Today's News

  • New Year’s trash pick-up schedule and closings

    There will be no garbage pick-up this Thursday, Dec. 31, or Friday, Jan. 1. The normal Thursday pick-up will be on Wednesday, Dec. 30. The normal Friday pick-up will be on Monday, Jan. 4.
    All county offices, with the exception of the sheriff’s office, will be closed Thursday, Dec. 31. All county offices will be closed Friday, Jan. 1, including the sheriff’s office. All calls for the sheriff’s office should be directed to Lebanon Dispatch at the Lebanon Police Department, 270-692-2121.

  • Springfield woman indicted for leading online scam

    An intricate web of lies that stretched across North America and duped innocent, hardworking people of more than $16,000 was allegedly spun right here in neighboring Washington County.
    According to a press release from Attorney General Jack Conway’s office, Frankie Louise Yates, 63, of Springfield, was indicted recently by a grand jury on a charge of theft by deception over $10,000. The charge is a class C felony.

  • Police back off on size of Mall St. Matthews brawl

    By Phillip M. Bailey
    The Courier-Journal

    St. Matthews police are tempering their initial estimate that up to 2,000 juveniles were involved in a Saturday night disturbance that shut down a popular shopping center.
    The original claim of 2,000 teenagers "was obviously a guess" and there was likely an overlap from officers who had witnessed different groups of teens, some numbering up to 25 and others ranging from 50 to 100, St. Matthews police spokesman Dennis McDonald said Monday.

  • Let your light shine

    Paul and Darnell Ruley’s love of Christmas and their addiction to twinkling lights has transformed their home into a bonafide tourist attraction.

  • Search underway for LaRue County man

    By LaRue County Herald News

    Search crews are currently looking for a missing LaRue County man.
    According to the LaRue County Sheriff’s Department, Michael Key, 31, of Hodgenville was last seen on Wayne Ennis Road in Howardstown on Sunday, Dec. 13.
    Key is described as a white male, 5’5” tall, medium build, brown hair, green eyes and weighs approximately 145 pounds. He also has a tattoo on his chest and left wrist.

  • Man indicted for perjury in Rogers' disappearance investigation

    The Kentucky Standard

    A press release from the Nelson County Sheriff's Office stated Danny L. Singleton was arrested by Nelson County Sheriff Deputies Wednesday, Dec. 16, and is currently lodged in the Nelson County Jail after 38 counts of perjury in reference to the investigation into Crystal Rogers' disappearance. The press release states the office will make no further comments in regards to Singleton or the Rogers investigation at this time.
    The Nelson County Sheriff's Office released this statement:

  • Let's have a ball!

    The City of Lebanon wants to end its Bicentennial with a bang during the New Year’s Eve Bicentennial Ball.
    The black tie/formal affair will take place from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31 at Centre Square in Lebanon.

  • Police investigating triple fatality

    By The Kentucky Standard

    Three young Bardstown men were killed and a fourth Bardstown man was seriously injured in a head-on collision on Louisville Road (U.S. 31E) Sunday morning. Late in the afternoon, Nelson County Coroner Field Houghlin confirmed the identity of the three deceased: Tyler Foster, 25; Keaton Hall, 24; and Jordan Hickman, 24.

  • Cancer: Kentuckians die at the highest rate in the nation

    By Laura Ungar
    The Courier-Journal

    In the end, lung cancer left Jerome Grant voiceless, a breathing tube in his windpipe.
    He could say nothing when his wife Dawn spoke her last words to him: “I love you, you know that?”
    He gave her a thumbs up. Then he closed his eyes and was gone.

  • Sheriff warns of jury duty scam

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office received numerous calls on Tuesday, Dec. 15, from county residents stating they had received telephone calls threatening them with arrest.
    According to Sheriff Jimmy Clements, the person calling in this latest scam identifies himself as some type of public official advising the county resident that they have missed jury duty. The scammer continues by telling the resident in order to avoid arrest they need to go to Kroger, get a money order for several hundred dollars and forward it to a particular address.