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Today's News

  • Three vie for the governor's mansion

    James Roberts, Landmark News Service

    Three candidates are seeking the governor's seat in November. But, while each candidate has distinct differences, all agree that the economy and, more importantly, getting Kentuckians back to work, are among the top issues facing the Bluegrass state.

  • Set your clocks back this weekend

    Don't forget to set your clocks back this weekend.

    At 2 a.m., Sunday morning, Nov. 6, the time will officially change and move back to 1 a.m. We encourage everyone to enjoy an extra hour of sleep.

    Also, when changing the clocks, it's a good time to also check/change the batteries in your smoke alarms.

  • Election Day is Nov. 8

    Next Tuesday, Nov. 8, voters across Kentucky will go to the polls to elect six state officials.

    The governor's race is at the top of the ballot, but it's not the only office for voters to consider. Here is a list of the candidates and the offices they're running for:

    - Governor/Lt. Governor: Steve Beshear (incumbent)/Jerry Abramson, Democrats; Gatewood Galbraith/Dea Riley, Independents; David Williams/Richie Farmer, Republicans.

  • Veterans Day celebration is Nov. 6

    Veterans Day is officially Friday, Nov. 11, but the Lebanon National Cemetery will be hosting its annual Veterans Day celebration this Sunday, Nov. 6.

    The event to honor all veterans is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. VFW Post 5910 is the host for this year's ceremony.

  • A second serving of 'Kentucky Fried Fiction'

    Lebanon native Andrew Grundy III has completed the second edition of his book, "Kentucky Fried Fiction."

    The new edition includes everything that was in the first edition plus more than 60 new pages of material. Grundy describes the book as "a rambling collection of stories and stuff."

    The book compiles a variety of pieces - news articles, stories, essays, letters, editorials, an interview and even some poetry.

  • County signs lease agreement on new CD&D site

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved a lease agreement with Nalley and Hayden for a new construction, demolition and debris landfill site. Under the agreement, the county will lease the property for $25,000 for five years.

    The county's current CD&D landfill is located on Calvary Road near the state barn. The new site will be located off of Adam Hughes Memorial Highway.

  • Maker's Mark bottle will help Habitat for Humanity

    The My New Kentucky Home Habitat for Humanity chapter may be in high spirits thanks to some assistance from Maker's Mark.

    Marion County's own bourbon distillery is marking the transition of its leadership from Bill Samuels Jr. to his son, Rob Samuels, with a commemorative bottle celebrating three generations of the Samuels family. Proceeds from the bottle will benefit the local Habitat for Humanity chapter and the 21st Century Parks in Louisville.

  • Louisville man indicted on multiple sex charges

    Christopher A. Sutherland, 21, of 1732 Sonne Avenue in Louisville was indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently for 10 counts of third-degree rape, 10 counts of third-degree sodomy, 10 counts of first-degree sexual abuse and second-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Grand finale

    The Marion County High School marching band finished the 2011 season Saturday at Barren County High School. The Knights scored a 76.55 to finish 11th in the Class AAAA semifinals.

    Band Director Curtis Bennett noted that the season got off to a rough start when the former band director resigned, and Bennett was named as the new director Aug. 11.

    "It could have been a disaster and it wasn't," he said. "It was a strong finish for us."

  • Lebanon man pleads guilty to reckless homicide

    Phillip R. Johnson, 29, of 6345 W. Main Street, Apt. 10, in Lebanon pled guilty to reckless homicide and two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance in Marion Circuit Court recently.

    Johnson faced an original charge of first-degree manslaughter related to the death of Jessica Monday on March 9, 2010.

    His sentencing has been scheduled for Jan. 5.

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