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Today's News

  • Gribbins found guilty

    Last week, six men and six women found Christopher Gribbins guilty of wanton murder in the death of David Litsey Jr.
    The jurors started their deliberations around 5:30 p.m., Thursday, July 17, and their decision was announced shortly before 9 p.m.
    “We appreciate the jury’s service and respect their decision,” Commonwealth’s Attorney Shelly Miller said after the verdict.
    Gribbins’ attorneys, Scott Hayworth and James Lowery, both of Lexington, declined to comment.

  • Litsey’s family remembers him as a father and a ‘go-getter’

    David and Linda Litsey lost their son, David Jr., nearly 20 months ago, but they will always remember him.
    They will remember him as an athlete and a musician, and they will remember him for his willingness to help others.
    “He’s always been a go-getter. Whatever he would do, he did 100 percent or better,” David Sr. said.
    They also remember getting David Jr. his first car, a Ford Fiesta, when he was in high school.
    “He rode around in that car like he had a big old Cadillac,” David Sr. said.

  • Kara Tingle still missing four years later

    Kara Tingle, 31, has been missing since July 17, 2010.
    She was last seen on Beechfork Loop Road in Gravel Switch. She was driving a family member's car that was found two days later on Bluegrass Parkway.
    She is the mother of two children, Austin, 11, and Nora, 5.
    A $12,500 reward is being offered for information leading to Kara's whereabouts. Anyone willing to come forward with information in the details surrounding Kara’s disappearance, which leads to the recovery of Kara or Kara’s remains, will be eligible to receive the reward money.

  • Cocanougher withdraws from judge’s race

    By Leslie Moore
    Landmark News Service

    Tim Cocanougher of Springfield, candidate for the Circuit Court Judge 11th Circuit, District 1, withdrew his candidacy on Monday, citing a recent opportunity to continue his work conducting sexual assault investigations for the U.S. Military.
    A former commonwealth’s attorney, Cocanougher said his view of the judge’s seat as a very respectable and highly esteemed position influenced his decision to file.

  • Republican state rep race lawsuit has been settled

    Democratic State Representative Terry Mills finally knows who his opponent will be in November.
    On July 18, a mediation agreement was reached to end a lawsuit filed by Richard Treitz, who lost the Republican primary. As a result, J. Alex LaRue will be confirmed as the Republican challenger against Mills.
    LaRue won the Republican primary on May 20 with 1,400 votes to Treitz’s 1,166 votes.

  • Pope’s Creek Ranch prepares for tomato conflict

    By Matt Overing
    matthew.overing@uky.edu

    Chances are high that you’ve never participated in anything like what is going down at Pope’s Creek Ranch on Saturday.
    That would be the Marion County Tomato Conflict, loosely based on La Tomatina in Spain. It’s essentially a massive tomato-chucking fight.
    Pope’s Creek Ranch general manager David Neville said the event is so unique, even he doesn’t know what to expect.

  • New light to be installed for school traffic

    A new traffic light will be installed at the intersection of Corporate Drive and East Main Street with the aim of helping school traffic near Lebanon Middle School.
    Lebanon Assistant Police Chief Greg Young said the new light would be installed some time this week.
    Young said the new light would replace the one already at that intersection, adding that it would be similar to the one located in front of the Lebanon Wal-mart.

  • Potential case of canine influenza in area

    By Matt Overing
    matthew.overing@uky.edu

    There may be an outbreak of canine influenza in the Lebanon area.
    Dr. Sabra St. Germain at All Paws in Lebanon believes that could be what she has been seeing in some dogs.

  • Flag stolen from VFW

     An American flag has been stolen from VFW Post 5910 in Lebanon.

    The Lebanon Police received a call reporting the theft around 9:10 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, according to Police Chief Wally Brady.

    "Someone cut the rope and stole the flag," Brady said.

    Officer Alan Corbett is investigating. 

    Anyone with information about the theft can call the police department at 270-692-2121 or the Lebanon Police tip line at 270-692-5LAW (270-692-5529).

  • County invests thousands into technical education for local students

    Magistrates voted to invest $112,000 into the Marion County Jobs Training Consortium to help improve the quality of technical education for Marion County students at the Marion County Area Technology Center (MCATC) during its regular monthly meeting July 17.