Today's News

  • Sheriff's 2012 budget approved; clerk's budget tabled

    813,The Marion County Fiscal Court voted 4-0 Thursday in favor of the Marion County Sheriff's 2012 budget. Magistrate Jackie Wicker was not present at the Dec. 15 meeting.

    The sheriff's budget shows an increase from $813,850 * in 2011 to $864,639.18 in 2012.

    The budget includes an anticipated increase in payroll from $477,509.30 * in 2011 to $516,834.38 in 2012.

  • Campbellsville man arrested after fleeing police

    A Campbellsville man is facing multiple charges after fleeing from the Lebanon Police Saturday night.

    Dustin Cole Burton, 24, of 305 Stephen Court in Campbellsville was arrested on charges of first-degree fleeing and evading, DUI, first-degree criminal mischief (two counts), wanton endangerment (three counts), reckless driving, speeding, disregarding a traffic control device (three counts), disregarding a stop sign, and license to be in possession.

  • Inauguration Parade...

    Christine Mattingly, Marion County's 2011 Junior Miss and the 2011 Kentucky Distinguished Young Woman of the Year, along with the Marion County High School Marching Knights, participated in the parade and inauguration ceremonies for Gov. Steve Beshear last week in Frankfort.

    - Photos by Kentucky Press Association

  • MCHS mini-renovation on the horizon

    Marion County High School is 41 years old, and it's starting to show, which is why a mini-renovation is being planned for the facility this summer.

    Marion County Superintendent Chuck Hamilton began discussing the project during a school board meeting Tuesday of last week.

    "It's time to start getting serious about the discussions if we really intend to do this and possibly have it done over the summer," Hamilton said to board members.

  • The High Life

    Det. Byron Richardson had dealt with many drug addicts in his career. Regardless of whether they abuse illicit substances or prescription pills, many are convinced they can stop using whenever they want.

    Richardson said he hasn't yet met anyone who could do so on his or her own.

    "There's two ends to any drug abuse. They're going to go to prison or they're going to end up dead," the Lebanon police officer said. "Unless they go and get professional help."

  • Tourist commissioner resigns

    KFC/Taco Bell, the restaurant owned by outgoing Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission Chairman Dan Lawson, is five months delinquent in paying its restaurant taxes.

    On Sunday, Lawson resigned from his position on the commission.

    "It is with great disappointment and sorrow that I write this letter informing you of my resignation as a commissioner of the LTCC," he wrote to Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw.

  • Wilbert Plastic Services to supply parts for Ford Escape

    Local and state officials joined with Wilbert Plastic Services employees Dec. 14 to celebrate a joint venture with the Ford Motor Company.

    Wilbert Plastic Services has received Q1 certification, which means it met the quality standards required to become a parts supplier for Ford. Wilbert is slated to begin manufacturing interior plastic parts for the new Ford Escape, one of which was on display during last week's presentation. The Escape is manufactured in Louisville.

  • Knights Hang Tough; Falter Late

  • Lady Knights Win in Phoenix

  • Bracket released for Ft. Harrod Classic

        The bracket for the 2011 Fort Harrod Classic in Mercer County has been released.  In their first game of the tourament, the Knights are set to play the lone out of state team.  A team from Miami, Fla., will be the Knights opening round opponent on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 4:30 p.m. The team's first two games will be played at the new Mercer County Senior High, and the remaining two could either be played at the senior high or at the old high school, which is now being used as a 9th Grade Academy.