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Today's News

  • Taking tobacco to market a longer trip

    Ham Spalding remembers when the tobacco price support program was put into place. He remembers selling tobacco in hand-tied bundles, in 100-pound bales and later 500-pound bales.

    But one thing had always been the same, as long as the 94-year-old St. Joe resident could recall.

    "Ever since I was a kid, you've been able to sell tobacco in Lebanon," Spalding said.

  • Overdosed

    First story in a two-part series looking at local prescription pill abuse

     

    For anyone who remembers the Cornbread Mafia, it may not be a surprise that Marion County is part of the Appalachian High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, or HIDTA. Marijuana is still around, but the biggest problem today is more likely to be found in a medicine cabinet. Prescription drugs, especially painkillers, have become the greatest concern for local law enforcement.

  • Fire destroys Raywick man's garage and shop

    A Raywick man's garage and shop burned to the ground last week, and an electrical heater may be to blame.

    The Lebanon Police Department received a report of a fire at 4790 Raywick Road at 1:31 p.m., on Thursday.

    According to Raywick Fire Chief Herman Riggs, Jeff Wilkerson discovered the fire, which began in the back of the building near a bathroom where the electrical heater was located.

  • Got snow? MCPS has a Plan B

    If and/or when Mother Nature bestows the white stuff upon us, Marion County Public Schools will have a "Plan B" in its back pocket that could help the district avoid missing so many days of school this year.

    Last year, MCPS missed 14 days for snow, which included five days before Christmas. Some of those "snow days" could have possibly been avoided with the district's new Plan B, according to Scott Spalding, the transportation and maintenance director for the district.

  • Commission selects new chairman; no decision on executive director

    Brad Lanham has been elected to serve as the chairman of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission.

    Current Chairman Dan Lawson announced in November that he would be stepping down as chairman at the end of the calendar year. He said that he had too many commitments at this time, and needed to step back a bit.

    Lawson will continue to serve as a commissioner.

  • Young Democrats seeking to host convention

    Joey George and Trey Abell of the Marion County Young Democrats went before the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission Monday to request a free use of Angelic Hall and an adjacent classroom. George and Abell said Lebanon is being considered as a host site for the 2012 Kentucky Young Democrats convention.

  • Commission discusses meeting times

    Commissioner Dennis George asked the commission to consider a change to its regular meeting times during Monday's meeting.

    He pointed out that in correspondence between the mayor and the commission, he had asked them to consider when they schedule their meetings.

    George said most city committees and commissions meet at a time when the public is able to attend. He questioned if 3:30 p.m. on Mondays was a convenient time for most citizens.

  • Lebanon man arrested for attempted murder

    A Lebanon man has been arrested on a charge of attempting to murder his wife. James C. Smith, 51, of Lebanon was arrested at 4:37 a.m. Dec. 10 at 3450 Hwy. 208 by the Kentucky State Police. 

    According to the Kentucky State Police, Kathy Smith, James Smith's wife, wrestled a gun away from James Smith. She then fled the scene with her daughter and one of her daughter's friends. She was not injured in the incident.

  • Lebanon City Council meets Dec. 12

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet in regular session at 7 p.m Monday at city hall.

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    - Delegations

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Payment of bills

    - Department reports

    - Old business

  • Tourist commission meets Dec. 12

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet in regular session at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at the Centre Square Convention Center in Conference Room 300.

    Items on the agenda include an executive session for personnel matters (which could include a possible appointment of a new executive director) and the appointment of a new chairperson for the commission.