Local News

  • Leitchfield man recovering from accidental shooting

    A Leitchfield man is recovering at University Hospital in Louisville after he was struck with a stray bullet Sunday afternoon in the Calvary area. As of Tuesday morning, Ronnie Gaither, 52, was listed in stable condition.
    According to Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Billy Gregory, Gaither was playing volleyball on Bald Knob Road when he was struck with a bullet.
    The Lebanon Police Dispatch received a call at 3:45 p.m., June 2, reporting the incident at 75 Bald Knob Road.

  • 2013 Main Street Treadmill Challenge raises more than $2,000 for Girls on the Run

    Before the rains disrupted the end of the 2013 Main Street Treadmill Challenge, this year's participants logged more than 100 miles in front of the Marion County Heritage Center.

    More importantly, they earned more than $2,000 for the Marion County Girls on the Run program (so far).

    Look for more on the event in the June 5 print edition.

  • MCPS parents eligible to vote for minority parent rep for superintendent search committee

    All parents of Marion County Public School students are eligible to vote for the minority parent representative for the superintendent search screening committee.
    The following people are on the ballot:
    Eugene Hayden
    Beverly Smalley
    Dee Dee Bell
    Mark Newby
    Ballots can be picked up at local schools and at Central Office. Parents are asked to vote for one person. All ballots are due back at Central Office on Monday, June 3.

  • Gravel Switch woman recovering from accident

    Kristin Courey, 18, of Gravel Switch is recovering after a single-vehicle accident May 21.
    According to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements, Courey was driving west on US 68 in a 2001 Buick when she lost control of the vehicle in a curve seven miles east of Lebanon. According to the accident report, Courey overcorrected and her vehicle left the roadway, collided with an embankment, overturned, and came to rest in a ditch.
    Courey was flown from the scene to University Hospital in Louisville, but she was no longer listed as a patient on May 23.

  • The Lebanon Aquatic Center is open

    The Lebanon Aquatic Center is officially open.
    The hours for the indoor pool are as follows: Monday-Friday 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The hours for the outdoor pools are: Monday-Saturday noon to 7 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    Daily admission is $2 a person, children ages five and under are $1 each. Sunday admission is $1 for everyone.

  • Superintendent search committee in the works

    The formation of the Superintendent Search Screening Committee is almost complete. The minority nominee will be announced June 3 after ballots have been counted.
    As of right now, the committee consists of the following individuals:
    - Ed Hacker: Board representative
    - Hope Dougherty: Parent representative (West Marion Elementary School)
    - Cathy Sparrow: Classified representative
    - Sarah Martin: Teacher representative (Glasscock Elementary School)
    - Amanda Farmer: Teacher representative (St. Charles Middle School)

  • Budget talk: Employees to receive 3 percent pay increase

    Following his annual budget address on May 23, Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw presented the city council with his initial budget proposal for the 2013-14 fiscal year.
    The proposal includes $8.65 million, which is lower than the nearly $9.02 million projected budget for the current fiscal year.
    “The city is in very stable financial condition and well situated to meet the needs of our citizens,” Crenshaw said.

  • Main Street talks ‘making progress’

    The Lebanon Main Street Committee will continue to exist, but what it will look like is still under discussion.
    More than 20 people attended a meeting May 20 at the David R. Hourigan Center about the future of the program. This was a follow-up to a meeting held May 8.
    The second meeting included a mix of people who attended the first meeting and some new faces, according to Mary Lou Brock, the Lebanon Main Street manager.

  • Highway dedicated in honor of fallen deputy

    Marion County Deputy Anthony Rakes gave his life serving his community Nov. 14, 2012.
    On Friday, the road where he was shot was officially renamed in his honor. The section of US 68 from the eastern city limits of Lebanon to the Boyle County line is now the Marion County Deputy Sheriff Carl Anthony Rakes Memorial Highway.
    “It means a lot knowing that he’ll be remembered,” said Regina Ewing, Rakes’ sister.
    His other sister, Anita Elder, said the highway dedication means a lot.

  • Hamilton returns as St. A principal

    A familiar face is returning to a former position at St. Augustine School.
    Sugar Hamilton, who previously served as principal from 1982-94, is back in that office, at least for next year.
    Hamilton said things have changed in the 19 years since she last held that seat.
    “I’m re-educating myself,” she said.
    Hamilton replaces outgoing principal Alicia Riggs, who served as the St. Augustine principal for the last four years.