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Local News

  • Long-time superintendent has died

    Hugh C. Spalding Sr., the longest serving superintendent for Marion County Public Schools, died April 20 at Sacred Heart Village in Louisville. He was 101 years old.
    Spalding served as the school superintendent from 1937 until 1975, excluding two years when he was serving in the military during World War II.
    “None of them that took his place could compare to him as far as I’m concerned,” said Marcus Clark, who was a teacher while Spalding was the superintendent.

  • Spalding Avenue woman indicted for wanton endangerment

    Brittany M. Wiser, 27, of 321 S. Spalding Avenue in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently for first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and public intoxication controlled substance.

  • KSP identifies suspect vehicle in killings as black Impala

    By Forrest Berkshire
    Landmark News Service

    Kentucky State Police have identified a suspect vehicle linked to the killing of two women in Botland Monday night.
    Investigators are searching for a black 2006-2013 Chevrolet Impala that was seen driving from Botland toward Bardstown around 8 p.m. Monday evening.
    Police said the car "appears to be black in color and the windows do not appear to be tinted."

  • Mother and daughter homicide victims remembered

    By Jennifer Corbett
    Landmark News Service

    To those that worked with them, Kathy and Samantha Netherland were two people who had tremendous passion for their respective crafts.
    Kathy, a special education teacher at Bardstown Elementary School, was known as an enthusiastic woman who loved teaching. Her daughter, Samantha, a sophomore at Bardstown High School, was a student who excelled academically and had dreams of becoming a marine biologist.

  • Frost-Arnett to add 70 new local jobs

    By Leslie Moore
    Landmark News Service

    Keeping up with the rapid growth in the health industry, Frost-Arnett Co. is expanding and creating 70 full-time jobs for its Campbellsville call center. The company will also invest $620,000 to expand the existing 10,000 square-foot facility on East Broadway to 12,000 square feet.
    An accounts receivable management company specializing in office solutions for health care organizations, Frost-Arnett opened its doors in Campbellsville in November 1999.

  • Paul Childers and the Black Tie Affair to perform in Lebanon

    Former Saint Augustine Grade School student Paul Childers and his band, The Black Tie Affair, will be performing a live concert in Angelic Hall at Centre Square in Lebanon at 7 p.m. May 9-10.

  • Incumbent faces four challengers in Senate primary

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has served as one of Kentucky’s senators since 1985. This year, four Republicans are challenging him to be the party’s nominee in November.
    Matt Bevin, a Louisville businessman, stressed his concern about the country’s debt.
    Brad Copas, of Lexington, has served in the Army and the Kentucky Army National Guard, started businesses, and believes rural Kentucky needs someone who will fight for them.
    The other two candidates are Shawna Sterling of Sharpsburg and Chris Payne of Salvisa.

  • School board briefs

    The Marion County Board of Education could be hiring a new auditor.
    In the past, the district has historically hired White and Company in Lebanon to complete auditing services, but recently several members of the board asked to put the auditor contract out for bid and possibly hire a new auditor.

  • Hillary Clinton urges action against human trafficking

    By Patrick T. Sullivan
    The Courier-Journal

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged people at Saturday's United Methodist Women's Assembly to combat social injustices like human trafficking and workplace inequality.
    Clinton shared stories about her upbringing in the United Methodist Church with more than 7,000 people at the Kentucky International Convention Center as the assembly's keynote speaker.

  • State Rep. Stan Lee apologizes after joke about Grimes' 'empty dress' falls flat at GOP dinner

    By Sam Youngman
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Republican State Rep. Stan Lee dusted off a remark Saturday night that had caused trouble for U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Lee took it even further, then took it back Sunday.
    Lee, riffing as emcee of the Fayette County Reagan Day dinner after McConnell had spoken, said he didn't understand what was wrong with calling likely Democratic nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes an "empty dress."