Local News

  • Central Kentucky Showdown scheduled for June 20

    The Marion County Fairgrounds will host the first annual Central Kentucky Showdown, one Big Azz Custom Truck and Big Rig Event, on Saturday, June 20. Gates will open at 10 a.m. There will be custom trucks, numerous vendors, concessions and activities for the kids. 

  • A flood of memories

    It didn’t last 40 days and nights, but two days of seemingly nonstop rainfall was more than enough for much of central Kentucky in May of 2010.
    Marion County received between nearly 8 inches of rain in the span of two days.
    Flooding, mud slides and water-covered roads all created hazards in several parts of Marion County. At least 20 residences were evacuated, basements and businesses were flooded and roads were closed. Fortunately, no injuries were reported as a result of the flooding.

  • Shoplifter arrested after shoving steaks down his pants

    Loretto Foodland is known for its low meat prices, but apparently they weren’t low enough for a Raywick man who was caught stuffing steaks down his pants last week.

  • Chorus to perform Broadway favorites

    The Mid-Kentucky Chorus will be performing Broadway favorites from Fiddler on the Roof, Jersey Boys, Mo-town the Musical, Lion King, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera and many more at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 25, and at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 26, in St. Catharine Hall at St. Catharine College. Call 859-336-9232 for more information or reservations.

  • Kentucky Writer’s Day celebration is April 24

    The 25th anniversary celebration of the official Kentucky Writer’s Day will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, April 24, at the Marion County Heritage Center in Lebanon.

  • New road to Maker’s Mark is open

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has voted to open the new road to Maker’s Mark.
    The court held a public hearing about possibly closing a portion of Burke Springs Road and opening the new road on April 2. On Thursday, the court voted to open the new road.
    During the April 2 public hearing, residents near Maker’s Mark expressed concerns about closing part of Burke Springs Road and about safety issues on the new road. One particular concern related to lines of sight at an intersection near a utility pole.

  • Fracking permit given to Pennsylvania company

    By Brad Bowman
    The State Journal

    The Kentucky Oil and Gas Conservation Commission gave the green light for Kentucky’s first horizontal deep-well fracturing operation in a special meeting Thursday.
    The commission granted a drilling permit to Horizontal Technology Energy Company of Pennsylvania that will set up an oil and natural gas drilling operation in Johnson County.

  • Army to close Fort Knox warrior transition

    By Judah Taylor
    Landmark News Service

    The U.S. Army announced it will close a $46 million facility at Fort Knox that cares for wounded soldiers less than three years after opening it.
    The warrior transitional unit operating at the Sgt. Maj. William E. Sumner Warrior Transition Battalion Complex on post is among 10 of 25 scheduled to close by August 2016, the Army announced Friday.

  • Green Festival is April 25 in Springfield

    * The original version of this story included the wrong date for this event. The Green Festival will take place Saturday, April 25. We apologize for the confustion.

  • Steve Lowery recognized for First Amendment efforts

    By Forrest Berkshire
    Landmark News Service

    Steve Lowery, a former journalist who spent more than a decade covering Nelson and Marion counties, has been honored posthumously for his contributions to journalism.
    Lowery was awarded the James Madison Award, which recognizes individuals for service to the First Amendment, April 14 by the Scripps Howard First Amendment Center at the University of Kentucky.