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  • Letting go

    Last year, when Tracy Cochran sent her daughter, Avery, to middle school for the first time, both of them were terrified.
    “Just the thought of going to middle school, and the stories that you sometimes hear,” Tracy said, “I was very, very nervous.”
    She said both of them were in tears. Avery’s transition from Calvary Elementary to Lebanon Middle School felt like too much for both of them.
    “I was scared that my old friends wouldn’t be my friends anymore,” Avery said.

  • Prosecutors still want to hear from grandmother in case of missing woman

    Landmark News Service

    Almost two months after a grandmother was subpoenaed to testify about her former vehicle, which investigators suspect might be connected to a local woman’s disappearance, it is still unclear as to whether or not she will have to appear before a grand jury.

  • PLTW provides hands-on experience for students

    For some students, the idea of joining the American workforce is in some distant future. It’s hazy and so far away that it might not matter to them. For others, it’s a reality they embrace openly.
    Thanks to the Project Lead The Way (PLTW) program, Laura Ackerman, a senior at Marion County High School, was able to spend a week following engineers doing what she hopes will be part of her future. She spent a week in a co-op with the Elizabethtown Transportation Cabinet, where she learned from engineers and reaffirmed her desire to continue in the engineering field.

  • First ever confirmed black bear sighting at Bernheim

    Bernheim officials announced the first ever sighting of a black bear in the 14,500-acre forest last week. The bear, likely a male, was spotted last weekend in the Cypress Tupelo Swamp area of Lake Nevin in Guerilla Stream. The stream is known for its bass population upon which the bear may have been feeding. The bear has not been seen since Sunday and officials say it has likely moved out of this area.

  • Woman murdered in Campbellsville

    By Franklin Clark
    Landmark News Service

    A Georgetown man accused of murdering a Campbellsville woman pleaded not guilty at an arraignment Wednesday morning in Taylor County District Court.
    At the arraignment, Taylor County District Judge Connie Phillips appointed a public defender to Rocky T. Ashby, 36. He is being represented by Lauren Hunter of the Adair County Department of Public Advocacy.
    Judge Phillips kept Ashby's bond at $1 million full cash. He remains in the Taylor County Detention Center.

  • Bodies of missing father, son found in Oregon

    By Forrest Berkshire
    Landmark News Service

    Two Bardstown men missing for nearly two years in Oregon were found Thursday in what investigators say they believe was a murder/suicide.
    The bodies of John K. Wood and his son, Jason, were found Thursday evening off Dog River Trail in the Mount Hood National Forest in Oregon, according to a press release from the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Girls on the Run sprints into middle school

    Shania Hallmark wasn’t excited about her first session of Girls on the Run. She was shy and didn’t consider herself a runner. The thought of meeting other girls made her feel anxious. She didn’t know many of them. She certainly didn’t think she would become friends with them. But then the program actually started and it wasn’t like anything she had expected.
    “I learned that it wasn’t so much about running, it was more about feelings and emotions,” she said. “I love listening to the talks.”

  • Thoroughbreds and veterans find a new brotherhood

    By McKenna Dosier
    Summer Intern

    The Men O'War Foundation is a new, up and coming non-profit charity that plans to take non-repurposable, off-the-track thoroughbreds and house them on a working farm run by combat veterans.
    The charity is the brainchild of Robin and Adam Thorogood. Adam is a veteran of the War on Terror and Robin is his wife. The CEO of the foundation is Joe Matias, a War on Terror veteran as well.

  • Roadwork causes detours and questions

    By McKenna Dosier
    Summer Intern

    If you have driven toward Bradfordsville on Rush Branch Road you probably noticed some heavy equipment and roadwork.
    Marion County Judge/Executive David Daugherty said he’s received a few phone calls expressing concern and questioning what’s happening on the rural road.

  • Autism center announces July events

    This Friday, July 22, members from the Working the Puzzle for Autism, Inc. will be going to a drive-in movie either at Summersville or Stanford depending on what movies are showing. Those who want to attend should plan on meeting in the parking lot at the autism center on Friday, July 22, between 5:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. The center will announce on its Working the Puzzle for Autism Facebook page on Thursday which drive-in they will be going to and which movies they will be watching.