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Today's News

  • Adults skipping medical care or using ER instead

    By Alyssa Harvey
    Bowling Green Daily News

    A report issued by Families USA found that more than one in four adults who bought individual insurance policies last year went without needed care because they could not afford it.
    High deductibles of $1,500 or more seem to be the leading cause for missed care, such as medical tests, treatments and follow-up care, according to the report “Non-Group Health Insurance: Many Insured Americans with High Out-of-Pocket Costs Forgo Needed Health Care.”

  • Lebanon man arrested, charged with burglary in Campbellsville

    Nicholas S. Wiser, 35, of Lebanon was arrested in Campbellsville Thursday, May 14, and charged with second-degree burglary.

    According to a media release from the Campbellsville Police Department, at approximately 4 p.m., the Campbellsville Police Department responded to 710 High Pine Street in reference to an assault. Once officers arrived on scene, they determined that Wiser had been into an altercation with Shelly Thompson and forced his way into her residence. While inside the residence, Wiser and Joshua Kendall also got into an altercation.

  • Kentucky pharmacists now allowed to dispense heroin-fighting drug without a prescription

    By Beth Musgrave
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Kentucky pharmacists now are able to dispense a drug that can quickly reverse heroin and opioid overdoses without a doctor's prescription.

  • Study: Binge drinking on the rise in Ky., Ind.

    By Bailey Loosemore
    Courier-Journal

    It might not seem like a big deal. Having a few drinks with friends on a Friday night — it's just a way to relax.
    But as the hours pass and the drinks go down smoother, the night starts to hit iffy territory. It's no longer one of casual consumption, but a night befitting of an undesirable title: binge drinking.

  • HIV outbreak warning to rural Kentucky, officials say

    By Laura Ungar and Chris Kenning
    The Courier-Journal

    Many small towns in Appalachian Kentucky look a lot like Austin, Ind.; a picture of rural America with its shop-lined Main Street and stubble-filled cornfields — and the unlikely epicenter of the largest HIV outbreak in Indiana's history.
    While Kentucky communities have avoided an outbreak so far, the raw ingredients of Austin's tragedy are all there: poverty, doctor shortages and a scourge of pain-pill addiction that has led to rampant intravenous drug abuse.

  • Celebrating 200 years

    Last week, City of Lebanon employees hung several banners downtown to mark the city’s 200th anniversary. Johnathan Yocum slides one of more than 40 banners into place in 90-degree weather on May 6. The city is hosting a 200th anniversary celebration at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 30, with games, activities and cake at Graham Memorial Park and a concert at 7:30 p.m. downtown.

  • Attorney general, newcomer seek governor’s seat

    Since January of 2008, Jack Conway has been serving as the Kentucky Attorney General, where he said he has been working to make Kentucky a safer place to live and work. He hopes to continue serving the state of Kentucky as its next governor. Conway’s opponent in the Democratic primary is Geoffrey “Geoff” Young of Lexington. Young said he has 36 years of experience working in the political arena, dealing with issues related to energy policy, economic development and protecting the environment. The two will face off in the May 19 primary.

  • Fire damages oven at TBMK

    Lebanon firefighters responded to a report of a fire inside the TBMK factory at 11:52 a.m. Wednesday.

    The factory was evacuated temporarily as the firefighters contained the situation, but no injuries were reported and employees were able to return the factory that afternoon, according to Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly.

    “It was in one of their ovens,” Mattingly said.

  • State of the fair

    The Marion County Fair Board is hoping to attract more events to the fairgrounds, and the Marion County Fiscal Court has agreed to help.
    On May 7, the magistrates unanimously approved $17,750 for the fair board.
    Betty Bradshaw presented the request at last week’s meeting
    “The Marion County Fair Board is in bad need of having some repairs done,” Bradshaw told the court.

  • Sheriff’s office investigating attempted break in at Gribbins Grocery

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted break-in at Gribbins Grocery in Gravel Switch. According to Sheriff Jimmy Clements, deputies responded to an alarm call at the grocery at 11:42 p.m. on May 11. Upon their arrival, they discovered that someone had attempted to break in by prying open a window. The perpetrators had fled the scene prior to the deputies arrival. Evidence at the scene was collected in hopes of identifying the persons involved. Deputy Sheriff Nick Gray investigated.