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Today's News

  • Travel writers are talking about Lebanon

    Lebanon has been getting some good publicity lately, according to Carla Wagner, the executive director of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission.
    She told the commission during its May 12 meeting that they hosted some travel writers recently, which will bring attention to the community.
    Dana McMahan of bodybybourbon.com and her husband visited Lebanon in April, and they are working on pieces that might be of interest to “foodies” and bourbon lovers.

  • Know where to vote before May 20

    May 20 will be the first time Marion County voters go to the polls using new precincts that were put approved based on data from the 2010 Census. The county approved new magisterial districts in 2011, but the state did not approve the new precincts until late last year.
    The Marion County Clerk’s Office mailed thousands of postcards to county residents who may have seen a change in their precinct and where they vote.
    When the county redefined the magisterial districts, it also switched from using letters to numbers to identify those districts.

  • Corrections & Clarifications - May 14, 2014

    A photo in last week's edition misidentified a student at Marion County High School who was participating in a texting while driving exercise. The student's name is Stephanie Farmer not Stephanie Spalding.
    In a business brief last week, the phone number for Crystal Magick Cosmic Source was inadvertently omitted. The number is 270-321-2938. The business brief also should have mentioned past life regressions.

  • Ready, steady, go

    The Marion County Public School System has big dreams.
    That was evident during the district’s strategic planning summit last week at Centre Square, where school staff, site-base decision making council members, local officials and community leaders discussed the future of Marion County.

  • Ethics commission finds state rep guilty of harassment

    You may have heard recent news regarding the Legislative Ethics Commission rehearing the case against former State Representative John Arnold due to harassment of two LRC employees. The commission met Wednesday, May 7. Initially, the commission was unable to produce five votes to rule against Arnold, but this week, they voted to rehear the case. At the conclusion of a long day of testimony, the commission found Representative Arnold guilty of the allegations, and he was fined $1,000 for each complaint.

  • Finding ways to improve transportation system a top priority

    When it comes to getting from points A to B, few states can match Kentucky. That’s not too surprising, given that we’re home to the country’s population center east of the Rockies, but the numbers behind our transportation systems are impressive nonetheless.

  • Tourism, city council meet today

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission and the Lebanon City Council are each scheduled to meet Monday, May 12.

    The tourist commission is scheduled to meet in regular session at 3:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Minutes of April meetings

    • Treasurer's report

    • Executive director's report

    • New business, including commmisioners offices

    • Old business, including pole banners

  • Lebanon teen drowns in Green River Lake Sunday

    What was meant to be a church celebration took a tragic turn Sunday afternoon at Green River Lake.
    Members of Iglesia Casa del Alfarero were at the lake for a baptism, when Jose A. Zambrano, 19, drowned while retrieving a child’s swimming aid.
    “He loved the Lord with all of his heart. He served the Lord,” Zambrano’s sister Idania Guarneros said.

  • Lebanon woman dies in collision with semi

    A 36-year-old Lebanon woman died Friday after the vehicle she was driving collided with a semi truck on Campbellsville Highway.
    Elizabeth Pittman was driving east on US 68 in a 2001 Nissan when she attempted to pass another eastbound vehicle. According to the Kentucky State Police, Pittman was not able to complete the pass because of oncoming traffic. As she steered back into her lane, she lost control of her vehicle, dropped off the eastbound shoulder of US 68, returned to the roadway and struck a semi in the rear of its trailer, the state police reported.

  • St. Francis, Holy Cross pastor on leave after sex abuse allegation

    By Forrest Berkshire
    Landmark News Service

    The pastor of St. Francis and Holy Cross is on administrative leave following an accusation that he molested a young boy in the 1970s.
    Parishioners of the churches received a letter Friday from the Archdiocese of Louisville stating an individual had accused Father Joseph Hemmerle of sexual abuse.
    Brian Reynolds, chancellor of the Archdiocese of Louisville, confirmed Friday that Hemmerle was on leave and that the church was in the process of turning the matter over to law enforcement.