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Today's News

  • Woods and Waters: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Banquet is Saturday

    First up I need to tell ya again about the annual Central Kentucky Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Banquet coming up this Saturday, Aug. 6.
    It’ll be at Lebanon’s Centre Square and the doors open at 5 p.m. Advanced tickets are encouraged and available from most RMEF committee members - John O. Thomas and Keith Brock to name two.

  • Vaught’s Views: University of Kentucky football Fan Day is Saturday

    By Larry Vaught

    Fans will have a chance to meet and greet University of Kentucky football players Saturday at Commonwealth Stadium during Fan Day. My guess is that one of the most popular players will be freshman linebacker Kash Daniel of Paintsville.
    Sure, he's a Kentucky guy. And a Kentucky guy from eastern Kentucky who never wavered in his commitment to the Wildcats.
    He's also a special football player with unique skills. He won the Paul Hornung Award in Kentucky and was a U.S. Army All-American.

  • VOLLEYBALL: Mixed results at Bluegrass State Games

    The Marion County Lady Knights were in action in the Bluegrass State Games over the weekend.
    The Lady Knights began play on July 29 against the Henry Clay Blue Devils, losing 5-21, 6-21.

  • Meeting 'Pope Frank'

    By Rick Cousins
    Galveston County Daily News

    At informal gatherings, it’s not uncommon to go from name dropping to comparing notes among friends as to the famous folks each have met. Perhaps one met a movie star once, or another a presidential candidate, or even a contestant from American Idol or The Voice. But it would be hard to top shaking hands with the Pope, the Holy Father, the Vicar of Christ on Earth.
    The man who heads up Vatican City and the estimated 1.2 billion Catholics is not an easy fellow to come across for any given person.

  • To protect and serve

    Lebanon Assistant Police Chief Greg Young flips on the blue lights of his police cruiser and steps out in the middle of the street. He looks both ways to make sure the traffic is clear before walking toward a large fallen branch, picking it up and setting it off to the side of the road.
    “Most people don’t realize we do that kind of stuff,” he says as he gets back into the car. “A fallen branch like that will make someone swerve, possibly run into another car. It’s dangerous.”

  • Getting high behind bars

    The Marion County Detention Center continues to deal with serious overcrowding issues, but there’s another problem that’s keeping Jailer Barry Brady awake at night, quite literally.
    Just last week, Brady received a phone call in the middle of the night from his staff at the jail informing him of a medical emergency involving a female inmate who had smuggled drugs into the facility. But, it’s how she snuck the drugs into the facility that’s even more disturbing.

  • Lebanon man dies in single-vehicle car accident

    A Lebanon man died after being ejected from his car during a single-vehicle accident early Sunday morning.
    At 3:59 a.m., the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a single-vehicle collision on Campbellsville Highway, approximately one mile west of Lebanon.

  • BOYS SOCCER: Coach has ‘high expectations’ for his team

    The Marion County High School Boys Soccer Team is looking to build off its 2015 campaign, in which they advanced to the Fifth Region Tournament as runner-ups of the 18th District. The Knights finished with a 10-11 record last season.
    "We were competitive last season," Head Coach Greg Conley said. "We didn't go as far as we wanted to go last season, and this season I am looking to make sure that doesn't happen again. I want to do something this postseason. I have high expectations for this team.”

  • ‘For the love of the family tradition’

    By McKenna Dosier
    Summer Intern

  • Letting go

    Last year, when Tracy Cochran sent her daughter, Avery, to middle school for the first time, both of them were terrified.
    “Just the thought of going to middle school, and the stories that you sometimes hear,” Tracy said, “I was very, very nervous.”
    She said both of them were in tears. Avery’s transition from Calvary Elementary to Lebanon Middle School felt like too much for both of them.
    “I was scared that my old friends wouldn’t be my friends anymore,” Avery said.