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Today's News

  • Loss of traffic light in Bloomfield leads to charges for Raywick man

    Landmark News Service

    A Raywick man faces charges after allegedly causing the loss of the traffic light at the intersection of Taylorsville and Chaplin roads in Bloomfield last month.
    According to a criminal complaint, Joseph Bradley Graves, 32, is charged with first-degree criminal mischief, a felony, and leaving the scene of an accident, a misdemeanor.

  • Marion County hosts EMS Education Week, EMS classes

    Marion County EMS and Air Methods will host speakers from across the state this month in celebration of Central Kentucky EMS Education Week.
    The March 27-31 event will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at the David R. Hourigan Government Office Building, third floor conference room, 223 North Spalding Avenue, Lebanon.
    Sessions will be free and open to the public and will qualify as continuing education hours for emergency services professionals.

  • Drugs in Marion County: 'The evil of this sickness is real’

    Since he was elected in 2002, Marion County Jailer Barry Brady has seen and experienced some difficult and disturbing things at the detention center. But, nothing compares to what he’s seeing now with the local drug epidemic, which continues to get more frightening with each passing day.
    “This sickness of addiction is scary,” Brady said. “We’ve had inmates smuggle drugs in for years, but it was marijuana. It wasn’t these deadly cocktails of pills, cocaine and Spice. The evil of this sickness is real.”

  • Drugs in Marion County - A second chance

    Editor’s note: This story is part of an ongoing series about the local drug epidemic in Marion County. Only the first names of inmates are being used in this story to protect them and their families. Warning: Some of the content is extremely graphic.

    Inmate No. 1
    Name: Michael
    Age: 29
    Charges: Manufacturing meth
    Sentence: Nine years
    Family info: He’s the father of a 15-month-old daughter who he’s never even held because he’s been incarcerated since she was born.

  • Lebanon woman killed after hit and run on Springfield Highway

    The body of a Lebanon woman was found lying on the side of Springfield Highway Sunday morning, and it’s expected she’s the victim of a hit and run.

  • Jail incident reports

    Editor’s note: This is part of an ongoing series about the local drug epidemic in Marion County. Some of this content is extremely graphic.

  • Outstanding Citizen: Humble public servant

    Editor’s note: This is the fourth story in an ongoing series about the Marion County Chamber of Commerce’s Outstanding Award winners.

  • Small crowd, big discussion at town hall meeting

    The Marion County Board of Education is expected to vote on a reorganization plan for Marion County Public Schools, along with the district's facilities plan, at its meeting Thursday.

  • Lebanon man’s murder trial set for April 10

    By Franklin Clark
    Central Kentucky News-Journal

    The case of a Lebanon man accused of a local murder will almost certainly go to trial about a year after the alleged shooting.
    At a hearing Feb. 28, Taylor County Circuit Judge Todd Spalding kept William Calhoun’s jury trial for April 10. He’ll also have a pre-trial conference for Friday, March 17.

  • Spring forward this Sunday

    Standard Time will soon give way to Daylight Saving Time. The change will occur at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 12. The change means the loss of an hour of sleep but the days will seem longer since sunset will occur an hour later.
    When you go to bed on Saturday night, March 11, set you clocks ahead one hour so you will have the correct time when you awaken Sunday morning, March 12.