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  • Pilgrim's progress

    When Richard Goodin and five of his friends decided to go for a walk, they didn't realize it would lead to interviews with The Washington Post, BBC Radio, American Catholic, and other news organizations.

    But, Goodin and his friends aren't typical, and neither was their walk.

    As members of the Order of Friars Minor, better known as the Franciscans, they stood out, in part, because of their brown robes, and since they walked 300 miles, there was plenty of time for people to notice them.

  • Training Iraqi troops to clear the way

    BAGHDAD - Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division conducted route clearance training at the 11th Iraqi Army Division Headquarters with the Iraqi Army (IA) Soldiers May 10 in Rusafa.

  • Q&A with Sgt. Cedar Smith

    Sgt. Cedar Smith, 24, is Raywick native who is serving with the Dark Knights platoon, HHC, 1BSTB, 1BCT, 1CD. (Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division). He is the son of Tommy and the late Karen Wheatley.  (Smith wrote that his biological father, Cameron Smith was 33 when he died in August of 1996. Sgt. Smith was 3 years old at the time. "Tommy has been my father since I was 3, and the best I could have asked for," Smith wrote.

  • Sunday sales second reading approved by fiscal court

    The Marion County Fiscal Court voted 3-1 Thursday to approve the second reading of an ordinance that would allow alcohol sales on Sunday and expanded sales hours throughout the week.

  • InBrief

    2009-10 school tax rates to increase

    The Marion County Board of Education approved "intent" for a four percent tax rate increase at its regular scheduled board meeting last week.

    Board member Joe Mattingly was absent from the meeting.

  • Hodgenville man dead after motorcycle accident

    A motorcycle accident two miles north of Raywick left a Hodgenville man dead Monday afternoon.

    According to Kentucky State Police, at approximately 3:20 p.m., 61-year-old Lennie Vincent was traveling north on KY 527 on a 1995 Kawasaki motorcycle when he failed to negotiate a curve. The motorcycle traveled straight through the curve at the intersection of Brown Mattingly Road and KY 527, off the roadway and struck a barbed wire fence.

    Vincent was not wearing a helmet and was thrown from the motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

  • Spragens memorial to be unveiled Thursday

    After more than two years of planning and fundraising, the Spragens Memorial, called "Lives Triumphant," will be dedicated and unveiled at the Centre Square Arts and Culture Center Thursday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m.

    Attendees will also have the opportunity to tour the center, hear live music, see exhibits, enjoy food and visit with members of the Spragens family. This will be an historical moment commemorating the lives of Gene and Nadine Spragens, two of the community's greatest benefactors.

  • Lebanon man arrested, charged with assault

    A Lebanon man was arrested and charged with assault on July 31 in Campbellsville.

    According to a Campbellsville Police release, officers responded to a report of a fight at Ancil Reynolds Used Cars at about 7:22 p.m.

    Upon arrival, officers found that Ricky Allen, 33, of Campbellsville and Darrell G. Smothers Jr., 19, of Lebanon had been fighting. 

    Smothers had allegedly pulled a knife and cut Allen on his abdomen.

    By the time officers had arrived, Smothers had fled the scene. 

  • Funnel cloud blows garage to pieces on Sam Browning Road

    "The summer wind came blowin' in ..." Frank Sinatra, "The Summer Wind"

    A bit of good timing saved Bernard "Peanut" Buckman from nature's fury Tuesday of last week, although it didn't spare his garage.

  • InBrief

    County sets property tax rate