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Local News

  • Campbellsville man facing murder charge after fatal wreck

    A Bardstown man died as a result of a two-vehicle collision in Springfield on Sunday, and a Campbellsville man is facing a murder charge stemming from that incident.
    According to the Kentucky State Police, Victor Mendoza, 25, of Campbellsville was driving north at 12:35 p.m. on Bloomfield Road in a 1998 Ford van. Mendoza drove through a stop sign at the intersection of KY 150 and into the path of Cliddie McKinney, 76, of Bardstown, who was driving west on KY 150 in a 2007 Chrysler van, the police reported.

  • Four Republicans are seeking governor’s seat

    By Franklin Clark and John Overby
    Landmark News Service

    The Republican gubernatorial race’s four candidates - Matt Bevin, James Comer, Hal Heiner and Will T. Scott – will face off on Tuesday, May 19. The winner will then take on the Democrat representative, who will either be current Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway or Geoff Young, a retired engineer and candidate for Kentucky's Sixth Congressional District last year. (See next week’s edition for a story on Conway and Young.)

    Matt Bevin

  • School board approves preschool for all who registered

    Every student who was registered for Marion County Public Schools’ preschool in 2015-16 has been approved for the program.
    The Marion County Board of Education unanimously approved all 129 students for preschool during its April 30 meeting.
    Exceptional Child Education and Preschool Director Traci Sharpe and Central Finance Officer Lisa Caldwell spoke about the options available regarding preschool with the board during last week’s meeting.

  • Sheriff's Office looking for person responsible for hitting, damaging cruiser

    The Marion County Sheriff's Office has a damaged cruiser, and they are looking for the person responsible.

    According to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements, at 12:18 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, a person operating a small dark-colored car backed into and damaged a Marion County Sheriff’s Office cruiser while parked at Cedarwood Restaurant in Lebanon. That car then fled the scene traveling east on Main Street.

  • Part of Sam Browning Road to be closed until May 8

    A section of Sam Browning Road will be closed until May 8.

    Sam Browning will be closed to through traffic from a point 2.5 miles from St. Rose Road to a point 0.2 mile from Hwy. 49 (Loretto Highway).

    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty said county road crews are installing at box culvert.

  • Special-called school board meeting this afternoon

    The Marion County Board of Education has scheduled a special-called meeting for 4 p.m. Thursday, April 30, at the board office.

    The agenda includes the following:

    • Call to order

    • Pledge of Allegiance/moment of silence

    • Communications

    - School data reports

    - Preschool expansion

    - Salary comparison charts

    - Non-traditional instructional program

    • Student learning services

  • Happy birthday, Lebanon

    The City of Lebanon is throwing itself a birthday party, you’re invited, and you don’t even have to bring a gift.
    This year is Lebanon’s bicentennial, and there are several events planned to celebrate the city’s 200 years of existence.
    “We’re excited,” Monica Pickerill, a member of the Lebanon Bicentennial Committee, said. “I think what we have planned is going to be really fun.”

  • Camp Horsin’ Around open house is May 17 and May 20

    Camp Horsin’ Around in Perryville will be hosting two open houses in May.
    The first open house is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, May 17, and the second one is will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 20.

  • UK player pleads not guilty to alcohol possession

    University of Kentucky women’s basketball player Makayla Epps appeared in Marion District Court Monday, where she entered a plea of not guilty to charges of possession of alcohol by a minor and open alcohol container in a motor vehicle.
    A pretrial conference has been scheduled for May 11.

  • Lebanon man arrested after attempting to flee police

    Two people were hospitalized and a Lebanon man was arrested after an accident April 23 in Lexington.
    According to the Kentucky State Police, Anthony Dixon, 21, of Lebanon was driving a green 2002 Jaguar when he reached a traffic checkpoint at 7:35 p.m. Thursday at the Fayette/Bourbon County line on Bryan Station Road.