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Today's News

  • Cadillac Cue can stay open

    Cadillac Cue, a pool hall on W. Main Street in Lebanon, is typically open from 3 p.m. to 3 a.m., according to owner Jamie Bohannan.

    A Lebanon city ordinance requires that any place with pool tables to close between midnight and 6 a.m. daily and to be closed on Sundays. Lebanon Police Chief Shelton Young brought this to the attention of the Lebanon City Council during a special called meeting last Friday.

  • Get a head start on the garden with seed starting

    Starting seeds indoors turns out to be a necessary skill if you want success with some crops. A few need a bit of a head start in order to reach maturity at the right time for Kentuckiana gardens.

    Other considerations include ideal growing conditions.

    Cabbage, for example, can be started early so you can set them out as plants as soon as possible. The goal is to get an early harvest before our summer temperatures soar and the plants bolt and get bitter.

  • Springtime is near, mating season is here

    It's been a few weeks since I've had an article in the paper. I have just have been super busy with work here at the shelter and at home. For those parents who have a child sick at home can relate, my 15-year-old daughter has both mononucleosis and strep throat. I would rather take care of a litter of sick pups. They wouldn't be as needy or irritable.  

  • Antique and craft show this weekend

    The 4th Annual Heart of Kentucky Antique and Craft Show will take place this Saturday and Sunday at Centre Square in Lebanon.   There will be more vendors than ever this year, including numerous antiques booths, silk art, a henna body artist, candles, photos, crafts and much more. There will also be a chance for the children to have their pictures taken with Mickey Mouse.

    This event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

  • Bradfordsville police chief resigns

    Adam Rainwater has resigned as the Bradfordsville police chief.

    He has accepted a position with the Green County Sheriff's Department.

    Rainwater informed the city commission of his decision during a special-called meeting last week.

    "You are more like family to me than you are like my bosses," he said during the meeting.

    Rainwater added that he will try to help with planning for the 2009 Old Mill Days if he can work it out with his new position. 

  • These desserts are worth a try

    Do you need a couple new dessert recipes? Neither do I, but here are two I tried recently, and they’re really good. The Butter Pecan Mousse is easy and decadently delicious. And who doesn’t like apple pie? This one is a keeper.

    Butter Pecan Mousse

    1 c. pecan pieces

    2 T. butter, melted

    2 (8oz.) pkgs. Cream cheese, softened

    1/4 c. sugar

    1/4 c. brown sugar, firmly packed

    1/2 t. vanilla

    1 c. whipping cream, whipped

  • February closes with a flurry of legislative action

    As my colleagues and I returned from the 2009 session's five-day hiatus, we quickly resumed our work attending meetings, hearing testimony, studying proposed legislation and approving bills in the House chambers as only 12 days remain in this year's legislative session.

    Legislative committee meetings were full of debate and action this week.  The House Banking and Insurance Committee approved legislation that protects life insurance policyholders.

  • Knights bow out

    The Marion County boys’ basketball team (8-22) proved they could compete with two out of three of their district opponents. Unfortunately for them, they drew the team that had match up problems with for their first round game in the 20th District tournament on Wednesday night of last week.

    Adair County gave the Knights problems all season, winning by nearly 20 points in both regular season match ups.

    Wednesday's game started in a better fashion for the Knights but ended with the same result as the Knights fell 69-36 to the hot shooting Indians.

  • Spring forward Sunday, March 8

    This Sunday, March 8, daylight savings time begins. Clocks should be set ahead one hour.

    The daylight savings end date in the USA and Canada also occurs at its earliest in 2009 - on Nov. 1 - as the current schedule lasts for 34 weeks and ends on the first Sunday of November. 

  • KSP awaiting lab results in Ford murder investigation

    The Kentucky State Police are continuing to pursue leads concerning the shooting death of Lebanon Police Officer David M. Ford. KSP Detective Israel Slinker states that "several suspects have been identified and cleared of any involvement." He added, "The list of suspects has narrowed and the pending lab results will be of great importance. At this time, the homicide does not appear to be related to David Ford's employment with the Lebanon Police Department nor does it appear to be random in nature."

    Ford was found shot to death on Tuesday, Feb. 10.