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Today's News

  • Toy, hat and glove drive

    The Lebanon Police Department is partnering with Central Kentucky Community Action and 100.9 WLSK for toy, hat and glove drive for three and four-year-old children. Donations can be placed in a drop box in the lobby of the Lebanon Police Department. The deadline to donate is Dec. 18.

     

  • Bradfordsville is gearing up for Christmas

    The best decorated house and businesses of Bradfordsville will be judged on Thursday, Dec. 4, beginning at 6 p.m. If you are within Bradfordsville city limits, your home or business will be judged. If you are outside of the city limits you will need to call Amy Purdom to be included in the judging at 270-337-4911.
    This year the ham and turkey meal will be at the Bradfordsville Civic Center on Saturday, Dec. 6. The Christmas in the Country parade will be on Saturday, Dec. 6. Call Loni Clarkson to be included in the parade at 270-337-2113.

  • Lebanon man gets five years for sex abuse

    Ricardo Sunun-Gomez, 34, of 118 Holly Hill Inn in Lebanon was sentenced to five years in prison in Marion Circuit Court last week for six charges of first-degree sexual abuse (victim under 12 years old).
    According to the indictment, the incidents occurred between July 1, 2010, and March 14, 2013. Two different victims were indicated by the indictment.
    Sunun-Gomez will be required to register as a sex offender with the probation and parole office, and a sample of his blood will be taken by the Department of Corrections for DNA law enforcement identification purposes.

  • Lebanon man indicted for sodomy, incest

    Steven D. Williams, 41, of 825 Raywick Road in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently for first-degree sodomy (two counts), incest (two counts) and second-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Honoring those who served

    Marion County High School hosted its annual Veteran Day program on Nov.  11. The JROTC program ran the program, and the featured speaker was Congressman Ed Whitfield.  To the veterans in attendance, Whitfield said, “On behalf of a grateful nation, thank you for you service, for your sacrifice.” As part of the program, the students also shared the history of “The Star Spangled Banner,” which was written 200 years ago.
     

  • Building memories

    The Marion County Public Library on Saturday hosted storyteller Paschal “The Rascal” Baute followed by “Lunch with Legos.” Baute spent the morning telling tales. Baute is a member of the “Spellbinders” group in Lexington, and he is open to helping start a similar group in Lebanon.

  • Funeral information for Coach Robbins

     Marion County football coach Jeff Robbins passed away Sunday afternoon, Nov. 16. Robbins had been battling multiple myeloma.

    Visitation for Coach Jeff Robbins will be from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Bosley Funeral Home in Lebanon.

    The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Lebanon United Methodist Church.

  • Carla Abbi hired as Springfield Tourism Director

    Carla Abbi, who resigned as the executive director of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission in September, was hired last week by the Springfield Tourism Commission to be its very first executive director.
    Abbi, who married Dr. Atam Abbi of Springfield, said when she resigned in September that she was stepping down from her position in Lebanon so that she could spend more time with her family.

  • NGL pipeline opponents continue the fight

    The Bluegrass Pipeline may have been put on hold, but thousands of Kentuckians remained concerned about the impact of fracking and the potential risks of transporting natural gas liquids through the state.
    Saturday, hundreds of Kentucky residents including Marion County citizens, member of the Loretto Community, Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly and county judge-elect David Daugherty attended the workshop, "Pipelines, Fracking and Kentucky's Future Beyond Fossil Fuels."

  • A fireman’s fireman

    Ricky Mattingly has been a firefighter for 41 years. He’s been the Lebanon fire chief for 31 years.
    And as of last month, he is a hall of famer.
    On Oct. 23, Mattingly was inducted into the Dixie Firefighter Association Hall of Fame.
    "He's one of those kind of guys who would rather be pretty modest about it,” said Trey Abell, who is a member of the Lebanon Fire Department and a firefighter in Lexington. "He likes to think it’s not a big deal."