Local News

  • Missing autistic juvenile in Washington County has been found

    The 7-year-old autistic boy from Washington County who has been missing since Saturday evening has been found alive.

    According to Kentucky State Police, Randall Leon Chesser was found conscious and responsive. He was found at 2:45 p.m. by a ground search team from Mercer County next to a creek approximately three miles from his residence. He is being transported to an undisclosed medical facility for observation.

  • County offices will be closed Saturday

    Marion County government offices will be closed Saturday, Sept. 24.

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly announced that the county offices at the David R. Hourigan Government Center will be closed for Ham Days. He noted that the front plaza area and the rear parking of the government center will be used for Ham Days activities, so the government offices will be closed during the weekend.

  • Ham Days treasure has been found

    Six-month-old Price Alan Head from Dallas, Texas found the Ham Days treasure.

    The treasure, which resembled a pig nose, was found at Wheatley Enterprises and Goodie Two Shoes on the corner of Proctor Knott Avenue and M.L. King Avenue. It was found on the side of the building under a piece of white vinyl siding in the mulch.

    Price found the treasure with the help of his mom, Ann Carole Head, and his great aunt, Nancy Elder.

    As the winners, they will receive a slaughtered hog.

  • Ham Days pre-week festivities

    The Ham Days Swine & Dine kicks off Thursday, Sept. 22.

    Lebanon restaurants will offer Ham Days dinner specials and will invent a signature Ham Days cocktail and appetizer. Pick up a ballot at The Country Store, which is located in The Stillhouse.

    Battle of the Bands

    The Battle begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23. MIKE FM is sponsoring the event.

    Carnival rides

  • Two Marion County deputy jailers arrested

    Two deputy jailers at the Marion County Detention Center were arrested Wednesday morning on federal charges of providing contraband to inmates.

    Shawn Perkins, 35, and Michael Cook, 24, have been arrested on charges of providing contraband to prison inmates. Perkins is also facing a charge of trafficking with intent to distribute illegal narcotics.

    United States Attorney David J. Hale announced the arrests Wednesday.

  • Tourist commission meeting Thursday

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has scheduled a special-called meeting for 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Centre Square.

    The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

    - Old business: Brown signs estimate approval and Kentucky Living insertion order/November ad approval

    - New business: Application review process, review resumes, outside employment request, duties and responsibilities marketing, Society of Travel Writers 2012 Annual Directory

  • Worth fighting for

    When the people of Bradfordsville learned that the post office was one of thousands across the country being considered for closure, they decided they weren't going to let it go without a fight.

    Mayor David Edelen said city residents were encouraged to write three letters a week in August and September to express their support, and Saturday, the community gathered for a parade and a rally at the city park. Edelen estimated that close to 100 people participated in the parade.

  • Teaching the right moves

    Music and dance can capture a child's attention.

    At least, that's what Jackie Furmon has learned since organizing the LEB Dance and Step teams, which meet every Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Live on Main.

    "What really interests kids is music," said Furmon, one of the team's coaches. "Kids love to dance. You can get their attention through dancing."

  • County to re-examine district boundaries

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has given its initial approval to proposed changes to the magisterial district boundaries, but there may be a few more adjustments before the changes become official.

    At the Sept. 15 meeting, the magistrates voted 4-0 in favor of the first reading of an ordinance setting the new boundaries. Magistrate John Arthur Elder III was not present at that meeting.

  • Search for Kara continues

    The Kentucky State Police now have a web site where people can submit information or tips about the Kara Tingle Rigdon missing person case.

    Kara, 28, was last seen on Saturday, July 17, 2010, on Beechfork Loop Road in Gravel Switch. She was driving a family member's car that was found two days later on the Bluegrass Parkway.