Today's News

  • Ethics commission finds state rep guilty of harassment

    You may have heard recent news regarding the Legislative Ethics Commission rehearing the case against former State Representative John Arnold due to harassment of two LRC employees. The commission met Wednesday, May 7. Initially, the commission was unable to produce five votes to rule against Arnold, but this week, they voted to rehear the case. At the conclusion of a long day of testimony, the commission found Representative Arnold guilty of the allegations, and he was fined $1,000 for each complaint.

  • Finding ways to improve transportation system a top priority

    When it comes to getting from points A to B, few states can match Kentucky. That’s not too surprising, given that we’re home to the country’s population center east of the Rockies, but the numbers behind our transportation systems are impressive nonetheless.

  • Tourism, city council meet today

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission and the Lebanon City Council are each scheduled to meet Monday, May 12.

    The tourist commission is scheduled to meet in regular session at 3:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Centre Square Convention Center.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Minutes of April meetings

    • Treasurer's report

    • Executive director's report

    • New business, including commmisioners offices

    • Old business, including pole banners

  • Lebanon teen drowns in Green River Lake Sunday

    What was meant to be a church celebration took a tragic turn Sunday afternoon at Green River Lake.
    Members of Iglesia Casa del Alfarero were at the lake for a baptism, when Jose A. Zambrano, 19, drowned while retrieving a child’s swimming aid.
    “He loved the Lord with all of his heart. He served the Lord,” Zambrano’s sister Idania Guarneros said.

  • Lebanon woman dies in collision with semi

    A 36-year-old Lebanon woman died Friday after the vehicle she was driving collided with a semi truck on Campbellsville Highway.
    Elizabeth Pittman was driving east on US 68 in a 2001 Nissan when she attempted to pass another eastbound vehicle. According to the Kentucky State Police, Pittman was not able to complete the pass because of oncoming traffic. As she steered back into her lane, she lost control of her vehicle, dropped off the eastbound shoulder of US 68, returned to the roadway and struck a semi in the rear of its trailer, the state police reported.

  • St. Francis, Holy Cross pastor on leave after sex abuse allegation

    By Forrest Berkshire
    Landmark News Service

    The pastor of St. Francis and Holy Cross is on administrative leave following an accusation that he molested a young boy in the 1970s.
    Parishioners of the churches received a letter Friday from the Archdiocese of Louisville stating an individual had accused Father Joseph Hemmerle of sexual abuse.
    Brian Reynolds, chancellor of the Archdiocese of Louisville, confirmed Friday that Hemmerle was on leave and that the church was in the process of turning the matter over to law enforcement.

  • Toyota job losses likely to top 2,100

    By Dan Horn
    Kentucky Enquirer

    Toyota's departure from Northern Kentucky will cost hundreds more jobs than the 1,600 positions moving to Texas, Michigan and Georgetown, Ky.
    At least 550 contract workers and support personnel at Toyota's Erlanger headquarters will be out of work by the time the company pulls out in 2017, bringing total job losses there to about 2,150. Some may be offered jobs at Toyota offices elsewhere, but none will remain in Erlanger.

  • 5-7-14 School Menus

    Monday, May 12: Maple Burstin’ mini pancakes and toast or assorted cereal and toast, sliced peaches, variety of juice, milk.
    Tuesday, May 13: Assorted Poptarts and two toasts or assorted cereal and two toasts, variety of juice, grape cluster, milk.
    Wednesday, May 14: Egg flatbread w/salsa and toast or assorted cereal and toast, pineapple chunks, variety of juice, milk.
    Thursday, May 15: Biscuit and sausage or assorted cereal and toast, tropical fruit salad, variety of juice, milk.

  • FFA member is awarded heifer
  • W. Terry Ward Information Desk is unveiled at SCC