Local News

  • Portion of KY 289 in Marion County to be closed Monday

    A short stretch of KY 289, about a half mile north of the Taylor County line, in Marion County, will be closed Monday, June 8, while state crews install a culvert.   The road will be closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT.


  • Breaking news: Robbery in Washington County

    (Springfield, KY) – At 1:10 EDT, The Kentucky State Police responded to a residential burglary in the Smith Lane area of Washington County. The possible suspect vehicle is a dark colored, Ford F150 crew cab occupied by one black male and two white males, last seen headed north on KY 429 (Saint Rose Rd.) in Washington County.  The occupants of this vehicle should be considered armed and dangerous.

  • New Hope man charged with attempted murder

    Johnny Lanham, 46, of New Hope has been charged with attempted murder and first-degree assault after he stabbed a New Haven man at Hawk's Place in Loretto May 24.

    According to Kentucky State Police, at approximately 12:23 a.m. Post 15 received a call of a stabbing at Hawk's Place. Lanham and William Bennington, 45, of New Haven were involved in a verbal altercation that escalated into a stabbing, police said. Lanham stabbed Bennington in the abdomen. Bennington was flown to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment.

  • Local officials aim to prevent horse neglect

    Horse neglect is on the rise in the United States and, according to local animal control officials, it's a growing problem in Marion County as well.

    Recently, Marion County Sheriff Carroll Kirkland reported to the Marion County Fiscal Court about a situation on Sulphur Lick Road. A woman was concerned about the condition of some horses, and she wanted the county to do something about it. At the time, there wasn't much the county could do, but Vicki Hazelip of the Marion County Animal Shelter and Animal Control Officer Jeff Wooldridge spoke with the owner of the horses.

  • Indoor marijuana growing operation found

    On Thursday, May 21, Marion County Sheriff's Deputies obtained and executed a search warrant in Marion County resulting in the seizure of an indoor marijuana growing operation containing 141 marijuana plants and indoor growing equipment.

    The incident is still under investigation and an arrest is expected.

    More information will be reported on this as it becomes available.

  • LPD's officer's killer still at large

    It's been nearly four months since Lebanon Police Officer David Ford was murdered and no arrests have been made in connection with the crime.

    This past Sunday, Ford would have celebrated his 41st birthday. It was a difficult day for Ford's brother, Darrell, and the rest of his family.

    "I'm having a hard time dealing with it," Darrell said.

    Darrell said he has remained in close contact with detectives and that they are still waiting on evidence and lab results before they can make an arrest.

  • Lebanon City Council to meet Tuesday

    The Lebanon City Council will hold a special called meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, at city hall.

  • BBB warns of strange phone calls

    The Better Business Bureau received phone calls from consumers across Kentucky and Southern Indiana all day Thursday, May 21, saying they were contacted overnight at 3, 4, and 5 a.m. in the morning. It is a robo call saying that their financial accounts have been compromised and to push 1 to continue.   Another scenario is a robo call saying the interest rate on your credit card is going up if you don't do something about it right now, press 1 to continue. When the consumer hits one, it asks for the consumer's account numbers.

  • Lebanon City Council, board of education holding special meetings Friday

    The Lebanon City Council and the Marion County Board of Education have each scheduled special-called meetings Friday, May 29.

    The city council will meet at noon at city hall regarding a contract with Beverly Mings to operate the pool concession stand under the pavilion at Graham Memorial Park.

  • Hamilton to lead Mercer County school district

    When interviewing for the Marion County superintendent position in March, Chuck Hamilton told community leaders and the board of education that he would be a superintendent somewhere, even if it weren't here.

    And he meant it.

    Last week, he was named the next superintendent of Mercer County schools.

    The Mercer County Board of Education made the announcement during a special-called meeting Thursday.