Local News

  • The Great Outhouse Blowout is Sept. 17

    This year marks the 25th anniversary of the first "Great Outhouse Blowout" event ~ the dedication of Penn's Privy, which brought international attention to Penn's Store. All major television networks at the time, ABC, CBS, NBC highlighted the event and CNN broadcast segments worldwide. The late world renowned guitarist, Chet Atkins, and Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, Billy Edd Wheeler headlined the dedication ceremonies.

  • Marion County Country Ham Days Festival

    “Paint The Pig” – on canvas, that is.
    The Marion County Arts and Humanities Council is inviting all artists for a fun competition for this year’s Marion County Country Ham Days Festival. And a homemade pie from Henning’s Restaurant will go to the winner “for pigging out.”

  • Parents say former teacher slept with their sons

    The Kentucky Standard

    Parents of three Bardstown High School students have been in contact with the school about their children alleging a former female substitute teacher had a sexual relationship with their children.
    Stephanie Walls, the parent of one of the alleged victims, said an official from Bardstown High School contacted her a few weeks ago about an allegation that a female substitute teacher had sex with her son over the summer.
    Walls said she asked her son about the incident and he admitted to it.

  • Five cyclists struck by single vehicle Sunday

    The Kentucky Standard

    Five cyclists suffered non-life threatening injuries Sunday morning when they were struck by a single vehicle in Nelson County.
    According to a press release from the Bardstown Police Department, the collision occurred around 7:45 in the morning in the area of Nelson County High School.

  • Marion County must keep its momentum going

    Bill Samuels Sr. single-handedly developed Maker's Mark – arguably one of the finest and most recognized bourbons in the country.
    Samuels is an “advertising, marketing and merchandising genius” Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund said during the economic development office’s First Friday Forum on Sept. 2.
    So, it’s no surprise, when Samuels talks, people listen.

  • Promote Donate Life at Ham Days

    The Marion County Country Ham Days Festival will be helping promote the gift of life this year. The grand marshals of this year’s Spring View Hospital Pigasus Parade will be local organ donor recipients, the families of organ donors and living donors.
    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce is asking all organ donor recipients, the families of organ donors and living organ donors to participate in this year’s parade, which will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, in downtown Lebanon.

  • A legacy of love

    Raymond Dant was the kind of man you could look up to. He loved his family. His church. He had an unwavering love for his wife, Clarice. He was a hard worker and always treated people fairly. He’s the kind of man a community needs, and one that a community will always miss.

  • Be aware of traveling gypsy scam
  • Little champion

    Kenneth Tucker and his son, Colby, will drive from one side of the country to the other, they don’t care. 1,600 miles round trip in a single weekend is nothing new to them, so long as they get to do what they love: Motocross. Kenneth wouldn’t do it if his 8-year-old son didn’t show an interest. However, not only does Colby enjoy the long trips with his dad, he also can’t wait to get back on the track.

  • A shot in the dark

    In The Dark was born late. She was on the small side. “But she stood right.” As Jim Avritt and trainer Jackie Gray looked at the horse, they weren’t sure she would be the right one. Then again, it’s always a gamble.
    “She was just an average-looking horse,” Avritt said. “I’m on a budget. I can’t go out and spend $50,000 or $100,000 on a top-notch horse. I’ve got to sort of find something that everyone else has overlooked.”