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Today's News

  • Gribbins sentenced to 20 years for murder

    Christopher Gribbins has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the wanton murder of 22-year-old David Litsey Jr.
    Marion Circuit Judge Dan Kelly handed down the sentence Thursday morning.
    Prior to the sentencing, Nicole Stamp, the mother of Litsey’s three children, read a statement on behalf of the Litsey family. She said Nov. 9, 2012, was supposed to be a celebration of the birth of her oldest child, but instead they were mourning Litsey’s death.

  • Updated candidate filings for the 2014 General Election

    Aug. 12 was the deadline for candidates to file and have their names appear on the Nov. 4 General Election ballot.
    Write-in candidates, whose names will not appear on the ballot, can register until 4 p.m. Oct. 24.
    Eligible citizens have until Oct. 6 to register to vote in the November election.
    Here are the candidates who have filed so far (an “I” indicates an incumbent):

    Federal offices

  • Former Club Cherry manager has died

    Obie Slater grew up as the son of a sharecropper from Mississippi. He died Aug. 6 in Lebanon, where he famously ran a popular nightclub for decades.
    Slater was 85.
    “He was small in stature, but his constitution and his will and his desire were huge,” Ruth Ann Fogle said.
    Fogle knew about Slater’s time as the manager for Club Cherry from her mother and her aunts.
    “He sounded like a rock star,” she said.

  • Parking lots are being resealed at Graham Memorial Park Aug. 14-17

    The following announcement was provided by Lebanon Parks Director Matthew Mattingly regaring parking at Graham Memorial Park Aug. 14-17:

    Anyone coming to the park from Aug. 14-17 will need to park in the parking lot at the bottom front of the park. The parking lot is where Field A3 is located. The park is having its parking lots resealed and lined.

    Please do not move cones, barricades, or caution tape. Please do not go around them.

    The basketball court is going to be resealed at this time, so it will be closed until it is completed.

  • Missing inmate caught in Indiana

    A Marion County Detention Center inmate who walked away from a work detail in Washington County on Aug. 6 has been captured.

    Darrell Arrwood, 28, of Louisville was caught Aug. 9 in Indiana by the Clark County Sheriff's Department, according to Marion County Jailer Barry Brady. Arrwood is awaiting extradition to Kentucky and he will face escape charges in Washington County.

    Arrwood, 28, walked away from the Washington County recycling center around 2 p.m.  Aug. 6. 

  • Washington County residents not happy with KKK fliers

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    Residents in northern Washington County woke Sunday, July 20, to find a small package in their driveways, and many have expressed displeasure with the message that was sent.
    Some time late Saturday (July 19) night or early Sunday morning, plastic sandwich bags containing a flier were distributed throughout Mackville, Texas and Willisburg, and the message was that of a recruiting effort for the Ku Klux Klan.

  • Council takes on nuisances, panhandling

    Public nuisances and panhandling were two of the main topics discussed at the Lebanon City Council meeting Monday evening.
    The council approved the first reading of an amendment to its property maintenance code to expand the list of conditions deemed to be public nuisances. The council also approved the first reading of an ordinance restricting panhandling.

  • Former prison employees miss ‘family’

    It’s been more than a year since the Commonwealth of Kentucky decided to end its contract with Marion Adjustment Center, a private prison that housed minimum and medium security inmates.
    At the time of the announcement, the prison had more than 160 employees. Some of those employees remained in corrections, but many have had to find employment in other fields.
    “I truly say the people I worked with were like my second family,” said Shawn Gaither, who worked at MAC for 12 years.

  • Fiscal court leaves tax rates unchanged

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has approved keeping its tax rates the same as they were last year.
    During their Aug. 7 meeting, the magistrates voted 4-0 to keep the tax rates the same. Magistrate Larry Caldwell was not present during that portion of the meeting, although he did arrive later.
    The fiscal court’s 2014 tax rates are 8.6 cents per $100 in real property and 10.9 cents per $100 in personal property, which include motor vehicles and watercraft.

  • Knight Time 5K is Saturday

    The Marion County Marching Knights are hosting the Knight Time 5K at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Marion County High School.
    This will be a glow run/walk that will be held on the high school campus. This is not a race, and it will not be timed, but every member of the family is welcome to participate. Cost is $20.
    Packet pick-up for this event will take place from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 15 at Marion County High School or starting at 7:30 p.m. the day of the race.