Today's News

  • Rigdon's attorney does not fear him, believes in his innocence

    When William “Bobby” Rigdon finally gets his day in court, he has an attorney who believes in his innocence.
    “Not guilty. He’s not the shooter,” said Bridget Saunders, lead defense counsel for Rigdon, who’s facing a murder charge in the September 2012 shooting death of Wendell “Gleason” Pyles in Dunnville.
    Rigdon, currently lodged in the Fayette County Detention Center, was in Casey County Circuit Court before Circuit Judge Judy Vance on March 16.

  • Limestone Branch Distillery’s Moonpie Moonshine wins ‘World’s Best Liqueur’ award

    MoonPie Moonshine, a product of Limestone Branch Distillery, has won the award for “World’s Best Liqueur” after a blind taste test from the 2015 World Liqueur Awards. Judges noted the Chocolate MoonPie Moonshine for its rich, yet smooth flavor, the remarkable resemblance to the iconic MoonPie, and the noticeable high quality of ingredients, including Dutch chocolate and Madagascar Vanilla.

  • A chair fit for a prince

    The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall made a whirlwind trip to Kentucky recently and a Marion County native had the honor of making an average chair into a throne, so to speak, for the prince.
    Gary Clark, owner of Clark Upholstery in E’town, occasionally does work for Brown-Forman, which was responsible for the royal visit by Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla. Brown-Forman asked Clark to reupholster a chair for Prince Charles to sit in during his visit.

  • Search for Casey County man ends, subject found dead

    The search for a Casey County man who shot at police during a traffic stop on Wednesday, March 25, ended after he was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Thursday, according to Kentucky State Police.

  • Man of the town

    Joe Mattingly III served as the Marion County attorney for more than 24 years and has been operating his own law firm in Lebanon for 18 years. But, what many people don’t know is that he almost played Major League Baseball.
    Well, sort of.
    “I was convinced until I got to high school that I was going to play second base for the Cincinnati Reds,” Joe said, laughing. “I was absolutely certain of that.”

  • Working toward a new life

    The pomp may have been lower key, but the circumstance was just as important to the seven most recent graduates of the GED program at the Marion County Detention Center.
    David Nelson, 36, was the first person at the jail to earn his GED after the implementation of a computer-only testing system.
    "It's been 20 years since I dropped out of school. It was not easy," Nelson said.
    For him, completing the GED, along with the substance abuse program at the jail, is a new step in his life.

  • School board meets Thursday

     The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at Lebanon Middle School.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Call to order

    • Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence

    • Amend Agenda

    • Communications

    - Principal report/student presentations

    - Bullying prevention video

    - Operation Preparation

    - Superintendent report

  • Attorney: NGLs ‘needs to be a priority issue’

    Approximately 100 people attended a meeting March 19 at the Marion County Extension Office to discuss natural gas liquids (NGLs).
    The Tennessee Gas Pipeline (which is owned by Kinder Morgan) has applied to abandon part of an existing natural gas pipeline with plans to convert it to carry NGLs.
    “I am proud to live in a county where we still know the value of land as heritage,” said Susan Classen, a co-member of the Loretto Community and one of the panelists at last week’s meeting.

  • Attorney urges landowners to review easement agreements

     Property owners who would like to get copies of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline easements on their land can go to the Marion County Clerk’s Office.

    However, some people at the March 19 meeting indicated that not all the easements are still on file there. Landowners whose easement agreements are no longer on file were told to contact Kinder Morgan directly.

    They were advised to contact Justin Dorman by calling 615-221-1518 or sending an email to justindorman@kindermorgan.com.

  • County questions safety of NGL project

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has added its voice to those concerned about a plan to transport natural gas liquids through pipes already buried in Marion County.
    On March 19, the fiscal court unanimously approved a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. In the letter, county officials expressed concerns about Kinder Morgan's plan to convert pipes that have been carrying natural gas for 50 or more years to carry natural gas liquids.