Today's News

  • Deer - Gordon

    Dustin Gordon killed this 9-point buck on Nov. 11. He is the son of Barry and Chequita Gordon.

  • Deer - Greenwell

    Gregory Greenwell, age 11, bagged this 9-point buck on opening day of fall deer season 2012 with his father. His parents are Greg and Nicole Greenwell of Loretto.

  • Deer - Robertson

    Tammy Robertson of Lebanon shot this 10-point buck with a Remington .243 in Green County on private land. It weighed 200 pounds.

  • Public Pensions Task Force makes recommendations

    Earlier this summer a Public Pensions Task Force began meeting to discuss possible solutions to the unfunded liability in the Kentucky retirement system.  After several months of consideration and discussion with local and national experts, we approved an eight-point proposal outlining suggestions to put Kentucky's public retirement system back on sound financial footing.
    We looked at ways to pay down the pension debt, provide immediate relief to cash-strapped budgets and create a new pension system that is sustainable and secure.

  • Patrons of the arts

    When I was leaving Saturday evening's performance of "The Desperate Director" at Angelic Hall, spectators said watching the play was much better than sitting at home clicking through the channels on the television.
    I agree.
    Unfortunately, too few people took advantage of the live entertainment this past weekend right here in our hometown.

  • High-profile matters to be discussed in 2013

    Each fall, not long before Thanksgiving, the General Assembly's administrative staff offers an in-depth look at some of the issues it believes could be debated during the legislative session that begins each January.
    The report comes from the 15 main committees that vote on legislation, and while no one can predict what ultimately will become law, this analysis gives us a better idea of what may need to be addressed.

  • Lawsuit filed after baby was still born

    A Springfield couple has filed a lawsuit against Lebanon Physicians for Women after their child, Jeremy, died. Lebanon Physicians for Women have filed an answer to that complaint.

    Marilu and Santiago Tzanahua Mendez of Springfield filed the lawsuit Oct. 31 in Marion Circuit Court against Lebanon Physicians for Women, Dr. Mark Ackermann and Dr. Lynval T. Reynolds.

  • Bradfordsville post office meeting is Nov. 29

    The United States Postal Service has scheduled a meeting at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Bradfordsville Community Center in the old Bradfordsville School, 515 S. Sixth Street. The meeting is about the plan to reduce the hours at the Bradfordsville Post Office.

  • Christmas events coming up

    Christmas events will be easy to find in the coming weeks in Marion County.

    The Heart of Kentucky Holiday Festival incorporates a number of activities:

    - The Loretto Christmas Parade will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday. A tree lighting will take place in Carl and Lisa Mattingly's lot beside the post office at 5:45 p.m. The parade will start at Loretto City Hall and end at the car wash. After the parade, refreshments will be served at city hall, where Santa will be meeting children and posing for pictures.

  • City approves E911 bylaws

    The Lebanon City Council on Nov. 5 voted 5-0 to approve the bylaws for the Lebanon/Marion County E911 Advisory Committee. Councilwoman Denise Fogle was not present for the Nov. 5 meeting.

    The Marion County Fiscal Court had previously approved the bylaws at its Oct. 4 meeting.

    The by-laws specify that the committee will make recommendations to the fiscal court about the E-911 expenditures.