Today's News

  • Lebanon man convicted in Campbellsville murder

    By Franklin Clark
    Landmark News Service

    A Lebanon man was convicted last week in a murder case that took place more than a year ago.
    At a jury trial on June 5-7, William Calhoun was sentenced to 20 years for wanton murder, 10 years for first-degree assault and one year each for two of the three wanton endangerment charges, with the recommendation that they all run concurrently. The third count was dismissed during the trial.

  • Two teenagers arrested for string of vehicle thefts

    The jig is up for two teenagers who are believed to have tag teamed several recent vehicle thefts and caused other mischief throughout the county.
    A 16-year-old male, whose name hasn’t been released, and John S. Melger, 18, of Lebanon were arrested last week after the Marion County Sheriff’s Office found evidence that connected both of them to several crimes.

  • MCPS not slowing down this summer

    Where children will be going to school on Aug. 9, how they will be getting there and what classes they will be taking continue to be primary topics of discussion at the Marion County Board of Education meetings.   

  • Lebanon man sentenced to 15 years in prison

    Charles Lewis Gaddie, 36, of Lebanon pleaded guilty in Marion Circuit Court recently to amended charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (meth) and two counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

    In other circuit court news:

  • Tatum indicted on trafficking, firearm charges

    Samuel Lance Tatum, 38, of 2499 Horan Lane in Springfield was indicted in four separate indictments for drug trafficking and several other offenses in Marion Circuit Court on June 5.
    According to the first indictment, on or about Jan. 16, 2017, Tatum knowingly and unlawfully trafficked in meth. The indictment also states that Tatum was over the age of 21 and stood convicted of at least one felony after his 18th birthday. Bond was set at $15,000.

  • Weekend wrecks injure Lebanon woman, Lancaster man

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to two separate vehicle accidents Sunday, one of which results in a Lebanon being flown to University Hospital in Louisville.

  • Lebanon home damaged by fire

    A home located at 345 North Harrison Street in Lebanon was damaged extensively by fire early Tuesday morning, June 6.
    At 6:08 a.m., firefighters responded to the home, which is owned by Marvin Gardner, and being rented by Henry McElroy, according to Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly.
    The cause of the fire is believed to be a lamp that didn’t have a shade on it, which was sitting beside window curtains and a chair. Chief Mattingly said the home received fire and heavy smoke damage. Firefighters cleared the scene at 7:20 a.m.


  • Deliver a message of hope with a duffle bag

    Nearly 8,000 children are in the state foster care system on a given day in Kentucky. On average, children in out–of-home care will move three times during their time in foster care. Many of these children will move a lot more than three times while in out-of-home care – some children have moved more than 10 times. When these children are moved within the foster care system, they have nowhere to put their clothes or the few belongings they are taking with them. Their clothes and belongings are placed in garbage bags.   

  • Director of drug rehab arrested on meth charges

    Landmark News Service

    A preacher who heads up a nearby drug rehabilitation facility was arrested last week in Cumberland County on drug-related charges.
    Cumberland County Sheriff Scott Daniels arrested Gregg Troutt on Thursday, June 1, at 12:56 p.m. on Garrett Creek Road on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs and possession of methamphetamine.

  • Opening a home of mercy

    The Transitional Housing of Central Kentucky Inc. Board continues to move forward with its goal of creating a transitional home in Marion County.  
    Its first attempts last year were not only unsuccessful, but also met with negativity and anger from community members. However, the board hasn’t given up.
    The act of mercy.