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Today's News

  • Modern Buffalo Soldiers share namesakes’ history

    Sunday afternoon at Centre Square, a bunch of bikers brought a bit of education about the Buffalo Soldiers.
    The Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club were the featured speakers during the Black History Program sponsored by the Lebanon branch of the NAACP. This program was originally scheduled for Feb. 22, but was rescheduled for March 8 due to the weather.

  • NEWS BRIEFS

    Second Chance Prom is March 21
    Did you miss your high school prom? Or, do you wish you could have a second chance at experiencing it again? If so, you’re in luck. A “Second Chance Prom” event is scheduled for Saturday, March 21, at Centre Square in Lebanon. The prom is for adults only, and will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight. A prom king and queen will be crowned. Tickets are $40 per couple or $20 per person. The event is being hosted by Melissa and Doug Hoisington and proceeds will go to the Marion County High School Marching Knights.

  • Smoking-ban bills die in state Senate

    By Melissa Patrick
    Kentucky Health News

    On Feb. 13, for the first time, the Kentucky House of Representatives passed a statewide smoking ban to prohibit smoking in workplaces and indoor places. The bill moved to the Senate for consideration. On the same day, a state senator proposed a nearly identical bill. And on Feb. 19, both bills were assigned to a committee that was never going to give them a hearing.

  • Haydon, KBP work to fight Ebola

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

      
    If you so much as turned on a national news broadcast last year, you’re familiar with Ebola and how the virus native to West Africa found its way to the United States through several individuals.

  • Clock ticking on heroin, dating violence bills

    By Mike Wynn and Tom Loftus
    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Despite snow delays in the Kentucky legislature, talks on a heroin bill are plodding along and the path appears mostly clear for a measure to address dating violence.
    Meanwhile, a bill on local-option sales taxes will continue to face hurdles as lawmakers enter the final stretch of the 2015 General Assembly.

  • PSC sets public meetings in KU, LG&E rate cases

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Public Service Commission will hold public meetings in Louisville and Lexington to present information and receive comments on the requests for rate increases by the Kentucky Utilities Co. and the Louisville Gas & Electric Co.

  • Association for the Handicapped concert will be rescheduled

    The Marion County Association for the Handicapped planned to host a concert Friday, March 6, in Angelica Hall at Centre Square. That concert will not be held tonight.

    The event organizers are working on rescheduling the performance, which is also a fund-raiser for the association.

  • Wrongful death case dismissed against LaRue County deputy

    By Linda Ireland
    Landmark News Service

    A wrongful death suit filed in 2013 by the mother of a man shot and killed by a former LaRue County deputy, has been dismissed in federal court.
    Carolyn Chaudoin, administrator of the estate of Thomas Earl Ferguson, named former Deputy James Eric Williamson, the LaRue County Sheriff’s office and LaRue County in a civil suit in U.S. District Court, western district, after her son’s death.

  • 'The sun is our friend'

     Lebanon City Administrator John O. Thomas said at 11 a.m. Friday that road conditions in town are improving.

    "We're still going back and hitting spots we inadvertently missed [Thursday]," Thomas said.

    He added that city workers had to redo work they did Thursday to clean downtown sidewalks. When state plows came through, they pushed snow back onto the sidewalks, Thomas said.

    Nevertheless, roads in Lebanon are improvement with help from clear skies.

  • County receives DVD on pipeline project

    As Kinder Morgan continues to take steps toward abandoning a portion of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline, the company has provided more information than ever before about the project.
    Recently, the Marion County Clerk’s Office received a DVD from Kinder Morgan that contains 53 files with more than 5,000 pages of information.
    Those records include a copy of the 34-page abbreviated application that the Tennessee Gas Pipeline LLC filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.