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Today's News

  • Ford murder trial could be delayed again

    The trial for a Campbellsville woman accused of killing her husband, Lebanon Police Officer David Ford, may be delayed.

    Greensburg attorney Danny Butler filed a motion Wednesday, Aug. 10, in Taylor Circuit Court to postpone Tonya Ford's trial, which is set to begin Aug. 22, because the prosecution has disclosed new evidence.

    Ford is accused of shooting her husband on Feb. 10, 2009. She pleaded not guilty in November.

  • Tourism commission begins search for new director

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission began the search for a new director during a special-called meeting Tuesday.

    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. He has been the Lebanon tourism director for six years.

  • Youth Explosion is Saturday

    Lebanon First Baptist Church will hold its third annual Youth Explosion event this Saturday, Aug. 20.

    The event will last from 3-9 p.m. on Depot Street, which will be blocked off for the event, and it will feature a bouncy castle, fun and games, grilled food and refreshments.

    The event is free and open to the public.

    Jerry Evans, deacon of Lebanon First Baptist Church, said the church is holding the event to give back to the community.

  • City approves several noise variances

    The Lebanon City Council approved noise variances for Lebanon Baptist Church, Joe's Deli on Main, McB's, Chaser's, the Generation Gap and John Cowherd during a meeting Monday, Aug. 8.

    Most, but not all, of the variances were for Ham Days weekend.

    Joe's Deli and McB's received noise variances from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sept. 23, from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sept. 24 and from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 25.

  • 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.