Today's News

  • Taking flight

    Terry "El Conquistador" Jacobs of Loveland, Ohio, made his first visit to the Jets over Kentucky model jet show this year at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport.

  • Former KSP sergeant and police chief dies

    John Sheperson, a retired Kentucky State Police sergeant and a former Lebanon Police Chief, died Sunday, July 5, after a battle with cancer. Sheperson, 64, of Gravel Switch was a United States Air Force Veteran with a 26-year career in law enforcement. He retired from the Kentucky State Police on July 31, 1988, as a sergeant from Post 15. He left KSP and went to work for the Lebanon Police Department. He was hired as a patrol officer in Lebanon in 1989, and promoted to sergeant in 1991.

  • Lebanon police investigating string of burglaries and criminal mischief

    Tuesday, June 30, appears to have been a busy day for a criminal or two in Marion County. Several businesses were victims of burglary and criminal mischief that particular day, and Lebanon Police Chief Shelton Young doesn't think the string of crimes were a coincidence. "I think there is a strong probability that it was all connected to the same person or group of persons," Young said. "There is a common thread there.

  • Better days ahead

    Once every three months, Marion Adjustment Center hosts a meeting of its community relations committee.

  • MCHS to host football camp and parents meeting

    Marion County High School Football Head Coach Jeff Robbins recently announced that the team would be hosting a youth camp from July 13 through 16 at the high school. Registration can be handled at the door. The camp will last from 10 a.m. to noon each day. Cost to attend the camp is $30.

    Robbins also said a parents meeting will be held July 12 at 4 p.m. at the high school fitness center. Topics will cover the upcoming season, fundraising, schedule and information for the entire season.


  • Boyle County firefighters being investigated for arson

    Three members of the Boyle County Fire Department and one former department member confessed to involvement in setting 12-14 fire during the last 18 months, Boyle County Fire Chief Donnie Sexton announced during a press conference July 8 in Danville. Sexton said eight fires are being investigated in Boyle County and five are under investigation in Marion County, according to The Danville Advocate-Messenger. The names of the firefighters have not been released, but evidence will be presented to the Boyle County Grand Jury.

  • Meth lab found on Country Club Drive

    Kentucky State Police Drug Task Force members cleaned up a meth lab found July 2 at 529 Country Club Drive. William Jordan Mattingly, 25, of 529 Country Club Drive was arrested on a charge of first-degree manufacturing methamphetamines, which is a Class B felony. Mattingly and a woman, Carrie Mitchell, 33, of Brookhaven were taken to Spring View Hospital for treatment. Probation and parole officers Samuel Clements and Tammy Kimbler dropped by the house Thursday morning.

  • All-Stars win out

    The Marion County 11 and 12-year-old girls softball all-stars went 3-1 in pool play and went on to win the district tournament in Columbia over the holiday weekend. They will now move on to compete in the state tournament, which will begin July 18 in Prestonsburg.

    The nine and 10-year-old girls went 2-2 in pool play and made it to the district semi finals.

    See next week's issue for a game-by-game breakdown of the district tourney. Results were not turned in on time to publish that information this week.


  • 11-12 All-Stars win first round of district tourney

    Lincoln Haydon homered with two outs in the top of the sixth and those runs held up as Marion County's 11-12-year-old All-Stars beat Russell County 2-0 in the opening round of the District Tournament in Campbellsville on Monday night.

    Haydon was great with the bat, but Robbie Spalding's arm stifled Adair most of the night. Spalding gave up three hits and didn't allow a base on balls. He fanned seven.

    Jeremy Morris, besides scoring the winning run, had one other safety in the game.

    Marion will play Adair County at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Demolition Derby