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Local News

  • The columns are finally coming down

    The process to remove the damaged, decorative columns on the 11-year-old David R. Hourigan Government Building began Friday.

  • Kentucky Cooperage buys property for more than $2 million

    Kentucky Cooperage recently purchased a piece of property, located right across the street from its current location on US 68 in Lebanon, for more than $2 million.

    According to the deed filed in the Marion Circuit Clerk’s Office, SE,LLC (Elmer George, member) sold tract one of Lincoln Square Shopping Center Subdivision in Lebanon to Kentucky Cooperage for $2,125,000.

    In December of 2017, Kentucky Cooperage signed an option to purchase the property.

  • Senator Higdon talks pension and tax increases at local forum

    State Senator Jimmy Higdon addressed the ongoing issue with the Kentucky pension deficit and the need for heavier tax reform at the July 6 Friday Forum hosted by the Marion County Economic Development Office. 

    “In 2002, a couple things happened,” said Higdon. “I was elected, and it was a tough year with the stock market crash. Financially, a lot of things weren’t going well for Kentucky.”

  • Lebanon man reported missing arrested in Pendleton County

    A Lebanon man, who was reported missing last week, was found and arrested in Pendleton County.

    Shane Wright, 39, was arrested by Falmouth Police Department on Friday, July 6, at 8:41 a.m. on outstanding warrants. He was lodged in the Pendelton County Jail.

    Kentucky State Police initially reported that Wright was last seen when he checked himself out of Eastern State Hospital in Lexington on June 2, 2017.

  • Bradfordsville Jamboree is Friday

    The Bradfordsville Jamboree will take place this Friday, July 13, at the Bradfordsville School located at 115 South Sixth Street in Bradfordsville.

    Doors open at 5 p.m. for a meal. Music begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $10.

    Ky. South Band/Phillip Clarkson, along with special guest Sarah Patrick, will be performing. The meal will include fried chicken, green beans, new potatoes, coleslaw, bread, dessert and a drink for $8. Concessions will also be available. All food is sold separately

  • Florida fire department gives Lebanon boy an unforgettable day

    A Lebanon boy was given a day he will never forget during a recent family vacation in Florida.

    Eli Bright, 3, has spinal muscular atrophy, a terminal condition, is unable to walk and relies on a wheel chair to get around. Despite the odds, Eli continues to meet goals and achieve new milestones, living life as a fun loving little boy. 

    Eli loves firefighters, and he had the chance to meet his heroes in real life thanks to the Clearwater Fire and Rescue Department.

  • ‘A’ student in letter and spirit

    Andrew Cecil was one credit short of earning his bachelors degree and graduating from the University of Louisville when he passed away on Oct. 27, 2011.

    He had dreams of earning his master’s degree, joining the Air Force and studying in the Middle East. 

    He even aspired to be mayor of the City of Lebanon one day. 

    He loved his hometown.

    But, cancer robbed him of making those dreams come true.

  • New state laws go into effect July 14

    Most new laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly's 2018 session will go into effect on Saturday, July 14.

    That means drivers will soon be required to leave at least three feet of space between their vehicles and cyclists they pass. Children under the age of 17 will not be allowed to get married. And penalties will get tougher for those who post sexually explicit images online without the consent of the person depicted.

  • Lebanon man allegedly stabs Campbellsville man, then slits his own throat

    A Lebanon man is facing criminal charges after allegedly stabbing a Campbellsville man on Sunday, July 8, fleeing the scene and then cutting his own throat.
    The Campbellsville Police Department reports that at approximately 11:30 p.m., Joseph Clements of Lebanon allegedly forced his way into a home at 122 Watson Court in Campbellsville and stabbed Bradley Ratcliff multiple times, according to witnesses on scene.

  • A future uncertain

    Mirna Lozano, 20, of Springfield, and her little brother, Rodrigo, 13, have bright futures. But their futures are being threatened by the uncertainty of their life in America. 

    Children of immigrants, Mirna and her sister, Dora, are documented under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) act, and Rodrigo is the only American-born citizen in their family.