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Today's News

  • Tourism board to hire ‘executive coach’

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission went into executive session for more than two hours during their special-called meeting on Thursday July 7. This was a follow-up from the previous meeting where the commission was also in closed session, citing KRS 61.810(1)(f) as the reason.

  • 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.

  • The value of professional mentorship

    By Dr. Evelyn Ellis

    It’s been said that mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen and a push in the right direction.
    In this column, I want to talk about the value of professional mentorship.  In my role with WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox and as a member of the Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board, I’m charged with helping people succeed in their chosen career fields, from pursuing their education to connecting them with employers.

  • BOYS SOCCER: Coach has ‘high expectations’ for his team

    The Marion County High School Boys Soccer Team is looking to build off its 2015 campaign, in which they advanced to the Fifth Region Tournament as runner-ups of the 18th District. The Knights finished with a 10-11 record last season.
    "We were competitive last season," Head Coach Greg Conley said. "We didn't go as far as we wanted to go last season, and this season I am looking to make sure that doesn't happen again. I want to do something this postseason. I have high expectations for this team.”

  • Tee Time: A bit of a history lesson in golf terms

    By Dennis George

    I don’t always get the chance to read these columns once they go to print. And as many of you may have noticed, I don’t do a very good job of editing them before I hit the send key on my laptop.
    So you can imagine how I felt when I did look at the headline in The Kentucky Standard that accompanied my June 29 diatribe.
    “Bunkers still pose a challenge for this duffer.”
    I’m a duffer, huh.