Local News

  • Mt. Washington teen in critical condition after ATV accident

    James Ray Stump, 17, of Mt. Washington is in critical condition at University Hospital in Louisville after he was involved in an ATV accident on Scotts Ridge Road in Raywick Saturday evening.

    The accident occurred at 8:17 p.m., on Scotts Ridge Road at the intersection of Dry Fork Road, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Stump was driving an Artic Cat ATV when he attempted to make a turn from Scotts Ridge Road to Dry Fork Road and lost control of the ATV and struck a tree.

  • MAC escapee has been found

    An inmate who walked away from Marion Adjustment Center has been apprehended.

    Phillip McBride, 22 walked away from MAC at 9:15 p.m. March 9. He was apprehended March 14.

    McBride had been serving a 10-year sentence out of Clay County.

  • Dog dumper pleads guilty

    Christina Gribbins pled guilty to 23 charges of second-degree cruelty to animals Monday, March 5, in Marion District Court.

    She was sentenced to 24 months probation and was ordered to pay $1,856.87 in restitution to the Marion County Animal Shelter. She was also ordered to complete 100 hours of community service at the shelter.

  • Lady Knights win Sweet 16 opener

    The Marion County Lady Knights opened the 2012 Sweet Sixteen with a 56-49 win over Walton-Verona.

    With the win, the Lady Knights advance to the quarterfinals where they will face Hopkinsville (32-4) at 7:30 Eastern/6:30 Central time
    tonight at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green.

    Hopkinsville defeated Marshall County, 56-52, in the first round.

    The tournament resumes this afternoon at 1 p.m. Eastern/noon Central when Butler will face Paul Laurence Dunbar. DuPont Manual and Montgomery County will meet in the second afternoon game.

  • Junior Mister is March 24

    Junior Mister will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 24 at the Marion County High School. The show has a super hero theme this year and there are 14 participants. Tickets will be $5 in advance and $7 at the door.


    All proceeds from the event will go to The Make A Wish foundation to grant the wish of a critically ill child.

  • Court approves study for radon remediation at county building

    Radon levels remain too high for EPA recommendations at the David Hourigan Government Building.

    Keith Brock, the Marion County Solid Waste Coordinator, called this to the attention of the Marion County Fiscal Court in January. Brock said an initial radon test in the basement showed radon levels of 22.3 pCi/L. Radon is known carcinogen, and the EPA recommends short term follow-up testing when levels are between 8 and 100 pCi/L, Brock wrote.

  • Court approves rates for animal shelter services

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has approved new rates for services offered at the Marion County Animal Shelter. The magistrates approved the rates during their March 1 meeting.

    The new rates are as follows:

    - Boarding fees for Washington County animals or animals quarantined for rabies is $5 per day. The fee for litters from Washington County are $5 per puppy.

    - Private euthanasia for animals under 50 pounds is $50 and for animals over 50 pounds is $100.

  • County projected to receive $1.14 million in state road funding

    The Kentucky Department of Highways has allocated $1,136,423 for rural secondary roads in Marion County.

    Josh Hornbeck of the department's Elizabethtown office spoke with the Marion County Fiscal Court during its March 1 meeting. He explained the department's priorities in the county for the coming year.

    They are, in order:

    - KY 337 from the Taylor-Marion County line to KY 49 (Bradfordsville Road)

  • Population count has increased at county jail

    Marion County Jailer Barry Brady reported that the inmate population at the Marion County Detention Center is as high as it has been since 2009.

    The detention center has seen declining revenue in recent years as a result of state efforts to release prisoners early, which saves the state money. Recently, the Marion County Detention Center was approved for additional beds for a substance abuse program.

  • Open burn class March 13 at Loretto City Hall

    Individuals interested in learning the regulations affecting open burning in Kentucky are invited to participate in a "Learn Before You Burn" class.

    The class is scheduled for 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at Loretto City Hall, 140 School Drive in Loretto.

    Open burning poses health risks for everyone, especially children, the elderly and those with existing health issues. The class will explain ways to reduce those risks and how to avoid illegal burning.