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Today's News

  • Grape salad tastes like a dessert

    One of my grandma Ruth Spicer's card-playing friends used to make this Grape Salad and serve it on lettuce leaves.

    I was very fond of it as a child and still am. It's one of those salads that tastes almost like a dessert.

    This coleslaw recipe is one that was given to me and I tried it out on some friends and my dad. He was quite fond of it. I think he liked all coleslaw recipes.

    He even put coleslaw on his sandwiches!

    Grace's Grape Salad

    2 lb. seedless grapes, whole or halved

    1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened

  • Investigation continues in officer's death

    A homicide investigation is ongoing regarding the death of Lebanon Police Officer David M. Ford.

    As of Monday, there was no new information to report on the case.

    "We are continuing to investigate every lead and using every resource available to us to bring this to some resolution," said Billy Gregory, public affairs officer for the Columbia Kentucky State Police Post.

  • City, county opt-out of state debris clean-up

    The state recently announced its bid-letting on state clean-up for ice storm debris, but local officials have said that, at least for now, they will opt out of participating in state contracts. Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw and Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly both indicated the cost of participating in the state contract could be too high. The state has proposed to pay the up-front costs of the clean-up by using money generated by the state fuel tax.

    "That's used to repave streets and fix potholes," Crenshaw said.

  • Start seeds at home

    Now is the time to start seedlings such as broccoli and cabbage to be planted in the vegetable garden in late March.

    There are several techniques and rules that should be followed when starting seedlings so we will discuss a few of them now as a reminder.  One rule of thumb to keep in mind when starting seedlings is that generally it takes six weeks for a seed to grow into a transplant ready for the garden.

    Ten things to keep in mind when starting seedlings is as follows:

  • Firefighters respond to Tatum Lane fire

    Two Tatum Lane cats each used one of their nine lives when they escaped from their burning home Thursday morning.

    At approximately 8 a.m., the Gravel Switch Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire at 1775 Tatum Lane. The homeowner, Glynda Tatum, was outside of the house when a neighbor, who was taking his son to school, came across the scene. The neighbor, Ian Justice, said he used a garden hose before firefighters arrived.

  • Junior is Pet of the Week

    Junior is a very loving large male house cat. He is already neutered and declawed and wants attention that he gives right back. He gets along great with other cats. If your pet is missing, call the shelter-it may be there. For a complete listing of pets with pictures visit adoption@petfinder.com. The shelter reminds pet owners that all cats and dogs should have a rabies shot. To adopt an animal, potential owners must complete an adoption application. The animal shelter accepts stray or unwanted animals. The shelter is located off of KY 208 and is open from noon until 5 p.m.

  • Lebanon man indicted for sexual abuse

    Richard Darrell Storey, 64, of 227 North Spalding Avenue in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently for first-degree sexual abuse and second-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, on or about a date beginning on Oct. 1, 2008, and continuing through Jan. 2, 2009, Storey, on at least 14 occasions, subjected another person to sexual contact who is incapable of consent because she was younger than 12 years old.

  • Chamber's outstanding award winners named

    The Lebanon-Marion County Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards banquet Feb. 19. During the dinner the 2008 outstanding award winners were announced.

    The awards winners are as follows:

    Outstanding educator — Roger Marcum

    Outstanding citizen — Brad Lanham

    Outstanding farmer — Todd and Jill Hardin

    Outstanding businessperson — Dr. Jimmy Cook

    Outstanding emergency services personnel — Chuck Helm

    Outstanding chamber member — Monica Pickerill

  • Fiscal court to discuss ice storm debris Saturday

    Ice storm debris has been gathered and piled up throughout Marion County. How that debris will be dealt with will be determined Saturday morning.

    At 8 a.m. Feb. 21, the Marion County Fiscal Court has scheduled a special-called meeting to discuss and decide what it will do regarding debris removal.

  • Firefighters respond to Tatum Lane fire

    Around 8 a.m. Thursday morning, the Gravel Switch Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire at 1775 Tatum Lane.

    The homeowner, Glynda Tatum, was outside of the house when a neighbor who was taking his son to school came across the scene. The neighbor, Ian Justice, said he used a garden hose before firefighters arrived.

    Justice said Tatum told him she had two cats inside the house, and firefighters found both cats alive while cleaning up after the fire was extinguished.