Local News

  • Senator proposes bill to legalize marijuana in Kentucky

    By Jackson French
    Bowling Green Daily News

    Recreational marijuana use would be legal in Kentucky in 2016 if proposed legislation becomes law.
    State Sen. Perry Clark, D-Louisville, is sponsoring a bill called the Cannabis Freedom Act. The bill proposes to legalize recreational marijuana use for those 21 years or older, decriminalize offenses such as unauthorized growing and distribution and consuming cannabis in public and place an excise tax on the drug.

  • St. Matthews, Oxmoor malls restrict youths

    By Beth Warren

    Teens and parents voiced mixed reactions about the new chaperone restrictions imposed by two local malls.
    Shawnee parent TaKeisha Brents said her family will be affected by the new rules at Mall St. Matthews and Oxmoor Center requiring adult supervision of anyone under age 18 during certain weekend hours following a disturbance at Mall St. Matthews on Saturday.
    "So my 19-year-old can't take my 13-year-old to the mall? Wow!" the mother said.

  • Rescuers still searching for missing Hodgenville man

    By Doug Ponder
    Landmark News Service

    Search crews are still looking for a man who has been reported missing for more than two weeks.
    According to LaRue County Sheriff Russell McCoy, Michael Key, 31, of Hodgenville was last seen on Wayne Ennis Road in Howardstown on Sunday, Dec. 13. McCoy said a local farmer reported that he saw Key on December 13 sitting in a lawn chair, next to his parked vehicle, on a gravel bar in the Rolling Fork River near Wayne Ennis Road.

  • New year, new city hall

    When Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw officially took office in January of 1999, he said his goal was to “maintain the integrity of the downtown area.”
    During his 17 years as mayor, he’s accomplished that in a number of ways, including the construction of a new police station, the purchase and renovation of Centre Square and the purchase and sale of the former Arista Theatre property where the Marion County Judicial Center sits now.

  • Campbellsville man missing since Dec. 31

    The Campbellsville Police Department is currently working a missing person case involving Roger G. Arnett, 60, of Campbellsville. Arnett has not been heard from since Thursday, Dec. 31.
    Arnett is believed to be driving a white extended cab 2001 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck bearing Kentucky tag 156-HDB.
    Arnett is a white male, approximately 6’0” tall with a medium build and weighs approximately 180 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes. His current clothing description is unknown.

  • WhiteMoon Winery closes

    WhiteMoon Winery, which opened in the summer of 2012, closed its doors on Dec. 31.
    “We would like to thank all of our friends, visitors, and customers for their patronage, friendship, and support. We will remain involved in the wine industry, only in a different way. A new business model will be launched in 2016,” a post on Facebook reads.
    The post goes on to read that all of the winery’s retail fixtures, wine and production equipment are for sale. Call 270-865-4564 for details.

  • Center stage

    In a few short weeks, Adria Whitfill will be performing on stage at the 2016 Distinguished Young Women of Kentucky State Program.
    Performing and singing are both career aspirations for Whitfill, so it’s no surprise that she’s excited about the upcoming competition.
    “I want to enjoy myself even though it is a competition,” she said. “I’m going to try my best. Winning a talent award is always my goal, but I know there are a lot of talented girls.”

  • Lebanon man killed during head-on collision

    A head-on collision in St. Joe Monday evening killed a Lebanon man.
    The accident occurred at 5:32 p.m. on Highway 412 (St. Joe Road) approximately four miles east of Raywick, according to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements.

  • Lebanon woman dies after automobile accident

    A Lebanon woman has died as a result of injuries she sustained in a two-vehicle accident on Thursday, Dec. 24.
    According to a media release from the Lebanon Police Department, at 5:18 p.m., police received a call of an injury accident at the intersection of Springfield Highway and the Lebanon bypass.
    Sarah Roach, 28, of Parksville was driving a 2000 Toyota pick-up when she attempted to make a left turn onto the Lebanon bypass from Springfield Highway. According to police, Roach turned into the path of a 2001 Saturn driven by Gerri Wiser, 50, of Springfield.

  • Yes I Can

    Clayton Tungate’s dream is to teach people about autism.
    He’s making that dream a reality as an eighth grade student at St. Charles Middle School.
    In fact, Tungate, 14, was recently recognized as one of the 2015 “Yes I Can” award recipients at the Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children’s annual fall conference at the Galt House in Louisville. The award is a major achievement for Tungate, who just two years ago, couldn’t function in a normal classroom setting.