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Today's News

  • Black vultures pose a new problem for farmers

    By Linda Ireland
    Landmark News Service

    Disclaimer: The following story is graphic. We suggest you not be eating when you read this story. Proceed with caution.

    Few predators in recent years have created a stir quite like the black vulture. It is loved by biologists – and equally despised by farmers.
    You can curse it. You can bless it. What you can’t do is kill it.

  • Kentucky Writers Celebration May 22-24

    The 2015 Kentucky Writers Celebration culminates Memorial Day weekend, and will be bringing its two-night songwriter showcase to Lebanon. The 2015 Kentucky Songwriters Celebration Show will be held from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., Friday, May 22, and Saturday, May 23. Also, song writers, noted authors, poets, journalists and writers will be at Historic Penn's Store during the day on Saturday, May 23, and Sunday, May 24.
     
     

     

  • Eddie Miles returns to Angelic Hall in Lebanon

    Nationally-known artist and Marion County native Eddie Miles returns to Lebanon this summer, June 26-27, with his intimate solo performance of music from some of America’s most beloved entertainers. His amazing concerts include songs from the legends of country music like Marty Robbins, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty and others. With comedy and stories interspersed in the music, the second half of the show features Miles’ uncanny tribute to the king of rock and roll, Elvis Presley.

  • Campbellsville man facing murder charge after fatal wreck

    A Bardstown man died as a result of a two-vehicle collision in Springfield on Sunday, and a Campbellsville man is facing a murder charge stemming from that incident.
    According to the Kentucky State Police, Victor Mendoza, 25, of Campbellsville was driving north at 12:35 p.m. on Bloomfield Road in a 1998 Ford van. Mendoza drove through a stop sign at the intersection of KY 150 and into the path of Cliddie McKinney, 76, of Bardstown, who was driving west on KY 150 in a 2007 Chrysler van, the police reported.

  • Happy birthday, Lebanon

    The City of Lebanon is throwing itself a birthday party, you’re invited, and you don’t even have to bring a gift.
    This year is Lebanon’s bicentennial, and there are several events planned to celebrate the city’s 200 years of existence.
    “We’re excited,” Monica Pickerill, a member of the Lebanon Bicentennial Committee, said. “I think what we have planned is going to be really fun.”

  • Part of Sam Browning Road to be closed until May 8

    A section of Sam Browning Road will be closed until May 8.

    Sam Browning will be closed to through traffic from a point 2.5 miles from St. Rose Road to a point 0.2 mile from Hwy. 49 (Loretto Highway).

    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty said county road crews are installing at box culvert.

  • Grocery store computer taken over by hackers

    Donnie Miles arrived at Loretto Foodland on April 16 thinking everything would be business as usual. He learned at 7 a.m. that wasn’t going to be the case.
    “I realized my computer had some crazy messages on it, and it was locked up,” Miles said.
    Miles’ store was a victim of a new type of computer virus referred to as ransomware. With this kind of virus, a hacker takes over the victim’s computer and demands a payment in order to unlock the files.

  • Habits of effective students (and teachers)

    Calvary Elementary School fifth-graders Charli Brockman and Ally Mattingly talk about the importance of being proactive, synergizing and putting first things first.
    Those are three of the seven habits that are part of The Leader in Me program, which has been implemented at Calvary and Glasscock elementary schools during the 2014-15 academic year.
    Mattingly said her teachers have included the habits throughout the year.

  • A flood of memories

    It didn’t last 40 days and nights, but two days of seemingly nonstop rainfall was more than enough for much of central Kentucky in May of 2010.
    Marion County received between nearly 8 inches of rain in the span of two days.
    Flooding, mud slides and water-covered roads all created hazards in several parts of Marion County. At least 20 residences were evacuated, basements and businesses were flooded and roads were closed. Fortunately, no injuries were reported as a result of the flooding.

  • Benefit fund established for recent burglary and rape victim

    Friends and concerned citizens, Kathy Hawthorne and Laura Etta Smith, are administrating an account set up to receive donations for the benefit of a Lebanon woman who was severely injured during a burglary at her home on April 17.