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Today's News

  • Lebanon man pleads guilty to reckless homicide

    Phillip R. Johnson, 29, of 6345 W. Main Street, Apt. 10, in Lebanon pled guilty to reckless homicide and two counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance in Marion Circuit Court recently.

    Johnson faced an original charge of first-degree manslaughter related to the death of Jessica Monday on March 9, 2010.

    His sentencing has been scheduled for Jan. 5.

    In other circuit court news:

  • St. Clair sentenced to death for 1991 kidnapping and murder of Marion County native

    By Tom Barr, Landmark News Service

    Over the past 13 years, 48 jurors have been asked on three occasions to determine the fate of Michael Dale St. Clair.

    And, on all three occasions, the verdict was the same - death.

    After twice being struck down by the state Supreme Court, a Bullitt Circuit Court jury took just over two hours to decide Friday that the Oklahoma native should again be sentenced to death in the 1991 murder of Frank Brady, a Marion County native.

  • Blood drive will be Nov. 8 at Centre Square

    Tuesday, Nov. 8, is Election Day, but it's also a chance to donate blood.

    The Kentucky Blood Center will be hosting a blood drive from 2 to 6 p.m. at Centre Square. Donors will receive a $10 gift card. Donors should bring a photo ID.

    Blood donors should be aware that a voting precinct will also be set up in the gymnasium at Centre Square that day.

  • Ford to go to trial Nov. 28, charged with murdering husband

    The trial for the Campbellsville woman accused of killing her husband, a Lebanon police officer, is on track for this month.

    Tonya Ford's case has been set for a final pretrial hearing a week before the trial is set to begin in Taylor Circuit Court.

    Ford appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly on Tuesday, Oct. 25, for a three-minute hearing with her attorney, Danny Butler of Greensburg.

    Kelly asked if there were any issues in the case that need discussion.

  • Politicians, speak English please!

    With all the debate in this country about immigration reform and immigrants needing to learn English, I would like to address the language of another group that is really difficult to grasp.

    The language of career, professional politicians is just beyond me. I’m glad that I’m a country, hayseed journalist who interviews real people who can answer a question, in plain, everyday English that even a fifth-grader can understand.

  • Oct 26: Corrections and Clarifications

    A photo in the Sept. 14 edition misidentified a singer from Campbellsville University. The photo should have said it was Cole Torbert.

    A photo in last week’s sports section misidentified a photo of running back Chris Gaither.

         

  • ‘Polio Sundays’ saved lives 50 years ago

    By Linda Ireland

    Landmark News Service

     

    I got a flu shot last week. It didn’t hurt and I got a nice booklet of coupons for my trouble.

    It seems that getting an annual vaccination for a variety of ills has turned routine, something we take for granted. One local pharmacy will even bring the shots to your workplace.

  • Epic fails, free throws and Coach Ferriell

    “Taters!”

    That’s one of my nicknames, which was coined by my middle school basketball coach and physical education teacher at St. Charles Middle School - the infamous David Ferriell.

    “Girl, you been eatin’ too many taters,” he would say, teasing me during P.E. class.

  • Law is the law

    Dennis George made an open records request of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission on Sept. 23. As of Oct. 20, he had not received the records he requested.

    That is unacceptable.

  • 10-26-11 Public Record

    New drivers
    NOTICE: Any permit holder wishing to take the road test can call (270) 692-2681 to schedule an appointment.
    The following passed the road test Oct. 18, 2011, and earned their Kentucky driver’s license.
    Andrea N. Ackermann
    Joseph L. Osbourn
    Jonathan A. Raikes
    Jonathan L. Smothers
    Abigail R. Hagan

    Prepaid fines
    Sandra D. Gootee, 1624 Cedar Springs Court, LaGrange, speeding 10 miles over speed limit, $153.

    Traffic