Today's News

  • Lebanon man indicted for rape in E. Chandler Street attack

    Ryan P. Furman, 33, of 445 Elm Street in Lebanon was indicted Monday, June 1, for first-degree rape, first-degree burglary, first-degree assault and first-degree persistent felony offender in Marion Circuit Court.

    According to the indictment on or about April 17, Furman engaged in sexual intercourse with another person by forcible compulsion. 

  • Two injured in shooting at New Hope bar

    From The Kentucky Standard
    Days after two people were injured in a shooting at the Four Corners Bar & Grill in New Hope over the weekend, law enforcement officers were still investigating the incident.
    Detective Mike Kaminski said Monday afternoon that the suspect is Ryan Allen Johnson., 32, of Loretto. Johnson was taken into custody Monday afternoon at the Marion County Detention Center, where he is listed as being held for another agency.

  • Kickin’ Cancer’s Butt

    Peggy Downs has been a bus driver (and a trainer for bus drivers), a secretary, a soccer coach, a high school referee, a social worker and a volunteer with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.
    And she can add another item to that list — cancer survivor.
    Peggy, 54, was diagnosed with cancer three months ago, and she is already actively undergoing treatments.
    She’s also learned how much support she has from family and friends.
    “You think you never know how many friends you have,” Peggy said.

  • School board gives preliminary approval to $37.5 million budget

    The Marion County Board of Education unanimously approved the tentative 2015-16 budget during its special-called May 28 meeting.
    The proposed budget includes $37.5 million in revenue and expenditures. These are slight decreases compared to the estimated $38.1 million in revenue and expenses for the 2014-15 academic year.
    "That's the first thing that's going to jump out,” Superintendent Taylor Schlosser said.

  • GES principal search in early stages

    Jennifer Brogle has resigned as the Glasscock Elementary School principal, and the GES Site-based Decision Making Council will soon begin the search process.
    Tammy Newcome, instructional supervisor for Marion County Public Schools, said the site-based council will meet with Superintendent Taylora Schlosser.
    “They go through training that is specific to the principal selection process,” Newcome said.

  • First-ever Marion County Music Fest will feature local artists

    David Miles grew up in Marion County. It’s where he learned to play and perform as a musician, and now, he wants to give something back to his hometown community.
    Miles has organized the first Marion County Music Fest, which is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. June 13 at Johnston Field behind Centre Square in Lebanon. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to the gymnasium at Centre Square.
    “I grew up in St. Mary’s, as did several of the guys who are participating in this,” Miles said.

  • 400-Mile Sale returns June 4-7

    Bargain hunters will be roaming the streets once again June 4-7 for the annual 400-Mile Sale. The event follows US 68 and stretches from Maysville, Kentucky, to Paris, Tennessee.
    And Marion County sits in the middle.
    “It’s great for Lebanon because we get so many visitors that come,” said Nena Olivier, executive director of the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission.
    She added that a few bus tours are also staying in Lebanon because of the massive yard sale.

  • Summer Reading Kickoff is Saturday at the airport

    The Marion County Public Library and the Washington County Public Library will kick off their summer reading programs from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport.
    Children’s Librarian Patty May Brown said the theme is “Everyday heroes.” Airplanes, an Air Methods helicopter, police (K-9 unit), EMS, and sheriff’s department vehicles along with a local recycling unit and the sanitation department will be represented.

  • Breaking ground

    The My New Kentucky Home chapter of Habitat for Humanity held a ceremonial groundbreaking for this year’s build on May 28 at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Edmonds Avenue. Daphne Staples and her children, Jaquavion and Patience, will be moving into the home once it’s complete.
    Staples said she is looking forward to beginning the build and moving into her home.
    “It feels good,” she said. “It’s just been one of those days.”

  • Rigdon’s murder trial moved to Bowling Green

    After being incarcerated for two-and-a-half years on a murder charge, William “Bobby” Rigdon will finally get his day in court.
    Casey Circuit Court Judge Judy D. Vance issued an order on Friday granting the change of venue “due to the ongoing and recent events of pre-trial publicity surrounding the case,” the order states.
    The trial is now slated to begin on Aug. 31 in Warren County Circuit Court, with Vance presiding in the case.