Local News

  • 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.

  • Penn’s Store to be featured in upcoming PBS show

    Historic Penn’s Store in Gravel Switch will be in the upcoming PBS Show "American Originals: Made On Main Street" created by Emmy award winning director and producer Jamie McDonald.
    KET and WKPC in Kentucky are going to be the first to air the show, which will begin in August.
    For more information on the show, go to https://www.ket.org/series/AOMS.

  • Quebe Sisters to perform July 26

    When the Quebe Sisters from Texas take a stage, and the triple-threat fiddle champions start playing and singing in multi-part close harmony, audiences are usually transfixed, then blown away.
    It’s partly because the trio’s vocal and instrumental performances are authentic all-Americana, all the time, respectful of the artists that inspired them the most.

  • Willisburg teen killed in car accident

    Kentucky State Trooper John Boyd is investigating a collision that occurred on Monday, July 11, at approximately 8:39 p.m. EDT, 15 miles north of Springfield at the intersection of KY 1754 and KY 555.
    Holly Horton, 42, of Harrodsburg was driving a 2003 Hyundai westbound on KY 1754. Horton failed to stop at the intersection and pulled into the path of a northbound 2013 Nissan being driven by Christopher Mattingly, 42, of Shelbyville. Mattingly's vehicle collided with the rear driver side of the Hyundai.