Local News

  • Local couple faces drug trafficking charges after task force raid in Bardstown

    By Forrest Berkshire
    Landmark News Service

    A Bardstown couple faces drug trafficking charges after a Tuesday raid by the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force where police seized six pounds of marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine and several narcotic pills.
    Six pounds of marijuana, heroin, methamphetmine and other drugs, as well as counterfeit money, was seized by Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force agents after executing a search warrant Tuesday around noon at 103 Kenton Drive in Bardstown.

  • Three arrested for McDonald’s burglary


    Three suspects were arrested on Tuesday, Dec. 27, in connection to a burglary at McDonald’s Restaurant in Lebanon. According to Lebanon Police Officer Christopher Cook, McDonald’s Manager Marbell Mattingly called the police after discovering the safe had been broken into and $530 had been stolen.
    Donna Clark, Tyler Wright and Fredrick Miller, all of 486 Radio Station Road, were interviewed and admitted to the burglary.

  • Suspects arrested for Thanksgiving Day burglary

    Two suspects wanted in connection with their involvement in the Thanksgiving Day burglary of a residence in Holy Cross have been arrested.

  • Kenny Fogle announces retirement from United Way
  • Leading with love

    Denise Fogle, 61, of Lebanon dedicated her life to helping others.
    Whether it was working at Central Kentucky Community Action Agency, volunteering at St. Augustine Catholic Church, or serving as a member of the Lebanon City Council, Fogle was always trying to help people and her community as a whole.
    Above all else, however, she was a dedicated, loving mother. She was her children’s greatest role model. In their eyes, she was their super hero.

  • 2016 Year In Review

    The year 2016 is officially behind us, but we’re still left scratching our heads wondering, “Did that really happen?”
    Yes, yes it did.
    Our year-in-review includes what we believe are our top 10 stories of 2016.
    More good news than bad, in our opinion. And, we ended the year with a bang.
    We hope 2017 brings even more good news to Marion County.
    So, without further ado, the top 10 stories of 2016, published in chronological order, are…

    New city hall

  • Remaining suspects arrested in armed robbery

    Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office along with Kentucky State Police have arrested the remaining suspects in the armed robbery case that took place during the early morning hours of Dec. 19 on North Loretto Road.

  • In the spotlight

    Sophie Clark has already jumped a major hurdle after being crowned Marion County’s 2017 Distinguished Young Woman. Now, she will take her talents to the state level to compete against the best Kentucky has to offer when she goes to Lexington later this month.
    “I’m getting excited,” she said. “There’s a lot of preparation, but I’ll be excited to be up there.”
    Clark described the state competition as being a lot more individualized than the local competition.

  • Former marshal recalls the hunt, legend of ‘Johnny Boone’

    By Forrest Berkshire
    Landmark News Service

    The Central Kentucky region’s most infamous contemporary outlaw sits in a Canadian jail awaiting extradition to the United States, and it’s a day that the man originally charged with finding the fugitive thought would never happen.
    “I was extremely surprised when I got that message,” Rick McCubbin said. “I always said until Johnny Boone wants to get caught, he’s not going to be caught. That’s the legend of Johnny Boone.”

  • Marion County native named Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year

    Marion County native Rick Clements was recently recognized by the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce as its Citizen of the Year at its recent annual dinner.
    Clements and his wife, Gail (the former Gail Thompson of Loretto), have resided in Mt. Washington since 1977. He has nearly 40 years of experience in the banking industry, and has been with First Citizens Bank (headquartered in Elizabethtown), serving as vice president and Bullitt County market manager since 1998.