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A new crime-fighting duo is hot on the trail for the Lebanon Police Department.


Brian Tharp started drinking at age 14 and spent decades trying to self-diagnose his problems.

Filling the two new deputy prosecutor slots has not been easy for the Boone County Prosecutor’s Office — but not for a lack of candidates.

A friend’s possible concern led to seven drug-related arrests at one house in the 300 block of Thompson Street on Jan. 6.

Formation of a parks board to encourage, manage and develop recreational spaces in unincorporated areas of Boone County will soon come before the county council.

U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Brownsburg) visited Bekah’s Westside Café in Lebanon on Dec. 30, on a string of campaign stops before the new year.

Witham Health Services in Lebanon has had a lot of celebrate in the maternity ward in the past few days.

A new and much-improved Boone County website went live Wednesday, capping off a year of work on development.

Lebanon non-profit Youth & Family Health Network (YFHN) will provide new services, including evidence-based education and a recovery coach, to help individuals and families dealing with addiction. YFHN received two grants earlier this year to make the services possible.

With temperatures dipping below zero the past few days, have homeless people in Lebanon had shelter?

A Lebanon teen who stabbed a man over a baseball cap was sentenced to 10 years in prison this month for his part in three criminal cases.

The report of a murder is something that would cause most people to run in the opposite direction, but on March 13, Lebanon Police Officer Aaron Carlson ran into an active crime scene described over the police radio as a possible murder.

Jameson Street bridge will be removed over the winter, weather permitting, after Boone County Commissioners signed a contract in December.

With one influenza-related death reported in Indiana last week, the Boone County Health Department encourages all residents at high risk to get vaccinated.

One little known Lebanon non-profit is poised to make a big impact for recovering addicts. The Youth and Family Health Network (YFHN) will open a 10-bed women’s recovery home in Lebanon early next year.

The Lebanon City Council again overrode Mayor Matt Gentry’s veto of elected official raises.

The city of Lebanon unveiled new city logos Dec. 11, with plans to continue developing the “This is Home” and “Lovin’ Lebanon” theme developed by Indianapolis marketing and public relations firm Borshoff.

Whitney D. Kloepfer, 29 of Lebanon, was arrested Dec. 9 on charges of domestic battery with bodily injury involving a person younger than 14, neglect of a dependent resulting in bodily injury and strangulation.

Many families and individuals were served in 2017 thanks to donations collected by Salvation Army of Boone County bell ringers last Christmas season.

The Boone County Highway Department is home to two of the best employees in the state.

Computer coding was surprising fun for some students at Lebanon Middle School, who learned to code by looking behind the scenes of popular games like Minecraft, Angry Birds and Star Wars.

With the end of one priority list fast approaching, the Boone County Healthy Coalition will meet next year to make a new list of priorities. To prep, the coalition heard presentations Dec. 5 on progress made since the 2015-2017 priority list was made.

For 80 years the Lebanon Welfare League has been providing baskets stuffed with Christmas dinner fixings to Boone County residents in need.

Jim Baird, a Republican candidate for Indiana’s District 4 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, stopped in Lebanon to attend an agriculture breakfast Tuesday.

Mayor Matt Gentry announced a second attempt to stop a pay raise for elected officials Friday morning in an email to Clerk-Treasurer Tonya Thayer and the city council.

About 29 orange pinwheels are planted on the Boone County Courthouse lawn. Each represents a person who has died as a result of domestic violence in Indiana since 2014, explained Joanna Shoemaker with the Zonta Club of Lebanon.

A Lebanon woman who was arrested on drug charges in Lebanon Memorial Park just hours after this year’s Fourth of July parade was sentenced Friday, Dec. 1.

Since a monetary reward for information on the destruction of Bridge 32 was announced nearly two weeks ago, public interest and funds have grown.

A merger of the Lebanon Board of Public Works and Safety and the Lebanon Stormwater Management Board is touted as a move to streamline city government. The proposal was discussed at the Lebanon City Council meeting Nov. 27, following the first reading of an ordinance on the matter.

LEBANON — The mother of a 19-year-old who was arrested in September for setting fire to a mobile home has now been arrested for arson herself.

After tabling the request twice, the Lebanon City Council appropriated $86,900 to get a feasibility study for reorganizing Lebanon’s northern Interstate 65 interchange at exit 141.

The Lebanon city council approved two tax abatements to facilitate the $29 million expansion of the United States Cold Storage (USCS) warehouse and distribution center in Lebanon.

Even with housing growth projections recently announced for Lebanon and a 300-home development announced for Whitestown, Lebanon Community Schools Superintendent Robert Taylor said LCSC has room for the growth.

With 617 members and growing, the charity arm of Lebanon Chatter has already helped 19 families in need in one month.

JAMESTOWN — A Christmas tradition here celebrated its second year on Saturday, with a gathering of residents to welcome the holiday season in the downtown park.

The Silver siblings, whose father and uncle grew up in Boone County, have worked for the past few decades to trace their family’s lineage. Their journey recently culminated with a trip to Lebanon and the old Silver homesteads in Elizaville.

A supply of naloxone, also known as Narcan, is planned to be in every Lebanon Community School Corporation-owned building by Day 1 of second semester, Superintendent Robert Taylor said.

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