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Today's News

  • To protect and serve

    Lebanon Assistant Police Chief Greg Young flips on the blue lights of his police cruiser and steps out in the middle of the street. He looks both ways to make sure the traffic is clear before walking toward a large fallen branch, picking it up and setting it off to the side of the road.
    “Most people don’t realize we do that kind of stuff,” he says as he gets back into the car. “A fallen branch like that will make someone swerve, possibly run into another car. It’s dangerous.”

  • Meeting 'Pope Frank'

    By Rick Cousins
    Galveston County Daily News

    At informal gatherings, it’s not uncommon to go from name dropping to comparing notes among friends as to the famous folks each have met. Perhaps one met a movie star once, or another a presidential candidate, or even a contestant from American Idol or The Voice. But it would be hard to top shaking hands with the Pope, the Holy Father, the Vicar of Christ on Earth.
    The man who heads up Vatican City and the estimated 1.2 billion Catholics is not an easy fellow to come across for any given person.

  • Getting high behind bars

    The Marion County Detention Center continues to deal with serious overcrowding issues, but there’s another problem that’s keeping Jailer Barry Brady awake at night, quite literally.
    Just last week, Brady received a phone call in the middle of the night from his staff at the jail informing him of a medical emergency involving a female inmate who had smuggled drugs into the facility. But, it’s how she snuck the drugs into the facility that’s even more disturbing.

  • Lebanon man dies in single-vehicle car accident

    A Lebanon man died after being ejected from his car during a single-vehicle accident early Sunday morning.
    At 3:59 a.m., the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a single-vehicle collision on Campbellsville Highway, approximately one mile west of Lebanon.

  • ‘For the love of the family tradition’

    By McKenna Dosier
    Summer Intern

  • Bodies of missing father, son found in Oregon

    By Forrest Berkshire
    Landmark News Service

    Two Bardstown men missing for nearly two years in Oregon were found Thursday in what investigators say they believe was a murder/suicide.
    The bodies of John K. Wood and his son, Jason, were found Thursday evening off Dog River Trail in the Mount Hood National Forest in Oregon, according to a press release from the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Woman murdered in Campbellsville

    By Franklin Clark
    Landmark News Service

    A Georgetown man accused of murdering a Campbellsville woman pleaded not guilty at an arraignment Wednesday morning in Taylor County District Court.
    At the arraignment, Taylor County District Judge Connie Phillips appointed a public defender to Rocky T. Ashby, 36. He is being represented by Lauren Hunter of the Adair County Department of Public Advocacy.
    Judge Phillips kept Ashby's bond at $1 million full cash. He remains in the Taylor County Detention Center.

  • Prosecutors still want to hear from grandmother in case of missing woman

    Landmark News Service

    Almost two months after a grandmother was subpoenaed to testify about her former vehicle, which investigators suspect might be connected to a local woman’s disappearance, it is still unclear as to whether or not she will have to appear before a grand jury.

  • Letting go

    Last year, when Tracy Cochran sent her daughter, Avery, to middle school for the first time, both of them were terrified.
    “Just the thought of going to middle school, and the stories that you sometimes hear,” Tracy said, “I was very, very nervous.”
    She said both of them were in tears. Avery’s transition from Calvary Elementary to Lebanon Middle School felt like too much for both of them.
    “I was scared that my old friends wouldn’t be my friends anymore,” Avery said.

  • PLTW provides hands-on experience for students

    For some students, the idea of joining the American workforce is in some distant future. It’s hazy and so far away that it might not matter to them. For others, it’s a reality they embrace openly.
    Thanks to the Project Lead The Way (PLTW) program, Laura Ackerman, a senior at Marion County High School, was able to spend a week following engineers doing what she hopes will be part of her future. She spent a week in a co-op with the Elizabethtown Transportation Cabinet, where she learned from engineers and reaffirmed her desire to continue in the engineering field.