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Today's News

  • Junior is Pet of the Week

    Junior is a very loving large male house cat. He is already neutered and declawed and wants attention that he gives right back. He gets along great with other cats. If your pet is missing, call the shelter-it may be there. For a complete listing of pets with pictures visit adoption@petfinder.com. The shelter reminds pet owners that all cats and dogs should have a rabies shot. To adopt an animal, potential owners must complete an adoption application. The animal shelter accepts stray or unwanted animals. The shelter is located off of KY 208 and is open from noon until 5 p.m.

  • Lebanon man indicted for sexual abuse

    Richard Darrell Storey, 64, of 227 North Spalding Avenue in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently for first-degree sexual abuse and second-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, on or about a date beginning on Oct. 1, 2008, and continuing through Jan. 2, 2009, Storey, on at least 14 occasions, subjected another person to sexual contact who is incapable of consent because she was younger than 12 years old.

  • Chamber's outstanding award winners named

    The Lebanon-Marion County Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards banquet Feb. 19. During the dinner the 2008 outstanding award winners were announced.

    The awards winners are as follows:

    Outstanding educator — Roger Marcum

    Outstanding citizen — Brad Lanham

    Outstanding farmer — Todd and Jill Hardin

    Outstanding businessperson — Dr. Jimmy Cook

    Outstanding emergency services personnel — Chuck Helm

    Outstanding chamber member — Monica Pickerill

  • Fiscal court to discuss ice storm debris Saturday

    Ice storm debris has been gathered and piled up throughout Marion County. How that debris will be dealt with will be determined Saturday morning.

    At 8 a.m. Feb. 21, the Marion County Fiscal Court has scheduled a special-called meeting to discuss and decide what it will do regarding debris removal.

  • Firefighters respond to Tatum Lane fire

    Around 8 a.m. Thursday morning, the Gravel Switch Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire at 1775 Tatum Lane.

    The homeowner, Glynda Tatum, was outside of the house when a neighbor who was taking his son to school came across the scene. The neighbor, Ian Justice, said he used a garden hose before firefighters arrived.

    Justice said Tatum told him she had two cats inside the house, and firefighters found both cats alive while cleaning up after the fire was extinguished. 

  • Tornado watch in effect until 6 p.m.

    The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a tornado watch for Marion County that will remain in effect until 6 p.m.

    The National Weather Service has also issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northwestern Marion County, part of central and southern Nelson County and western Washington County.

    This afternoon, the National Weather Service doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing quarter size hail.

  • Honoring an officer

    David Ford's dream in life was to become a police officer.

    His big brother, Darrell, vividly remembers Ford running around the house in his diaper acting out scenes from "Adam 12," a popular 1960s police show.

    "He wanted to be a cop. That's all he wanted to do. He loved being a cop more than anything," Darrell said, choking back tears as he spoke just feet away from his brother's casket Friday morning in the sanctuary of Campbellsville Baptist Church.

  • Inter County issues statement regarding electric bills

    Editor's note: The following is a press release from Inter County Energy regarding its most recent electric bills.   The ice storm may be over but there is still some aftermath to be dealt with.  Inter County Energy was not able to read meters during a nine day period after the ice storm on Jan. 27.  Meter reading resumed on Monday, Feb. 9.

  • State budget package; alcohol, tobacco taxes to increase

    Gov. Steve Beshear Feb. 13 signed two bills into law - one regarding the executive branch budget and one regarding taxes.

    State officials approved $150 million in spending cuts, as well as increases in the taxes on tobacco and alcohol. In November, economists projected a $456 million budget shortfall during the 2008-09 fiscal year, according to the governor's office.

  • The human behind the camera lens

    Peering through my camera lens, listening to the unique sounds of a bagpipe, I bit my lip trying to hold back tears while David Ford's casket was being lowered into the ground Friday afternoon.   These emotions came as a surprise to me.

    Why were my eyes welling up with tears? I didn't know Ford or his family. I was there simply to cover the story, but I found myself grieving. I was grieving for Ford and, even more so, for his children.