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Today's News

  • Bowling Green, Frankfort residents injured in car accident

    Four people were sent to the hospital after being involved in a two-vehicle car accident Saturday evening on US 68 at the Taylor County/Marion County line.
    According to Kentucky State Police, Casey Sears, 30, of Bowling Green was driving a 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis eastbound when the vehicle crossed a patch of black ice causing Sears to lose control. Sears crossed into the path of a westbound 2007 Chrysler being driven by Sommer Smith, 29, of Frankfort. The two vehicles collided causing Sears’ vehicle to catch fire. 

  • 2018 Primary Election filings update

    The deadline to file is 4 p.m., Jan. 30, 2018.

    Candidates that have already filed to run (as of press time):
    • State Sen, 14th Senatorial District: Jimmy Higdon (I)
    • Judge/Executive: David Daugherty (I)
    • Sheriff: Jimmy Clements (I)
    • Jailer: Barry Brady (I)
    • Circuit Clerk: Kimberly May (I)
    • 11th Judicial District Judge, 1st Division: Amy Sullivan Anderson (I)
    • 11th Judicial District Judge, 2nd Division: Jude A. Hagan, Dawn L. McCauley, Mike Hall Jr.,

  • Marion County Fiscal Court briefs

    The regular called meeting of the Marion County Fiscal Court was held on Dec. 7. All magistrates were present, except Magistrate John Arthur Elder III.
    Magistrates approved a one-time wage adjustment of $100 for all full-time employees to be paid in one lump sum. 
    Magistrates approved the hiring of Bobby Joe Mudd to fill the position of cardboard route coordinator that was recently vacated. The position will require 20 hours a week and the wage will be paid from the sale of the cardboard and be split evenly with the City of Lebanon.

  • Lebanon man indicted for sex abuse

    Thomas D. Jacobs, 46, of 218 Chestnut Street in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently for six counts of first-degree sexual abuse (victim under 12 years of age), first-degree sodomy (victim under 12), seven counts of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor and tampering with a witness.

  • Entire P&Z commission resigns

    Paul Hilpp, 28, of Lebanon was asked to resign as chairman of the City of Lebanon’s Planning and Zoning Commission after being arrested during a sex sting operation in Boyle County in October.

  • Sign up for sheriff’s Senior Safe Program

    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements wants to offer Marion Countians some peace of mind that money can’t buy. In fact, what he’s offering is completely free.

  • Parents, step up your game

    I consider myself to be a good parent.
    I try really hard to teach my son to be kind, try hard in school, be a good sport and eat his vegetables (even if they are served with Pizza Rolls).
    I try to be a good parent, but I fully admit, I fail sometimes.
    Recently, I got a serious wakeup call and reminder that I need to step up my parenting game.

  • Share your thoughts at legislative coffee Jan. 6

    I would like to start this article by wishing each of you a Merry Christmas and thanking you for allowing me to serve as your state senator. This year has flown by starting with a productive 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly, followed by a busy interim break, new senate leadership elections, and talks of pension reform. Many of you have offered constructive feedback and opinions that I have taken to heart as we begin to craft legislation for the 2018 budget session.

  • A better career outlook in 2018

    By Carter Dyson

    With 2017 coming to a close, many job seekers and potential job seekers are considering what they want to accomplish on the job in the coming year.
    Whether you are looking to get a new career on track, re-enter the workforce or move to the next level in your field, there’s probably one thing that rings true for every job search: It’s hard work. Yet, like so many other things, a well-researched plan will greatly increase your chances of success.

  • Instagram post leads to student being charged, suspended

    UPDATE: Superintendent notifies parents of a possible second threat