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Today's News

  • Dangerously cold conditions are possible this week

     Arctic winds could bring bitterly cold conditions on Wednesday and Thursday, with temperatures between -10 and -5 degrees on Thursday morning and wind chills possible down to -25 degrees, according to the weather service.

    “These bone chilling temperatures and wind chills pose a real danger to anyone who is outside for prolonged periods of time,” the weather service reported.

  • Black history program is Sunday

    The Lebanon chapter of the NAACP's annual black history program, which was originally scheduled for Feb. 22, has been rescheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at Centre Square.

    The guests at this year’s program is the Louisville chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers. The black history exhibit at the Marion County Heritage Museum will be open after the program.

    For more information, contact Jerry Evans at 270-692-5579. 

  • Boutique shop helps downtown

    Six years ago, Jessica Taylor opened a boutique shop in downtown Lebanon, but even she is surprised by what That Cute Little Shop has become.

    “I never expected it to be what it is now,” Taylor said. “Originally I wanted to do clothing, but I had so many people say that they didn’t think it would go over well.”

  • Community representative

    Angela Nance grew up as the seventh of nine children in a farm family from St. Mary. 

    More recently, she was re-appointed to a second term on the Kentucky African American Heritage Commission. And where she lives is one of the reasons she wants to serve. She pointed out that more populated parts of the state, like Louisville and Lexington, are well represented.

  • Tourist commission receives $18,000 request for truck pull

    Tom McConnell came to the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission meeting on Feb. 9 with a proposal and a request for $18,000.

    McConnell attended the meeting on behalf of the Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series. McConnell and Kevin Fulks are the co-owner of the series.

  • Lebanon Police no longer unlocking vehicles

    The Lebanon Police Department will no longer be unlocking vehicles now that a new locksmith is working in Lebanon.

    “We’re not in the business of competing with a locksmith,” Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady said.

    In 2014, Lebanon Police unlocked 5,660 cars, which is an average of 16 unlocks a day, according to Brady.

  • Alpaca fiber plant set to open in Springfield

    You may not have heard of the name U.S. Natural Fibers yet – but you will soon.

    USNF is a fiber processing plant that is currently under works in Springfield and will bring several new jobs to the community in the months to come.

  • Chorus stars to perform Feb. 28

    By G.B. Dixon

    Guest columnist 

  • Heroin, dating violence among issues legislature plans to tackle

     With an eye on the dwindling days left in this year’s legislative session, the Kentucky House moved virtually all of its top priorities a step forward last week and should have most sent to the Senate by early this week.

  • Police log, Feb. 18

    Feb. 1 - Eddie Deep reported theft by unlawful taking over $500 occurred Nov. 2 at 430 N. Spalding Avenue in Lebanon. Stolen items included an Ed Brown model Damara bolt-action rifle with black stock and black Leupold scope, a CA model 527 bolt-action rifle with a walnut stock and black Leupold scope, and a pair of black Zeiss binoculars. The combined value of the stolen items was $6,620.

    The binoculars, valued at $875, were recovered by the Kentucky State Police in Washington County on Feb. 1.