Local News

  • Receiver named to oversee St. Catharine College assets

    The Springfield Sun

    The doors of St. Catharine College closed permanently on July 31, and now the assets of the school are under the control of a federal court-appointed receiver as the result of a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court by Huntington National Bank as trustee, to recoup more than $24 million under various loans, bonds and mortgages.

  • Bardstown doesn’t want more whiskey warehouses

    By Randy Patrick
    Landmark News Service

    The Bardstown City Council has voted down the Planning Commission’s recommendation to allow distilled spirits warehouses on agricultural tracts of 20-100 acres as a conditional use.
    Council members unanimously rejected the proposed amendment to the joint city and county planning and zoning regulations at their meeting Tuesday, July 26.

  • LES reading challenge a reason to celebrate
  • Farm to Fork
  • Maker’s Mark receives Governor’s Safety and Health Award

    Maker’s Mark employees were treated to a special breakfast on Aug. 8 to celebrate the distillery receiving the Governor’s Safety and Health Award for working 2,049,661 consecutive hours without a lost time injury or illness. 

  • 'Our kids are worth it'

    When Tom Lund began his career as the Marion County economic development director, an industrial prospect visited Lebanon and said he wanted to see two things: the restrooms at Marion County High School and Main Street.
    “He said from those two things you can tell how much pride the community has,” Lund said.

  • Rebuilding lives

    The Rev. Bill Bowling doesn’t want community members to think The Divine Mercy House is a halfway house, because it isn’t. It’s a transitional home.
    “This is a private, faith-based effort,” he said.
    On Aug. 17, the City of Lebanon Board of Zoning Adjustments will meet at Lebanon City Hall to consider a conditional use permit to operate a home at 150 E. Main St.

  • Be yourself

    Sophie Clark stood on the stage with 15 other participants Saturday night. Name after name had been called up to receive their awards. Hers was among them. She had already won the overall scholastic award, an award for talent and another award for self-expression. But when the last envelope was opened to reveal the 2017 Distinguished Young Woman, Clark was overwhelmed when her name was called.
    The crowd erupted. There were cheers from all sides of the Marion County High School Roby Dome as Clark received her bouquet of flowers and a medallion was placed around her neck.

  • Going with the flow

    John "Quincy" Thomas’s first full day as Lebanon Water Works Company’s superintendent was a doozey.
    It was Monday, Jan. 17, 1994, and it was 20 degrees below zero.
    Water lines were freezing and breaking all over the city.
    That morning alone, water lines had burst on Boldrick Avenue, at Graham Memorial Park and on Woodlawn Avenue.
    “That was my first day on the job,” Thomas said. “But, things got better real quick.”

  • Joy Global to be acquired by Komatsu

    Joy Global recently announced an agreement to be acquired by the Japanese-based mining company, Komatsu, for $3.7 billion, but working through the acquisition could take some time.
    Job Global Advertising and Public Relations Manager Caley Clinton said that the agreement will not affect workers for at least another year.
    “Until the acquisition closes, which will be mid-2017, nothing changes in terms of our day-to-day,” she said. “It’s business as usual here.”