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Today's News

  • State representative candidate Q&A: Alex LaRue

     Alex LaRue, 62 is the Republican candidate for the 24th District state representative. His campaign website is laruenow.com.

    1. Why are you running for state representative?

  • State representative candidate Q&A: Terry Mills

     Terry Mills, 63, is the Democratic incumbent in the race for 24th District state representative.

    Editor's note: Due to some technical issues, parts of the recording were difficult to transcribe. Those sections are noted in brackets. 

    1. What are you running for re-election?

  • Evans appointed to school board

     Jerry Evans has been appointed to fill the vacant District 5 seat on the Marion County Board of Education.

    "It's gong to be a challenging assignment, but I feel I am equal to the task," Evans said. "I will try to stay focused on the fact that it's all about the youth."

    Superintendent Taylora Schosser announced Friday via email that she received word that Evans had been appointed.

  • Fire destroys Methodist church's nativity

    A fire Thursday evening destroyed the nativity building at Lebanon United Methodist Church. This is the structure that the church uses for its annual living nativity during Dickens Christmas.

    The Lebanon Police Dispatch received a report of the fire at 8:01 p.m. Oct. 2. The caller reported that the building, grass and trees were on fire. The building was behind the church at the time.

    Another call reported that juveniles were seen playing in the area before the fire.

  • More Ham Days Memories...
  • County waiting on Windstream to move forward on E911

    Marion County officials are now waiting on Windstream before the county can move closer to implementing Enhanced 911.
    The 911 Advisory Committee met Sept. 30 to discuss how things are progressing. No representatives from Windstream were at the meeting, however.
    Keith Brock, the Marion County solid waste and environmental coordinator, reported that the county has submitted its addressing information to the telecommunication company. Now, the county is waiting from Windstream to verify the county's information.

  • Former UK player was celebrating game-winning TD when he fell over railing at stadium

    By Beth Musgrave
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    A former University of Kentucky offensive lineman became so excited after UK's game-winning fourth-quarter interception and touchdown Saturday that he caught his foot on a step, lost his balance and went over the railing of the upper deck of Commonwealth Stadium, a witness said Sunday.
    Jay Blanton, a spokesman for UK, said Brad Durham was in serious condition at UK Chandler Medical Center. Durham allegedly fell 35 to 40 feet onto the lower level of the stadium.

  • Two injured in collision on Bradfordsville Highway

    Two people were transported from the scene of a two-vehicle collision at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday morning near 1175 Bradfordsville Highway.

    According to the Kentucky State Police, Mary E. O'Bryan, 71, of Louisville was driving south on KY 49 in a 2002 Chevy Cavalier. When she attempted to turn into a private drive, O'Bryan turned into the path a northbound 1992 Nissan pickup truck, driven by Ted McCollum, 53, of Nicholasville, the state police reported.

  • Ham Days: ‘Great weather, good people’

    Tim Paxton made the trip from Mt. Washington to attend Ham Days this year, and it wasn’t the first time.

    “This is one of the shows we don’t miss,” Paxton said. “We love coming to Lebanon. It’s just a good time.”

    Paxton’s 1974 Karmann Ghia was one of the 164 cars entered in the car show during the annual festival hosted by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Ham Days: And the winners are...

    Farmer’s National Bank Pokey Pig 5K

    This was FNB’s sixth year as sponsor of the Pokey Pig 5K. A total of 841 runners turned out for the event. Tichaedza Chikuni was the overall male winner and Rae Mills was the overall female winner.

    County Poster Contest Winners

    * These students all won first place at their school.