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Today's News

  • HAM DAYS: Voice from the stage

    Charles Lancaster Sr. has been part of every PIGasus Parade, providing commentary and introducing parade participants as they pass the Main Street stage.
    This year, Lancaster, 78, will be seeing the parade from a different point of view — as the grand marshal.
    "This will be a real treat for me," Lancaster said.
    When Ham Days was still in its infancy, Lancaster was invited to serve as the master of ceremonies for the parade. It's something he's done ever since.

  • HAM DAYS: Missy’s parade

    The PIGasus Parade at the Marion County Country Ham Days festival was and always will be Missy Farmer-Spalding’s parade.
    For years, she was single-handedly in charge of organizing the parade. It held a special place in her heart.
    "I call it my parade," Missy said when being interviewed by the Enterprise in April of 2012. "I am so attached to that parade."

  • Enterovirus outbreak hits Kentucky children

    By Chris Kenning
    The Courier-Journal

    An outbreak of a respiratory virus that has hospitalized children in a handful of states has hit Kentucky, health officials said Monday, Sept. 8.
    Kraig Humbaugh, deputy commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Public Health, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently confirmed that five of 10 cases it tested from Kentucky were enterovirus D68 — which is fueling a rise in respiratory illness.

  • Swine and Dine all week long
  • Deadline to register in Nov. 4 general election is Oct. 6

    The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming Nov. 4 General Election is Monday, Oct. 6.
    County clerks’ offices throughout Kentucky will accept voter registration cards until the close of business on that date. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by Oct. 6.

    To be eligible to vote, you must:
    • Be a U.S. citizen,
    • Be a Kentucky resident for at least 28 days before Election day,
    • Be at least 18 years old by the date of the next general election,

  • Hosparus needs volunteers - will host a free training in Campbellsville

    Hosparus Green River needs volunteers in Adair, Green, Marion, Metcalf, Taylor and Washington counties and will offer a free two-part training session, 5:30 – 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16 and Thursday, Oct. 30 (light supper provided) at its Campbellsville office, 295 Campbellsville ByPass (behind Coltons). Participants must attend both sessions to become Hosparus volunteers. Pre-registration is required by Monday, Oct. 13. To register or for more information, contact Deborah Faircloth at 270-782-7258 x3812 or dfaircloth@hosparus.org.

  • Submit your photos and drawings for a special Lebanon Christmas ornament

    In honor of Lebanon’s 200th birthday next year, the downtown committee is asking artists and photographers to submit their work to possibly be used for a special Christmas ornament next year. Artists and photographers are encouraged to submit their work featuring downtown Lebanon. The deadline to submit a drawing or photograph is Friday, Nov. 28.

    Contact Isabel Duley, Denise Thomas or Brenda Followell for more information.

    Proceeds from the sell of the ornament will go to the downtown committee to beautiful downtown.
     

  • Registered sex offender, alleged robber released on medical furlough is apprehended
  • Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc. announces new store to open in Lebanon

     

  • Priest Joseph Hemmerle charged with sex abuse

    By Chris Kenning
    The Courier-Journal

    Four months after he was removed from his ministry following an allegation of abuse, the Rev. Joseph Hemmerle was indicted Monday, Sept. 8, on six counts of sodomy and three counts of sexual abuse involving a minor, according to Meade County court officials.
    Debbie Medley, the Meade County Circuit Court Clerk, said Hemmerle was arrested after the grand jury indictment and released after posting $5,000 of a $25,000 bond. She said the charges indicate the alleged victim was under 12 years of age.