Today's News

  • KSP continues investigation of Rigdons

    Last week, the Kentucky State Police conducted a search at the residences of Joey and Billy Rigdon.

    KSP Public Affairs Officer Billy Gregory said they are not releasing any new information at this time although additional charges may be possible in the future. He did say the majority of the search was conducted at Joey Rigdon's house, however.

    Sept. 20, William Joseph "Joey" Rigdon, his sons William Robert "Bobby" Rigdon and William David "Billy" Rigdon, and Wendy F. Rigdon were taken into custody.

  • Lady Knights drop two

    The Marion County High School Lady Knights' volleyball team faced a tough week of region opponents last week and has the bruises to show.

    The Lady Knights dropped close matches to region foes Green County and Elizabethtown last week as they come close to finishing out the regular season.

    On Thursday at Green County, the Lady Knights lost a 2-1 (21-25, 25-20, 25-27) nail biter against Green County.

  • Eight vie for city council

    Citizens of Lebanon will have plenty of choices when they are deciding who will serve on the next city council.

    Eight people are running for the six council seats. Jerry Abell, Jay Grundy, Denise Fogle, Kenny Marrett, Elizabeth Ann Osbourne, Kate Palagi, Jim Richardson and Darin Spalding will be on the ballot Nov. 2.

    Fogle, Marrett, Osbourne, Palagi and Richardson are on the council at this time. Abell and Spalding have served previously, and Grundy ran for the council one other time in a special election.

  • It's chili time

    The first time the temperature dips into the 40s, hordes of people will be running to the store buying ground beef, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and chili powder. It seems to be a compulsion, and here we go, marching zombie-like to the checkout counter loaded up with ingredients for chili. We all seem to have our own "special recipe."

    There are hundreds, no, thousands of chili recipes. Our favorite is probably determined by the kind our mothers made, or what we grew up with. Beans or no beans, spaghetti added or not, we all have our preferences.

  • Franklin County crushes Knights

    The Marion County High School boys' soccer team took most of last week off to heal up for postseason play.

    Their lone game was a 5-0 loss to Franklin County under a harvest moon at Elmer J. George Field Thursday.

    According to Knights Head Coach Greg Conley, youth was on display once again.

    "It's a young team," he said. "We just can't put together 80 consistent minutes. We can play with anyone for a half."

    The Knights did hold Franklin County to only one goal in the first half. The second half didn't go as well.

  • Short Line PIke closed temporarily due to collision

    A head-on collision on Short Line Pike this morning caused one person to fall out of a vehicle and one person to be taken to the hospital, according to Hayden Johnson, the Marion County Emergency Management assistant director.

    The Kentucky State Police were reconstructing the accident as of 9:15 a.m., and drivers may want to be aware that the road will be closed as the scene is cleaned up.

    More information will be reported as it becomes available.

  • UPDATE: Hidden treasure has been found

    Shawn Tungate has found the hidden treasure in the Time Warner Cable Treasure Hunt. It was located on the property across from Ragetti's. He will receive a country ham and a gift basket donated by Tim Warner Cable.

    Here were the clues:

    Clue #1:

    The Ham Days treasure 2010

    Has been planted for quite some time.

    Hope everyone is ready to begin.

    Your very first clue is prime.

    Clue #2:

    A fill-in for fried tomatoes...

    A good start for eggs and ham...

    A speckle in parsley potatoes...

    Get it? Bet you can!

  • Sports Briefs

    St. Catharine Tip-Off Banquet to feature Donnie Tyndall

  • Soccer Knights face heavy fire

    After reaching the .500 mark for the first time this season, the Marion County High School boys' soccer team faced two teams with a lot of fire power last week.  The Knights fell 9-1 to Western Hills on the road Saturday and 6-1 Thursday to Danville at home. They came from behind to beat Bardstown 5-2 Tuesday.  Western Hills proved to be too much for the Knights to handle. "They are one heck of a team. They are hands down best team we've played," Knights Head Coach Greg Conley said.

  • Rigdon arrested for attempted murder

    Update: Billy Rigdon has been taken into custody. He was indicted for receiving stolen property (firearm). More information on the indictments at the end of this article.   The Kentucky State Police arrested William J. "Joey" Rigdon, 48, of Lebanon Monday and charged him with four counts of attempted murder and first-degree arson in connection with a trailer explosion that destroyed Gary and Wanda Walls' home on or about March 17, 2006.