Local News

  • E-cig use triples among U.S. teens

    By Taryn Phaneuf
    Bowling Green Daily News

    Smoke-free advocates in Kentucky worry about the way e-cigarettes attract young users.
    With no federal regulations, emerging tobacco products are a “wild wild west,” said Ellen Hahn, a University of Kentucky nursing professor and director of the Center for Smoke-Free Policy.

  • Crime on Kentucky college campuses, sexual assaults go under-reported in official tallies

    By Linda B. Blackford
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    University of Kentucky police reported 12 sexual assaults on campus in the 2013-14 school year. The University of Louisville and Western Kentucky University each reported one.
    That same year, 67 people came to the UK Violence Intervention and Prevention counseling center to say they'd been victims of sexual assault. At U of L's Prevention, Education and Advocacy on Campus and in the Community center, there were 43. The WKU counseling center saw 21 victims.

  • Police: UK student, friend tried to resist robbers; fatal shots blamed on juvenile

    By Jim Warren
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    University of Kentucky student Jonathan Krueger and a companion tried to resist their assailants during an armed robbery that led to the Krueger's death, a Lexington police detective testified Thursday.
    The companion, identified as Aaron Gillette, managed to get away, but Krueger was shot multiple times and later died the morning of April 17, detective Reed Bowles said in Fayette District Court.

  • Another high note for President Lincoln’s Own

    Don Johnson and his group, President Lincoln’s Own Band, have been on quite a journey since they portrayed the U.S. Marine Band in the Steven Spielberg movie, “Lincoln.”
    They’ve appeared at an event commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. They appeared in a National Geographic documentary film, “Killing Lincoln,” and they provided music for the soundtrack of another documentary, “The Gettysburg Address.”

  • Commission increases capital fund, approves 2015-16 budget

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is anticipating a $60,000 increase in revenue during the next fiscal year compared to the 2014-15 budget.
    The commission approved its 2015-16 budget during its May 11 meeting. That budget also was presented to the Lebanon City Council Monday evening for approval.
    The council voted to accept the budget at its meeting.
    LTCC Executive Director Nena Olivier said she has spoken with some council members about the budget prior to Monday’s meetings.

  • Dancing the night away

    The Marple-Caldwell VFW Post 5910 hosted a dinner and dance for consumers at Marion and Washington County Industries on May 7. Edna Seabrooks, the VFW quarter master, said the event was awesome. “I think I get more enjoyment out of it than they do,” she said. To help pay for similar events in the future, the VFW is hosting a trip to Horseshoe Casino on June 6. Anyone interested in attending should call 270-321-4054, 859-200-0929 or 270-692-1321.

  • Sheriff’s office investigating attempted break in at Gribbins Grocery

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted break-in at Gribbins Grocery in Gravel Switch. According to Sheriff Jimmy Clements, deputies responded to an alarm call at the grocery at 11:42 p.m. on May 11. Upon their arrival, they discovered that someone had attempted to break in by prying open a window. The perpetrators had fled the scene prior to the deputies arrival. Evidence at the scene was collected in hopes of identifying the persons involved. Deputy Sheriff Nick Gray investigated.

  • Two injured in accident Monday

    Two men were airlifted from the scene of a single-vehicle accident Monday afternoon.

    Gary Deering, 62, and Quentin M. Taylor, 28, both of Lebanon, were flown out by helicopters after the vehicle they were in left the roadway and struck a rock-lined ditch during a heavy rainstorm, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Thunderstorm watch in effect until 10 p.m.

    The National Weather Service has issued a thunderstorm watch for Central Kentucky, including Marion County, until 10 p.m. Monday, May 11.

    According to the weather service, a line of showers and thunderstorms could move across the area this afternoon and evening. These storms could produce damaging winds and large hail along with brief, heavy rain and lightning, the weather service reported.

  • Fiscal court meets this afternoon

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Minutes of the previous

    • Sue Porter with KACO on renewal of insurance 

    • Annual audit report 

    • Request for Relay for Life sponsorship

    • Request from fair board