Local News

  • Memorial ride for 'Big Jim' McMurtry is Saturday

    A memorial ride for "Big Jim" McMurtry will take place Saturday, Nov. 26, starting and ending at McB's Bar and Grill.

    Interested riders can preregister between now and Saturday, and sign-ins will take place between noon and 2 p.m. at McB's, 212 W. Main Street in Lebanon.

    All vehicles are welcome.

    Participation is free, although participants are asked to donate a toy for Christmas for local families.

  • Generation Gap's Christmas giveaway will be Dec. 22

    Each year, the Generation Gap hosts a Christmas giveaway at the Cardinal Den. This year's giveaway will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22.

    Members of the Marion County Fiscal Court donated $1,625 toward the event during the court's Nov. 17 meeting.

    Junior Adams, the president of the Generation Gap, said donations are welcome for children up to 12 years old.

  • MCHS JROTC to shower soldiers with appreciation

    Fort Knox is expecting 900 soldiers to return around the first or second week of December. These returning soldiers will be bringing home their dirty laundry and probably have no clean bath linens available for them to use for their first real shower or bath upon their return home.

  • Raywick man, Campbellsville pair face stolen property charges

    Dustin S. Harris, 22, of 2310 Gene Hunt Road in Raywick was indicted for receiving stolen property more than $500 but less than $10,000.

    According to the indictment, on or about Aug. 25, Harris received, retained or disposed of property (valued over $500 and under $10,000) knowing it had been stolen, or having reason to believe the property had been stolen, aided, abetted or counseled with another in said act.

    His bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000.

  • Ex-MAC employee acquitted of rape charges

    In June, Crystal B. McNear was indicted on 37 counts of third-degree rape. On Nov. 15, she was found not guilty of all charges.

    McNear, 28, of 6378 Old Lebanon Road in Campbellsville is a former employee of Marion Adjustment Center. As an employee of a corrections facility, it would be considered against the law for her to subject herself  to sexual intercourse with an inmate at the prison, under Kentucky state law.

  • SCC students feel wrath of deer

    Two St. Catharine College students driving through Lebanon were recently blindsided by a deer.

    "We were just driving and out of nowhere came a deer," Jacob Williams, of Indianapolis, Ind., a passenger in the vehicle, said via email Sunday night. "It was a sudden impact and the next thing I know there was a deer looking at me."

  • Hoping for stability, county accepts more expensive health insurance proposal

    A few years ago, the Marion County Fiscal Court received a health insurance renewal proposal that was more than 40 percent higher than the previous year. To keep its costs from going up that much, the county adopted a new kind of health insurance.

    With that in mind, a majority of the Marion County Fiscal Court voted to approve a  renewal proposal from its current health insurance provider, Humana, rather than a less expensive plan from United Healthcare.

  • Ford murder trial set to begin Monday, Nov. 28

    More than 150 people have been called as potential jurors to decide whether a Campbellsville woman killed her husband, Lebanon Police Officer David M. Ford.

    Tonya Ford appeared for a final pretrial hearing on Monday before her trial begins next Monday in Taylor Circuit Court.

    Ford appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly for a total of 10 minutes with her attorney, Danny Butler of Greensburg.

  • Guinness World Record stackers!

    A.C. Glassock Elementary School students took part in the "World's Largest Sport Stacking Event" Thursday, Nov. 17.

    During the course of the Guinness World Records Day, GES students and sport stackers from all reaches of the world stacked up and down, stacking various pyramids and patterns at lightning speed, all combined with a variety of fitness activities. Students raced against the clock, competed in relays and combined sport stacking with fitness challenges as a part of their physical education classes.

  • Pill Mill Bill could pass in 2012

    State Sen. Jimmy Higdon admits that he didn't think "pill mills" were a big concern until one of them showed up in Lebanon last year.

    "There had been bills before, but I had never really been sympathetic to it," he said.

    Lebanon Medical Solutions wasn't open very long, but it was long enough to get Higdon's attention. He filed a "pill mill bill" during the 2011 session of the General Assembly, but the bill didn't get enough traction to get through the legislature.