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Today's News

  • Her journey is her destination

    Not many people can say they’ve done what Tonya Claypool has done in the last 13 years.

    She’s been in all 48 contiguous states and Mexico. She also owns her own business, and she has a pretty nice ride, too.

    In 2001, Claypool decided to make a change and to pursue her dream of becoming a truck driver.

  • Police body cams protect law enforcement and the public

    Law enforcement agencies nationwide have been purchasing body cameras for their officers, especially since the shooting of an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri on Aug. 9.

    The Lebanon Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office have followed that trend and purchased body cameras, as well.

    According to Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady, the cameras help show the truth of what really occurs when police and citizens interact.

  • County Judge candidate: David Daugherty

    David Daugherty, 46, is a 1986 graduate of Marion County High School. He attended St. Catharine College and Eastern Kentucky University and completed 130 hours of business classes. He and his wife, Renee, have triplets, Ben, Katelyn and Samantha. Daugherty is employed as a loan officer at Farmers National Bank. 

    1. This race is a bit unusual in that it is a rematch of the primary. What would you like to tell voters that they might not have learned in the spring? 

  • County Judge candidate: Doug Mattingly

    Doug Mattingly, 54, is a 1980 graduate of Marion County High School. He also worked for the Marion County Board of Education doing maintenance until he retired in 2009.

    He and his wife, Charlotte, have two children, Leanne and Logan, and three grandchildren.

    1. This race is a bit unusual in that it is a rematch of the primary. What would you like to tell voters that they might not have learned in the spring?

  • $13,000 in tools stolen from Wilbert Plastics

    The Lebanon Police are investigating the theft of $13,000 in tools from Wilbert Plastics on Oct. 13.

    According to the police report, a box with miscellaneous tools ranging in size from 1 3/4 inches to 36 inches and a torque multiplier were stolen on Oct. 11 or 12. The tools are valued at $9,800 and the torque multiplier is valued at $3,200.

    Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady said they have no witnesses to the crime.

  • Judge strikes down restricted zones at polling sites

    Kentucky has prohibited campaigning near polling places on primary and general election days for several years, but that ban was struck down Tuesday in a ruling by Judge William O. Bertlesman of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

  • Fire school is Oct. 25-26

     Hundreds of firefighters from across the state will be in Marion County this weekend for the eighth annual Marion County Fire School.

    The fire school includes courses on fire control, firefighter survival and rescue, basic firefighting and basic rope rescue. The school also offers EMS continuing education opportunities and tanker operations. 

  • Pill drop box at LPD

     The Lebanon Police Depart-ment has a medication drop box in the lobby of the police department, and it’s accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady said the public can bring unwanted medications and drop them in the box, no questions asked. The medications will be safely and securely destroyed. Brady said since February of 2013, the LPD has collected more than 100 pounds of prescription pills. Needles and liquids are not accepted in the drop box.

  • ‘You Heart Art’ festival and auction is Nov. 1 at Centre Square

     By Judy Bradshaw

    Marion County Arts and  Humanities Council President

    The Marion County Arts and Humanities Council held its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the Farm Bureau conference room.

  • State officials preparing for ebola, if necessary

    Keith Brock reported that the state is aware of issues regarding ebola and other viruses during the Oct. 16 meeting of the Marion County Fiscal Court.

    “It’s not a pleasant subject but it’s a real subject,” said Brock, the county solid waste and environmental coordinator.