Local News

  • Red Cross asks for blood donations this holiday season

    The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to end the year with real meaning by donating blood for hospital patients in need.
    Holiday activities, severe weather and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, can pull people away from their regular blood donation schedules. This creates a greater need for blood donations this time of year, especially around the winter holidays. To encourage donations, all those who come to donate Dec. 23 through Jan. 3, 2016, will get a long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

  • Mother accused of drugging newborn

    By Karla Ward
    Lexington Herald Leader

    A Montgomery County mother has been arrested on charges of giving her newborn baby suboxone.
    Chasity Lewis, 29, of Mount Sterling, crushed a suboxone pill and rolled the 5-day-old infant’s pacifier in it, said Montgomery County Sheriff Fred Shortridge.
    Lewis was arrested Friday, Nov. 27. The sheriff’s office was first notified about the case Nov. 21, Shortridge said.

  • One charged with murder after Bloomfield death

    By Trey Crumbie
    Landmark News Service

    An 18-year-old man was killed Tuesday morning, Dec. 1, in Bloomfield after suffering what police are preliminarily calling a lethal puncture wound, Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly confirmed at a press conference later that day.
    Rasheed Wickliffe, of Bardstown, suffered the wound after an altercation in the area of the Bloomfield Post Office and 125 Taylorsville Road.
    The sheriff said his office was investigating a “drug deal that has gone bad.”

  • Santa making a stop in Loretto on Dec. 20

    Santa Claus will be making special stops in the City of Loretto on Sunday, Dec. 20.
    Santa will do his best to follow the following schedule:
    • 11 a.m. Cash Variety Store parking lot
    • 11:15 a.m. St. Francis Post Office parking lot
    • 11:45 a.m. Highway 52 from St. Francis to Spencer Hamilton Road
    • 12 p.m. Spencer Hamilton Road to Leon Hamilton’s residence, and back to red light
    • 12:15 pm Highway 52 to Maker’s Mark Road and back to Corner Food Mart

  • County could receive $250,000 recycling grant

    Marion County Fiscal Court’s Christmas wish list includes a $250,000 recycling grant, which the court voted to apply for at its Dec. 3 regular monthly meeting.
    If received, the grant monies will be used to upgrade equipment at the recycling center located on Woodlawn Avenue in Lebanon, according to Marion County Solid Waste Coordinator Keith Brock.

  • Don’t become a victim

    ‘Tis the season for con artists who are working overtime trying to find their next victim.
    Diane Erjavec of Lebanon was preyed upon by two scammers impersonating the IRS last week.
    On Wednesday morning, she received a phone call at her home. The call was from a Florida telephone number, and the man on the other end said he was Officer Michael Reed with the IRS. He gave her his badge number, his IRS employee code, the years she was allegedly audited for and he gave her a case number. He then told her she was going to be arrested for tax fraud.

  • Organ donor law change sought

    By Bobbie Foust
    Lyon County Herald Ledger

    A Lyon County couple wants language in organ donation laws changed to ensure donors’ final wishes are fulfilled.
    Briggett and Gary Flear lost their 19-year-old daughter, Courtney, to a traffic accident on U.S. 62 near Princeton on Jan. 26, 2014. However, Courtney’s desire to become an organ donor upon her death was never fulfilled because she died at the wreck scene, not in a hospital.

  • Police: Versailles father caught, subdued attacker who stabbed, killed 6-year-old

    By Morgan Eads
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    The father of a 6-year-old boy fought and subdued an Indianapolis man who had stabbed the child to death in a Versailles house, police said.
    The boy, Logan Tipton, was stabbed multiple times in the head during what police are calling a burglary about 4 a.m. on Douglas Avenue, according to investigators and Woodford County Coroner Ronald Owens.
    Some of the boy’s four siblings also were scratched or cut, Versailles police Lt. Michael Fortney said.

  • City sells John Hunt Morgan statue to Freddie Hilpp

    The City of Lebanon’s John Hunt Morgan statue, which has been the center of controversy and collecting dust in storage for years, was sold Monday evening and its new owner plans on putting it on display.
    In November, the council voted to accept sealed bids for the statue, which was being stored and taking up space at the city service center.
    Monday evening, the Lebanon City Council unanimously voted to accept a $3,000 bid from Freddie Hilpp of Lebanon during its regular monthly meeting.
    Hilpp’s bid wasn’t the highest bid, however.

  • Methodist church celebrates 100 years of organ

    By Gerard Flanagan
    Enterprise correspondent

    The Lebanon United Methodist Church recently celebrated the 100th anniversary of its pipe organ.
    The anniversary was celebrated on Nov. 8 during both worship services, as the organ was played during all songs.