Today's News

  • Divine vaults to new school record at Heart of the Bluegrass

    The track teams were scheduled to go to Henry Clay to compete in the Heart of the Bluegrass meet Saturday, April 21. However, with prom scheduled for the same night, the team decided not to go.
    Brooks Divine did attend the meet, and intended on breaking some school and personal records. The previous school pole vault record was 13' 2", and Divine was able to clear an impressive 14' 2" to set a new mark.

  • Linescores, May 2

    April  20
    Athletics 13,  Dodgers    3
    Reds  10,  Braves  9
    April 24
    Reds 8, Athletics  7
    Braves 11, Dodgers 4
    April 27
    Reds 9,  Dodgers 6
    A's 12,  Braves 7
    City of Lebanon Reds       3 - 0
    Gordon Construction A's   2 - 1

  • Turkey hunt, Raikes

    Daniel Raikes returned from a trip to Kansas recently after winning an essay contest. While there, he filled both his turkey tags. Raikes is pictured with his dad, Bee Raikes, and two turkeys.

  • Mattingly signs with Kentucky Christian University

  • AAR Precision Systems to close in June

    AAR Precision Systems will be closing June 19, and 61 employees will be losing their jobs as a result.

    "The plant closing is permanent," wrote Ami Woodworth, the director of Human Resources for AAR Corporation, in an April 19 letter to the Office of Employment Training.

    AAR Corporation is the parent company for AAR Precision Systems, which is located at 748 West Main Street in Lebanon. The letter also reads that the plant closure will take place during a 14-day period starting June 19.

  • Annexation case heading to state Supreme Court

    The City of Lebanon annexed 415 acres of land to the southwest of the city in 2006 over the objections of several property owners in the area. Six years later, the Kentucky Supreme Court will review the case.

    On April 18, the Kentucky Supreme Court approved an order granting discretionary review.

  • Raywick bar under new management

    Susie's Bottoms Up has become the Raywick Bar and Grill, and according to an ad in this week's paper, it is also under new management.

    A call to the bar was not returned before press time.

    Susie's Bottoms Up was accused of discriminating against African-American patrons on April 5. The Kentucky Human Rights Commission is investigating the incident, but no further information is available regarding that investigation at this time.

  • Book signing

    Jim Higdon III signed copies of his book, The Cornbread Mafia, April 26 at the Marion County Public Library. Higdon is pictured signing a book for Al Cross (far right), who covered Marion County for The Courier-Journal at the time the marijuana operations described in the book were taking place.

  • Huddle House looks to reopen in June

    The Lebanon Huddle House might be reopened next month.

    Jamie Hicks, who owns the local franchise, said if everything goes according to plan, he hopes to open in early June.

    "We're changing the look," Hicks said. "We're just remodeling it a little bit."

    The restaurant is located at 613 W. Main Street in Lebanon. In addition to the new facade, he said they are putting in new tables, new light fixtures and televisions. Freddie Hilpp owns the land and the building.

  • Lebanon man accused of 10 counts of rape

    Michael Johnson Jr., 25, of 337 Martin Luther King Boulevard #2 in Lebanon was indicted for 10 counts of first-degree rape in Marion Circuit Court recently.

    According to the indictment, between Oct. 9, 2010, and Oct. 9, 2011, Johnson engaged in sexual intercourse with another person who was incapable of consent because she was less than 12 years old.

    His bond was set at $50,000 with the condition that he has no contact with the complaining witness.

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