Today's News

  • Marion County native dies in crash in Scott County

    A funeral will be held Saturday for a Marion County native who died after a single-vehicle accident Thursday morning.
    Bobby Joe Gunter, 33, of Georgetown died March 31 in Scott County. Gunter was a 1995 graduate of Marion County High School.
    Gunter was on his way to work when he lost control of his vehicle around 7 a.m. Thursday on Lemons Mill Road, approximately two miles east of Georgetown.
    “He was about five miles from his home,” said Lt. Jeremy Day of the Scott County Sheriff's Office.

  • Don't be afraid of autism

    Sitting in the gymnasium at Lebanon Middle Thursday afternoon waiting for a school assembly to begin, I watch as Trent Higdon helps the sound technician with the microphone. He's doing the mic test, making different sounds and saying different words, trying to perfect the volume.

    Soon, Trent spots me with my fancy camera and reporter's notebook. He comes over to me and immediately starts asking me questions.

    "Are you a newspaper reporter?"

  • Senate Medicaid bill does not need veto

    The State Senate adjourned March 24 having signed the Senate Committee Substitute to House Bill 1, legislation to resolve the Medicaid budget shortfall. Without even a need for a conference committee, the bill passed the House of Representatives overwhelmingly with only two no votes.

  • Bipartisan efforts are good for the Commonwealth

    During the legislative session that ended earlier this month, Kentuckians saw a textbook example of what positive things can happen when both parties in the General Assembly come together and work toward the Commonwealth's greater good.

    The end result was a landmark law that stands as the biggest change to our criminal code since it was overhauled in the mid-1970s. It showed just how effective the legislative process could be when everyone has a seat at the table and a desire to do something truly meaningful.


    By Don White

    Guest Columnist


    The following questions and answers were put together by Don White. How well do you know University of Kentucky basketball?



    (1) What was Rick Pitino's record in overtime games as coach of Kentucky?

    (2) Who was the first UK player to wear number 77?

    (3) Where did UK play home games prior to the building of Memorial Coliseum?

    (4) Who was the only UK player from McCreary County?

  • 3-30-11 Public Record

    New drivers
    NOTICE: Any permit holder wishing to take the road test can call (270) 692-2681 to schedule an appointment.
    The following passed the road test March 22, 2011, and earned their Kentucky driver’s license.
    Aaron M. Hamilton
    Devin M. O’Daniel
    Autumn R. Belle
    Jacqueline L. Goss
    Shawn R. Glover
    Amanda L. Hamilton
    Jason A. Clark
    Sara G. Thomas

    Prepaid fines
    Kayla A. Orberson, 73 Anna Court, Campbellsville, failure to wear a seat belt, $25.

  • 3-30-11 Police News

    Friday, March 18
    - Leonora Gonzales of Warren Acres in Lebanon reported a burglary and $2,000 worth of damage to her residence,
    - Joey Greer of College Street in Lebanon reported a case of criminal mischief after the air was let out of a tire on his vehicle.
    - Joey Edwards of College Street in Lebanon reported a case of criminal mischief after the air was let out of a tire on his 1995 Ford pickup and his 2001 Ford pickup. The liner of his swimming pool was also damaged. Total amount of damage: $520.

  • Lebanon man gets one year for drug possession

    Dills Berryman III, 32, of 85 Radio Station Road in Lebanon was sentenced to one year for first-degree possession of a controlled substance first offense. He received credit for 63 days served.

  • Lebanon man facing drug trafficking charge

    William C. Stumph, 24, of 630 Chadley Avenue in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.
    According to the indictment, on or about Oct. 7, 2010, Stumph knowingly and unlawfully trafficked in a controlled substance classified in Schedule I or II, which is a narcotic drug, or he aided, abetted or counseled with another in said act.
    His bond was set at $15,000 with the condition that he use no drugs or alcohol.

  • Program provides boost and inspiration taking applications

    For 24 years, nearly 600 women across Appalachia have been learning they have the strength and courage to finish their education and to build the self-esteem they need to find their potential.  At no cost to them, women who find themselves in transition and are seeking to be inspired and build their confidence are doing just that through the New Opportunity School for Women (NOSW) in Berea.