Today's News

  • Driven to succeed

    Peggy Downs is a special person.

    I learned that quickly as a teenager boarding school bus No. 173 every morning and afternoon. Every single day as I got on the school bus, Peggy always greeted me with a warm smile.

    However, one particular summer morning sticks out in my mind. 

  • Living with loss

    The trial of Adrian Benton began Monday. Benton is one of two men facing charges as a result of the death of John G. Mattingly III, a Marion County native and University of Kentucky student.

    The other defendant in the case, Raymond Wright, pled guilty while jury selection was taking place. He admitted that he pulled the trigger, and for that, he will likely receive life in prison.

  • 5-18-11 public record

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    New drivers

  • Six die on state roads

    Preliminary statistics indicate that six people died in six separate crashes on Kentucky roadways from Monday, May 9, through Sunday, May 15, 2011.
    All of the fatalities involved motor vehicles and four of the victims were not wearing seat belts. Single-fatality crashes occurred in Carlisle, Estill, Jefferson, Oldham, Perry and Spencer counties. Alcohol was a factor in the Estill and Spencer county crashes.

  • 5-18-11 Police Log

    Friday, May 6
    - Ronald C. Ellis of Kobert Avenue in Lebanon reported a burglary. Stolen items include one Lazar Light Skill Saw, one Dewalt drill, two Black & Decker electric drills and one trim nail gun, totaling $450.
    - Leaundra K. Calff of East Martin Luther King Avenue in Lebanon reported a burglary. Stolen items include: jewelry, clothing, DVDs and Nascar diecast collectibles, totaling $2,730.

    Sunday, May 8

  • Cases closed temporarily against two men accused of sex crimes

    Nicholas Alonzo Vega, 21, 4150 Alder Street or 1338 Patch Road Apt. 112 in Eugene, Ore., was indicted for possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor and unlawful use of an electronic system to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities. That case has been closed temporarily because Vega has not yet been served with his indictment.
    He is incarcerated in Oregon on sexual related charges. The case will remain closed until the warrant is served.

    In other court cases:

  • Marion County Future Farmers of America
  • Ground beef casserole is a hit



  • Fruit diseases are becoming active

    Fruit crop diseases are starting to appear!  With all of the wet weather lately, I am actually surprised that it hasn’t gotten worse than it already is.  Apples are showing signs of frogeye and apple scab.  These area early diseases of apples and relatives such as crabapple. If you have frogeye the leaves will have a small brown spot with a lighter tan colored interior. Apple scab will have darker less symmetrical lesions without a lighter tan interior.

  • Carpenter bees are busy