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Today's News

  • Mitch McConnell and Alison Grimes both tell untruths

    By Joseph Gerth
    The Courier-Journal

    The email came from the Alison Lundergan Grimes campaign Wednesday afternoon noting that the nonpartisan PolitiFact had taken to task Sen. Mitch McConnell and his wife, former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, for a whopper in McConnell's latest television commercial.
    The fact-checking organization had determined that despite what Chao said in the ad, McConnell really didn't support a stronger version of the Violence Against Women Act when he voted against a version of it that passed last year.

  • ‘God's got it’

    Aaron Glasscock has served more than 15 years in prison for a crime he said he didn’t commit. He has 11 more years to go, but that could change soon.
    A new federal law took effect earlier this year that could result in Glasscock being released from prison sooner than expected.
    In April, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a new clemency initiative for inmates who met six criteria:
    - They are serving a federal sentence and would likely be serving a shorter sentence if convicted of the same offense today.

  • Miles resigns from school board

    Bernard Miles has resigned from the Marion County Board of Education, leaving the board with two vacancies.
    Miles, who was representing District 1 on the board, submitted his resignation via email Friday afternoon.
    "I am resigning from the board [of] education as [of] 4:40 p.m. 08/8/2014. Thanks bernard," he wrote.
    The message was sent at 4:38 p.m. Aug. 8 with the subject line of "Re: Salary Revisions."
    Schlosser also sent a reply to Miles resignation announcement, which reads as follows:
    "Mr. Miles,

  • Gribbins sentenced to 20 years for murder

    Christopher Gribbins has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the wanton murder of 22-year-old David Litsey Jr.
    Marion Circuit Judge Dan Kelly handed down the sentence Thursday morning.
    Prior to the sentencing, Nicole Stamp, the mother of Litsey’s three children, read a statement on behalf of the Litsey family. She said Nov. 9, 2012, was supposed to be a celebration of the birth of her oldest child, but instead they were mourning Litsey’s death.

  • Updated candidate filings for the 2014 General Election

    Aug. 12 was the deadline for candidates to file and have their names appear on the Nov. 4 General Election ballot.
    Write-in candidates, whose names will not appear on the ballot, can register until 4 p.m. Oct. 24.
    Eligible citizens have until Oct. 6 to register to vote in the November election.
    Here are the candidates who have filed so far (an “I” indicates an incumbent):

    Federal offices

  • Former Club Cherry manager has died

    Obie Slater grew up as the son of a sharecropper from Mississippi. He died Aug. 6 in Lebanon, where he famously ran a popular nightclub for decades.
    Slater was 85.
    “He was small in stature, but his constitution and his will and his desire were huge,” Ruth Ann Fogle said.
    Fogle knew about Slater’s time as the manager for Club Cherry from her mother and her aunts.
    “He sounded like a rock star,” she said.

  • Parking lots are being resealed at Graham Memorial Park Aug. 14-17

    The following announcement was provided by Lebanon Parks Director Matthew Mattingly regaring parking at Graham Memorial Park Aug. 14-17:

    Anyone coming to the park from Aug. 14-17 will need to park in the parking lot at the bottom front of the park. The parking lot is where Field A3 is located. The park is having its parking lots resealed and lined.

    Please do not move cones, barricades, or caution tape. Please do not go around them.

    The basketball court is going to be resealed at this time, so it will be closed until it is completed.

  • Missing inmate caught in Indiana

    A Marion County Detention Center inmate who walked away from a work detail in Washington County on Aug. 6 has been captured.

    Darrell Arrwood, 28, of Louisville was caught Aug. 9 in Indiana by the Clark County Sheriff's Department, according to Marion County Jailer Barry Brady. Arrwood is awaiting extradition to Kentucky and he will face escape charges in Washington County.

    Arrwood, 28, walked away from the Washington County recycling center around 2 p.m.  Aug. 6. 

  • Washington County residents not happy with KKK fliers

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    Residents in northern Washington County woke Sunday, July 20, to find a small package in their driveways, and many have expressed displeasure with the message that was sent.
    Some time late Saturday (July 19) night or early Sunday morning, plastic sandwich bags containing a flier were distributed throughout Mackville, Texas and Willisburg, and the message was that of a recruiting effort for the Ku Klux Klan.

  • Council takes on nuisances, panhandling

    Public nuisances and panhandling were two of the main topics discussed at the Lebanon City Council meeting Monday evening.
    The council approved the first reading of an amendment to its property maintenance code to expand the list of conditions deemed to be public nuisances. The council also approved the first reading of an ordinance restricting panhandling.