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Today's News

  • Former UK player was celebrating game-winning TD when he fell over railing at stadium

    By Beth Musgrave
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    A former University of Kentucky offensive lineman became so excited after UK's game-winning fourth-quarter interception and touchdown Saturday that he caught his foot on a step, lost his balance and went over the railing of the upper deck of Commonwealth Stadium, a witness said Sunday.
    Jay Blanton, a spokesman for UK, said Brad Durham was in serious condition at UK Chandler Medical Center. Durham allegedly fell 35 to 40 feet onto the lower level of the stadium.

  • Two injured in collision on Bradfordsville Highway

    Two people were transported from the scene of a two-vehicle collision at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday morning near 1175 Bradfordsville Highway.

    According to the Kentucky State Police, Mary E. O'Bryan, 71, of Louisville was driving south on KY 49 in a 2002 Chevy Cavalier. When she attempted to turn into a private drive, O'Bryan turned into the path a northbound 1992 Nissan pickup truck, driven by Ted McCollum, 53, of Nicholasville, the state police reported.

  • Ham Days: ‘Great weather, good people’

    Tim Paxton made the trip from Mt. Washington to attend Ham Days this year, and it wasn’t the first time.

    “This is one of the shows we don’t miss,” Paxton said. “We love coming to Lebanon. It’s just a good time.”

    Paxton’s 1974 Karmann Ghia was one of the 164 cars entered in the car show during the annual festival hosted by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Ham Days: And the winners are...

    Farmer’s National Bank Pokey Pig 5K

    This was FNB’s sixth year as sponsor of the Pokey Pig 5K. A total of 841 runners turned out for the event. Tichaedza Chikuni was the overall male winner and Rae Mills was the overall female winner.

    County Poster Contest Winners

    * These students all won first place at their school.

  • Board agrees to time off for superintendent

    The Marion County Board of Education held a quick meeting Friday afternoon to clarify an error made at Tuesday’s regular meeting.

    On Sept. 23, the board approved a medical leave of absence for Superintendent Taylora Schlosser. Board Chairman DeLane Pinkston said at that meeting that Schlosser had requested a leave for four weeks.

  • Man, woman recovering after Monday morning stabbing

     A man is recovering at University Hospital in Louisville after a stabbing occurred early Monday morning in Lebanon. A Lebanon woman was also stabbed in the same incident.

  • Court of Appeals, Division 1: Mt. Vernon attorney challenging judge from London

    Michael Caperton has been a judge for nearly 21 years, including almost seven years on the Court of Appeals, District 3, Division 1. He’s hoping voters will return him to office on Nov. 4.

    His challenger is Debra Lambert, who has served as a circuit judge in the 28th District for nearly seven years.

    Both candidates participated in telephone interviews, and a transcript of those interviews will be posted at http://goo.gl/xXgfoj (Caperton) and  http://goo.gl/8dFkd7 (Lambert). 

  • Oct. 6 last day to register for general election

     The last day to register to voter in the 2014 General Election is Monday, Oct. 6.

    Eligible voters who have not yet registered should do so at the County Clerk’s Office in the David R. Hourigan Government Center, 223 N. Spalding Avenue in Lebanon. Election day is Nov. 4.

    The deadline to file as a write-in candidate is 4 p.m. Oct. 24.

  • ‘Nam Brothers’

    Sept. 26, 1968 is a day that is forever ingrained in Barney Tharp’s memory.

    He was 21 years old, a brand new soldier, and was serving in the Army during the Vietnam War. Within four short weeks of his tour of duty, Tharp was faced with a life or death situation.

  • Court of Appeals, Division 1: Q&A with Michael Caperton

     Michael Caperton, 60, of London

    1. Why are you seeking re-election?