Today's News

  • St. Francis man receives probation for cruelty to animals

    Richard Niles, 70, of 580 St. Francis Road in St. Francis pled guilty to second-degree cruelty to animals Monday of last week after being accused of shooting one of his neighbor's dogs.

    He was sentenced to 60 days in jail, but that was probated for 24 months on the condition that there be no further problems.

    He was ordered to pay $112.31 in restitution.

    Niles originally pleaded not guilty to the charges in January.

  • Leave-ing Lebanon

    Many tobacco farmers will have a new destination when they take their tobacco to market later this year - Danville.

    Phillip Morris USA has had a receiving station at the Tobacco Services, Inc., warehouse in Lebanon for years, but the company's contract growers will take their leaves to Danville instead. Ken Garcia, a spokesperson for Phillip Morris USA, said local farmers were informed of the decision during a recent meeting of tobacco growers.

  • Bicketts open up frame shop


    Owners Kevin and Dora Bickett are hosting a grand opening for their new business, Picture This Frame Shop. During the celebration, now through July 4, customers can register for a drawing for a Maker’s Mark fall print.
    Picture This Frame Shop is located at 230 Brahm Lane in Loretto, behind West Marion Elementary School. Store hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. or by appointment.
    They can be reached at (270) 865-3807 or (270) 402-9084.

  • March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

    The Kentucky Cancer Program District Cancer Council is launching a public awareness campaign to increase colon cancer screening with “Dress in Blue Day” on Friday, March 4. Council partners are joining organizations, businesses, schools and churches throughout the community to encourage everyone to wear blue. Activities will continue throughout the year to provide education and special programs.  

  • Couple celebrates golden anniversary


    Robert and Shirley Lynch celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 10, 2011, at a reception for their family at their home.
    The Lynches were married on Feb. 10, 1961, in Louisville by Rev. Tom Devinie.
    Mr. Lynch is semi retired from Southern States. Mrs. Lynch is the former Shirley Powell and retired from Lebanon Baptist Church.
    The couple has three children, Robbie Lynch of Bloomfield, Pam Mullins of Bradfordsville and Tonya Helms of Lebanon. They also have 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

  • Birth announcements

    Steven and Kelley Burchell of Lexington announce the birth of an 8-pound, 6-ounce son, Camden Michael Burchell, born Feb. 7, 2011, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.
    Grandparents are Larry and Dale Burchell of Campbellsville and Mike and Candy Barber of Lexington. Great-grandparents are Ada Thompson of Loretto and Beulah Burchell of Bradfordsville.

  • Birthday announcements
  • Exchange students paged for Rep. Terry Mills
  • Valentine’s King and Queen
  • George served as page for Sen. Higdon