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Today's News

  • Planning the road ahead

    Dion Benningfield and Pat Reed hovered over a map of KY 49 laid out on a table Nov. 21 at Centre Square. Brad Bottoms, a designer with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, spoke to them about various options being considered for a future road improvement project.
    “I was just wanting to see what their plans were. I didn’t know how it would affect me,” Benningfield said.
    As it turned out, one option would move the road from in front of his house to behind his house.
    “I’m just going to learn more about it,” Benningfield said.

  • Arson attempt at distillery under investigation

    Representatives from the state fire marshal’s office and a Kentucky State Police arson investigator came to Limestone Branch Distillery Friday, Nov. 22, to investigate an arson attempt.
    The Lebanon Police Dispatch received a report of a possible break-in at Limestone Branch at 5:49 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22. Upon arriving at the scene, the police discovered an active fire, and the Lebanon Fire Department was contacted.
    According to the Kentucky State Police, the fire did not affect the structural integrity of the building and no injuries were reported.

  • Girls on the Run finish strong

    What do you like about yourself?
    Have you ever asked yourself that question?
    It’s not a question we ask ourselves very often, if ever.
    Usually, we focus on the things we don’t like, especially us girls.
    In fact, most of the time we are so focused on the things we don’t like that we lose sight of our positive qualities.
    And, believe it or not, we all have positive attributes.

  • Senator Higdon’s reflections on Thanksgiving

    Greetings from Frankfort. It is hard to believe that we are embarking on the end of November and heading quickly into the Christmas season. The year is flying by, and we will soon be into 2014!
    This month has seen a lot of activity here in Frankfort with interim committee meetings hearing various legislative agendas for the 2014 General Assembly. Next week is a welcome respite from this busy pace as we take a moment as a nation to be thankful for blessings, families and friends during Thanksgiving.

  • How Thanksgiving came to be

    If Benjamin Franklin had had his way, it’s possible that the centerpiece of most Thanksgiving meals this week would not be the turkey.
    While he did not actually recommend it replace the eagle as a symbol of our nation, he did, in a letter to his daughter, believe that the turkey’s qualities were more virtuous. He called it “a true original of America” and “a bird of courage.”

  • Submit your funny, awkward Santa photos!

    It's that time of year again.
    It's time to take your children to get their photos taken with Santa Claus.
    After all, it's a tradition, right?
    Every year, we dress our children up in their most festive holiday outfits, hoping to get that perfect photo of Santa Claus and little Johnny and Sally smiling with rosy, dimpled cheeks.
    But, let's be honest.
    That rarely, if ever, happens.

  • Commonwealth offers plea to man accused of shooting deputy

    The Commonwealth’s Attorney has made a plea offer to Dewayne Shipp, the man facing murder charges in connection with the death of Marion County Deputy Sheriff Anthony Rakes.

    According to court records, the offer was made Nov. 21 in Marion Circuit Court.

    Marion Circuit Judge Dan Kelly has scheduled another hearing for Dec. 5 to review Shipp’s response to the offer. The details of the offer are not yet available.

  • Fire report at Limestone Branch Distillery under investigation

    Representatives from the state fire marshal’s office and a Kentucky State Police arson investigator came to Limestone Branch Distillery Friday, Nov. 22, to investigate an attempted arson.

    The Lebanon Police Dispatch received a report possible break-in at Limestone Branch at 5:49 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22. Upon arriving at the scene, the police discovered an active fire, and the Lebanon Fire Department was contacted.

  • Stacey Hall resigns from MCPS

    Stacey Hall, former principal of Marion County High School and, most recently, the director of federal programs at central office, has announced his resignation from Marion County Public Schools effective Nov. 29.
    Superintendent Taylora Schlosser sent an email to staff and the media at 11:57 a.m., Friday, Nov. 22. The email reads as follows:

  • KSP seeking man accused in 2005 Casey County shooting

    Jesus Villanueva, 60,  is wanted for first-degre assault. 

    Villanuea is accused of shooting a man on Aug. 1, 2005, in Casey County. His last known address was in Gainesville, Hall County, GA.

    If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Jesus Villanueva, please contact the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555. 

    You may also text a tip by texting 67283 in the address field and KSPTIP in the message field.  Leave a space and then enter information about a crime.