Today's News

  • Police: Versailles father caught, subdued attacker who stabbed, killed 6-year-old

    By Morgan Eads
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    The father of a 6-year-old boy fought and subdued an Indianapolis man who had stabbed the child to death in a Versailles house, police said.
    The boy, Logan Tipton, was stabbed multiple times in the head during what police are calling a burglary about 4 a.m. on Douglas Avenue, according to investigators and Woodford County Coroner Ronald Owens.
    Some of the boy’s four siblings also were scratched or cut, Versailles police Lt. Michael Fortney said.

  • Organ donor law change sought

    By Bobbie Foust
    Lyon County Herald Ledger

    A Lyon County couple wants language in organ donation laws changed to ensure donors’ final wishes are fulfilled.
    Briggett and Gary Flear lost their 19-year-old daughter, Courtney, to a traffic accident on U.S. 62 near Princeton on Jan. 26, 2014. However, Courtney’s desire to become an organ donor upon her death was never fulfilled because she died at the wreck scene, not in a hospital.

  • One charged with murder after Bloomfield death

    By Trey Crumbie
    Landmark News Service

    An 18-year-old man was killed Tuesday morning, Dec. 1, in Bloomfield after suffering what police are preliminarily calling a lethal puncture wound, Nelson County Sheriff Ed Mattingly confirmed at a press conference later that day.
    Rasheed Wickliffe, of Bardstown, suffered the wound after an altercation in the area of the Bloomfield Post Office and 125 Taylorsville Road.
    The sheriff said his office was investigating a “drug deal that has gone bad.”

  • Mother accused of drugging newborn

    By Karla Ward
    Lexington Herald Leader

    A Montgomery County mother has been arrested on charges of giving her newborn baby suboxone.
    Chasity Lewis, 29, of Mount Sterling, crushed a suboxone pill and rolled the 5-day-old infant’s pacifier in it, said Montgomery County Sheriff Fred Shortridge.
    Lewis was arrested Friday, Nov. 27. The sheriff’s office was first notified about the case Nov. 21, Shortridge said.

  • Lebanon City Council to meet tonight, Dec. 7

    The Lebanon City Council will be having its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 7, at Lebanon City Hall. The agenda includes:
    • Council approval of contract between the City of Lebanon, Lebanon Water Works and the City of Campbellsville Water and Sewer.
    • Council acceptance of bid for the John Hunt Morgan statue.
    • Council approval of proposed annual pass rate adjustment at the Lebanon Aquatic Center.

  • ‘Meant to be’ modern family

    Shane and Lincoln Richardson have always dreamed of having a family together.
    When they first met, that was one of the things they had in common – both of them wanted children of their own someday.
    Since their marriage in August of 2010 in Washington, D.C., they’ve been living happily in Bradfordsville and doing whatever possible to make their dream of having a family a reality.
    That dream came true on Nov. 19 when they adopted their two foster children, becoming the first same-sex couple to adopt children in Marion County.

  • Former MCPS employee wins lawsuit

    A former school board employee who sued the Kentucky Unemployment Insurance Commission and the Marion County Board of Education last year after she was denied unemployment benefits won her case last week.
    Pam Spalding filed six complaints in Marion Circuit Court in November of 2014 seeking judicial review of a decision made by the Kentucky Unemployment Insurance Commission.

  • Rigdon sentenced to 38 years in prison

    A Marion County man convicted of murder learned his fate in an Adair County courtroom on Nov. 17 — 38 years in prison.

    William Robert “Bobby” Rigdon, 31, was sentenced before Casey and Adair Circuit Court Judge Judy Vance.
    According to sentencing guidelines, Rigdon must serve 85 percent of his sentence, or 32 years, making him eligible to be released in 2047, at age 63.

    However, Rigdon’s public defenders, Bridget Hofler and Virginia Phelps, filed a “Notice of Appeal” Monday, Nov. 30, in Warren County Circuit Court.

  • Gravel Switch residents arrested for burglary

    Elbert E. Orberson, 47, and Cartina M. Hewitt, 23, both of Gravel Switch, were arrested on Saturday and charged with second-degree burglary in connection with a burglary at a home on Mayes Chapel Road in Lebanon.
    The Marion County Sheriff's Office received a report of a residential burglary at 880 Mayes Chapel Road at 5:31 p.m. Saturday, according to
    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements.

  • Senate leader asks state pension director to retire, give up raise

    By Brad Bowman
    The State Journal

    Furthering his line in the sand with the state retirement systems’ board, Republican Senate Majority Whip Jimmy Higdon requested Monday, Nov, 23, that systems’ director Bill Thielen resign at the end of the 2016 legislative session and rescind his salary increase.
    Tensions ran high during the Public Pension Oversight Board meeting at the Capitol Annex after Higdon publicly read a letter to Thielen, the committee members and attendees.