A former Lebanon Police Officer is suing the City of Lebanon after he was fired on Oct. 12.
According to the lawsuit, filed on Nov. 7 in Marion Circuit Court, Joseph Aaron Caldwell, who was a Lebanon police officer for almost six years, is suing the city for violating the Police Officer's Bill of Rights when they terminated him.
Gale Osborne studied the tree in front of her. She reached for a thin branch and pulled downward to study one of the hundreds of crabapples populating the plant. If she had tried this two weeks ago, she would have only seen a blur of light and colors. Now, thanks to a pair of electronic glasses, she could see the apples in vivid detail.
It was Thanksgiving Day and Quawn Calhoun was at Shawnee Park in Louisville at the annual “Juice Bowl.” It’s a tradition that reportedly dates back to the 1950s where friends and family gather together to play football, have cookouts and watch races.
Calhoun was waiting for the men’s football game and decided to watch the motorcyclists race against each other. Then, the day of celebration descended into chaos.
Marlon Hargis has fond memories of playing in Lebanon in the 60’s. His band, Exile, hadn’t written the world-famous song “Kiss You All Over” yet, but they still packed the house at Club 68. The ice-cold beer, the soft-rock melodies - or some combination of both - drew in the crowds and Exile played their hearts out.
“It was so packed when you played there that people just couldn’t even move,” Hargis said. “People were jammed up shoulder-to-shoulder right next to the stage.”
Christmas came early for St. Augustine Preschool students and staff, who received two classroom makeovers recently.
But, Santa Claus can’t receive the credit.
Preschool staff won the classroom makeovers at the Kids Ready Now Conference that was held in Louisville over the summer. The makeovers were courtesy of the new Kentucky All STARS program through the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Education.
Stacey Hickey, Laura Bell and Jean Hart attended the conference, which included three days of inspirational training.
Angela Burke raised her hands into the air and clapped softly in a pattern all the students recognized. In a moment, the students clapped the same pattern and fell silent, looking up at their teacher, awaiting instruction.
Two years after Dewayne Shipp pled guilty to the shooting and murder of Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Rakes, he wants to withdraw his guilty plea.
Shipp, who is currently serving a life sentence without parole at the Kentucky State Reformatory in La Grange, recently filed a hand-written motion in Marion Circuit Court. He filed his motion pursuant to RCr 11.42 on Nov. 20, stating his wishes to withdraw his guilty plea based on “ineffective counsel.”