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Today's News

  • Growing like a vine

    Alex Payne is a spirited, business savvy entrepreneur who has made a career out of something that began as a hobby.

    She’s been making wine since 2011, and today she’s the owner and operator of WhiteMoon Winery in Lebanon.

    Payne got her start in the business 13 years ago by growing grapes. As of four years ago, however, she no longer grows her own.

  • Evans is first African-American to serve as a board member

    One of the vacant seats on the Marion County Board of Education has been filled.

    Jerry Evans was sworn in as the District Five board member on Oct. 14, and in the process, he made history as the first African-American to serve on the Marion County school board.

  • Out of the way, but easy to find

     

    Always expect the unexpected.

    That’s a life lesson Missy C. Luckett, 46, has learned time and time again.

  • Her journey is her destination

    Not many people can say they’ve done what Tonya Claypool has done in the last 13 years.

    She’s been in all 48 contiguous states and Mexico. She also owns her own business, and she has a pretty nice ride, too.

    In 2001, Claypool decided to make a change and to pursue her dream of becoming a truck driver.

  • Police body cams protect law enforcement and the public

    Law enforcement agencies nationwide have been purchasing body cameras for their officers, especially since the shooting of an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri on Aug. 9.

    The Lebanon Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office have followed that trend and purchased body cameras, as well.

    According to Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady, the cameras help show the truth of what really occurs when police and citizens interact.

  • County Judge candidate: David Daugherty

    David Daugherty, 46, is a 1986 graduate of Marion County High School. He attended St. Catharine College and Eastern Kentucky University and completed 130 hours of business classes. He and his wife, Renee, have triplets, Ben, Katelyn and Samantha. Daugherty is employed as a loan officer at Farmers National Bank. 

    1. This race is a bit unusual in that it is a rematch of the primary. What would you like to tell voters that they might not have learned in the spring? 

  • County Judge candidate: Doug Mattingly

    Doug Mattingly, 54, is a 1980 graduate of Marion County High School. He also worked for the Marion County Board of Education doing maintenance until he retired in 2009.

    He and his wife, Charlotte, have two children, Leanne and Logan, and three grandchildren.

    1. This race is a bit unusual in that it is a rematch of the primary. What would you like to tell voters that they might not have learned in the spring?

  • $13,000 in tools stolen from Wilbert Plastics

    The Lebanon Police are investigating the theft of $13,000 in tools from Wilbert Plastics on Oct. 13.

    According to the police report, a box with miscellaneous tools ranging in size from 1 3/4 inches to 36 inches and a torque multiplier were stolen on Oct. 11 or 12. The tools are valued at $9,800 and the torque multiplier is valued at $3,200.

    Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady said they have no witnesses to the crime.

  • Judge strikes down restricted zones at polling sites

    Kentucky has prohibited campaigning near polling places on primary and general election days for several years, but that ban was struck down Tuesday in a ruling by Judge William O. Bertlesman of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

  • Fire school is Oct. 25-26

     Hundreds of firefighters from across the state will be in Marion County this weekend for the eighth annual Marion County Fire School.

    The fire school includes courses on fire control, firefighter survival and rescue, basic firefighting and basic rope rescue. The school also offers EMS continuing education opportunities and tanker operations.