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Today's News

  • Court of Appeals, Division 1: Mt. Vernon attorney challenging judge from London

    Michael Caperton has been a judge for nearly 21 years, including almost seven years on the Court of Appeals, District 3, Division 1. He’s hoping voters will return him to office on Nov. 4.

    His challenger is Debra Lambert, who has served as a circuit judge in the 28th District for nearly seven years.

    Both candidates participated in telephone interviews, and a transcript of those interviews will be posted at http://goo.gl/xXgfoj (Caperton) and  http://goo.gl/8dFkd7 (Lambert). 

  • Oct. 6 last day to register for general election

     The last day to register to voter in the 2014 General Election is Monday, Oct. 6.

    Eligible voters who have not yet registered should do so at the County Clerk’s Office in the David R. Hourigan Government Center, 223 N. Spalding Avenue in Lebanon. Election day is Nov. 4.

    The deadline to file as a write-in candidate is 4 p.m. Oct. 24.

  • ‘Nam Brothers’

    Sept. 26, 1968 is a day that is forever ingrained in Barney Tharp’s memory.

    He was 21 years old, a brand new soldier, and was serving in the Army during the Vietnam War. Within four short weeks of his tour of duty, Tharp was faced with a life or death situation.

  • Court of Appeals, Division 1: Q&A with Michael Caperton

     Michael Caperton, 60, of London

    1. Why are you seeking re-election?

  • Court of Appeals, Division 1: Q&A with Debra Lambert

     Debra Lambert, 52, of Mount Vernon

    1. Why are you seeking re-election?

    DL: Well I feel like after my 25-years of practice at all levels of Kentucky courts and work as a Commonwealth's attorney, running my own practice successfully for many years and then being a circuit judge, which is actually the court level that's reviewed in the Court of Appeals, I feel like I am at a the peak of my career where I could be of the most service to the people of Kentucky.

    2. What is your educational background?

  • Angel Tree applications are being accepted

     Central Kentucky Community Action will be accepting applications for its Angel Tree Christmas program from Oct. 1 through Nov. 27.

    The office is located at 332 Hood Avenue in Lebanon.

    Applicants will be screened for eligibility. For more information, call 270-692-6411.

  • Gribbins murder case has been appealed

     Christopher Gribbins was sentenced earlier this yearto 20 years in prison for the wanton murder of 22-year-old David Litsey Jr. Gribbins was convicted on July 17, and Marion Circuit Judge Dan Kelly handed down the sentence recommended by the jury on Aug. 7.

    Litsey was shot in the neck in the parking lot of Raywick Bar and Grill on Nov. 9, 2012. He was taken to Spring View Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Gribbins, 47, of 821 Dangerfield Road in Hodgenville is the owner of the bar.

  • Local doctor files complaint against Kentucky Sportsmen

     Dr. James Angel filed a lawsuit against the League of Kentucky Sportsmen and two individuals, accusing them of conspiring against him and making false statements to defame him, in a complaint filed Aug. 11 in Marion Circuit Court.

    The defendants filed an answer to that lawsuit on Sept. 19. The defendants named in the complaint are the league, Mark Nethery of Louisville and Mark Meredith of Munfordville.

  • Forkland center responds to lawsuit

     A Boyle County woman has filed a lawsuit against the Forkland Community Center.

    The lawsuit was filed Aug. 14 in Marion Circuit Court on behalf of Joy Dearinger. 

    The community center filed its answer to the lawsuit on Sept. 8, while The Cincinnati Insurance Company filed as an intervening complainant on Sept. 24.

  • School board approves time off, not medical leave, for superintendent

    The Marion County Board of Education held a quick meeting Friday afternoon to clarify an error made at Tuesday's regular meeting.