Local News

  • Weathering the storm

    Storms can wreak havoc on our lives.
    The folks in West Liberty can attest to that after a tornado ripped through their community March 2.
    After experiencing such devastation and loss, it's hard to imagine picking up the pieces and moving on. In fact, it almost seems impossible.
    But, it's not.
    There's always hope.
    That's the message Dr. David B. Whitlock shares in his recently published book, "Surviving the Storms of Life: How to Triumph in Tragedy."

  • A new taxiway on the way for Lebanon-Springfield Airport

    Landmark News Service

  • Lebanon man assaulted in New Orleans

    A Lebanon man is in intensive care in a New Orleans, La., hospital after being assaulted during the SEC Tournament last week.
    William Chad Murphy, 36, and some of his friends began their trip to New Orleans Thursday when he departed Lebanon and headed down south to watch the University of Kentucky men's basketball team compete in the SEC tournament. Thursday evening, Chad called his wife, Lena, to tell her that he had gotten separated from his friends and was trying to find them. Minutes after that phone call, Chad was assaulted in the French Quarter.

  • 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.