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Today's News

  • 10-22-14 Police Log

    Got a lead?
    The Lebanon Police Department’s tip line is (270) 692-5529.

  • State officials preparing for ebola, if necessary

    Keith Brock reported that the state is aware of issues regarding ebola and other viruses during the Oct. 16 meeting of the Marion County Fiscal Court.

    “It’s not a pleasant subject but it’s a real subject,” said Brock, the county solid waste and environmental coordinator.

  • County Judge candidate: David Daugherty

    David Daugherty, 46, is a 1986 graduate of Marion County High School. He attended St. Catharine College and Eastern Kentucky University and completed 130 hours of business classes. He and his wife, Renee, have triplets, Ben, Katelyn and Samantha. Daugherty is employed as a loan officer at Farmers National Bank. 

    1. This race is a bit unusual in that it is a rematch of the primary. What would you like to tell voters that they might not have learned in the spring? 

  • County Judge candidate: Doug Mattingly

    Doug Mattingly, 54, is a 1980 graduate of Marion County High School. He also worked for the Marion County Board of Education doing maintenance until he retired in 2009.

    He and his wife, Charlotte, have two children, Leanne and Logan, and three grandchildren.

    1. This race is a bit unusual in that it is a rematch of the primary. What would you like to tell voters that they might not have learned in the spring?

  • Creating opportunities for workforce enhances collective community

    By Davette Swiney
    President/CEO of Central Kentucky Community Foundation

    Increasing the caliber of our community starts with a commitment to affecting the lives of individual citizens.

  • There is still lots to learn at legislature

    With recent rain showers and storms rolling through Kentucky as cool and warm weather mix, along with getting into the heart of football season and leaves turning and beginning to fall, autumn is officially here. Along with that, we are very close to an important election day as we go to the polls to choose our next U.S. Senator as well as many local and state officials who will shape policy over the next two to four years. Again, I want to encourage you to exercise your right to vote on Nov. 4 or call your clerk about voting via absentee ballot in the case you will be out of town.

  • Pill drop box at LPD

     The Lebanon Police Depart-ment has a medication drop box in the lobby of the police department, and it’s accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady said the public can bring unwanted medications and drop them in the box, no questions asked. The medications will be safely and securely destroyed. Brady said since February of 2013, the LPD has collected more than 100 pounds of prescription pills. Needles and liquids are not accepted in the drop box.

  • Lebanon man is recovering after Hwy. 208 accident

     A Lebanon man was struck while putting out his garbage on Hwy. 208 Thursday morning.

    Mitchell L. Rakes, 78, of Lebanon  was listed in serious but stable condition at University Hospital in Louisville as of Friday morning.

    Rakes was transported to Spring View Hospital following the collision that occurred at 6:18 a.m. Oct. 16 on Hwy. 208, approximately two miles west of Lebanon.

  • Judge strikes down Kentucky's election day restricted zones

     Kentucky has prohibited campaigning near polling places on primary and general election days for several years, but that ban was struck down Tuesday in a ruling by Judge William O. Bertlesman of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

    Bertlesman ruled that the law was unconstitutional and issued an injunction barring the state from enforcing the law. While noting a Supreme Court decision that upheld a 100-foot ban as acceptable to prevent things like voter intimidation, he concluded that the 300-feet ban was too much.

  • New Hope man dies of heart attack, involved in collision

    Gerald Harris, 67, of New Hope died Wednesday afternoon of an apparent heart attack, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

    Harris was involved in a single-vehicle collision at 2:49 p.m. Oct. 15 on Salt Lick Road, approximately six miles south of Raywick, the sheriff's office reported. The caller who reported the accident indicated that Harris might have had some type of medical emergency that resulted in his 1988 Oldmobile leaving the roadway and striking a small tree, according to the sheriff's office.