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Today's News

  • In with the new...

    The Marion County Judicial Center officially opened Monday, Aug. 15.

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly said he believes the new facility will be very convenient for the public once everyone gets used to it and the new security measures that are in place.

  • Falling tree breaks man's leg

    A logging accident on Rush Branch Road in Bradfordsville Thursday, Aug. 11, resulted in a man being treated at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington after a tree limb drove through his leg.

    At 10:22 a.m., the Lebanon Police Department received a call regarding a logging accident, and the caller stated that a tree had fallen on a male subject and a limb had gone through one of his legs.

  • From coloring to chemotherapy

    On June 18, Diane Erjavec of Lebanon received the worst news of her life: her granddaughter, Sophie Marie Solis, 3, of Birmingham, was diagnosed with cancer.

  • Tourism briefs

    Tourist commission learns about chance to bring world-class trumpeters to city

    Don Johnson spoke with the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission during its Aug. 8 meeting about the possibility of bringing three internationally recognized trumpeters - Crispian Steele-Perkins, Michael Laird and John Foster - to Lebanon for a performance.

  • Be a voice for Caylee and Kara

    Disbelief, frustration, anger and utter sadness were some of the emotions felt worldwide recently when Casey Anthony was ruled "not guilty" in a Florida court of law for the death of her daughter, Caylee.

    So many people followed that case, and many of those people were outraged when the verdict was announced, almost as if Caylee had been their own child.

    And, in a way, Caylee was our child.

    She was my child.

    She was your child.

  • Epic sunburn

    I recently took an epic vacation to California, where I saw lots of celebrities, took a lot of pictures and had a lot of fun. I also came back with the worst sunburn I, and many of my friends and family, have ever seen. I won't include a picture or attempt to describe said burn, but let's just say things boiled over.

    I'm mainly healed now, thanks to antibiotic ointments and pills, but that doesn't mean I want to relive the experience, and I certainly don't want you to have to go through it.

  • 8-17-11 Birthday Announcements
  • Lebanon native still missing

    UPDATE: According to The Cynthiana Democrat, there have been two reported sightings of Larry Lee in Cynthiana - at Family Dollar Store and First Stop Market. One of those was as recently as Sunday.

    Lee, 32, walked away from a Pendleton County personal-care home Aug. 4.

    Falmouth Police Chief Mark Posey has also been to Lexington where Lee was supposedly spotted at two different locations. Those have not been confirmed either.

  • Fire destroys building at Kentucky Cooperage

    Kentucky Cooperage is cleaning up after a fire destroyed one of its buildings, which also housed two tractor-trailers, early Tuesday morning.

    According to Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly, at 12:54 a.m., a fire was reported at Kentucky Cooperage located at 712 East Main Street. When firefighters arrived, a building behind the plant was fully engulfed with flames and the roof was already collapsing, Mattingly said.

    All employees were able to evacuate the building and there were no injuries during the fire.

  • Tourism commission begins search for new director

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission will begin its search for a new director during a special-called meeting Tuesday, Aug. 16.

    On Monday, Aug. 8, Chris Hamilton told the commission that his final day as Lebanon's tourism director would be this Friday, Aug. 19. Hamilton has accepted an offer to become the executive director of the Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau in Illinois.