Today's News

  • Assistance available for low-income families with a heating crisis

    Beginning today, Jan.4, your local Community Action office will be assisting families of low-income with the LIHEAP Crisis Program.
    To be eligible for Crisis funds you must be in a heating crisis. You must have a past due/disconnect notice from the electric or natural gas company or be out of bulk fuel within four days if using propane, fuel oil or kerosene, or wood, or a formal eviction notice from your landlord if heating expenses are included in the rent.

  • 1-4-12 Church Briefs

    Come & See Event
    Sisters of St. Benedict, Ferdinand, Ind. will host a Come & See event Jan. 6-8, 2012 for single, Catholic women between the ages of 18 to 40. Get to know our Benedictine sisters, share in our community life and prayer, and meet other women who are considering religious life - no pressure, no commitment. For more information or to register online, visit www.thedome.org/vocations, call Sister Michelle Sinkhorn at 1-800-734-9999, or email vocation@thedome.org.

    Benefit singing

  • 1-4-12 Public Record

    New drivers
    NOTICE: Any permit holder wishing to take the road test can call (270) 692-2681 to schedule an appointment.

  • 1-4-12 Police Log

    Got a lead?
    The Lebanon Police Department’s tip line is (270) 692-5529.

  • Two men accused of drug trafficking near a school

    Michael D. Pruitt, 22, and Matthew E. Lee, 23, both of Lebanon were indicted for trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school in Marion Circuit Court recently.
    According to the indictment, on or about Oct. 16, 2011, Pruitt, of 1820 Hwy 289, was trafficking in marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school. He was also indicted for possession of marijuana, buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, DUI first offense with aggravating circumstances, possession of an open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle, and no or expired Kentucky registration receipt.

  • Gray gets probation for marijuana possession

    Letty N. Gray, 32, of 761 Rosslyn Dale Drive in Lexington received 24 months of probation in Marion Circuit Court recently for possession of marijuana, controlled substance prescription not in original container, failure to register/transfer of a motor vehicle and failure to notify of address change to Department of Transportation.
    Gray was also ordered to perform 40 hours of community service and be subject to random drug test while on probation. Gray was ordered to pay court costs.

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  • Warm up with Cowboy Stew


  • Binomial System names plant species


  • Writer's high

    When Jim Higdon III was a student at Columbia University, he met a lot of intellectuals who he said could not find Kentucky on a map, yet they were entertained by the stories he shared from Marion County.

    "I realized at some point there was a currency in the stories from here, that we had the market cornered on awesome stories," Higdon said.

  • General reassembly

    When the General Assembly meets in 2012, redistricting based on the 2010 Census data will be one of the major items on their agenda. The legislators will be redrawing the boundaries for the Kentucky House of Representatives and Senate and the state U.S. Congressional districts.

    "I don't think the House and Senate districts will be as contentious as the Congressional districts," State Rep. Terry Mills said.