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Today's News

  • Tiny babies, big problem

    The people of Marion County have big hearts.
    I've witnessed that firsthand on many occasions.
    It's just one of the reasons I'm proud to live and work here.
    But, I have to get something off my chest that has been bothering me for the past several years.
    I'm disappointed in Marion County's support, or lack thereof, of the March of Dimes.

  • Running. Teammates. Bourbon.

    According to superstition, strange things happen during a full moon. To many people, running in a 200-mile relay race would probably be considered strange.

    Yet, that's exactly what will happen this weekend when the 2012 Bourbon Chase winds through central Kentucky.

    "There's always some crazy stuff that happens somewhere along the way," said Tracy Harris, 27, of Louisville. "The scenery is beautiful. It's well-organized. It's always fun."

  • Halloween trick-or-treating hours

    Halloween in the Park will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31 and trick-or-treating will take place in the City of Lebanon from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31.

     

  • County government briefs

    County hires finance officer

    The Marion County Fiscal Court on Sept. 15 hired Melissa Gibson to serve as the county's finance officer.

    Gibson will be replacing Theresa Wilson, who is retiring Oct. 1 as the deputy county judge/executive. The court approved changing the title of the position from deputy county judge to finance officer to better reflect the job responsibilities of the position.

    Gibson will receive $38,000 to serve as finance officer.

  • Judge denies request for new trial for Ford

    Tonya Ford has been denied a request for a new trial, despite her attorney citing several reasons he believes one is warranted.

    A jury found Ford guilty on Aug. 24 of shooting and killing her husband, David Ford, 40, who worked as a police officer in Lebanon. She was sentenced on Tuesday, Sept. 18, to serve 20 years in prison for her crime.

    On Sept. 5, Ford's attorney, Danny Butler of Greensburg, filed a motion requesting that Ford be granted a new trial, citing six reasons.

  • Judge denies request for new trial for Ford

    Tonya Ford has been denied a request for a new trial, despite her attorney citing several reasons he believes one is warranted.

    A jury found Ford guilty on Aug. 24 of shooting and killing her husband, David Ford, 40, who worked as a police officer in Lebanon. She was sentenced on Tuesday, Sept. 18, to serve 20 years in prison for her crime.

    On Sept. 5, Ford's attorney, Danny Butler of Greensburg, filed a motion requesting that Ford be granted a new trial, citing six reasons.

  • Ford sentenced to 20 years in prison

    She will be almost 60 before she could have a chance at regaining her freedom.

    Dressed in sweats, Tonya Ford walks with her attorney to appear before a judge and hear how many years she will spend in prison for murdering her husband.

    Her handcuffs clink together as she moves.

    A jury found Ford, 39, guilty on Aug. 24 of shooting and killing her husband, David Ford, 40, who worked as a police officer in Lebanon.

  • Johnson named Emergency Management Director of the Year

    Hayden Johnson was named the Marion County Emergency Management Director a year ago, and he's made quite an impression in that position.

    So much so that he was named the Emergency Management Director of the Year by the Kentucky Emergency Management Association during its conference Sept. 6 in Louisville.

    Johnson said he learned he won the award "when they called my name."

    "It was pretty neat to be recognized and honored by my peers," he said.

  • Lebanon man indicted on charges of abusing four children

    Christopher Reardon, 21, of 16 Howard Avenue in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree assault and first-degree criminal abuse (seven counts).

    According to the indictment, on Aug. 1, Reardon manifested extreme indifference to the value of human life by wantonly engaging in conduct that created a grave risk of death to another person (a 2-year-old male).

    His bond was set at $25,000 with the condition that he has no contact with the complaining witness or the witness's family.

  • New Harmonies opens

    The history of American music is now on display in Lebanon. The gala opening for "New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music" was held Friday at the Centre Square Fine Arts Building, and the exhibit opened to the public Saturday. It will remain open from 10 a.m. To 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday through Nov. 3. A number of events are planned to coincide with the exhibit. (Watch future editions for notices about those events.)