Local News

  • Promotion

    When Teresa Margaret Hawkins learned that she would be awarded the rank of master sergeant, she knew exactly where she wanted to have her ceremony - Hawk's Place in Loretto.

    Normally, this ceremony would take place where Hawkins works, at the Office of the Chief Prosecutor, Office of the Military Commission in Washington D.C.

    "I asked my leadership at work if I could share this special moment with dad and mom and my friends," Hawkins said.

  • Fiscal court meeting Dec. 1

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at the David R. Hourigan Government Center.

    Items on the agenda include:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Marion County Detention Center policy revisions

    - Marion County Sheriff's 2010 tax settlement audit report

    - Marion County Water District 2012 budget proposal

    - Approval of Jailer Barry Brady's request for 10-year service awards

    - Recognition of LMS Lady Patriots basketball team

  • Submit your funny, awkward Santa photos!

    It's that time of year again.

    It's time to take your children to get their photos taken with Santa Claus.

    After all, it's a tradition, right?

    Every year, we dress our children up in their most festive holiday outfits, hoping to get that perfect photo of Santa Claus and little Johnny and Sally smiling with rosy, dimpled cheeks.

    But, let's be honest.

    That rarely, if ever, happens.

  • Christmas in the Country is Saturday

    The City of Bradfordsville will host its annual Christmas in the Country celebration Saturday, Dec. 3.

    Parade participants will begin lining up at 2 p.m. on the Second Street side of Bradfordsville Baptist Church. The parade will travel down Main Street at 3 p.m.  The parade judges will be set up at the Bradfordsville Civic Center.

    Afterwards, the parade winners and the winners of the best-decorated houses (inside and outside the city limits) and best-decorated business will be announced.

  • Chamber of commer is accepting nominations for 'Outstanding' awards

    Once again the Marion County Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the outstanding awards that will be presented at the annual banquet on Jan. 26, 2012. These awards are given to community leaders that show outstanding job performance, dedication to our community, etc.

    Go to http://marioncountykychamber.com/awardsbanquet.html to submit your nominations to the chamber office. Nominations are due by Jan. 15.


  • Car runs into creek

    Lauren Hutchins was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Impala when she lost control, ran off the roadway and overturned in a creek on Hwy. 152, approximately two miles north of Loretto. The Marion County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene at 6:58 p.m.

    Marion County Rescue assisted in extricating Hutchins from the accident scene, and Marion County EMS transported her to Spring View Hospital for treatment.

    Loretto Fire and EMS also assisted at the scene.

  • Ford murder trial is postponed

    Tonya Ford's murder trial, which was scheduled to begin Monday, has been postponed until January.

    According to Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney John Miller, the prosecutor in the case, said Wednesday that a material witness was injured and had surgery.

    As such, the witness is unavailable for trial, he said, and Ford's trial has been rescheduled to begin Monday, Jan. 23.

  • Springfield Highway house damaged Monday morning

    At 1:25 a.m. Monday, the Lebanon Police received a report of a house fire on Springfield Highway near the Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall.

    Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly said the house belongs to Junior Wiser, although no one was at home at the time of the fire. He said the cause of the fire has not yet been determined, although he described the damage as "pretty severe."

    Two rooms on the first floor and two rooms upstairs received the worst damage, according to Mattingly.

  • Mid-Kentucky Chorus to perform annual Christmas concert

  • 'New Life' for church

    The Sunday before Halloween, the members of New Life Christian Church in Bradfordsville gave themselves a treat - a new home.

    For more than a decade, the congregation had gathered each Sunday at the Bradfordsville Performing Arts Center. Pastor Herbie Goff remembered the first meeting in August of 2001.

    "We started with six people," he said.