7:00 PM Apr 10, 2006
April 1, 2006 A pair of ex-Wilson County jailers received relatively lenient sentences from a federal judge Friday, who said his decisions were based in large part on the high level of cooperation both men demonstrated during the investigation and trial of their former colleagues. Brian Ferrell wa...
7:00 PM Apr 10, 2006
April 5, 2006 Federal and state authorities removed a number of dangerous and possibly illegally stored explosives from the grounds of a Lebanon construction company Tuesday, after investigators declared the site – located next to Lebanon High School – extremely dangerous. The Bureau o...
7:00 PM Apr 2, 2006
At least two individuals Lebanon police suspected of being key operators in the string of truck and trailer thefts plaguing parts of the city for more than a year were arrested last week in Georgia for similar activity. The Pike County (Ga.) Sheriff's Office arrested four men last Tuesday after an ...
7:00 PM Apr 2, 2006
Construction on a 300-bed annex to the Wilson County Jail is lagging behind schedule, causing Sheriff Terry Ashe to worry that by the time the new jail is completed he will be facing a new round of capacity problems that have plagued his department for years. "We're a lot farther along than we were...
6:00 PM Mar 27, 2006
March 22, 2006 A Cumberland University football player was arrested Monday by Lebanon Police for trying to grow marijuana in his campus dorm room. Clifton Ryan Bone, who was living at One Commons Square, Apt. 16 was charged with one count of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of manufa...
6:00 PM Mar 20, 2006
March 14, 2006 After deliberating for nearly five hours Monday, a jury convicted James C. Osborne III and Christine H. Osborne of attempted aggravated child abuse and neglect, but found them both not guilty of the original charges of aggravated child abuse and neglect the state had been seeking ag...
6:00 PM Mar 20, 2006
March 15, 2005 Members of the Lebanon City Council, many of them shocked to learn the city employs an unknown number of convicted felons, have taken emergency action to bring the issue in front of the full Council later this week. Ward 1 Councilor Alex Buhler began circulating a petition early Tues...
6:00 PM Mar 20, 2006
March 16, 2006 A grand jury has indicted a Watertown resident on multiple counts of aggravated sexual battery after authorities learned he was allegedly sexually assaulting blind classmates of his own adopted teenage daughter, who is also blind, at the family home. Wayne Roger Rasmussen, 69, of 939...
6:00 PM Mar 20, 2006
March 17, 2006 When about 4,000 people gather at Lebanon High School in May to send off more than 300 seniors, they may be forced to contend with the gathering of thousands of other guests as well. Because of an unforeseen scheduling conflict, the Friday, May 26 LHS graduation will coincide with th...
6:00 PM Feb 26, 2006
February 20, 2006 Saying the recent criminal trial of Wilson County Jail guards "painted a very ugly picture of procedures at the jail," a U.S. District Court Judge on Thursday allowed 10 defendants, including Sheriff Terry Ashe, to face civil charges of conspiring to assault and harm at least one ...
6:00 PM Feb 26, 2006
February 21, 2006 Believing she has found "a third way" to resolve the long-running dispute over whether to keep or eliminate the sales tax on food in the state, Sen. Mae Beavers has introduced a bill to slowly phase out the tax over the next 12 years. But her proposal has not won over many of the ...
6:00 PM Feb 16, 2006
February 4, 2006 A standing-room-only crowd brought all of its hopes and faith into the Watertown High School gymnasium Friday night, just to give it all to a small boy and pray that, somehow, it will be enough to save him. Doctors cannot remove the rare tumor that sits at the base of Hawk Smith's ...
6:00 PM Feb 16, 2006
February 8, 2006 Mt. Juliet city officials disagree with leading open government advocates in interpreting whether a closed-door meeting between city and county officials was legal under the state's open meeting, or "sunshine" law. The meeting, which took place Jan. 30 at Mt. Juliet City Hall, was ...
6:00 PM Feb 16, 2006
February 10, 2006 NASHVILLE — For the first time since their campaigns began, all five candidates vying for Tennessee's U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist shared a stage Thursday during a candidate forum in downtown Nashville. And with the exception of a rel...
6:00 PM Feb 16, 2006
February 13, 2006 This year's battle for Tennessee's open U.S. Senate seat is an important race for Democrats across the country, and they are already voting with their wallets. At the end of 2005, the five candidates eyeing the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Republican Senate Majority Leader Bi...
6:00 PM Feb 16, 2006
February 14, 2006 Lebanon's 326 city employees took more than 25,000 hours of sick leave last year, a nearly $400,000 expense to taxpayers that has some in city government clamoring for reform. A small group of city councilors, staff and Lebanon Mayor Don Fox met at the mayor's request Monday to ta...
6:00 PM Feb 1, 2006
January 30, 2006 A suspect fleeing the Toshiba plant late Saturday night led Lebanon Police on a five-county chase before the stolen tractor trailer he was driving crashed on I-24 about 10 miles from the Kentucky state line. Lebanon Police Chief Scott Bowen said that in response to a number of trac...