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  • Historic high note

    History — recent and otherwise — has been good to President Lincoln’s Own.
    Since the band was included in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln”, they have been included in the National Geographic film “Killing Lincoln” (based on a book by Bill O’Reilly), played at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. during the weekend of President Barack Obama’s second inauguration, and performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

  • Rigdon’s DNA linked to murder scene

    A special prosecutor dropped a bombshell in Casey Circuit Court on Monday, Nov. 25, by announcing that DNA evidence found at the scene of a 2012 murder in Dunnville links the accused, Bobby Rigdon, to the crime.
    Rigdon was arrested on Oct. 9, 2012 and charged with murder in the Sept. 26 shooting death of Wendell “Gleason” Pyles at Tarter Gate, where Pyles worked in maintenance. Police believe that Rigdon shot Pyles three times while he worked at the pallet mill.

  • Working toward college, career readiness

    A pair of principals came to the Nov. 26 Marion County Board of Education meeting to talk about their goals for their schools and for their students.
    Marion County High School Principal Mike Abell said every student should be college or career ready by the time they graduate during the meeting last week at Raywick City Hall.
    “We want students to be able to build their dreams. If they can't go to college and start their own business, then we want them to be able to get a job in the factories,” Abell told the school board.

  • Kentucky Classic Theatre presents “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown”
  • County office closings for Memorial Day

     All county government offices will be closed Saturday, May 24, through Monday, May 26, for the Memorial Day holiday

    This includes the County Judge/Executive's Office, the PVA Office, the County Clerk's Office, and the County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office will respond to calls, but those calls will go through the Lebanon Police Dispatch at 270-692-2121.

    County offices will re-open on Tuesday, May 27.

  • Building good habits

    Carpentry students at the Marion County Area Technology Center have spent time this semester building a house.
    “It gives you more of a real world feel instead of studying out of textbooks,” senior Jordan Porter said, after putting up some supports for a ceiling joist.
    And he and his classmates are grateful for the opportunity.
    “I had no idea it took this much going into a house,” Porter said.

  • Building good habits

    Carpentry students at the Marion County Area Technology Center have spent time this semester building a house.
    “It gives you more of a real world feel instead of studying out of textbooks,” senior Jordan Porter said, after putting up some supports for a ceiling joist.
    And he and his classmates are grateful for the opportunity.
    “I had no idea it took this much going into a house,” Porter said.

  • Holiday events coming to Bradfordsville

    The Bradfordsville community will be holding of Christmas events in the coming weeks.
    Christmas in the Country will take place Saturday, Dec. 7. The event begins with the turkey/ham supper at 4:30 p.m. After eating, visitors can ride the rides at Zippyland. The parade will take place at 7 p.m.
    Tuesday, Dec. 10, the annual Christmas pot luck will be held at the Bradfordsville Civic Center. Meat and drinks will be provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring a dish.

  • Candidate filings for 2014 elections

    Candidates have until 4 p.m. Jan. 28 to file their nomination papers for the 2014 primary elections.
    Here are the candidates who have filed so far, according the Kentucky Secretary of State’s website. An (I) indicates the candidate is an incumbent.
    U.S. Senate – Matt Bevin, Republican.
    While neither has officially filed, incumbent Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes have both been campaigning for Senate as well.

  • Bradfordsville man involved in fatal collision

    The Kentucky State Police are investigation a collision that occurred Friday on KY 49 in Casey County that resulted in a fatality.
    According to the state police, Charles D. Kirtley, 41, of Campbellsville was driving north on KY 49 in a 2007 GMC. At 6:08 p.m. Friday, Kirtley lost control and his vehicle overturned approximately one mile north of Liberty. The Kirtley vehicle came to rest on its side in the southbound lane.