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Today's News

  • Woman shot, found dead in driveway

    The Kentucky State Police are investigating a homicide after a Lebanon woman was found dead in her driveway Thursday evening.
    The KSP received a call from the Lebanon Police Department at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 25, reporting a female who was found lying in her driveway on Parkside Drive in Lebanon with an apparent gunshot wound.
    The victim, Susan D. Summers, 46, was taken to Spring View Hospital where she was pronounced dead by the Marion County Coroner.
    An autopsy will be performed today, Dec. 26, at the State Medical Examiner's office in Louisville.

  • Court expresses opposition to repurposing pipeline

    The Marion County Fiscal Court last week reiterated its opposition to pipelines carrying natural gas liquids in the county.
    During the court’s Dec. 18 meeting, the magistrates unanimously approved a resolution opposing plans by Kinder Morgan to convert a portion of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline to carry natural gas liquids instead of natural gas.
    The court’s resolution was greeted by a round of applause by members of the Sisters of Loretto, co-members of the Loretto Community and local landowners who have led the local opposition to NGL pipelines.

  • Former fire chief gets five years probation for abuse of public trust

    Former Raywick Fire Chief Charles A. "Chuck" Helm received five years of probation after pleading guilty to abuse of public trust less than $10,000.
    Helm, 54, of 1000 Hazy Downs Road in Raywick reached a plea agreement with the Commonwealth on Nov. 20. Marion Circuit Judge Allan Bertram approved unsupervised probation for Helm during his Dec. 18 sentencing hearing.
    Bertram also ordered Helm to pay $20,000 in restitution to the Raywick Fire Department over the next seven years as a condition of his probation.

  • 'Cake lady' steps down as mayor

    Marilyn Mullins' career in politics started with a request from Alvin Morris in 2002. He wanted her to run for mayor of Raywick.
    "It was getting time for someone to run and I guess nobody had stepped up," she said, adding, "I told him, 'Well, I don't know what I'm doing, but I'll give it everything I got."
    Twelve years and three terms later, Mullins, 73, is retiring as a city official.
    While she had previously served as an officer in other organizations, none of them were like being the mayor of her town.

  • Former classroom aides file wrongful termination lawsuit

    Two former classroom aides have filed a lawsuit against Marion County Public Schools Superintendent Taylora Schlosser and the Marion County Board of Education.
    Ramona McKinney and Kimberly Medley, both of Lebanon, filed their complaint Dec. 19 in Marion Circuit Court.
    According to the lawsuit, McKinney and Medley worked in the special education classroom at Marion County High School, and they witnessed incidents in which mentally and physically disabled students were put at risk.

  • Learning by design

    Brady Spalding had a problem going to the bathroom during the summer.
    During the five weeks he participated in the Governor's Scholars Program, he learned it can be gross relying solely on public restrooms for five weeks. That also got him thinking that there had to be a way to make public restrooms a little less disgusting.
    Spalding and another senior, Matthew Newcome, decided to tackle this problem as their capstone project in Project Lead the Way, a pre-engineering program housed in the Marion County Area Technology Center.

  • Upcoming holiday closings

    The Marion Circuit Clerk’s office and the Marion County Judicial Center will be closed Dec. 24-26 for Christmas and Jan. 1-2 for New Year’s.

  • Dec. 31 is the final day to change voter registration

    Voters who are already registered should be aware that Dec. 31 is the final day to change their party registration for the 2015 primary election.
    The state constitutional offices will be on the ballot in 2015. These offices are governor/lieutenant governor, attorney general, auditor of public accounts, commissioner of agriculture, secretary of state and treasurer.
    Candidates have until 4 p.m. Jan. 27 to file to run in the primary for those offices.
    First-time voters have until April 20 to register for the primary elections.
     

  • Former fire chief gets five years probation for abuse of public trust

     Former Raywick Fire Chief Charles A. "Chuck" Helm received five years of probation after pleading guilty to abuse of public trust less than $10,000.

    Helm, 54, of 1000 Hazy Downs Road in Raywick reached a plea agreement with the Commonwealth on Nov. 20. Marion Circuit Judge Allan Bertram approved unsupervised probation for Helm during a Dec. 18 sentencing hearing. 

    Bertram also ordered Helm to repay $20,000 to the Raywick Fire Department over the next seven years as a condition of his probation.

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