Local News

  • Hodgenville man dead after motorcycle accident

    A motorcycle accident two miles north of Raywick left a Hodgenville man dead Monday afternoon.

    According to Kentucky State Police, at approximately 3:20 p.m., 61-year-old Lennie Vincent was traveling north on KY 527 on a 1995 Kawasaki motorcycle when he failed to negotiate a curve. The motorcycle traveled straight through the curve at the intersection of Brown Mattingly Road and KY 527, off the roadway and struck a barbed wire fence.

    Vincent was not wearing a helmet and was thrown from the motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

  • Spragens memorial to be unveiled Thursday

    After more than two years of planning and fundraising, the Spragens Memorial, called "Lives Triumphant," will be dedicated and unveiled at the Centre Square Arts and Culture Center Thursday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m.

    Attendees will also have the opportunity to tour the center, hear live music, see exhibits, enjoy food and visit with members of the Spragens family. This will be an historical moment commemorating the lives of Gene and Nadine Spragens, two of the community's greatest benefactors.

  • Lebanon man arrested, charged with assault

    A Lebanon man was arrested and charged with assault on July 31 in Campbellsville.

    According to a Campbellsville Police release, officers responded to a report of a fight at Ancil Reynolds Used Cars at about 7:22 p.m.

    Upon arrival, officers found that Ricky Allen, 33, of Campbellsville and Darrell G. Smothers Jr., 19, of Lebanon had been fighting. 

    Smothers had allegedly pulled a knife and cut Allen on his abdomen.

    By the time officers had arrived, Smothers had fled the scene. 

  • Funnel cloud blows garage to pieces on Sam Browning Road

    "The summer wind came blowin' in ..." Frank Sinatra, "The Summer Wind"

    A bit of good timing saved Bernard "Peanut" Buckman from nature's fury Tuesday of last week, although it didn't spare his garage.

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  • County takes step toward allowing Sunday alcohol sales

    A split Marion County Fiscal Court voted 3-2 in favor of the first reading of an ordinance that would allow Sunday alcohol sales in the county and allow alcohol sales until 1 a.m.

    Magistrates Larry Caldwell, John Arthur Elder III and Steve Masterson voted in favor of the ordinance. Magistrates Roger "Cotton" Smothers and Jackie Wicker voted against the ordinance.

  • Man, 27, dies in collision on Springfield Highway

    A Lebanon man died and another was injured as a result of a traffic collision at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 3 four miles south of Springfield on Ky. 55.

  • Bids approved for tech center

    The Marion County Board of Education has approved bids for the planned renovation and expansion of the Marion County Area Technology Center, pending approval from the Kentucky Department of Education.

    The board unanimously voted to approve a bid from Isaac Tatum Construction to serve as the contractor for the project and a bid from CSI to conduct special inspections testing as part of the construction process.

  • A vision becomes a reality

    Margaret Grundy, along with many of her Lebanon High School classmates, took a walk down memory lane Thursday during the grand opening of the Centre Square Cultural and Performing Arts Center.

    Standing in what used to be her sophomore English classroom brought back a lot of memories for Grundy, a member of the Class of 1952.

  • Inmate recaptured


    Less than a day after James E. Combs walked away from Marion Adjustment Center, he was apprehended by the Taylor County Sheriff's Department.