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Today's News

  • Anthony Epps named new CHS boys hoops coach

    By Josh Claywell/Landmark News Service

    Tim Davis believes there’s a time for everything to come to an end.

    After 24 seasons as Campbellsville’s boys’ basketball coach — and 36 total after 12 seasons at rival Marion County — Davis announced his retirement in a ceremony Monday morning, April 22, inside Paul J. Coop Gymnasium.

    Davis and his wife of 41 years, Joni, spent a lot of time this year discussing retirement and what that might look like.

  • Fatal fire

    Editor’s note: The victims of Wednesday’s deadly house fire still haven’t been identified. According to Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements, their names will not be released until the coroner and medical examiner have officially concluded their findings, and their families have been notified.

    Sara Frances Love and Maxine Irene Love, the residents of a home that was destroyed by fire on Highview Pike in Raywick last week, led very private lives.

  • Local man arrested for allegedly shooting his brother

     An argument among two brothers last week ended with one of them allegedly shooting the other, and now the accused shooter is facing charges.

    Joseph Lambert Livers, 66, of Lebanon was arrested at 10:40 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, for allegedly shooting his brother, Walter, 63. 

    According to Kentucky State Police, at approximately 3:38 p.m., KSP units from Post 15 responded to Finley Ridge Road in reference to a shooting incident. 

  • Search for new economic development director begins

     Tom Lund has decided to begin the process of retiring after 27 years as Marion County’s economic development director.

    Lund, 80, recently let the members of the Marion County Industrial Foundation know that he was ready to begin the process of handing over the reins to someone else so that he can retire.

    “I am retiring,” said Lund. “There’s not too much that I can say right now about it, but they have begun the process of putting a search out for candidates.”

  • Local news

    Air Methods shuts down Lebanon-Springfield base

    In a sudden announcement, Air Methods has closed down its KY 12 Lebanon-Springfield airport base for good, and seemingly without notice to employees or customers. 

    The announcement came on Thursday, April 25, that Air Methods was closing both the Lebanon-Springfield base and the London base.

    A total of 11 employees at the Lebanon-Springfield airport base have lost their jobs due to the closing.

  • Lewis selected as new park activity director

     Joseph Lewis is serving the City of Lebanon in a new way after recently being hired as the park activity director of Graham Memorial Park.

    Lewis, 26, previously worked as a Lebanon Police Officer, and also spent many years working on and off at the park. He said it’s where he feels most at home.

    “While I was there the first time, I was a groundskeeper, and I’ve always had a passion for the park,” said Lewis. “I enjoyed the people that I worked with and working under Matthew Mattingly.”

  • J&L Alignment owners retiring after 45 years

     James and Lawrence Hamilton of J&L Alignment in Lebanon are stepping down from the business and handing over the shop to a new owner.

    James Spencer Hamilton, 81, and his uncle, Frank Hamilton, opened Hamilton Recap in 1960 in the old Ice Plant on Forest Street. In 1974, James went into business with his brother, Lawrence, as J&L Alignment. In 1978, their brother Norbert, 65, joined them. Keith, James’s son, began helping out after school and on the weekends, and continued working for them throughout his entire life.

  • Legislature votes for more transparency and defends the constitutional rights of Kentuckians

     It was an honor to serve you and the 14th Senate District in Frankfort during the 2019 Regular Session. I was honored to visit with so many constituents about legislation throughout our 30-day session.

    The Kentucky General Assembly passed almost 200 bills, making the 153rd Regular Session one of the busiest to date. Education, safety, pro-life measures, Second Amendment rights, business, and good government were among the high profile issues addressed.

  • Springfield Kentucky hemp – Really?

     The first time I saw the yellow “Special Tax Stamp” in the bottom drawer of my grandfather’s desk, I was 14 years old. Issued by the United States Internal Revenue and dated 1944, for the price of $1 the owner could become a “Producer of Marihuana.” Much to my surprise, the assigned address was R.3 Springfield, Kentucky – a farm between Springfield and Lebanon. Could this possibly be the same marijuana the 1960s news was reporting?

  • MCHS stages mock crash scene to educate students

     In wake of the loss of six student lives last year, Marion County High School has partnered with community members and responders to spread awareness about the importance of safe driving to student drivers.

    On the morning of Tuesday, April 23, nearly the entire MCHS student body and the ninth grade class from Marion County Knight Academy were spectators to a mock accident scene.

    Jennifer Ford, mother of Olivia Ford, spoke about the loss of her daughter before the crash scene took place. Olivia Ford passed away in a car accident last year.