Local News

  • Fiscal Court meets at 4 p.m. June 16

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in a regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.
    Items on the agenda include:
    - Minutes of June 2 and June 4 meetings
    - Second reading of the 2011-12 fiscal court budget
    - Standing order to pre-approve certain recurring expenses
    - Transfer of funds within the 2010-11 budget
    - Second reading of the revised Marion County Administrative Code

  • 'Faces of Cancer' photo exhibit coming to library

    The Kentucky Cancer Program has created a photographic tribute to cancer survivors. The exhibit will be on display at the Marion County Public Library from June 21-30.
    A reception is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 21 to coincide with the opening of the exhibit. Inspirational stories about each survivor pictured are also part of the exhibit.
    Martha Mattingly of Lebanon is one of featured survivors.

  • Drug testing decision tabled

    There will not be student drug testing at Marion County High School, for now at least.

    The Marion County Board of Education tabled the decision to approve a drug testing policy Tuesday evening, June 14, during its regular monthly meeting.

    In March, the board unanimously voted to adopt a resolution for a drug-testing program at MCHS for the 2011-12 school year.

  • Final farewell

    Family, friends, law enforcement officers, local and national officials and members of the public were among the hundreds of people who gathered Saturday afternoon at Marion County High School to pay their respects to Lebanon Police Chief Joe Bell.

    During the service, Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw, who had appointed Bell as the police chief just 14 months earlier, commended Bell for his leadership, his perseverance and his ability to smile in any situation.

  • Brady appointed police chief

    Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw signed a memo June 13 appointing Wally Brady as the city's new police chief.

    Brady served as the assistant chief under Chief Joe Bell, who died June 6, following surgery at Taylor Regional Hospital.

    Brady joined the Lebanon Police Department in 1982. He has worked as a supply officer, a sergeant and a school resource officer.

  • Re-educated

    Bradfordsville held a celebration 27 years in the making Saturday night. For the first time since 1984, the Bradfordsville School is once again a center of activity.

    "Welcome, everyone," Bradfordsville Mayor David Edelen said. "Welcome to the dedication of the Bradfordsville School Community Building."

  • The National Stage

    By Lindsay Kriz

    KPA Summer intern


    Christine Mattingly had time off last week to hang with friends, connect with family and spend time at home. But it only lasted a few days before she was off to Mobile, Ala. Christine is competing in the national Distinguished Young Women competition, formerly known as America's Junior Miss. 

  • Cancer survivor realizes what life is all about

    By Lindsay Kriz

    KPA Summer Intern


    Andrew Cecil, 25, of Lebanon sits on his couch, a pill tray in his lap and a list of the names of each pill he has to take at least once a day. There are 15 pills listed on the paper, not including a shot called Neupogen, which is for blood-thinning and is injected into a port near his heart. 

  • County cuts funding for lobbyist from 2011-12 budget

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has approved the first reading of a $13 million budget, but it will no longer spend money for a lobbyist in Frankfort.

    The magistrates gave their initial approval to the proposed 2011-12 budget during a special-called meeting June 4. 

    The court anticipates spending more than $5.3 million from the general fund, more than $2.5 million in the road fund and nearly $3.9 million on the Marion County Detention Center, according to the budget proposal.

  • Murder trial still on schedule for August

    By Calen McKinney

    Landmark News Service


    The trial for a Campbellsville woman accused of killing her husband, a Lebanon police officer, is still on track for August.

    Tonya Ford was in court Tuesday for another hearing in the case that accuses her of shooting David M. Ford on Feb. 10, 2009. She pleaded not guilty in November.