Today's News

  • Fiscal court to discuss ice storm debris Saturday

    Ice storm debris has been gathered and piled up throughout Marion County. How that debris will be dealt with will be determined Saturday morning.

    At 8 a.m. Feb. 21, the Marion County Fiscal Court has scheduled a special-called meeting to discuss and decide what it will do regarding debris removal.

  • Firefighters respond to Tatum Lane fire

    Around 8 a.m. Thursday morning, the Gravel Switch Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire at 1775 Tatum Lane.

    The homeowner, Glynda Tatum, was outside of the house when a neighbor who was taking his son to school came across the scene. The neighbor, Ian Justice, said he used a garden hose before firefighters arrived.

    Justice said Tatum told him she had two cats inside the house, and firefighters found both cats alive while cleaning up after the fire was extinguished. 

  • Tornado watch in effect until 6 p.m.

    The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a tornado watch for Marion County that will remain in effect until 6 p.m.

    The National Weather Service has also issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northwestern Marion County, part of central and southern Nelson County and western Washington County.

    This afternoon, the National Weather Service doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing quarter size hail.

  • Honoring an officer

    David Ford's dream in life was to become a police officer.

    His big brother, Darrell, vividly remembers Ford running around the house in his diaper acting out scenes from "Adam 12," a popular 1960s police show.

    "He wanted to be a cop. That's all he wanted to do. He loved being a cop more than anything," Darrell said, choking back tears as he spoke just feet away from his brother's casket Friday morning in the sanctuary of Campbellsville Baptist Church.

  • Inter County issues statement regarding electric bills

    Editor's note: The following is a press release from Inter County Energy regarding its most recent electric bills.   The ice storm may be over but there is still some aftermath to be dealt with.  Inter County Energy was not able to read meters during a nine day period after the ice storm on Jan. 27.  Meter reading resumed on Monday, Feb. 9.

  • State budget package; alcohol, tobacco taxes to increase

    Gov. Steve Beshear Feb. 13 signed two bills into law - one regarding the executive branch budget and one regarding taxes.

    State officials approved $150 million in spending cuts, as well as increases in the taxes on tobacco and alcohol. In November, economists projected a $456 million budget shortfall during the 2008-09 fiscal year, according to the governor's office.

  • The human behind the camera lens

    Peering through my camera lens, listening to the unique sounds of a bagpipe, I bit my lip trying to hold back tears while David Ford's casket was being lowered into the ground Friday afternoon.   These emotions came as a surprise to me.

    Why were my eyes welling up with tears? I didn't know Ford or his family. I was there simply to cover the story, but I found myself grieving. I was grieving for Ford and, even more so, for his children.

  • Final respects

    Red roses sway gently in the breeze, ready to be placed on the grave in remembrance.   It is quiet.

    A long line of police cars stop at Campbellsville Memorial Gardens. The caravan continues as far as one can see, their blue lights flashing. Police officers from around the state stand to the side at attention.

    Lebanon Police Officers place their hands upon the hearse, which carries the body of slain police officer David M. Ford. They walk together as the vehicle slowly makes its way to the burial plot.

  • Local legislators file bills in 911 emergencies

    State Sen. Dan Kelly is one of five co-sponsors of Senate Bill 30, which would limit access to 911 tapes. The bill approved by the Senate reads that 911 tapes would not be considered public records.

    The bill would allow a provision for a transcript of the tape to be provided, or for the recordings to be released with the permission of the person who made the call and any people referenced during the call.

  • Q & A with former athlete Trey Chelf

    Q & A with Marion County High School athletes is a new series that will appear periodically. If you know an athlete that would be a good candidate for Q & A, email Jesse Osbourne at jesseophoto@gmail.com.

    This week's athlete is Trey Chelf, a 2005 graduate that is currently swimming for Western Kentucky University.

    What sports did you play while you were at MCHS? What positions?