Today's News

  • TG Kentucky to plant 35,000 trees

    If you’ve driven past TG Kentucky in Lebanon lately, it looks as if the company is building a moat.
    But, they’re not.
    They are actually prepping the land surrounding the factory for an afforestation project, scheduled to be completed in March of 2014.
    Afforestation is a fancy word for planting a bunch of trees… 35,000, in fact.
    According to a press release from TG Kentucky, on March 23, 2014, the company will plant 35,000 trees on the land surrounding its facility.

  • Where are they now?

    Michael Lanham’s resume could be considered legendary.
    He graduated from Marion County High School when he was only 14 years old.
    At 15, he began pursuing his education at Centre College in Danville, majoring in music and math.
    At 18, he became the youngest person (that we know of) to be named a Rhodes Scholar.
    At 19, he graduated from Centre College, and then spent the next three years studying at Oxford University in England.

  • I share Bluegrass Pipeline concerns

    Since the Williams Company and Boardwalk Pipeline announced plans earlier this year to run a portion of a 1,100-mile natural gas liquid (NGL) pipeline through Kentucky and through our community here, I’ve heard many concerns by landowners and community members. Concerns that I share.
    The legislature has been closely following the situation and last week convened a meeting of the Interim Joint Committee on Natural Resources and Energy focused on the issue. I am confident this is just the beginning of many conversations we will have in Frankfort about the pipeline.

  • Get out and enjoy what Kentucky has to offer

    With Labor Day behind us and a “biting cold and snowy” winter to come – if the Farmers’ Almanac prediction proves correct – the clock is ticking for those of us who would like to see some of what Kentucky has to offer during the fall.

  • License hemp but don't oversell; crop no game-changer

    From the Lexington Herald-Leader

    Goodness knows, a state that grows tobacco, which kills people, and champions products like gambling and liquor is hard-pressed to put on airs when it comes to industrial hemp, a botanical cousin to marijuana.
    So we stand by our longstanding support for legalizing industrial hemp production.
    But make no mistake about it, industrial hemp will not transform Kentucky's economy.

  • Driving Under the Influence - The Drivers

    This is the second story in a series about drinking and driving. This story focuses on the people who choose to drink and drive.

    Samantha Worthy, 32, of Fulton County hasn’t seen her two little boys since May.
    Her mother passed away in July, and she wasn’t there to say goodbye.
    Her father is extremely ill in a nursing home, and she’s afraid she might miss his final breaths, too, as she sits behind a jail cell in the Marion County Detention Center.

  • Local woman's granddaughter is found unharmed

    Tori Greenwell, who has been missing since Thursday morning, was located, alone and unharmed, by Lexington detectives in the Tates Creek area shortly after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, according to Lexington Police.

    Investigators continue to believe she left on her own volition.

  • Lebanon City Council to discuss taxes, flooding

    Tax rates and flooding are on the agenda for tonight's meeting of the Lebanon City Council. The council is scheduled to meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at city hall.

    The agenda includes a public hearing on the 2013 proposed tax rates. The city's current property tax rate is 19.1 cents per $100 valuation. The proposal is to increase the property tax rate to 19.8 cents per $100.

    The council is also scheduled to hold the first reading on the ordinance setting the tax rate during tonight's meeting.

  • Tourist commission to discuss Tibetan monks

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet at 3:30 p.m. today, Sept. 9, in Room 300 at the Centre Square Convention Center.

  • An Evening with Mark Twain

    Robert Brock portrayed American author Mark Twain during a one-man show Friday and Saturday in Angelic Hall at Centre Square in Lebanon. “An Evening with Mark Twain” mixed anecdotes from Twain’s life (or maybe not), selected bits of Twain’s writing and lots of humor. The performance was the highlight of the second annual Classic Arts Festival. Artists from around the area and two wineries had their goods on display and for sale during the event.