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Today's News

  • Postal service delaying decision on closings

    The United States Postal Service is postponing its decision about closing branches until May 15, 2012.

    The USPS announced the delay last week. The Bradfordsville Post Office is one of more than 130 branches in Kentucky and more than 3,600 branches across the country that are being considered for possible closure.

    Postal officials announced that several U.S. Senators requested the delay. In the meantime, the USPS will continue its review of the branches being considered for closure.

  • The Turtleman on The Tonight Show... again!

    The Turtleman is scheduled to appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 21.

    Other guests scheduled for tonight's show include Thomas Haden Church and musical act Johnny Mathis.

    The Tonight Show is shown at 11:30 p.m. on Wave 3 TV.

  • Repairs needed to old courthouse roof

    The roof of the old Marion County Courthouse has been damaged by severe winds and that has also lead to some water damage, Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly reported during the Dec. 15 Marion County Fiscal Court meeting.

  • Sheriff's 2012 budget approved; clerk's budget tabled

    The Marion County Fiscal Court voted 4-0 Thursday in favor of the Marion County Sheriff's 2012 budget. Magistrate Jackie Wicker was not present at the Dec. 15 meeting.

    The sheriff's budget shows an increase from $779,850 in 2011 to $864,639.18 in 2012.

    The budget includes an anticipated increase in payroll from $430,409.30 in 2011 to $516,834.38 in 2012.

  • Sheriff's 2012 budget approved; clerk's budget tabled

    813,The Marion County Fiscal Court voted 4-0 Thursday in favor of the Marion County Sheriff's 2012 budget. Magistrate Jackie Wicker was not present at the Dec. 15 meeting.

    The sheriff's budget shows an increase from $813,850 * in 2011 to $864,639.18 in 2012.

    The budget includes an anticipated increase in payroll from $477,509.30 * in 2011 to $516,834.38 in 2012.

  • Campbellsville man arrested after fleeing police

    A Campbellsville man is facing multiple charges after fleeing from the Lebanon Police Saturday night.

    Dustin Cole Burton, 24, of 305 Stephen Court in Campbellsville was arrested on charges of first-degree fleeing and evading, DUI, first-degree criminal mischief (two counts), wanton endangerment (three counts), reckless driving, speeding, disregarding a traffic control device (three counts), disregarding a stop sign, and license to be in possession.

  • Inauguration Parade...

    Christine Mattingly, Marion County's 2011 Junior Miss and the 2011 Kentucky Distinguished Young Woman of the Year, along with the Marion County High School Marching Knights, participated in the parade and inauguration ceremonies for Gov. Steve Beshear last week in Frankfort.

    - Photos by Kentucky Press Association

  • MCHS mini-renovation on the horizon

    Marion County High School is 41 years old, and it's starting to show, which is why a mini-renovation is being planned for the facility this summer.

    Marion County Superintendent Chuck Hamilton began discussing the project during a school board meeting Tuesday of last week.

    "It's time to start getting serious about the discussions if we really intend to do this and possibly have it done over the summer," Hamilton said to board members.

  • The High Life

    Det. Byron Richardson had dealt with many drug addicts in his career. Regardless of whether they abuse illicit substances or prescription pills, many are convinced they can stop using whenever they want.

    Richardson said he hasn't yet met anyone who could do so on his or her own.

    "There's two ends to any drug abuse. They're going to go to prison or they're going to end up dead," the Lebanon police officer said. "Unless they go and get professional help."

  • Tourist commissioner resigns

    KFC/Taco Bell, the restaurant owned by outgoing Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission Chairman Dan Lawson, is five months delinquent in paying its restaurant taxes.

    On Sunday, Lawson resigned from his position on the commission.

    "It is with great disappointment and sorrow that I write this letter informing you of my resignation as a commissioner of the LTCC," he wrote to Lebanon Mayor Gary Crenshaw.