Local News

  • Search underway for LaRue County man

    By LaRue County Herald News

    Search crews are currently looking for a missing LaRue County man.
    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department, Michael Key, 31, of Hodgenville was last seen on Wayne Ennis Road in Howardstown on Sunday, Dec. 13.
    Key is described as a white male, 5’5” tall, medium build, brown hair, green eyes and weighs approximately 145 pounds. He also has a tattoo on his chest and left wrist.

  • Fire destroys home on Shortline Pike

    Fire destroyed a home located on Shortline Pike early Thursday morning, Dec. 17.
    According to Lebanon Dispatch, a caller reported the fire at 5:02 a.m.
    The Lebanon and Gravel Switch fire departments were paged to the home located at 3380 Shortline Pike.
    According to Marion County Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly, the home owner, Tim Roberts, was not there when the fire occurred. When fire fighters arrived, the home was fully engulfed in flames, making it impossible to determine the cause of the fire.

  • Sheriff warns of jury duty scam

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office received numerous calls on Tuesday, Dec. 15, from county residents stating they had received telephone calls threatening them with arrest.
    According to Sheriff Jimmy Clements, the person calling in this latest scam identifies himself as some type of public official advising the county resident that they have missed jury duty. The scammer continues by telling the resident in order to avoid arrest they need to go to Kroger, get a money order for several hundred dollars and forward it to a particular address.

  • Marion County Fiscal Court meeting Thursday, Dec. 17

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be having its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 17.
    The agenda is as follows:
    • Consider/approval of the 2016 holiday schedule.
    • Consider/approval of a one time wage adjustment to all fulltime employees.
    • Consider/approval of the second amended lease between Marion County Fiscal Court and the St. Joe Community Center Inc. for 2016.
    • Consider/approval of changing the vacation carryover of 80 hours from December to June 30.

  • Board of Education special-called meeting Thursday

    The Marion County Board of Education will be having a special-called meeting at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 17 to perform Superintendent Taylora Schlosser's performance evaluation.

    Schlosser's performance evaluation will be completed in closed session.

  • Blue Christmas service on Dec. 20
  • Upcoming holiday closings and garbage collection schedule

    There will be no garbage collection on Dec. 24-25. The normal Thursday route will be picked up on Wednesday, Dec. 23. The Friday route will be picked up on Monday, Dec. 28. It will be a “double up” day, and the county is asking residents to put their garbage out a little earlier than normal on Wednesday, Dec. 23, and Monday, Dec. 28.
    All city and county offices, including the Marion County Clerk’s Office and the Property Valuation Administrator’s Office, will be closed Dec. 24-25. Most offices will be closed until Monday, Dec. 28.

  • Calvary Christmas Carols

    Calvary Elementary School students perform for the Marion County Board of Education at the board’s regular monthly meeting Thursday.

  • Fiscal court briefs

    The Marion County Fiscal Court held a special-called meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 9. All magistrates were present except for Steve Masterson. The following was accomplished:
    • The court received and approved the 2016 Marion County Sheriff’s Office budget and the maximum allowance for the upcoming year for deputies and assistants salaries. The maximum amount of salaries for deputies and assistants for the 2016 calendar year is $475,013.76. Magistrates also approved a payroll advance to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in the amount of $23,960.

  • Lebanon police search for driver in hit and run

    Lebanon Police continue to search for the driver who was involved in a hit and run accident that critically injured a Lebanon woman on the morning of Dec. 5.
    At 10:53 a.m. Dec. 5, Lebanon Police responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian accident that occurred at the intersection of Main Street and Walnut Street.
    Carolyn Faye Westmoreland, 70, of 355 Edmonds Avenue in Lebanon was struck while crossing in the crosswalk. The vehicle that hit her, described as a white Dodge Dakota pickup, fled the scene and continued northbound on Walnut Street.