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Local News

  • Electric fires damage homes in Lebanon, Loretto

    A pair of Marion County homes were damaged as a result of electrical fires last week on North Spalding Avenue in Lebanon and Spencer Hamilton Road in Loretto.
    No people were injured in either fire, but a pet cat did die in the fire on North Spalding Avenue.

    North Spalding fire
    A house belonging to a local teacher and a former Enterprise and Springfield Sun reporter was damaged by a fire Aug. 9.

  • 'Inspired Hope' for families suffering with Huntington's

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    Donna Mattingly of Cox's Creek and her family have faced a struggle for the last 20 years that many of us could never imagine, much less manage on a day-to-day basis.
    Complications with Huntington's Disease have taken the lives of her first husband, Jimmy Ruley, their son, Cory, and others in the family since 1990.

  • MAC employees optimistic amid job search

    Mark A. Mays was one of several Marion Adjustment Center employees who attended a job fair Aug. 8 at the David R. Hourigan Government Building.
    In late June, MAC employees learned that the state does not plan to continue housing inmates at the private prison in St. Mary. Since then, the inmate population has been reduced from more than 800 inmates to fewer than 400 as of Monday, according to the Kentucky Department of Corrections data.

  • Singing nuns state their opposition to pipeline project

    In the center of an Aug. 8 open house about the Bluegrass Pipeline, a group of women started singing “Amazing Grace.” The women, all members of the Loretto Community, continued to sing until a representative of the companies, accompanied by an Elizabethtown police officer, asked them to stop.
    The Sisters of Loretto and their co-members carried signs encouraging people to say no to the pipeline during the open house at the Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.

  • School tax could go up

    Thursday, Aug. 29, a public tax hearing will be held at the Marion County Board of Education office and it’s likely the board will approve a 4 percent increase to the current tax rate.
    Last year, former Superintendent Dr. Chuck Hamilton recommended and the board voted to increase the real estate and personal property taxes by only 1.1 percent, while most other surrounding school boards voted to increase the rate by the maximum percentage, which is 4 percent. Hamilton said he was trying to be sensitive to local families in the community.

  • What MCPS teachers think of their schools

    Teachers in Marion County and across the state had the opportunity to make their opinions known on various school issues by completing to the TELL (Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning) Kentucky survey this past spring.
    Locally, 85 percent of the certified staff in Marion County filled out the anonymous online questionnaire, and the results have been eye opening for district administrators and Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser.

  • KSP investigating shooting Monday evening on ML King

    The Kentucky State Police are investigating a shooting that occurred Monday evening, Aug. 12, on ML King Avenue in Lebanon.

    The Lebanon Police Department received a call from 337 ML King Apt. 6 at 8:15 p.m. Monday reporting that a male subject had been shot in the stomach. 

    According to the state police, Mark Mattingly, 45, of Lebanon was sitting on his porch at 337 ML King. An unknown male approached Mattingly and shot him several times before fleeing the area.

  • City council meets Monday

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at city hall.

    The agenda for tonight's meeting includes the following:

    - Delegations

    - Minutes of the July 8 meeting

    - Payment of bills

    - Reports

    - Old business

    - New business

    - Declare items surplus/scrap

    - Small wood waste memorandum

    - Sewer video camera lease with the City of Loretto

    - Other business

  • Finley man dies after ATV/truck collision

    William J. "Billy Joe" Cecil of Finley died Sunday evening, Aug. 11, following a two-vehicle collision at 7:09 p.m. Sunday on KY 208, according to the Kentucky State Police.

    Joseph M. Spalding, 28, of Lebanon was driving a 2002 Chevy pickup east on KY 208. Spaulding crossed the centerline and struck Cecil, 40, who was driving a 2012 Polaris Razor ATV, the state police reported. Cecil was pronounced dead following the collision.

  • N. Spalding house damaged by fire

    A house belonging to a local teacher and a former Enterprise and Springfield Sun reporter was damaged by a fire Friday.

    At 11:25 a.m., the Lebanon Fire Department was dispatched to 475 N. Spalding Avenue. When firefighters arrived on the scene, smoke was visible coming from the roof of the house.

    When the firefighters were able to open the front door, black smoke came out.