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Today's News

  • Lexington Legends hosting peanut-free baseball game July 12

    Peanuts have been a staple of baseball concessions for years, but on Tuesday, July 12, the Lexington Legends will be hosting a peanut-free game.

    Whitaker Bank Ballpark will become a peanut-free facility for one night so individuals with allergies can take in a night of baseball with peanut-free concessions. The event is sponsored by Family, Allergy and Asthma.

  • Wright gets life, Benton gets 44 years

    The two men responsible for the death of a Marion County man have been sentenced.

    Friday morning, Raymond Wright and Adrian Benton received sentences of life in prison and 44 years, respectively, for their roles in the death of John G. Mattingly III. Fayette Circuit Judge Thomas Clark handed down the sentences.

    Wright could be eligible for parole in 25 years and Benton could be eligible for parole in 20 years.

  • St. Francis Post Office has been suspended

    "Services at the St. Francis Post Office have been emergency suspended" reads a notice posted July 7 on the door of the postal branch. 

    David Walton, a spokesman for the Kentuckiana district of the postal service, said he is not sure if the suspension will be lifted. However, he did say that the emergency suspension is not related to a planned study into whether the St. Francis branch would be closed.

  • Marion County animal control officer has been fired

    Marion County Animal Control Officer Jeff Wooldridge has been fired.

    The Marion County Fiscal Court voted unanimously to terminate Wooldridge during its July 7 meeting. The court's decision was made following an executive session that lasted nearly an hour.

  • High school site-based council meeting July 12

    The Marion County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council has scheduled a special-called meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, in the high school library.

    According to the agenda, the council will be conducting interviews for a special education position and the high school boys basketball coach.

    Assistant Principal Robby Peterson said these are two separate positions, but the council may hire one person if it finds someone who can fill both jobs.

  • Fiscal Court meets Thursday

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 7, at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The court's agenda include an executive session per KRS 61.810(1)(f). This provision of the Kentucky Revised Statutes allows governing bodies to go into executive session for discussions or hearings that may lead to the appointment, discipline or dismissal of an employee, although the employee may request a public hearing.

  • Possible drowning reported, false alarm

    A report of a possible drowning Wednesday afternoon at the Lebanon Aquatic Center turned out to be a false alarm.
    At 2:15 p.m. the Lebanon Police Dispatch received a call reporting a possible drowning at the pool.
    When EMS arrived on the scene, they found a female, who had been pulled out of the water by a lifeguard, according to Tony Mann of Marion County EMS. She may have had a seizure.

  • A quest for sanity goes through the woods

    By Lindsay Kriz

    KPA Summer intern

     

    My life has been awesome. I know that sounds like bragging, but it's true. I've taken great vacations, made so many great friends, had so many wonderful teachers and professors and had so many great opportunities. 

  • Could you pass the citizenship test?

    By Jeff Moreland

    Landmark News Servic

     

    We all like to think of ourselves as patriotic and good American citizens.

  • 'DUMP'FOUNDED

    Some people in our community decided recently to dump their junk at the City of Lebanon's recycling center on Woodlawn Avenue.

    The city has typically left the center open during the weekends so residents could drop off their recyclables - you know, things like aluminum cans, paper and plastic.