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  • Brothers, bourbon and hot browns

    Two brothers from Washington County have opened the country’s only independently owned restaurant located at a distillery.
    Newman, 34, and Harrison Miller, 32, the sons of Pat and Janelle Miller, have opened Star Hill Provisions at Maker’s Mark. Newman said they work together as a team, along with his wife, Rachel, to bring southern-inspired meals to their guests.
    “Star Hill is the fast casual restaurant that tries to be ‘of the place’ it can be,” Newman said. “We just try to be Kentucky.”

  • Marion County Public Schools Summer Fun
  • ‘We all win when you win’

    Barbara Victoria has watched three of her friends lose their sons to drug addiction this year. One of them died just three weeks ago.
    “I had to go up and put my hand on this young man’s heart who was laying in his casket,” she said. “As a mother, I needed to touch him. It was so profound to me. The people we’re losing are all our sons and daughters. Every one of them is a loss for us.”

  • Missing Marion County teen found

    Sixteen-year-old Madison Shelby Mattingly of Bradfordsville, who has been reported missing since July 5, was located and released to her parents on July 12, according to Kentucky State Police. No further information has been released.

  • National champions

    Three Marion County students became national talent champions last week during the Beta Convention in Orlando, Florida.
    Abi Adams, Gabe Nelson and Nick Martin, who won the state BETA special talent division in February, competed last week at the national competition. They played a medley of two numbers, including “I Was Here” by Lady Antebellum and “No Matter Where You Are” by Us The Duo. Both songs were arranged especially for the trio by Saulo DeAlmeida, a professor at Campbellsville University, who also helped the students rehearse.

  • ‘I’m lost without her’

    By Franklin Clark
    Landmark News Service


    What happened?
    Campbellsville Police responded to Catawba Circle at 6:17 p.m., April 30, 2016, in reference to a disturbance and shooting. Police found two shooting victims, Brianna Washington of Lebanon and Shenitrea Vaughn of Campbellsville. Vaughn survived, but Washington was killed. At a jury trial on June 5-7, Calhoun was sentenced to 20 years for wanton murder, 10 years for first-degree assault and one year each for two of the three wanton endangerment charges.

  • Independent Stave Company donates $318,000 to MCPS for drug prevention program

    Independent Stave Company is pleased to announce its support of a new program focused on alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention in the Marion County Public School System. Support totaling $318,000 will be donated by the Boswell family to establish the program and carry out the new curricula.

  • Convicted murderer appealing his prison sentence again

    Christopher Gribbins, who is serving 20 years in prison for the wanton murder of 22-year-old David Litsey Jr., is appealing his sentence for a second time.
    Gribbins was convicted of Litsey’s murder on July 17, 2014. Litsey was shot in the neck in the parking lot of Raywick Bar and Grill on Nov. 9, 2012. He was taken to Spring View Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Gribbins was the owner of the bar at the time.

  • Jets Over Kentucky bigger, better this year

    The sound of jet engines will fill the air when approximately 200 people come to the Lebanon-Springfield Airport to fly in the 13th annual Jets Over Kentucky next week.
    According to the event’s organizer, Lewis ‘The General” Patton, it’s expected to be the largest remote controlled jet show he’s put on to date.
    “We are very satisfied,” Patton said. “This is the world’s largest jet event.”
    The exhibition will take place July 9-16, though Patton noted most of the pilots will be gone on the final day.

  • K-Country Showdown

    Marion County’s own Layla Spring and Matthew Sanders performed at the K-Country Showdown in Campbellsville on July 1.