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Today's News

  • High Note

    The Kentucky Baroque Trumpets, along with world-renowned musicians from Germany and Australia, performed Saturday, June 8 at St. Augustine Church in Lebanon. John Foster of Australia performed, along with Friedemann Immer of Germany, who had a family reunion, of sorts, during his Lebanon visit. Two of his long lost relatives traveled from Michigan and Alabama to meet him and see him perform.

  • With Honors: Baseball field renamed for late police chief

    There is an old saying; an elephant never forgets. Well, neither does a community. On Tuesday, Field A1 at Graham Memorial Park was renamed as Jo. Bell Field in honor of the late Lebanon police chief. A large group of people in attendance heard Bell’s fiancé Susan “Sissy” Yokum, as well as Mayor Gary Crenshaw and City Administrator John O. Thomas, spoke about Bell’s love for youth sports. A large sign in his honor sits behind the fence in the outfield, and a plaque was installed at Graham Memorial Park.
     

  • Local man pleads guilty to abusing children

    Christopher Reardon, 22, of 16 Howard Avenue in Lebanon pled guilty to second-degree assault and seven counts of criminal abuse. His sentencing has been scheduled for July 25.
    Reardon was originally indicted for first-degree assault and seven counts of criminal abuse stemming from incidents involving a 1-year-old female, a 2-year-old male, a 3-year-old female and a 5-year-old female between Aug. 1 and Aug. 4 last year.

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  • Ahead of the curve

    An offhand comment at a routine checkup may have saved Richard Crum’s life.
    His comment led to an ultrasound, which led to two surgeries, which left him with less than one fully functioning kidney.
    The story of how Crum, 67, got to this point begins last October, when he went to the doctor for a regular check of his cholesterol levels. His physician, Dr. William Kirk, wasn’t able to see him that day, so Crum met with Physician’s Assistant Patricia Pulliam instead.

  • Wise to appear on TV show ‘Snapped’ Sunday

    The story of how a Campbellsville woman was convicted of killing her husband will be featured on national television Sunday night.
    Kathleen Wise, 62, who admitted to killing her husband with an overdose of liquid morphine, will be featured on an episode of "Snapped," which airs on the Oxygen network. The show will air at 9 p.m. and repeat throughout the week.
    Wise, formerly of 4203 Bengal Road, is serving life in prison at the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women after a jury found her guilty during a one-day trial last July.

  • Corrections and clarifications - June 12, 2013

    In the story “Friends In Deed” in the June 5 edition, Tammy Thomas was incorrectly identified as Terry Thomas.
    In a cutline for a photo on page A14 of the June 5 edition, Erica Richardson was misidentified in a photo. The cutline incorrectly identified her as Zoe Blair.
     

  • Remembering our fallen officers

    The tragic loss of Officer Jason Ellis recently has left our community, the commonwealth and the nation grieving for this outstanding member of the Bardstown Police Department who was passionate about his work and the people he protected.
    As a seven-year member of the police force, Officer Ellis was well known to all of us. He was a dedicated public servant, a devoted family man, and a wonderful citizen. Without a doubt, the passing of this fine brave man is a profound loss for all of us.

  • Kentucky senior all-stars beat juniors by 32

    The Kentucky Junior All-Stars landed the first blow against the Kentucky Senior All-Stars in a girls basketball exhibition Monday night at Marion County High School.
    But it was the senior all-stars who won by technical knockout, 94-62.
    China Dow of Christian Academy set the pace for the seniors with 30 points, but Marion County’s Makayla Epps helped put the game away with 25 points. Epps, this year’s Miss Basketball, scored 21 points, including five three-pointers, in the second half.

  • Governor’s Scholars are good for state

    A little more than 30 years ago, Kentucky was facing a difficult problem: Too many of our brightest students were looking elsewhere after graduating high school.
    Education leaders decided that something needed to be done to counteract that trend, so in the summer of 1983, on the campus of Centre College, they debuted the Governor’s Scholars Program, which gave 230 high school students from across the state an opportunity unlike anything they could have experienced at home.

  • Marion County Board of Education to meet tonight, June 11

    The Marion County Board of Education will be having its regular monthly meeting tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the administration building located at 755 East Main Street in Lebanon.
    The agenda includes:
    * MCHS Student Drug Testing program report
    * Summer Feeding Report
    * Project based learning report
    * Consider approval of school lunch prices for the 2013-14 school year
    * Consider approval of the Application for Participation in the Community Based Work Transition program for the 2013-14 school year and authorize matching funds