Today's News

  • Two Marion County men included in Boyle County drug bust

    By David Brock/The Advocate-Messenger

    This story is by The (Danville) Advocate-Messenger and made available through the Kentucky News Content Service.

  • A Way of Life

    Garland and Melanie Jones live by the lay of the land, but they found each other, and fell in love, via the World Wide Web.

    Garland, who admits to not being much of a computer man, hasn't had much use for a computer or the Internet since.

    "I found my wife and I was done," Garland says with a chuckle while standing outside of their home on Manton Road in Washington County.

  • Ways to support the troops

    There are thousands of troops stationed around the world that can benefit from some support from home. Being away from one's native country can cause feelings of homesickness and potentially loneliness. All it takes is a few encouraging words to let servicemen and women know you are thinking about them and appreciate their efforts.

    So what can you do to show your support? There are many things, actually.
    Here are a few ideas and you can build on them.

  • Bad year for incumbents, Democrats

    President Barack Obama may have put it best when he described the Nov. 2 election as a "shellacking" of the Democrats nationally.

  • High school looking to add two educators

    Marion County Superintendent Donald Smith said a few weeks ago that the time for talking is over. Instead, the district needs to take action to make improvements.

    Last week, the Marion County Board of Education reached a consensus to support allowing Marion County High School to hire two new educators for the remainder of the 2010-11 academic year. It will be up to the high school's site-based decision making council to decide if it will hire two math teachers or one math teacher and one counselor.

  • Family loses everything in trailer fire

    Kevin Davis, 35, and his four children lost everything in a trailer fire Sunday morning at 9464 Siloma Road.

    "Nobody was hurt. That's the main thing," said Hilda Wright, Davis' aunt.

    Anyone who has clothing they could donate to the family can contact Wright at (270) 692-1470.

    Here are the sizes:

  • Ford pleads not guilty in murder case

    Tonya M. Ford has pleaded not guilty to murdering her husband.

    Ford appeared before Taylor Circuit Court Judge Dan Kelly on Tuesday of last week for arraignment. She is accused of killing her husband, former Lebanon Police officer David M. Ford, on Feb. 10, 2009.

    A discovery conference has been set for Dec. 7. The trial is scheduled for May 23.

  • Voting for a change

    Three sitting school board members were seeking to return to the board, but in all three races the voters picked their challengers instead.

    In District Three, Michael Mullins swept all three precincts (courthouse, Calvary and Hamilton Heights) in a race against Alex Ackermann. He won by a margin of nearly two to one, 717 votes to 360 votes.

  • County, city officials discuss revising animal ordinance

    The City of Lebanon animal control ordinance took effect in September of 2008.

    But before the final version of the ordinance was approved, the city and the Marion County Fiscal Court approved a memorandum of agreement allowing Marion County Animal Control Officer Jeff Wooldridge to enforce the ordinance.

    That original agreement was for six months, and Monday night, Wooldridge spoke with the city council about revisiting the ordinance.

  • Police log


    Tuesday, Nov. 2

    - At 6:56p.m. the Loretto Fire Department responded to a field on fire on Highway 49 about one mile out of Loretto toward Holy Cross. The scene was cleared at 7:22 p.m.