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Today's News

  • State-wide tornado drill

    The annual state-wide tornado drill is scheduled for 10:07 a.m., Tuesday, March 6.

  • Chamber Day at the Races is Tuesday, May 1

    NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS!

    Churchill Downs, Millionaires Row

    Tuesday, May 1,

    Spend a day at the track during Derby Week! Experience the excitement on Millionaires Row! The cost of $65 includes admission, all you can eat buffet on Millionaires Row, a program, indoor betting and a cash bar will be available.  Payment must be received with your reservation by April 2, 2012. Call the Chamber office (270) 692-9594 for more information.

  • Ford murder trial delayed for fifth time

    Tonya Ford's murder trial has been delayed once again.

    But this time, the prosecution and defense say they believe the new date is firm.

    Ford is accused of shooting and killing her husband, Lebanon Police Officer David M. Ford.

    She was scheduled to face a jury on June 25. Now, that date has been changed to Aug. 20, three and a half years since Officer Ford was killed.

  • Motion made to suppress statements in Wise murder case

    A motion has been made to suppress incriminating statements made by a Campbellsville woman accused of killing her husband with a morphine overdose.

    Kathleen H. Wise, 61, of 4203 Bengal Road, was indicted in July by a Taylor County grand jury and charged with first-degree murder. If convicted, she faces as much as life in prison. She has pleaded not guilty to the crime.

  • 'Once Again' is the fulfillment of a writer’s dream

    Amy Durham has dreamed of writing a book for years, and today, her dream has come true. In January, she published her first novel, "Once Again", a paranormal romance.

    "Writing is something I've wanted to do for a very long time," Durham said. "I've been pursuing it seriously for the last nine years."

  • Lebanon man indicted for shooting mother

    Shane Ray Wright, 32, of 320 Three Pines Road in Lebanon was indicted in two separate indictments for first-degree assault and for possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

    According to the indictment, on or about Jan. 22, Wright caused serious physical injury to another by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument or, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, he wantonly engaged in conduct that created a grave risk of death to another and thereby caused serious physical injury to another.

  • Red letter day

    Terry Tingle is a "leaper", and he'll be celebrating his first "real" birthday this year.

    He turns 4 today, Leap Day, Feb. 29.

    "His due date was Feb. 22, and he was exactly a week overdue," said his mother, Natasha Sandusky Tingle of Danville.

    The doctor had planned to induce labor on Feb. 29, but Natasha said her water broke that day anyway.

  • Leap of Faith

    If you ask Shirley Benningfield, it was by pure coincidence that she and her husband, Boody, decided to get married on Leap Day.

    But, if you ask Boody, you might get a different story.

    "Shirley was afraid she was going to lose me," Boody said, laughing, sitting alongside Shirley in their kitchen at their home on West Finley Ridge in Marion County last week.

  • Take a flying leap

    Most people would never think of jumping out of an airplane, and many people who do just want to jump once to say that they did it.

    But there are a few people for whom skydiving becomes a lifetime hobby.

    Bill Harned is one of those few select people.

    "In 1977, I went to Bardstown and jumped out of an airplane," he said.

  • Pennies For Patients

    Lebanon Middle School hosted a Pennies For Patients Fashion Show and Tribute Friday, Feb. 24. Students modeled clothing from local stores, including Cato's, Factory Connection, Goodie Two Shoes, Goodwill, Simply The Best and That Cute Little Shop. The school has raised more than $1,800 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. As a result of their fundraising, teacher John Buckman agreed to shave his head during the fashion show.