Local News

  • Campbellsville Police seek help finding suspect in pharmacy break-in

    Campbellsville Police are looking for suspects in two recent crimes.
    At 4:36 a.m. March 28, someone broke into the Eastridge-Phelps Pharmacy on the Campbellsville bypass. Upon arrival, officers observed that the suspect broke the glass to the front door to gain entrance. The pharmacy owner reported that an undetermined amount of narcotics had been stolen.
    Surveillance video shows a man wearing a brown ski mask, dark pants and shirt (possibly bib overalls), and wearing a camouflage jacket and blue gloves.

  • Marion County is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m.

    The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 9 p.m. March 28 for several counties in central Kentucky, including Marion County.

    As a cold front moves through the region, showers and thunderstorms with large hail and damaging winds are possible, according to the weather service.

  • Graduation set for May 19

    The Class of 2012 will graduate at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Marion County High School.
    The Marion County Board of Education unanimously approved the change during its meeting Tuesday evening at Lebanon Middle School.
    High School Principal Stacey Hall said he'd received multiple complaints about graduation being rescheduled from May 12 to May 19, but the change was necessary when the last day of school was moved to May 15.
    Hall said under the state law, they can't have graduation before the last day of school.

  • 12-year-old injured on bicycle

    A 12-year-old girl riding a bicycle was involved in a collision with a van Sunday afternoon on Barbersmill Road.
    At 12:50 p.m. March 25, Madalynn Thompson of Lebanon was riding her bike down a hill at Glasscock Elementary School when she attempted to turn north onto Barbersmill Road. According to the Kentucky State Police, Thompson collided with a 1997 Pontiac Van driven by Linda Coleman, 51, of Springfield, who was transporting Ajaihay Johnson, 3.
    Thompson was transported to Spring View Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

  • Easter egg hunt is Saturday

    The City of Lebanon will have its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 31, at Graham Memorial Park.

  • Gravel Switch man get seven years for rape

    Steven E. Orberson, 22, of 55 Hwy. 243 in Gravel Switch was ordered to serve seven years in prison for second-degree rape (two counts) and second-degree sodomy in Marion Circuit Court recently.
    He will serve his sentence concurrent with a case in Boyle County.
    According to the original indictment, Orberson was accused of engaging in sex with a person under 14 years of age on March 30 and April 2, 2011.

    Boldrick Avenue man indicted for rape

  • Accident kills Loretto woman

    A fatal accident on Sunday afternoon claimed the life of a Loretto woman and a Loretto man is recovering at University Hospital in Louisville.
    The accident happened at 3:53 p.m. in the 8000 block of Loretto Road in Bardstown. According to a Kentucky State Police report, Clara Renee Donahue, 44, was driving her 2002 Dodge Dakota southbound when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the Nelson County coroner's office.

  • Hemp, Hemp Hooray

    Terry Mills normally asks questions during meetings of the Kentucky House of Representatives Agriculture Committee, but recently, he found himself on the other side of the table, answering questions about legalizing industrial hemp.
    Mills and State Sen. Joey Pendleton, D-Hopkinsville, have introduced similar legislation in their respective houses in the hopes of making industrial hemp a legal cash crop again across the Bluegrass State.
    "It's not to promote marijuana," Mills stressed in his comments to the committee.

  • Wish granted

    Marion County High School hosted the ninth annual Junior Mister competition Saturday evening and Austin Hatchel won the crown. But, the real winner was Make-A-Wish recipient, 10-year-old Ashley of Edmonton, Ky, who will be leaving for Walt Disney World Resort Saturday. The funds raised by MCHS students, totaling more than $7,000, will help fund her trip. Ashley has been fighting a brave battle against leukemia

  • Stopping smoking, prenatal care should be concerns for pregnant women

    One in four children in Marion County lives in poverty. Three out of every 10 babies are born to mothers who smoked during their pregnancy, and nearly one in 10 children born in the community were considered low weight at birth.
    All of this is according to the 2011 Kids Count report (www.kidscount.org). Each year, the Annie E. Casey Foundation compiles information from a several sources on a variety of issues affecting children across the United States.