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Today's News

  • Born to care

    Maybe nursing is in her blood, or maybe she just knew from a young age what she wanted to be. Regardless of the reason, Connie Higdon said she can’t see herself being anything other than a nurse.
    And after spending 37 years of her 38-year career working in labor and delivery, she can’t imagine working anywhere else, either.
    “Seeing a newborn baby, every delivery is just like the first one. It’s just a miracle,” Higdon said.

  • City gets preliminary report on flooding

    For the last few months, O’Brien and Gere Engineers has been trying to determine what can be done to avert the kind of flooding that affected downtown Lebanon last year. Monday evening, Elaine Flinn of O’Brien and Gere presented a preliminary report to the Lebanon City Council. Flinn explained that they have conducted a ground survey of the Jordan Creek, reviewed downtown businesses, and partially completed an aerial survey.
    “The Jordan storm system is undersized for a large storm event,” she told the council.

  • Written history

    Marion County residents had a chance to add to their book collections over the weekend when the Marion County Heritage Center held a reception with several Kentucky authors. Some of the authors have local ties to the community and signed autographs with book purchases.
    In case you missed the event, the Friends of the Library will host its own Kentucky Author’s Day from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 13.

  • Trail town talk

    Elaine Wilson wants to bring traffic to Lebanon.
    “Think of trail systems as an interstate of people ... if you don’t have an exit ramp coming into your town off that trail system, you’re never going to benefit from all that traffic” said Wilson, the executive director of the Kentucky Department of Adventure Tourism.

  • All their eggs in one basket

    The hunt was on as children of all ages and sizes stormed Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon Saturday morning during the Easter egg hunt. Despite cooler temperatures, a large crowd gathered at the park for the annual tradition.
     

  • Kentucky Writers Celebration is April 24

    The 2014 Kentucky Writers Celebration will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 24, at the Marion County Heritage Center in Lebanon.

  • Voter registration deadline approaching

    Landmark News Service

    The final day to register to vote in the May 20 primary election is April 21.
    Eligible Kentucky voters must be at least 18 years of age, be a U.S. citizen and live within the state for a minimum of 28 days before the election, according to the Secretary of State's Office.

  • Police searching for Springfield Nursing and Rehab robbers

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    Springfield Police responded to a 911 call in regard to a robbery at Springfield Nursing and Rehab at about 4:40 a.m. on Saturday. No injuries were reported from the incident, which remains under investigation.

  • Former deputy pleads guilty to drug crimes

    A former sheriff's deputy who broke the law he was hired to uphold has pleaded guilty to federal drug crimes. And, he now faces as much as 30 years in federal prison and a large fine.
    Former Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy William "Billy" Rice, 38, of Campbellsville, was charged in early October with committing federal drug crimes. He had initially pleaded not guilty.

  • PETA submits formal complaint claiming Turtleman broke animal cruelty laws

    By Pam Wright
    The Advocate Messenger

    Ernie Brown Jr., also known as the Turtleman, is in deep water this time.
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has launched an investigation into allegations of animal cruelty during filming of his Animal Planet reality series “Call of the Wildman.”