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Local News

  • County to close CD&D landfill soon

    The county’s current CD&D landfill will likely have to be closed by 2018, and the Marion County Fiscal Court will have to decide on a future CD&D site within the next few months. That’s not going to be an easy or cheap task, according to Marion County Solid Waste Coordinator Keith Brock.
    Currently, the county operates a CD&D landfill, which is located at 1034 Adam Hughes Memorial Parkway. It’s located on land leased for $25,000 a year from Nally & Haydon.

  • Fast, high-flying fun

    For 13 years now, model jet enthusiasts from all over the world have been coming to the Lebanon-Springfield Airport to fly their aircraft in an event known as Jets Over Kentucky.
    When it started, there were only 28 participants, according to event organizer Lewis “The General” Patton. When this year’s event opened Sunday, there were already many more than that, and Patton said the event is expected to draw between 160 and 180 participants.

  • ‘Don’t Let Them Die’

    Kentucky Press News Service

    In a statement issued from his office, Gov. Matt Bevin is urging all Kentuckians to help beat back the opioid epidemic with a new public awareness campaign that highlights the dangers of opioid abuse and offers information on drug treatment and naloxone.

  • Beshear: Ringless robocalls to remain restricted

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Attorney General Andy Beshear said Kentuckians are the winners in a recent decision by the Federal Communications Commission to continue to restrict ringless robocalls.
    Beshear opposed a recent petition by All About the Message LCC to exempt these direct-to-voicemail calls from federal consumer protections.

  • Foster parents needed locally, state-wide

    By Mary Alford
    The News-Enterprise

    There are 8,500 children across Kentucky in the foster care program and officials are looking for new individuals and families to make a difference in children’s lives.
    Necco Family Services of Elizabethtown Program Director Jesse Cain said the nonprofit, such as many other similar agencies, always are searching for good homes for children in foster care.

  • Brothers, bourbon and hot browns

    Two brothers from Washington County have opened the country’s only independently owned restaurant located at a distillery.
    Newman, 34, and Harrison Miller, 32, the sons of Pat and Janelle Miller, have opened Star Hill Provisions at Maker’s Mark. Newman said they work together as a team, along with his wife, Rachel, to bring southern-inspired meals to their guests.
    “Star Hill is the fast casual restaurant that tries to be ‘of the place’ it can be,” Newman said. “We just try to be Kentucky.”

  • Marion County Public Schools Summer Fun
  • ‘We all win when you win’

    Barbara Victoria has watched three of her friends lose their sons to drug addiction this year. One of them died just three weeks ago.
    “I had to go up and put my hand on this young man’s heart who was laying in his casket,” she said. “As a mother, I needed to touch him. It was so profound to me. The people we’re losing are all our sons and daughters. Every one of them is a loss for us.”

  • Missing Marion County teen found

    Sixteen-year-old Madison Shelby Mattingly of Bradfordsville, who has been reported missing since July 5, was located and released to her parents on July 12, according to Kentucky State Police. No further information has been released.

  • National champions

    Three Marion County students became national talent champions last week during the Beta Convention in Orlando, Florida.
    Abi Adams, Gabe Nelson and Nick Martin, who won the state BETA special talent division in February, competed last week at the national competition. They played a medley of two numbers, including “I Was Here” by Lady Antebellum and “No Matter Where You Are” by Us The Duo. Both songs were arranged especially for the trio by Saulo DeAlmeida, a professor at Campbellsville University, who also helped the students rehearse.