Today's News

  • License hemp but don't oversell; crop no game-changer

    From the Lexington Herald-Leader

    Goodness knows, a state that grows tobacco, which kills people, and champions products like gambling and liquor is hard-pressed to put on airs when it comes to industrial hemp, a botanical cousin to marijuana.
    So we stand by our longstanding support for legalizing industrial hemp production.
    But make no mistake about it, industrial hemp will not transform Kentucky's economy.

  • Driving Under the Influence - The Drivers

    This is the second story in a series about drinking and driving. This story focuses on the people who choose to drink and drive.

    Samantha Worthy, 32, of Fulton County hasn’t seen her two little boys since May.
    Her mother passed away in July, and she wasn’t there to say goodbye.
    Her father is extremely ill in a nursing home, and she’s afraid she might miss his final breaths, too, as she sits behind a jail cell in the Marion County Detention Center.

  • Local woman's granddaughter is found unharmed

    Tori Greenwell, who has been missing since Thursday morning, was located, alone and unharmed, by Lexington detectives in the Tates Creek area shortly after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, according to Lexington Police.

    Investigators continue to believe she left on her own volition.

  • Lebanon City Council to discuss taxes, flooding

    Tax rates and flooding are on the agenda for tonight's meeting of the Lebanon City Council. The council is scheduled to meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at city hall.

    The agenda includes a public hearing on the 2013 proposed tax rates. The city's current property tax rate is 19.1 cents per $100 valuation. The proposal is to increase the property tax rate to 19.8 cents per $100.

    The council is also scheduled to hold the first reading on the ordinance setting the tax rate during tonight's meeting.

  • Tourist commission to discuss Tibetan monks

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet at 3:30 p.m. today, Sept. 9, in Room 300 at the Centre Square Convention Center.

  • An Evening with Mark Twain

    Robert Brock portrayed American author Mark Twain during a one-man show Friday and Saturday in Angelic Hall at Centre Square in Lebanon. “An Evening with Mark Twain” mixed anecdotes from Twain’s life (or maybe not), selected bits of Twain’s writing and lots of humor. The performance was the highlight of the second annual Classic Arts Festival. Artists from around the area and two wineries had their goods on display and for sale during the event.

  • New coach for CKTS

    By Nick Schrager
    Enterprise correspondent

    The Central Kentucky Tiger Sharks have a new coach, Lindsey Pfoff.
    Pfoff, who swam for Asbury University, has coached for West and East Jessamine high schools and St. Catharine College. She has also worked under Olympic swim coach Nick Baker.
    She plans to bring this experience to CKTS and has a lot planned for the team this year.
    “I want to focus on the kids’ goals in swimming. I want to coach them individually,” Pfoff said.

  • Rain spoils Pigskin Classic

    By Nick Schrager
    Enterprise correspondent

    The Marion County Knights hosted the Bell County Bobcats in the Heart of the Pigskin Classic on Saturday.
    In what was supposed to be the first game in a double-header, the Knights lost 17-10 after the game was called due to rain and lightning with 6:03 left in the third quarter.

  • Followells celebrate anniversary


    Leo and Betty Followell of Bradfordsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 7, 2013. They were married on Sept. 7, 1963.
    Mr. Followell is a retired farmer. Mrs. Followell is the former Betty Garrett and is retired from Fruit of the Loom.
    The couple has three daughters, Julie Baker of Lebanon and Sheila  Spalding and Janet Kirkland, both of Bradfordsville. They have nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

  • Got directions?

    I was remembering an old story the other day about a businessman barreling through the countryside in his Lincoln Town Car. The guy is hopelessly lost and stops in a little one horse town he happens upon, pulling into a service station in the days when service stations were actually service stations. The attendant saunters out, chewing on a straw, and asks the man what he needs. “I’m lost,” the businessman confesses.
    The gas station attendant squints at the driver and asks, “Do you know where you are?”