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Today's News

  • Hood Lane, Sterk Avenue residents indicted for assault, robbery

    Samantha J. Rigdon, 25, of 289 Hood Lane in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree assault, first-degree criminal attempt to commit robbery and second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor in Marion Circuit Court recently.
    According to the indictment, on or about June 5, Rigdon caused serious physical injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument, or she aided, abetted or counseled with another in said act.

  • POWR program provides unique way to lose weight

    By Matt Overing
    matthew.overing@uky.edu

    Rita Rawlings has been going to KORT for more than eight weeks. First, it was for her knee – she was there for physical therapy.
    Dr. Melanie Brewer came to Rawlings and told her about the Personalized Orthopedic Weight Reduction (POWR) program, and Rawlings signed on the day after her physical therapy ended.
    Brewer said the program is more comprehensive than other programs and offers a full-body approach, instead of targeting just knee pain or back pain.

  • Bethel Star Apostolic Church ‘building bridges’ in community

    By Matt Overing
    matthew.overing@uky.edu

    One church in Lebanon is hoping to build a positive environment on the city streets.
    Michael Johnson, the pastor at Bethel Star Apostolic Church, said that he wants to give something back to the community that has given him so much.
    “We want people to sense that we can relate to what they are going through,” Johnson said. “We may not agree with their lifestyle choices, but we believe in the person inside.”

  • Main Street will be partially closed to clean up collapsed sewer

     Lebanon city employees dug into the city's storm sewer system Monday morning only to discover that they'll need to do even more digging.

    City Administrator John O. Thomas estimated they will be digging another 12-15 feet, and that will mean temporarily closing at least one lane of eastbound traffic on Main Street near the Spalding Avenue intersection.

    City employees dug up a portion of South Spalding Avenue near the intersection with Main Street Monday morning. This was an area where they knew a section of the sewer had collapsed.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ‘Guys and Dolls’ on stage this week in Lebanon

    From the producers of last year’s Oklahoma! comes one of the most popular Broadway musicals of all time “Guys and Dolls.” Kentucky Classic Theatre presents “Guys and Dolls Jr.” at Angelic Hall in Lebanon July 24-26 at 7 p.m., and in the Russ Mobley Theater at Campbellsville University July 31-Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m.