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  • Motorcycle accident victim dies

    A New Haven man has died following a motorcycle accident Saturday evening, Aug. 14, on KY 527.

    The accident occurred at 5:50 p.m., approximately two miles north of Raywick on KY 527, according to a report from the Kentucky State Police.

  • Fiscal Court meeting at 4 p.m. today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. today, Aug. 19.1)  Consider /  Approval   of  Minutes   of  Previous  Meeting   held  Aug.  5,  2010.

    Here are the items on the agenda:

    - Consider minutes of previous meeting

    - Review  state  auditor  report  of  Marion County  Clerk  Audit for Year  Ending  12-31-09

  • Police turnover remains an issue for city

    In his last report to the Lebanon City Council, Police Chief Joe Bell noted that Officer Reece Riley had resigned as of July 30. Riley may be the latest officer to leave the department, but he likely won't be the last, based on the department's history.

    "This has been a problem for 10 years," Councilman Bill Pickerill said during that Aug. 9 council meeting. "We keep losing officers. What can we do to keep them here?"

    "If you ask any officer," Bell replied, "it would be money."

  • Brady indicted for attempted murder

    Monday, the Marion County grand jury indicted Joseph Timothy Brady, 46, of 25 Shreve Lane in Lebanon for criminal attempt to commit murder and first-degree persistent felony offender.

    According to the indictment, on or about July 25, Brady intentionally engaged in conduct that was a substantial step in the course of conduct planned to culminate in the cause of death of another. The indictment also reads that he was over the age of 21 and stood convicted of at least two prior felonies after his 18th birthday.

  • Nearly 1,300 acres now open for public hunting in Marion County

    The Marion County Wildlife Management Area and State Forest is now open to the public.

    The state's newest WMA has 1,293 acres and it is for the 2010-11 hunting season. The state forest is owned jointly by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Kentucky Division of Forestry and the Marion County Fiscal Court. It was purchased with funds from the Kentucky Land Conservation Fund and the Wildlife Restoration fund.

  • Good breeding

    Nancy Bliss was first introduced to Arabian horses through Leadership Lebanon-Marion County, and her love for them has only grown since a visit to a Bradfordsville farm nearly 10 years ago.   That's when she met a mare named Kamirah.

    "I fell in love with it and bought it," she said.

    Today, Bliss and her husband, Bob, have 13 Arabians, as well as several large dogs, which any visitor to their farm learns quickly upon arrival.

  • 16 are indicted for drugs

    Last week, state and local law enforcement served sealed indictments against 16 individuals. The sealed indictments were originally filed July 19.

    All of the indictments involved drugs charges of some sort.

    They are as follows:

    - Timothy Buckler, 45, of 352 S. Woodlawn Avenue in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (second or subsequent offense) and first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Man with local ties dies in single-vehicle crash

    A New Haven man died Tuesday of last week after a single-vehicle crash in LaRue County.

    According to LaRue County Deputy Marcus Jackson, Joseph David "Joe David" Ray Shoffner, 19, was driving near Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek about 4:20 p.m. when he lost control of the Chevrolet Blazer. The tires dropped off the right side of the roadway and Shoffner overcorrected. The vehicle went into a side skid and rolled three or four times.

    Shoffner, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected. LaRue County Fire Department responded also to the scene.

  • Thrilling night

    Christine Mattingly had trouble going to sleep Sunday morning, but so did the rest of her family, according to her mother, Carol.   What time did she finally get to sleep?   "Probably around 5 o'clock," Mattingly said.

    The excitement was understandable since she had been named the 2011 Marion County Junior Miss. In addition to winning the overall title, Mattingly also received awards in every category - fitness, interview, scholastic, self-expression and talent.

  • Washington County resident sentenced to 53 years in Tennessee murder case

    A Knox County, Tenn., judge on Friday, Aug. 6, rejected the notion that the lone female suspect in a January 2007 torture slaying was a young innocent under the domination of brutal killers.

    Instead, Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner deemed Vanessa Coleman, 22, a street-savvy woman in firm command of her actions and callously indifferent to the consequences.