Local News

  • Give blood, be a holiday hero

    The need for blood doesn’t take a holiday during the holidays because cancer treatments, premature births, car accidents, blood diseases and surgeries continue. However, blood donations can frequently slow down due to travel and other festivities that keep many regular donors from giving blood.
    This month, Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) is inviting Kentuckians to roll up their sleeves, donate blood and be a holiday hero to a Kentucky patient. Those who register to give blood at the drive below will receive a KBC hoodie.

  • Bowling Green, Frankfort residents injured in car accident

    Four people were sent to the hospital after being involved in a two-vehicle car accident Saturday evening on US 68 at the Taylor County/Marion County line.
    According to Kentucky State Police, Casey Sears, 30, of Bowling Green was driving a 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis eastbound when the vehicle crossed a patch of black ice causing Sears to lose control. Sears crossed into the path of a westbound 2007 Chrysler being driven by Sommer Smith, 29, of Frankfort. The two vehicles collided causing Sears’ vehicle to catch fire. 

  • 2018 Primary Election filings update

    The deadline to file is 4 p.m., Jan. 30, 2018.

    Candidates that have already filed to run (as of press time):
    • State Sen, 14th Senatorial District: Jimmy Higdon (I)
    • Judge/Executive: David Daugherty (I)
    • Sheriff: Jimmy Clements (I)
    • Jailer: Barry Brady (I)
    • Circuit Clerk: Kimberly May (I)
    • 11th Judicial District Judge, 1st Division: Amy Sullivan Anderson (I)
    • 11th Judicial District Judge, 2nd Division: Jude A. Hagan, Dawn L. McCauley, Mike Hall Jr.,

  • Marion County Fiscal Court briefs

    The regular called meeting of the Marion County Fiscal Court was held on Dec. 7. All magistrates were present, except Magistrate John Arthur Elder III.
    Magistrates approved a one-time wage adjustment of $100 for all full-time employees to be paid in one lump sum. 
    Magistrates approved the hiring of Bobby Joe Mudd to fill the position of cardboard route coordinator that was recently vacated. The position will require 20 hours a week and the wage will be paid from the sale of the cardboard and be split evenly with the City of Lebanon.

  • Lebanon man indicted for sex abuse

    Thomas D. Jacobs, 46, of 218 Chestnut Street in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently for six counts of first-degree sexual abuse (victim under 12 years of age), first-degree sodomy (victim under 12), seven counts of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor and tampering with a witness.

  • Entire P&Z commission resigns

    Paul Hilpp, 28, of Lebanon was asked to resign as chairman of the City of Lebanon’s Planning and Zoning Commission after being arrested during a sex sting operation in Boyle County in October.

  • Sign up for sheriff’s Senior Safe Program

    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements wants to offer Marion Countians some peace of mind that money can’t buy. In fact, what he’s offering is completely free.

  • Instagram post leads to student being charged, suspended

    UPDATE: Superintendent notifies parents of a possible second threat

  • Transplanting hope

    More than three years after joining the Be The Match Registry, the largest marrow registry in the world, Amy Corder Bland opened a letter she never expected to receive.

    Dear Amy,
    When you joined Be The Match Registry you did so knowing one day you may help save a life. You are a possible match for a patient considering life-saving marrow transplant.

  • Bradfordsville School Christmas Gala

    The Bradfordsville School Christmas Gala will be held this Friday, Dec. 8, in the Bradfordsville School gym. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for the meal. Music will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. Clinton Spaulding with Kelly Casey and Christy Miller will perform.
    The meal will include roast pork tenderloin and gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, hot rolls, dessert and drink all for $10.