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  • Trio inspired by Loretto Motherhouse

    An artist must be inspired to create. That’s why the piano trio, Longleash, picked the Loretto Motherhouse as the location for their annual celebration of American new music called The Loretto Project.
    The event will be held on Aug. 19-20 in Loretto, and will continue on Aug. 21 in Louisville.
    The first day will feature Longleash, which is made up of a cellist, violinist and pianist. John Popham, the cellist, is originally from Louisville, but now lives in New York where the trio is based.

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  • Human remains identified as Robert Jones

    Human remains found off KY Highway 60 and Goshen Road near Winchester on Friday, Aug. 5, have been identified as 38-year-old Robert Jones. Jones and his girlfriend, Crystal Warner, had been reported missing in early July by family members. Craig Pennington, 52, was charged with his murder on July 8. Robert Jones was identified Monday through dental records and additional testing will be performed in an attempt to determine the exact cause of death. The investigation is on going and the search for Crystal Warner continues.

  • Horror-comedy film being produced in Springfield

    By Nick Schrager
    Landmark News Service

    The movie “Tragedy Girls,” a horror-comedy film being produced right here in Springfield, is on track, and according to producers, things are going great.
    Armen Aghaeian, a producer with New Artist Pictures, said his company has merged with Anthony Holt’s The Comeback Kids to produce the movie. He said the feature film is a commentary about today’s society.

  • Sophie Clark named 2017 Marion County Distinguished Young Woman

    Marion County High School senior Sophie Clark was named the 2017 Marion County Distinguished Young Woman Saturday evening, Aug. 6.

    Clark also won the overall scholastic award, a self-expression award and a talent award.

    Clark is the daughter of Tim and Becky Clark of Lebanon.

    Other winners include:

    First runner-up: Anna Winebrenner

    Second runner-up: Carly Mattingly

    Third runner-up: Caroline Reed

    Preliminary scholastic winners: Caroline Reed, Carly Mattingly and Anna Winebrenner

  • Man falsely reports family's murder

    Local law enforcement responded to a call on Sunday, July 31, after a man claimed someone was shooting at him and killed his entire family.
    Ronnie D. Johnson, 31, of Liberty was arrested and charged with falsely reporting an incident and for public intoxication (controlled substance, excluding alcohol).
    The incident took place at 2785 Rush Branch Road near the Marion County/Casey County line at a property owned by Marion County resident Jon Michael.

  • Two charged in Boyle County after children found living in ‘shed'

    Three Boyle County children have been taken into protective custody and two adults have been charged with abuse after officials found them living in a “shed” behind a residence on Lebanon Road.
    Gregory Russell Wilkerson, 44, and Brandi Harmon, 25, were arrested by Boyle County Deputy Casey McCoy after McCoy and social services workers responded to a report of child abuse or neglect at the Lebanon Road location, according to a news release from the Boyle County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Campbellsville's wet-dry vote set for Sept. 20

    By Franklin Clark
    Landmark News Service

    Taylor County has announced that an alcohol referendum will take place within Campbellsville city limits on Tuesday, Sept. 20.
    Pat Keefe, who has been getting signatures for the referendum, needed 527, and turned in 570.
    “I had well over 850 signatures, however, not all lived in the city and not all were registered voters,” said Keefe. “(Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney) validated 560 or so — plenty more than required.”

  • Gotta catch ‘em all over Lebanon

    If you see a bearded man walking up and down Main Street, staring at his smart phone, scrolling with his index finger vigorously, or positioning his phone to get a good look at something with his camera, don’t think anything of it. He might be James Simpson, and he’s just playing Pokémon Go.
    Sure, Simpson might be pointing his camera at something across the street, but if you look in the same direction, you won’t see what he’s seeing. That’s because you’re in our world. Simpson, however, is in the world of Pokémon Go.

  • Couple's family grows after they adopt through fostering

    Amber Wathen broke down in tears as she and her husband, Craig, walked out of the doctor’s office. They had driven more than 10 hours for the procedure, only to be told that her husband’s reverse vasectomy probably wouldn’t work. It had been too long since he’d gotten the procedure done in the first place.
    Craig had gotten the vasectomy seven years before after having two kids in his previous marriage.