up will be on Monday, Jan. 4.
    All county offices, with the exception of the sheriff’s office, will be closed Thursday, Dec. 31. All county offices will be closed Friday, Jan. 1, including the sheriff’s office. All calls for the sheriff’s office should be directed to Lebanon Dispatch at the Lebanon Police Department, 270-692-2121.

  • Let's have a ball!

    The City of Lebanon wants to end its Bicentennial with a bang during the New Year’s Eve Bicentennial Ball.
    The black tie/formal affair will take place from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31 at Centre Square in Lebanon.