Local News

  • Limestone Branch Distillery’s Moonpie Moonshine wins ‘World’s Best Liqueur’ award

    MoonPie Moonshine, a product of Limestone Branch Distillery, has won the award for “World’s Best Liqueur” after a blind taste test from the 2015 World Liqueur Awards. Judges noted the Chocolate MoonPie Moonshine for its rich, yet smooth flavor, the remarkable resemblance to the iconic MoonPie, and the noticeable high quality of ingredients, including Dutch chocolate and Madagascar Vanilla.

  • Calvary farmer honored for leadership

    Farming is nothing new for the Buckman family.
    "I'm sure it goes back further than that, but we can track four generations here in Calvary on the farm we're on now," said Michael Buckman, who was named this year's Outstanding Farmer by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce.
    Today, that farm includes around 600 acres of corn and 600 acres of soybeans.
    Buckman said his family has always raised row crops, and he described the farm where he grew up as "Old McDonald's farm."

  • Rigdon's attorney does not fear him, believes in his innocence

    When William “Bobby” Rigdon finally gets his day in court, he has an attorney who believes in his innocence.
    “Not guilty. He’s not the shooter,” said Bridget Saunders, lead defense counsel for Rigdon, who’s facing a murder charge in the September 2012 shooting death of Wendell “Gleason” Pyles in Dunnville.
    Rigdon, currently lodged in the Fayette County Detention Center, was in Casey County Circuit Court before Circuit Judge Judy Vance on March 16.

  • Nursing home robbery suspects indicted

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    Two men believed by police to be responsible for the April 5, 2014 armed robbery of Springfield Nursing and Rehab are behind bars and indictments have been brought down.
    Johnny Ray McQueen, 52, of 1407 W. Jefferson Street in Louisville, and Joshua T. Warren, 27, of 234 S. Forrest Street in Lebanon, have each been indicted by a Washington County Circuit Court grand jury on charges of first-degree robbery (Class A felony).
    McQueen was also charged as a persistent felony offender.

  • Search for Casey County man ends, subject found dead

    The search for a Casey County man who shot at police during a traffic stop on Wednesday, March 25, ended after he was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Thursday, according to Kentucky State Police.

  • School board meets Thursday

     The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at Lebanon Middle School.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Call to order

    • Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence

    • Amend Agenda

    • Communications

    - Principal report/student presentations

    - Bullying prevention video

    - Operation Preparation

    - Superintendent report

  • Attorney urges landowners to review easement agreements

     Property owners who would like to get copies of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline easements on their land can go to the Marion County Clerk’s Office.

    However, some people at the March 19 meeting indicated that not all the easements are still on file there. Landowners whose easement agreements are no longer on file were told to contact Kinder Morgan directly.

    They were advised to contact Justin Dorman by calling 615-221-1518 or sending an email to justindorman@kindermorgan.com.

  • Lebanon woman wrecks, cited for DUI

    A Lebanon woman was cited for DUI after a one-vehicle accident Thursday, March 19.
    The collision occurred at 6:40 p.m. at the intersection of KY 84 and Miller Pike three miles west of Lebanon. April Smith, 33, was driving a westbound 2003 Buick when she lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway and struck a tree. Smith was transported to Spring View Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. She was wearing a seatbelt.
    Smith was charged with driving under the influence, first offense, and cited to court. KSP Trooper Adam Mattingly is investigating.

  • Forkland pie supper is Saturday

    The Forkland Community Center will be hosting its 12th annual Old-Fashioned Pie Supper and Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, March 28.
    The spaghetti dinner is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. with entertainment by Trena Douglas, Freddie Edwards and Steve Shepperson. The pie supper and auction is scheduled for 7 p.m.
    The community center is at 16479 Forkland Road in Gravel Switch.
    Admission is free, but the dinner is $7 for adults and $4 for children.
    For more information about the center, visit forklandcomctr.org.

  • Coldwell Banker’s parent company named World’s Most Ethical Company

    Coldwell Banker’s parent company, Realogy Holdings Corp., has once again been recognized a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company, by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.