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Today's News

  • Louisville man arrested for rape

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office arrested Christopher A. Sutherland, 21, of Louisville Thursday, Sept. 8, and charged him with 10 counts of third-degree rape, 10 counts of third-degree sodomy and 10 counts of first-degree sex abuse.

    According to the sheriff's office, Sutherland's arrest resulted from an investigation in which he was identified as having sexual intercourse, sexual contact and deviate sexual intercourse with a person younger than 16 on at least 10 occasions.

  • Blackberry jam

    Chris Hamilton has moved on to a new job as the director of the Aurora Area Convention Commission, but he's remained involved with the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission. And his continued involvement has become a point of disagreement among commissioners.

    Dan Lawson, tourist commission chairman, said he asked Hamilton to help with the commission's ongoing projects until his replacement is hired.

    "I said we need to stay in contact," Lawson said.

  • Lawmakers who searched for missing Marion County man seek answers

    By Valarie Honeycutt Spears

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Republican State Sen. Jimmy Higdon and State Rep. Terry Mills, a Democrat, say they would consider new legislation to improve Kentucky's personal care homes after both personally searched for a state ward with a brain injury who was found dead Saturday, Sept. 3 - a month after disappearing from such a home.

    "It had a profound effect on me. I've never experienced anything like that," Higdon said.

  • Tourist commission meets today, Sept. 13

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to have a special-called meeting at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13.

    The commission would normally have met on Monday, Sept. 12, but not enough members would have been able to attend that day.

    The agenda for the meeting includes:

    - Delegations: Elizabeth Creed for the Marion County Homemakers; Robin Humprhess for Kentucky Classic Theatre

  • Fiscal Court to meet Friday regarding redistricting

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has scheduled a special-called meeting at 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, on the third floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Center, 223 N. Spalding Avenue in Lebanon. 

    According to the agenda, the court is meeting with Mike Robinson of the Lincoln Trail Area Development District to discuss reapportionment/redistricting for the county's magisterial districts based on the 2010 Census information.

  • Christian youth rally is this weekend

    The Heart of Kentucky Christian Youth Rally is scheduled to take place Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9-10, in Lebanon, but there has been one change.
    Friday's events will now be held at Lebanon Middle School, 200 Corporate Drive in Lebanon. Originally, they had been scheduled for Centre Square.
    The doors will open at 6 p.m. Friday. That night will include speakers and musical performance. The featured performers that night are Building 429, who are scheduled to perform at 8 p.m.

  • St. A students inducted into first ever National Jr. Honor Society chapter
  • Center receives three-star rating in Stars For Kids Now Program

    Loretto Child Care Center is participating in the Stars For Kids Now Program and has received a three-star rating, indicating that the program is seeking quality standards beyond the requirements for facility licensure.
    Star ratings are based on factors associated with good outcomes for young children such as staff to child ratios, program curriculum and staff education and training.

  • 9-7-11 Early Files

    50 years ago
    Sept. 14, 1961


    New health officer

    Dr. T.I, Campbell, veteran Lebanon physician, has been appointed temporary health officer at Marion and Taylor counties, succeeding Dr. Genrose DeSimone. The latter, who has held the position since April 1960, has been granted a leave of absence in order to work toward the master’s degree in public health at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Campbell has been a practicing physician in Lebanon and Marion County for 54 years.

  • 9-7-11 Church Briefs

    Youth rally
    Heart of Kentucky Christian Youth Rally will be held at Centre Square Convention Center in Lebanon Friday, Sept. 9, from 6-11 p.m. and Saturday, Sept 10, from noon until 10 p.m.
    Friday night events include a Christian concert with opener SteadFast and Headliner “Building 429” taking the stage at 8 p.m.
    For more information, check out facebook pages: Heart of Kentucky Christian Youth Rally, Building 429 or call (270) 402-4300.

    Church benefit