By GEORGE ROBERTSON, M.D.
We lost a mission superstar with the passing of Grace Farrar Friday, Jan. 11, 2013.
She has been a celebrity in the mission community for many years and spent much of her life in Nigeria supporting her husband's work at the Nigerian Christian Hospital. Besides caring for the family, which was a job-and-a-half itself, she spoke out for women's rights and championed the women's movement in the Church both at home and abroad.
By SAM HATCHER
After a conversation Wednesday with Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan and after hearing a presentation Jan. 17 by two School Resource Officers (SROs) who serve in both local school systems, its evident that SROs provide much more than security for our schools.
By SABRINA GARRETT
The Wilson Post
Lebanon City Council deferred voting on an ordinance that would legalize the sale of fireworks within the Lebanon city limits at their meeting on Tuesday night.
The ordinance was brought forth by Ward 6 Councilor Kathy Warmath, who said after doing her research she found that backlash over the proposal was being ignited by a fireworks vendor who set up shop in the county, outside of Lebanon city limits.
Council members decided that a work session would first be held before the item next appeared on the agenda for vote.
Fireworks were legal to sale and shoot inside of the city limits until an incident in July 2000 when two Lebanon Police Officers were injured while responding to a call about juveniles shooting fireworks. Upon arrival, the juveniles reportedly shot fireworks at the officers.
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By SABRINA GARRETT
The Wilson Post
Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan is pleased with the County Commissions commitment to do whatever necessary to ensure the safety of local students.
The county has taken proactive steps over the years. We were one of the first ones in the state to establish an SRO (School Resource Officer) program originally, he said. We started off with just a few and now we have them in the majority of schools. Other counties are looking to hire a whole lot more 25 to 30 officers.
Meanwhile, the county is looking at a number closer to 12 because the program is already established, he said, adding that most of the program is funded through the county. The school system supplies some of it.
Youth baseball in Lebanon will undergo a dramatic change this spring as sponsors of the local Little League and Dixie Youth organizations have agreed to a merger of sorts.
For years, boys wishing to play baseball in Lebanon were forced to choose between participating in Little League, sponsored locally by the Kiwanis Club or playing Dixie Youth Baseball under the direction of the Lebanon Rotary.
COLUMBIA, Ky. Lindsey Wilson College blistered the nets on 59 percent shooting night in Thursday's 82-47 win over Cumberland at the Biggers Sports Center.
The Bulldogs managed only 19 field goals compared to the Blue Raiders 35. Cumberland came into the game averaging 73 points per game, but set a season low with the 47-point output.
Elijah Gillis was the high scorer for the Bulldogs, netting nine points and also grabbing nine rebounds.
Cumberland travels Saturday to Campbellsville University for a 3 p.m. CT contest.
COLUMBIA, Ky. Cumberland forced 26 turnovers as the seventh-ranked Bulldogs posted a 57-37 victory over Lindsey Wilson here Thursday night at the Biggers Sports Center.
The CU women (17-1, 8-1 Mid-South) won the third of four straight contests on the road, limiting the Blue Raiders (12-6, 4-5) to just 32 percent shooting from the field. CU netted 24 points off the 26 LWC miscues and registered 11 steals.
Casie Cowan led a balanced scoring attack with 12 points (three 3-pointers) and Briannica Tye added 10 points and seven assists for the winners. Jessica Pace led a group of three players with eight points each and the senior grabbed a team-best seven rebounds. TaCouya Allen and Simone Ryan each posted eight points as well and London Elie recorded seven.
LWCs Ashley Rainey led all players with 17 points and 12 rebounds and Jasmine Brimm netted nine for the Blue Raiders, but Brimm committed 11 of the teams 26 turnovers. Lindsey Wilson made only 1-of-10 shots from behind the arc but hit 12-of-14 free throws compared to a 7-for-20 effort at the foul line for the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs started fast, streaking out to a 15-2 advantage behind three 3-pointers one each from Josette Campbell, Tye and Allen as well as two buckets by Pace. Allens fastbreak layup forced a timeout by the Blue Raiders at the 12:20 mark, with LWC 0-for-5 from the field and six turnovers at that point.
But CU cooled off from the field and was a little sloppy with the basketball, allowing Lindsey Wilson back into the game. The home team put together a 13-4 run over a four-minute stretch in the latter part of the half that included field goals by Sarah Collins and Rainey as well as a 3-pointer from Tara Arnold. LWC also stayed in the game at the foul line, hitting 11-of-12 from the charity stripe in the period.
Cumberland finished the half strong though, with Cowan knocking down her second trifecta of the period and adding one free throw before two foul shots by Pace. Elie had a putback in the final minute and Allen kissed in a short jumper off the glass just before the halftime buzzer, giving the Bulldogs a 34-22 advantage at the break.
Allen and Cowan led the squad with seven points apiece and Pace and Simone Ryan each netted six, while Rainey netted eight points and Jasmine Brimm had seven for LWC, which finished 5-of-16 from the field in the half while the Bulldogs were 13-for-28.
The two teams played fairly even for the first five minutes of the second period before a 12-4 run by Cumberland put the game away. Ryan had a putback in the lane, Tye hit a layup and Cowan made a 3-pointer and an 18-footer. Paces bucket around the basket pushed the CU advantage to 55-34 with 6:42 remaining.
Cumberland ends the current four-game road trip with Saturdays contest at No. 9 Campbellsville University in the NAIA Game of the Week at the Powell Athletic Center.
Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m. on the Campbellsville campus.