Local News

  • Candidate filings for 2014 elections

    Candidates have until 4 p.m. Jan. 28 to file their nomination papers for the 2014 primary elections.
    Here are the candidates who have filed so far, according the Kentucky Secretary of State’s website. An (I) indicates the candidate is an incumbent.
    U.S. Senate – Matt Bevin, Republican.
    While neither has officially filed, incumbent Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes have both been campaigning for Senate as well.

  • Bradfordsville man involved in fatal collision

    The Kentucky State Police are investigation a collision that occurred Friday on KY 49 in Casey County that resulted in a fatality.
    According to the state police, Charles D. Kirtley, 41, of Campbellsville was driving north on KY 49 in a 2007 GMC. At 6:08 p.m. Friday, Kirtley lost control and his vehicle overturned approximately one mile north of Liberty. The Kirtley vehicle came to rest on its side in the southbound lane.

  • Garbage pick up changes due to holiday

    County residents should be aware there will no trash pick-up on Thursday, Nov. 28, which is Thanksgiving Day.
    Instead, the county sanitation crews will pick up a double route on Friday, Nov. 29. Residents on the Thursday and Friday routes are advised to put their trash out sooner than usual on Friday since the crews will be starting earlier than normal.
    Garbage pick-up in Bradfordsville will take place at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27. This is a change from the usual pick-up day of Thursday due to Thanksgiving.

  • Expo offers exposure for food processing park

    The Marion County Economic Development staff recently attended the 2013 Process Expo in Chicago as part of the effort to find a business for the Lebanon food processing park.
    The expo is a food and equipment technology show, and according to Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund, they had constant visitors at their booth.
    Lund gave his update about the expo during the Nov. 21 meeting of the Marion County Industrial Foundation Board. He said a lot of companies were interested in the location.

  • Tie One On For Safety ribbons available

    The Marion County chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is participating in the 2013 Tie One On for Safety program to encourage sober driving during the holiday season.
    Ribbons are available at local banks. To participate, pick up a ribbon and tie it to your vehicle in a visible place as a reminder to drive sober or to designate a sober driver.

  • Court honors Rakes, The Caring Place

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved a pair of resolutions Nov. 21 to honor a fallen sheriff’s deputy and a shelter that serves women and children who have been victims of abuse.
    Nov. 14 was the one-year anniversary of the day Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Rakes was killed after he stopped to check on a motorist on Danville Highway.
    According to the resolution, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office will retire Rakes’ badge number, #1204, so that no future deputy will be assigned that number.

  • Hall resigns from MCPS

    Stacey Hall, former principal of Marion County High School and, most recently, the director of federal programs at central office, unexpectedly announced his resignation from Marion County Public Schools last week.
    Superintendent Taylora Schlosser sent an email to staff and the media at 11:57 a.m., Friday, Nov. 22, regarding his resignation.

  • Survivor’s story

    Modern technology helped bring history to life for eighth graders at St. Charles Middle School last week.
    On Nov. 20, the students took part in a video conference with Sylvia Malcmacher, a Holocaust survivor who now lives in Menorah Park, a retirement community in Cleveland, Ohio.
    Malcmacher, 87, was 16 when the Nazis sent her to the concentration camp. When she was freed at the age of 19, she was the only member of her family still alive.

  • Planning the road ahead

    Dion Benningfield and Pat Reed hovered over a map of KY 49 laid out on a table Nov. 21 at Centre Square. Brad Bottoms, a designer with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, spoke to them about various options being considered for a future road improvement project.
    “I was just wanting to see what their plans were. I didn’t know how it would affect me,” Benningfield said.
    As it turned out, one option would move the road from in front of his house to behind his house.
    “I’m just going to learn more about it,” Benningfield said.

  • Arson attempt at distillery under investigation

    Representatives from the state fire marshal’s office and a Kentucky State Police arson investigator came to Limestone Branch Distillery Friday, Nov. 22, to investigate an arson attempt.
    The Lebanon Police Dispatch received a report of a possible break-in at Limestone Branch at 5:49 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22. Upon arriving at the scene, the police discovered an active fire, and the Lebanon Fire Department was contacted.
    According to the Kentucky State Police, the fire did not affect the structural integrity of the building and no injuries were reported.