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  • Visitor interest in Turtleman brings many to Lebanon

    Nicky Reynolds was at a meeting downtown recently when she noticed a van from Alaska. As the executive director of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission, she was curious why a van from so far away was in town.

    It turns out they were looking for Ernie Brown Jr., the Turtleman.

    Visitors are coming from all over the United States in hopes of meeting Brown in his hometown.

  • 'Turtle Mama'

    Lola Brown, a.k.a. Turtle Mama, grew up in Bardstown, near Nazareth.

    She remembers her family would walk to church every Sunday morning at 6 o'clock, and coincidentally, it was walking home from church where she first met Ernie Brown Sr., the Turtleman's father.

    Lola was 16 at the time, and she had been in Holy Cross visiting her sister, who'd given birth three months earlier. While her husband stayed home with the baby, Lola and her sister went to church.

  • Turleman-iacs

    The first time I met Ernie Brown Jr., a.k.a. Turtleman, he swept me off my feet.

    Literally.

    He does that to many women, apparently. In fact, it's become one of his signature moves. And it's just one of the many reasons why he's become a worldwide sensation.

    Sure, he catches snapping turtles and other wild creatures with his bare hands, but I've discovered that his fans love him for many other reasons besides his turtle catching abilities.

  • Building obstacles in order to overcome them

    Overcoming obstacles can be a challenge for anyone. Creating them, well, that's something else all together.

    Yet, that's exactly what Marion County JROTC students were doing this past weekend. On Saturday, students and their instructors constructed the first part of what they plan to be an obstacle course.

    They started with a 15-foot rope climb, a low crawl, a balance beam series and a six-foot wall. The plan is to add another dozen obstacles before the course is complete.

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  • Turleman-iacs

    The first time I met Ernie Brown Jr., a.k.a. Turtleman, he swept me off my feet.
    Literally.
    He does that to many women, apparently. In fact, it's become one of his signature moves. And it's just one of the many reasons why he's become a worldwide sensation.
    Sure, he catches snapping turtles and other wild creatures with his bare hands, but I've discovered that his fans love him for many other reasons besides his turtle catching abilities.

  • Building obstacles in order to overcome them

    Overcoming obstacles can be a challenge for anyone. Creating them, well, that's something else all together.
    Yet, that's exactly what Marion County JROTC students were doing this past weekend. On Saturday, students and their instructors constructed the first part of what they plan to be an obstacle course.
    They started with a 15-foot rope climb, a low crawl, a balance beam series and a six-foot wall. The plan is to add another dozen obstacles before the course is complete.

  • City council to hold special-called meeting Aug. 27

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to have a specia-called meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, at city hall.

    The items on the agenda are as follows:

    - A noise variance request by the Generation Gap from Aug. 30 through Sept. 2 for the annual Block Party. The Generation Gap has also requested closing M.L. King from Depot Street to Proctor Knott Avenue during this event.

  • Tonya Ford found guilty, jury recommends 20-year sentence

    By Calen McKinney
    Central Kentucky News-Journal

  • State police seeks Adair jail escapees

    From the Kentucky State Police

    On Wednesday, the Kentucky State Police Post 15 Columbia received a call at 11 p.m. of two escapees from the Adair County Regional Jail Class D Minimum Security Facility. Trooper Chris Saunders responded to the facility to discover Antonio Howard and Ira Boles had walked away.
    Boles age twenty six is from Florence described as a white male, 6'1, 150 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes.  He was last seen wearing a red shirt, dark shorts, and dark shoes.