Today's News

  • St. Matthews, Oxmoor malls restrict youths

    By Beth Warren

    Teens and parents voiced mixed reactions about the new chaperone restrictions imposed by two local malls.
    Shawnee parent TaKeisha Brents said her family will be affected by the new rules at Mall St. Matthews and Oxmoor Center requiring adult supervision of anyone under age 18 during certain weekend hours following a disturbance at Mall St. Matthews on Saturday.
    "So my 19-year-old can't take my 13-year-old to the mall? Wow!" the mother said.

  • Senator proposes bill to legalize marijuana in Kentucky

    By Jackson French
    Bowling Green Daily News

    Recreational marijuana use would be legal in Kentucky in 2016 if proposed legislation becomes law.
    State Sen. Perry Clark, D-Louisville, is sponsoring a bill called the Cannabis Freedom Act. The bill proposes to legalize recreational marijuana use for those 21 years or older, decriminalize offenses such as unauthorized growing and distribution and consuming cannabis in public and place an excise tax on the drug.

  • Top 10 stories of 2015

    The year 2015 had many ups and downs for Marion County.
    We’ve experienced a great deal of heartache and tragedy. But, we’ve also experienced triumph, success and joy.
    Here's our look back on the top stories of the year.

    Tyler Hamilton left this earth tragically and unexpectedly.
    On July 29, the 24-year-old Loretto man died after reportedly falling from a vehicle on West Main Street in Lebanon.
    But, that’s not the end of his story.

  • Lebanon woman dies after automobile accident

    A Lebanon woman has died as a result of injuries she sustained in a two-vehicle accident on Thursday, Dec. 24.
    According to a media release from the Lebanon Police Department, at 5:18 p.m., police received a call of an injury accident at the intersection of Springfield Highway and the Lebanon bypass.
    Sarah Roach, 28, of Parksville was driving a 2000 Toyota pick-up when she attempted to make a left turn onto the Lebanon bypass from Springfield Highway. According to police, Roach turned into the path of a 2001 Saturn driven by Gerri Wiser, 50, of Springfield.

  • Last respects

    Lebanon Elementary School students and staff lined the streets Friday morning, holding American Flags, patiently waiting for the special detail to arrive.
    Their American flags whipped in the wind and their teeth chattered as they peered down Main Street, waiting for a sign that he was near.
    They grew very quiet and held their hands over their hearts as the hearse drove by on its way to the Lebanon National Cemetery. They were paying their last respects to veteran Horatio "Bud" Olive, 79, of Louisville who died Dec. 8.

  • Yes I Can

    Clayton Tungate’s dream is to teach people about autism.
    He’s making that dream a reality as an eighth grade student at St. Charles Middle School.
    In fact, Tungate, 14, was recently recognized as one of the 2015 “Yes I Can” award recipients at the Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children’s annual fall conference at the Galt House in Louisville. The award is a major achievement for Tungate, who just two years ago, couldn’t function in a normal classroom setting.

  • New Year’s trash pick-up schedule and closings

    There will be no garbage pick-up this Thursday, Dec. 31, or Friday, Jan. 1. The normal Thursday pick-up will be on Wednesday, Dec. 30. The normal Friday pick-up will be on Monday, Jan. 4.
    All county offices, with the exception of the sheriff’s office, will be closed Thursday, Dec. 31. All county offices will be closed Friday, Jan. 1, including the sheriff’s office. All calls for the sheriff’s office should be directed to Lebanon Dispatch at the Lebanon Police Department, 270-692-2121.

  • Springfield woman indicted for leading online scam

    An intricate web of lies that stretched across North America and duped innocent, hardworking people of more than $16,000 was allegedly spun right here in neighboring Washington County.
    According to a press release from Attorney General Jack Conway’s office, Frankie Louise Yates, 63, of Springfield, was indicted recently by a grand jury on a charge of theft by deception over $10,000. The charge is a class C felony.

  • Police back off on size of Mall St. Matthews brawl

    By Phillip M. Bailey
    The Courier-Journal

    St. Matthews police are tempering their initial estimate that up to 2,000 juveniles were involved in a Saturday night disturbance that shut down a popular shopping center.
    The original claim of 2,000 teenagers "was obviously a guess" and there was likely an overlap from officers who had witnessed different groups of teens, some numbering up to 25 and others ranging from 50 to 100, St. Matthews police spokesman Dennis McDonald said Monday.

  • Let your light shine

    Paul and Darnell Ruley’s love of Christmas and their addiction to twinkling lights has transformed their home into a bonafide tourist attraction.