Local News

  • City council calls for consultant

    Lebanon City Councilman Jay Grundy wants you to know that Lebanon isn’t growing. In fact, according to him, it’s declining by two percent every year. While addressing the council outside of his chair at their meeting on Aug. 8, Grundy made a proposal to the rest of the council members to hire a consultant to figure out a way to boost the population in Lebanon.

  • A true country store

    There can be some measure of comfort in familiarity. It’s that constant, that thing a person might take for granted because it is always there no matter what. For many people in Raywick, Blandford’s Store has always been there. Now, after more than 60 years of family ownership, the store is up for sale.
    Owned by Judy and Tommy Blandford since 1986, Judy said it is time for someone else to take it on.

  • Blood donations urgently needed in the final weeks of summer

    The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a critical summer blood shortage.
    The summer months are among the most challenging times of years to collect enough blood and platelet donations to meet patient needs. Many regular donors delay giving while they take vacation and participate in summer activities. The need for blood doesn’t take a summer break though.

  • Two MCHS seniors reflect on their GSP experiences

    Over the summer, 1,060 high school students representing 118 counties spent five weeks participating in the in the Governor’s Scholars Program. Two of them were Marion County High School seniors Caroline Reed and Sophie Clark.
    GSP started in 1983 because Kentucky leaders wanted to help keep the state’s "best and brightest" to pursue educational and career opportunities in the Commonwealth. Students selected for the program attend without charge.

  • Search warrant on former Bardstown Police Officer was for DNA

    By Randy Patrick
    Landmark News Service
    The search warrant served on former Bardstown Police Officer Nick Houck Thursday was for a search of his person for DNA evidence, Nelson Commonwealth’s Attorney Terry Geoghegan said Saturday afternoon.
    “I would confirm that’s a part of it,” he told The Kentucky Standard in Bardstown.

  • Receiver named to oversee St. Catharine College assets

    The Springfield Sun

    The doors of St. Catharine College closed permanently on July 31, and now the assets of the school are under the control of a federal court-appointed receiver as the result of a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court by Huntington National Bank as trustee, to recoup more than $24 million under various loans, bonds and mortgages.

  • Bardstown doesn’t want more whiskey warehouses

    By Randy Patrick
    Landmark News Service

    The Bardstown City Council has voted down the Planning Commission’s recommendation to allow distilled spirits warehouses on agricultural tracts of 20-100 acres as a conditional use.
    Council members unanimously rejected the proposed amendment to the joint city and county planning and zoning regulations at their meeting Tuesday, July 26.

  • LES reading challenge a reason to celebrate
  • Farm to Fork
  • Maker’s Mark receives Governor’s Safety and Health Award

    Maker’s Mark employees were treated to a special breakfast on Aug. 8 to celebrate the distillery receiving the Governor’s Safety and Health Award for working 2,049,661 consecutive hours without a lost time injury or illness.