Today's News

  • Cracking down on cigarettes

    “Kentucky has the highest mortality rate from cancer in the country,” said Ben Chandler, president and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. “Now, I don’t know how you all feel about it, but I find that to be utterly and totally unacceptable. I think that is something we just have to do something about.”

    Chandler spoke at the Marion County Chamber of Commerce luncheon on June 28, asking for support in implementing tax on cigarette sales and banning smoking in indoor public places. 

  • Man indicted for murder denied bond reduction

    Marion Circuit Court Judge Samuel T. Spalding denied a motion to reduce the bond for Howard K. Summers, 45, of Lebanon who was arrested on June 4 and charged with murder, tampering with physical evidence and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He’s believed to be responsible for the death of his wife, Susanne Diane Summers, on Dec. 25, 2014. 

  • Lebanon man sentenced to 35 years for sex abuse, rape
  • Campbellsville man sentenced to 15 years for a string of charges
  • Raywick man serving 13 years for manslaughter

    A Raywick man, who was involved in a head-on fatal collision in St. Joe in January of 2016, is currently serving 13 years in jail.

    According to court records filed in the Marion Circuit Clerk’s Office on May 30, Joshua D. Owen, 36, of 2927 St. Joe Road in Raywick pled guilty to second-degree manslaughter, first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree DUI. He admitted to driving under the influence of drugs.

    Owen was originally charged with murder.

  • Clarification

    In last week’s edition, a story stated that Shane Wright, who was reported missing, was located in jail. Actually, he was located by Falmouth Police Department on July 6 and arrested on outstanding warrants. He was then lodged in the Pendelton County Jail.


    The Marion County 11-12 All-Stars rallied to defeat North Oldham 10-8 last night in thrilling fashion, setting up a rematch with Ashland American at 8 p.m., tonight at the University of the Cumberlands in the state tournament.

  • 7-11-18 Public Record

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    Prepaid fines
    Benjamin Buckland, 347 Lincoln Avenue, Lebanon, disregarding stop sign, $153.

  • 7-11-18 Police Log

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    The Lebanon Police Department’s tip line is 270-692-5529.

    June 27
    Tatjuana A. Bridgewater of Goff Way in Lebanon reported the theft of a Bersa .380 caliber single action pistol (pink in color) valued at $350. She also reported the theft of a Taurus 9MM single action pistol (black in color) valued at $250.

  • No fatal collisions during June

    During the month of June 2018, there were 16 traffic accidents investigated by the State Police working in the Post 15 area in the 11 counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Taylor, and Washington.
    There were no fatal collisions during the month of June in the Post 15 area.
    This brings our yearly fatality count to 11 compared with five through this same period in 2017.
    Statewide fatality count stands at 317 compared with 357 through this same period in 2017.