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Today's News

  • Neighborhood watch program up and running

    The Lebanon Police want your help, so they can help you. Part of that effort has been the formation of a local neighborhood watch program.
    “It’s getting people in the community involved,” said Sgt. Donald Jewell, who is the neighborhood watch coordinator for the police department.
    Jewell said the groundwork for the program started under former Lebanon Police Chief Joe Bell, and the first neighborhood watch group was formed about a year and a half ago.

  • Lebanon man pleads guilty to rape

    A Lebanon man pled guilty to third-degree rape, and two other Lebanon residents pled guilty to charges stemming from the same incident in Marion Circuit Court recently.
    Dylan Humphrey, 21, of 342 Oak Street in Lebanon entered a guilty plea April 18 to third-degree rape.
    Natasha M. Humphrey, 21, also of 342 Oak Street in Lebanon pled guilty April 18 to complicity to third-degree rape.
    And Randall P. Smith, 24, of 627 Doctor Street in Lebanon pled guilty April 25 to first-degree wanton endangerment.

  • Board chairman: ‘We accomplished nothing’

    The Marion County Board of Education, principals, teachers, school councils and parents gathered together April 23 at Marion County High School to review each school’s improvement plan. After more than two hours of presentations and discussion, Board Chairman Michael Mullins said he was “extremely disappointed” with the meeting.

  • Louisville man files federal lawsuit over arrest

    A Louisville man who is facing assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct charges in Marion District Court has filed a civil lawsuit against the City of Lebanon, the Lebanon Police Department, the Marion County Sheriff’s Department and several individual officers.
    James G. Walker Jr., 47, of 7500 Farm House Lane in Louisville was arrested at 12:11 a.m. Dec. 24, 2011 at McB’s.

  • Honoring those who serve

     

  • Success at LMS

    It’s not every day you get escorted inside a school by a tuxedo clad young man.
    I was last week when I attended a phenomenal event at Lebanon Middle School to celebrate the school being named one of the 2013 Kentucky Schools to Watch.
    There were young men in tuxedos.
    There were spotlights.
    There were local dignitaries.
    There was dancing.
    There was confetti.
    And there were lots of cupcakes.

  • Forever grateful for our first responders

    They may wear a variety of uniforms and have different areas of expertise, but one quality binds all first responders: They’re the ones who immediately run toward an emergency when the first impulse is to run away.
    Their invaluable contributions have been highlighted in recent weeks in the aftermath of the Boston bombings, the ricin-poisoned letters in Washington, D.C., and Mississippi and the explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant.

  • Two vehicles in Tuesday morning collision on Campbellsville Highway

    Two people were transported to Spring View Hospital following a two-vehicle collision Tuesday morning.

    The Lebanon Police Dispatch received a report of the accident 11:49 a.m. near Poor Boys on Campbellsville Highway. The vehicles were both near the intersection of Campbellsville Highway and Lovers Lane in Lebanon.

    According to the Kentucky State Police, Joseph Farmer, 20, of Lebanon was driving east on Campbellsville Highway in a 2007 Ford Fusion when he rear-ended a 1993 Chevy Lumina, which was driven by Laura Reardon, 31, of Lebanon.

  • Hit-and-run leads police on high-speed chase

    By Jennifer Corbett/Landmark News Service

    Police in Nelson County were led on a high-speed chase after a man fled from the scene of an accident Tuesday afternoon, April 23.

    Derek Downs, 27, of Loretto, was involved in a hit-and-run accident in front of Wendy’s on North Third Street before he took off. One person in the other vehicle was transported to Flaget Memorial Hospital.

  • Concerts begin April 27, 28