Today's News

  • 12th annual Jets Over Kentucky underway

    The 12th annual Jets Over Kentucky is officially underway at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport.
    The "world’s grandest jet event" will draw more than 200 pilots from all over the world, including China and Iceland.
    Spectators are welcome to come out and watch throughout the week, but the real action begins on Friday evening, July 15, with the Parade of Lights, which will begin at dark. All planes turn on their lights and taxi in formation down the tarmac. There will be a fireworks display that night, too.

  • Wear purple for Kara

    Sunday will mark six years since anyone has seen Kara Tingle.
    The Lebanon woman was last seen July 17, 2010, on Beechfork Loop Road in Gravel Switch. Kara was 27 years old at the time, and she had been driving a family member's car that was found two days later on the Bluegrass Parkway.
    Kara's family is hoping that people will wear purple — Kara’s favorite color — on Sunday to mark the anniversary and to show their support.
    Kara has two children, a son Austin Tingle, now 13, and a daughter, Nora Rigdon, 7.

  • Malawi mission: 99-year-old woman to make dresses for African children

    Preston Price unfolded the pink material on a table in front of his 99-year-old mother, Mary. She smiled widely at it, rubbing the soft material between her fingers.
    “This is so beautiful,” she said.
    The material will soon be a dress. Mary knew she would never meet the African girl who would wear it, but that didn’t stifle her joy. She was just happy to get back to work, particularly if it meant helping somebody.
    “I wanted to give her a therapy with something she used to do,” Price said. “She loves the idea.”

  • Red Cross issues emergency call for blood and platelet donations

    The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer blood supply.

  • Lincoln birthplace to celebrate 100 years
  • Long-time Legion commander passes torch

    Jim Bob Moore has been commander of the American Legion Post 49 so long he can’t remember how many years it’s been. Some say 30 years. Others say 40.
    “Back years ago, you didn’t put records down,” Moore said. “I imagine I’ve been commander for about 30 years.”
    In any case, it is clear to many of those he led that he was a good commander. Many see him as the one who kept the Legion together here in Lebanon. But at the age of 90, Moore feels it is time to step down and pass the torch onto someone else.

  • 7-20-16 Senior Citizens Menus

    Monday, July 25: baked ham, baked beans, cauliflower w/cheese, ambrosia, and whole wheat bread.
    Tuesday, July 26: chicken salad on lettuce leaf, fresh grapes, tomato slices, butterscotch pudding, and whole wheat bread.
    Wednesday, July 27: beef stew, coleslaw, green peas, pineapple slices, and whole wheat roll.
    Thursday, July 28: closed.
    Friday, July 29: Barbecue pork, Brussels sprouts, tossed salad, baked apples and raisins w/granola topping, and whole wheat bread.
    All meals are served with skim milk.

  • 7-20-16 Reunions

    Former employees of Springfield Cowden Manufacturing will have a reunion on Tuesday, July 26, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Cedarwood Restaurant, East Main Street, Lebanon. Come enjoy friends and food. For more information call 270-337-3441.


  • Thomas Whitaker named accountant


  • United Way meets to discuss food distributions

    Twenty-five of the top community leaders in the area concerned in feeding the hungry came together recently for a hunger symposium sponsored by the Tri-County Kentucky United Way.
    Several school officials, political leaders, food pantry managers, ministers and others interested in how to best form effective alliances to serve the people of Marion, Nelson and Washington Counties were on hand.