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  • Man indicted for perjury in Rogers' disappearance investigation

    The Kentucky Standard

    A press release from the Nelson County Sheriff's Office stated Danny L. Singleton was arrested by Nelson County Sheriff Deputies Wednesday, Dec. 16, and is currently lodged in the Nelson County Jail after 38 counts of perjury in reference to the investigation into Crystal Rogers' disappearance. The press release states the office will make no further comments in regards to Singleton or the Rogers investigation at this time.
    The Nelson County Sheriff's Office released this statement:

  • Last respects

    Lebanon Elementary School students and staff lined the streets Friday morning, holding American Flags, patiently waiting for the special detail to arrive.
    Their American flags whipped in the wind and their teeth chattered as they peered down Main Street, waiting for a sign that he was near.
    They grew very quiet and held their hands over their hearts as the hearse drove by on its way to the Lebanon National Cemetery. They were paying their last respects to veteran Horatio "Bud" Olive, 79, of Louisville who died Dec. 8.

  • Cancer: Kentuckians die at the highest rate in the nation

    By Laura Ungar
    The Courier-Journal

    In the end, lung cancer left Jerome Grant voiceless, a breathing tube in his windpipe.
    He could say nothing when his wife Dawn spoke her last words to him: “I love you, you know that?”
    He gave her a thumbs up. Then he closed his eyes and was gone.

  • Let your light shine

    Paul and Darnell Ruley’s love of Christmas and their addiction to twinkling lights has transformed their home into a bonafide tourist attraction.

  • Police investigating triple fatality

    By The Kentucky Standard

    Three young Bardstown men were killed and a fourth Bardstown man was seriously injured in a head-on collision on Louisville Road (U.S. 31E) Sunday morning. Late in the afternoon, Nelson County Coroner Field Houghlin confirmed the identity of the three deceased: Tyler Foster, 25; Keaton Hall, 24; and Jordan Hickman, 24.

  • Search underway for LaRue County man

    By LaRue County Herald News

    Search crews are currently looking for a missing LaRue County man.
    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department, Michael Key, 31, of Hodgenville was last seen on Wayne Ennis Road in Howardstown on Sunday, Dec. 13.
    Key is described as a white male, 5’5” tall, medium build, brown hair, green eyes and weighs approximately 145 pounds. He also has a tattoo on his chest and left wrist.

  • Fire destroys home on Shortline Pike

    Fire destroyed a home located on Shortline Pike early Thursday morning, Dec. 17.
    According to Lebanon Dispatch, a caller reported the fire at 5:02 a.m.
    The Lebanon and Gravel Switch fire departments were paged to the home located at 3380 Shortline Pike.
    According to Marion County Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly, the home owner, Tim Roberts, was not there when the fire occurred. When fire fighters arrived, the home was fully engulfed in flames, making it impossible to determine the cause of the fire.

  • Sheriff warns of jury duty scam

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office received numerous calls on Tuesday, Dec. 15, from county residents stating they had received telephone calls threatening them with arrest.
    According to Sheriff Jimmy Clements, the person calling in this latest scam identifies himself as some type of public official advising the county resident that they have missed jury duty. The scammer continues by telling the resident in order to avoid arrest they need to go to Kroger, get a money order for several hundred dollars and forward it to a particular address.

  • Marion County Fiscal Court meeting Thursday, Dec. 17

    The Marion County Fiscal Court will be having its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 17.
    The agenda is as follows:
    • Consider/approval of the 2016 holiday schedule.
    • Consider/approval of a one time wage adjustment to all fulltime employees.
    • Consider/approval of the second amended lease between Marion County Fiscal Court and the St. Joe Community Center Inc. for 2016.
    • Consider/approval of changing the vacation carryover of 80 hours from December to June 30.

  • Board of Education special-called meeting Thursday

    The Marion County Board of Education will be having a special-called meeting at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 17 to perform Superintendent Taylora Schlosser's performance evaluation.

    Schlosser's performance evaluation will be completed in closed session.