Local News

  • Lexington murder trial set to begin May 16

    By Josh Kegley,

    The Lexington Herald-Leader

    The death penalty is no longer a sentencing option for the men accused of the 2006 murder of John G. Mattingly III, 23. Mattingly III, the son of Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly and Janet Mattingly, was a student at the University of Kentucky at the time of the shooting.

  • City council meets at 7 p.m.

    The Lebanon City Council is schedule to meet at 7 p.m. tonight, May 9, in regular session a city hall.

    Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund is scheduled to speak with the council about economic development incentives.

    Other items on the agenda include minutes of the previous meeting, payment of bills and department reports.

  • Wright pleads guilty in Mattingly shooting

    By Josh Kegley, The Lexington Herald-Leader

  • Fiscal Court meets at 4 p.m. May 5

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday,  May 5.

    The agenda includes the following items:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - A resolution accepting road resurfacing money

    - Advertising for fuel, lubricants and road materials for fiscal year 2011-12

    - Set a public hearing regarding county road aid and LGEA funds

  • Chuck Hamilton is hired to be Marion County superintendent

    The Marion County Board of Education unanimously voted to hire Chuck Hamilton as the next superintendent during a special meeting Thursday, May 5.

    Board Chairman Michael Mullins said Hamilton is the right person for the job.

  • Five Democrats want ag commissioner nomination

    Republican Richie Farmer, Kentucky's Commissioner of Agriculture, is seeking to become the state's next lieutenant governor. That means his seat is up for grabs in the fall, and five Democrats are trying to replace the former Kentucky basketball star.

  • Jury selection begins in Lexington murder trial

    Monday, May 2, jury selection began in the trial of Adrian Lamont Benton and Raymond Wright, the two men accused of shooting John Mattingly III during a robbery on May 25, 2006, in Lexington. Mattingly, 23, died from his injuries on July 10, 2006.

    The trial, which is expected to begin Monday, May 9, is going to be difficult for the Mattingly family, according to John's father, Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly.

  • Women's health event is May 12

    The 12th annual National Women's Health Week will kick off on Mother's Day, May 8, and will be celebrated until May 14. The theme is "It's Your Time." This weeklong health observance empowers women across the country to make their health a top priority and take simple steps for a longer, healthier, and happier life.

  • Town forum to take place May 10

  • Board: Tourism tactics should be left up to commission

    The Centre Square Foundation Board believes that tourism strategies should be left up to the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission. As a result, the board unanimously voted to not make any suggestions with regard to the operation of tourism during its meeting Tuesday of last week.