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  • Court of Appeals, Division 1: Q&A with Michael Caperton

     Michael Caperton, 60, of London

    1. Why are you seeking re-election?

  • Court of Appeals, Division 1: Mt. Vernon attorney challenging judge from London

    Michael Caperton has been a judge for nearly 21 years, including almost seven years on the Court of Appeals, District 3, Division 1. He’s hoping voters will return him to office on Nov. 4.

    His challenger is Debra Lambert, who has served as a circuit judge in the 28th District for nearly seven years.

    Both candidates participated in telephone interviews, and a transcript of those interviews will be posted at http://goo.gl/xXgfoj (Caperton) and  http://goo.gl/8dFkd7 (Lambert). 

  • Man, woman recovering after Monday morning stabbing

     A man is recovering at University Hospital in Louisville after a stabbing occurred early Monday morning in Lebanon. A Lebanon woman was also stabbed in the same incident.

  • Board of elections to meet Monday
  • Bluegrass Pipeline discussion is part of environmental commission forum set for Sept. 25

    The Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission is inviting citizens to share their environmental concerns during a forum at 6 p.m. EST Thursday, Sept. 23.

    The discussion is part of the commision's quarterly meeting, which will include presentations on solar rate applications, a review of the Bluegrass Pipeline by Andrew Melnykovych of the Public Service Commission, and an overview of climate change issues by Energy and Environment Assistant Secretary for Climate Policy, John Lyons.

  • Pages of History

    It may be an understatement to say that Stephen Badin is a seminal figure in Roman Catholic history in the United States.
    In 1793, he became the first Roman Catholic priest ordained in the United States. He later did missionary work in Kentucky, and a farm that he purchased later became the Loretto Motherhouse.
    Badin later donated more than 500 acres of land in South Bend, Indiana, to the Diocese of Vincennes. This land later became the campus of the University of Notre Dame.

  • City hall will be open Saturdays in October

    Lebanon City Hall will be open from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday in October.
    The extended hours will be only for collecting city property taxes.
     

  • Hosparus needs volunteers and will host a free training in Campbellsville

    Hosparus Green River needs volunteers in Adair, Green, Marion, Metcalf, Taylor and Washington counties and will offer a free two-part training session, 5:30 – 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16 and Thursday, Oct. 30 (light supper provided) at its Campbellsville office, 295 Campbellsville ByPass (behind Coltons). Participants must attend both sessions to become Hosparus volunteers. Pre-registration is required by Monday, Oct. 13. To register or for more information, contact Deborah Faircloth at 270-782-7258 x3812 or dfaircloth@hosparus.org.

  • Industrial foundation helps purchase train ride

    The Lebanon Main Street Committee will soon be the owner of a new train ride.
    Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund reported on the purchase at the Marion County Industrial Foundation’s Sept. 18 meeting.
    Lund said the Main Street Committee had asked them to look into purchasing a toy train to be used at community events rather than paying to rent one.

  • Volunteers, donations needed for Thanksgiving meal

    The United Concerned Citizens Organization will be hosting its 12th annual Henry L. Bell Thanksgiving Outreach from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 27, at Centre Square in Lebanon.
    To prepare for this event, the UCCO is seeking help from Marion County residents and businesses, churches and organizations. The UCCO will accept food and drinks, money, or other contributions to help with the event and organizational expenses.
    Volunteers are also needed to cook, transport people and food, decorating, dining, advertising and correspondence, and clean up.