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  • 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.

  • Man indicted for perjury in Rogers' disappearance investigation

    The Kentucky Standard

    A press release from the Nelson County Sheriff's Office stated Danny L. Singleton was arrested by Nelson County Sheriff Deputies Wednesday, Dec. 16, and is currently lodged in the Nelson County Jail after 38 counts of perjury in reference to the investigation into Crystal Rogers' disappearance. The press release states the office will make no further comments in regards to Singleton or the Rogers investigation at this time.
    The Nelson County Sheriff's Office released this statement:

  • Last respects

    Lebanon Elementary School students and staff lined the streets Friday morning, holding American Flags, patiently waiting for the special detail to arrive.
    Their American flags whipped in the wind and their teeth chattered as they peered down Main Street, waiting for a sign that he was near.
    They grew very quiet and held their hands over their hearts as the hearse drove by on its way to the Lebanon National Cemetery. They were paying their last respects to veteran Horatio "Bud" Olive, 79, of Louisville who died Dec. 8.

  • Cancer: Kentuckians die at the highest rate in the nation

    By Laura Ungar
    The Courier-Journal

    In the end, lung cancer left Jerome Grant voiceless, a breathing tube in his windpipe.
    He could say nothing when his wife Dawn spoke her last words to him: “I love you, you know that?”
    He gave her a thumbs up. Then he closed his eyes and was gone.

  • Let your light shine

    Paul and Darnell Ruley’s love of Christmas and their addiction to twinkling lights has transformed their home into a bonafide tourist attraction.

  • Police investigating triple fatality

    By The Kentucky Standard

    Three young Bardstown men were killed and a fourth Bardstown man was seriously injured in a head-on collision on Louisville Road (U.S. 31E) Sunday morning. Late in the afternoon, Nelson County Coroner Field Houghlin confirmed the identity of the three deceased: Tyler Foster, 25; Keaton Hall, 24; and Jordan Hickman, 24.