Today's News

  • Farmers at risk if lawmakers can’t agree

    By Carla Jimenez
    Kentucky New Era

    With the federal government reopened and a debt ceiling crisis averted for now, Congress has turned its attention to another important task: passing a farm bill.

  • Kentucky food prices hit new highs, up 5.7 percent

    By Janet Patton
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Food prices in Kentucky jumped almost 6 percent in the third quarter over the year before — an increase of $6.45 for basic grocery items — to the highest average in 40 years, according to Kentucky Farm Bureau's quarterly survey.
    The Farm Bureau tracks prices across the state on 40 staples and compares them over time. In September's survey, the total cost was $119.15, up 5.7 percent, to the highest average total in the survey's four-decade history.

  • U.S. Senate reaches deal to end government shutdown

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Just before the federal government declared default, the U.S. Senate announced Oct. 16 that it reached a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff and get the federal government working again. The Senate and House must voted on the measure. Only then did a bill emerge that President Obama signed.

  • Hamilton and Reed will marry Nov. 29


  • Bradshaw celebrates 100th birthday Oct. 27
  • Keeping motors running

    More than 50 years ago, Bob Clark decided to quit.
    He was working at General Electric at the time, and he had just purchased a house in Louisville when the workers decided to go on strike.
    “I couldn’t handle that kind of stuff,” Clark said.
    Instead, he returned to Lebanon. He and his brother-in-law opened their own business, Lebanon Power and Apparatus, near Woodlawn Baptist.
    “It wasn’t easy, but it got us started,” Clark said. “It persisted and got a little better every year.”

  • 10-23-13 Reunions

    Class of 1988
    The Class of 1988 is hosting a 25th class reunion on Nov. 2, 2013 at Henning’s Restaurant, Lebanon, at 7 p.m. To attend mail check to Crystal Smothers at 870 Jessietown Road, Finley, KY 42718, with checks being made to the Class of 1988. Contact Jackie Deep Lanham at Jlanham16@hotmail.com or call 270-402-3833 for any questions.

    Maryland to Kentucky and Beyond, Inc.

  • 10-23-13 Birth Announcements
  • 10-23-13 Church Briefs

    Clothes closet
    Brookhaven Baptist Mission, located at 135 St. Ann Street, is having a clothes closet every Saturday from 1-3 p.m. For more information call Carla Ramiraz at 270-699-5471.

    Fall festival
    Sherman Chapel AME Zion Church will be having their fall festival from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at Floral Hall on Fairground Rd. Refreshments will be served. Children up to 12 years of age may come in Disney or reasonable costumes. No mask. There will be games, food and treat bags.

  • More than just boo-boos and Band-Aids

    When Hollie Mattingly’s son, Levi Hardin, started school at Lebanon Elementary, she was terrified. He has diabetes, and the thought of not being able to personally monitor her son’s blood sugar levels throughout the day worried her tremendously.
    But, Mattingly was reassured that he would be in good hands under the care of school nurse Renee Schooling.