Local News

  • Police log Aug. 12 edition

    July 17 - Schyler P. Mattingly reported theft by unlawful taking under $500 occurred at 201 E. Mulberry Street in Lebanon. A Michael Kors wallet, valued at $80, and $80 in cash were reported stolen.
    - Carrie N. Gribbins reported theft by unlawful taking over $500 occurred at 201 E. Mulberry Street in Lebanon. An Apple iPhone 6 Plus, valued at $599, was reported stolen.

  • Public Record Aug. 12 edition

    New drivers
    NOTICE: Any permit holder wishing to take the road test can call 270-692-2681 to schedule an appointment.
    New drivers as of Aug. 4:
    Ally M. Loudenburg
    Salem D. Thomas
    John V. Cecil
    Amanda A. Smothers
    Dylan M. Smith
    Brandon N. Lucas
    Jasmine G. Pace
    Joseph H. Mattingly

    Prepaid fines
    Rick S. Bruner, 113 St. Ann Street, Lebanon, failure to wear seat belts, $25.

  • Police remind Lebanon residents about grass clippings

    Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady has issued a reminder to Lebanon residents to keep grass clippings out of the street.

    As part of that reminder, Brady included City Ordinance No. 2014-08, subsection 5, which reads:

    (5) Obstruction of storm water and drainage facilities:

  • KSP sergeant dies after two-vehicle collision in LaRue County

    A sergeant with the Kentucky State Police is dead after a two-vehicle collision early this morning, Aug. 7.
    According to a KSP media release, the accident occurred at 6:27 a.m. in LaRue County. KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown received a call from LaRue County Dispatch to investigate a two-vehicle collision on KY Hwy 210, Campbellsville Road, near the Buffalo area.

  • Flash flood watch in effect through Friday

    The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch until 2 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, for several Kentucky counties, including Marion County.
    According to the weather service, a slow moving storm system is expected to produce 1.5 to two inches of rain, with higher amounts in some areas. This heavy rain combine with recent heavy rains could cause flash flooding, according to the weather service. Urban and low-lying areas are the most likely to be affected by flash flooding.

  • Loretto man dies after reportedly falling from car

    A Loretto man died July 29, one day after reportedly falling from a vehicle on West Main Street in Lebanon. Tyler Hamilton, 24, passed away at University Hospital in Louisville where he was being treated for his injuries.
    “He was a big-hearted person,” Hamilton’s mother Carla Mudd Constant said. “He had love for everybody. He had his demons that he fought, but he had love for everybody. He wanted everybody around him to be happy and to enjoy life.”

  • Dream Maker

    Saturday night was more than Adria Whitfill expected.
    After winning preliminary scholastic, interview and talent awards, Whitfill was named the 2016 Distinguished Young Woman of Marion County on the Roby Dome stage at Marion County High School.
    “I can’t believe it,” she said. “It feels like a really elaborate dream.”
    Whitfill has been attending the Distinguished Young Woman (formerly known as Junior Miss) since she was 11 years old.

  • Search for missing woman comes to Sportsman Lake

    A team from Louisville Fire and Rescue was at Sportsman Lake Monday and Tuesday, possibly searching for something that might help in the case of a missing Nelson County woman.
    Ramon Pineiroa*, chief deputy with the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department, was on the scene, but said he could not comment at this time.
    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements was present while the search and rescue team was at the lake. He said his understanding is that this was part of a follow-up from an earlier K-9 search.

  • KSP investigating dump truck accident

    A Campbellsville man was treated at Spring View Hospital and released after an accident involving an overturned dump truck Wednesday morning.
    Michael P. Brahm, 27, was driving a 1990 Chevy dump truck on KY 49 when he left the road. Brahm overcorrected and the truck overturned around 9:10 a.m., approximately three miles south of Loretto, according to the Kentucky State Police.
    Brahm was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. State Trooper Morris Farris is investigating. He was assisted at the scene by Marion County EMS and the Loretto Fire Department.

  • Cinema at the Square set for Friday

    To celebrate the end of this year’s summer reading program, the Marion County Public Library is hosting Cinema at the Square at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, and it’s free.
    The library can’t say what the movie is, but fans of robots and friendship will likely recognize this film, which won an Academy Award for best animated feature film.
    The gates will open at 7 p.m. with the movie scheduled to begin at dusk. Before the movie starts, attendees can play games, win prizes, have their faces painted, add some color to their hair or get a (temporary) tattoo.