Today's News

  • Tourist commission meets today

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet in special-called meeting at 5 p.m.

    The agenda includes the following:

    -  Robin Humphress of Kentucky Classic Theatre

    - Minutes of meetings from Sept. 13, 22 and 27 and Oct. 4 and 5

    - Treasurer's report and expenses

    - November marketing plan and ad

    - Executive session to conduct phone/video interviews with executive director candidates and to discuss property acquisition

  • Living faith better than preaching it

    By Larry Rowell

    Landmark News Service


    The 1st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States states that while Americans have the right to practice a religion of their choice, no government body has the right to establish a religion.

  • Trying to see a bigger picture

    Taking photos of tragic events is not something I enjoy nor is it something I take lightly. 

    At my first full-time newspaper job, one of the first accidents I covered involved a car that ran off the side of the road and flipped over. The parents, who were wearing seat belts, survived. The children, who were not belted, were thrown from the vehicle and killed.

  • Runner’s High

    I made an observation while working traffic control during The Bourbon Chase Friday night and watching thousands of runners jog to and through Marion County Friday and into the wee hours of Saturday morning.

    Well, actually, I made several observations.

  • 10-12-11 Public Record

    New drivers
    NOTICE: Any permit holder wishing to take the road test can call (270) 692-2681 to schedule an appointment.
    The following passed the road test Oct. 4, 2011, and earned their Kentucky driver’s license.
    Alexis S. Maupin
    Kristin N. Gallagher

    Prepaid fines
    Vickie Crain, 2065 Cartersville Road, Paint Lick, alcohol intoxication in a public place,  $183.
    Cory A. Rich, 305 Handley St., Campbellsville, alcohol intoxication in a public place, $183.


  • 10-12-11 Police Log

    Reports from the Lebanon Police Department
    - On Oct. 1, Annette Malone of St. Rose Road in Lebanon reported a burglary and the theft of a Stihl weedeater, Sears edger, Stihl chainsaw, Passload nailer, electrical screwdriver and a Honda pressure washer, totaling $2,719 in stolen items.

  • Ag event will pair producers with distributors

    Local farmers, listen up. If you grow it, or maybe want to grow it, they will come. “They” are food distributors that want and need more local food for their clients.
    Louisville Farm to Table and Washington County Cooperative Extension are teaming up to put food distributors that need locally grown food in the same room as folks in the state that either are or are willing to consider growing it.
    To set the table, a meal of locally grown food will be prepared for those attending the conference.

  • Federal government takes action on Radon to prevent cancer deaths

    Health agencies throughout the United States have joined forces to promote awareness of the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers.  Oct. 17-24 is Federal Radon Action Week according to The Surgeon General.  
    The American Lung Association, Centers for Disease Control, and National Cancer Institute all agree that radon is a National health problem and encourage radon testing during the October awareness drive.
    Radon is a naturally-occurring, invisible and odorless radioactive gas. One in 15 American homes contains high levels of radon.

  • Plant garlic now for 2012 summer harvest




  • Conservation Farm Bill programs are in effect

    The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Kentucky is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit their local NRCS office now to receive more information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible financial funding opportunities.  The application process for 2008 Farm Bill conservation programs is continuous, but funding selections are made at specific times throughout the year.  The Kentucky NRCS application ranking cutoff date for consideration for 2012 funds in this sign up period is November 15, 2011.