Local News

  • Five cyclists struck by single vehicle Sunday

    The Kentucky Standard

    Five cyclists suffered non-life threatening injuries Sunday morning when they were struck by a single vehicle in Nelson County.
    According to a press release from the Bardstown Police Department, the collision occurred around 7:45 in the morning in the area of Nelson County High School.

  • Marion County must keep its momentum going

    Bill Samuels Sr. single-handedly developed Maker's Mark – arguably one of the finest and most recognized bourbons in the country.
    Samuels is an “advertising, marketing and merchandising genius” Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund said during the economic development office’s First Friday Forum on Sept. 2.
    So, it’s no surprise, when Samuels talks, people listen.

  • Promote Donate Life at Ham Days

    The Marion County Country Ham Days Festival will be helping promote the gift of life this year. The grand marshals of this year’s Spring View Hospital Pigasus Parade will be local organ donor recipients, the families of organ donors and living donors.
    The Marion County Chamber of Commerce is asking all organ donor recipients, the families of organ donors and living organ donors to participate in this year’s parade, which will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, in downtown Lebanon.

  • A legacy of love

    Raymond Dant was the kind of man you could look up to. He loved his family. His church. He had an unwavering love for his wife, Clarice. He was a hard worker and always treated people fairly. He’s the kind of man a community needs, and one that a community will always miss.

  • Be aware of traveling gypsy scam
  • Little champion

    Kenneth Tucker and his son, Colby, will drive from one side of the country to the other, they don’t care. 1,600 miles round trip in a single weekend is nothing new to them, so long as they get to do what they love: Motocross. Kenneth wouldn’t do it if his 8-year-old son didn’t show an interest. However, not only does Colby enjoy the long trips with his dad, he also can’t wait to get back on the track.

  • A shot in the dark

    In The Dark was born late. She was on the small side. “But she stood right.” As Jim Avritt and trainer Jackie Gray looked at the horse, they weren’t sure she would be the right one. Then again, it’s always a gamble.
    “She was just an average-looking horse,” Avritt said. “I’m on a budget. I can’t go out and spend $50,000 or $100,000 on a top-notch horse. I’ve got to sort of find something that everyone else has overlooked.”

  • Traffic advisory at Park Heights in Lebanon

    A recent inspection of a culvert along KY 49 (South Proctor Knott Avenue) near the northern section of Park Heights revealed a concrete failure has occurred within the culvert beneath the road surface.
    According to Lebanon City Administrator John Thomas, the culvert is in danger of collapsing.
    “Our guys discovered it the other morning when they went to turn the sprinklers off,” Thomas said. “They found a hole in the pavement.”

  • Second positive Zika test returned in Hardin County

    By Emma Kennedy
    Landmark News Service

    Another case of the Zika virus in Hardin County was confirmed Thursday.
    Lincoln Trail Health Department public information officer Wendy Keown said the person recently had traveled to an area where Zika-infected mosquitoes were located.
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified an area of Miami as having mosquitoes carrying the virus, but Keown did not say where the patient traveled.

  • Missing Boyle County teen found in New Mexico

    Staff Report
    The Advocate Messenger

    A missing Boyle County teen has been found in New Mexico.
    Jenna Oakley, 15, was found by members of the Tucumcari Police Department and the Quay County Sheriff’s Office at about 9 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time Saturday, according to Kentucky State Police. Oakley was found in a Motel 6 parking lot in Tucumcari, New Mexico, according to KSP.
    Oakley was “found unharmed and positively identified” and was with Kenneth R. Nigh, 20, of Arlington, Indiana, according to KSP.