Local News

  • Easter fun at the library

    The Marion County Public Library hosted an Easter egg hunt, along with Easter arts and crafts and a special story about an Easter cat last week. The stormy weather kept many children and their parents from attending, so the kiddos who did attend hit the jackpot in the candy department!

  • One step at a time

    Last Easter, chocolate and eggs were the last thing Kyle Edlin and his family were thinking about.
    Kyle, now 18, was a patient at University Hospital in Louisville, where he was recovering from multiple injuries, including a partially amputated left leg, two broken femurs and a crushed pelvis. He also suffered damage to arteries, veins and his lungs and received a laceration on his upper left leg.

  • Truck, garage damaged in fire

    One dog proved he was man's best friend on Monday. Greg Lee said he was sleeping when he heard a thud and his dog, Jaxx LaDoux, started going crazy.
    Jaxx, a pitbull, kept trying to get Lee's attention until he got up. When he looked out the window, he saw his truck and his car were on fire.
    "Everything was already ablaze," Lee said.

  • Citizens concerned about road to Maker’s Mark

    A new road has been constructed off of Hwy. 52 to Maker’s Mark Distillery.
    The Marion County Fiscal Court held a public hearing April 2 to consider removing part of the current road to the distillery from the county system and adding the new one.
    A handful of residents in that area — Billy Nally, Doug Cambron, and Jamie and Dawn Yates — expressed concerns about the impact of closing a portion of the current road and about potential dangers of opening the new one.

  • Coming home

    A Loretto man is one of 22 people granted clemency by President Barack Obama on March 31.
    Darrell Hayden, 64, was serving a life sentence on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and manufacturing marijuana plants. As a result of the President’s decision, Hayden is scheduled to be released July 28.

  • Lebanon man indicted for assault at fairgrounds

    Calob S. Cox, 19, of 379 Linda Avenue in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree robbery in Marion Circuit Court recently.
    According to the indictment, on or about Feb. 3, Cox used or threatened the immediate use of physical force upon another with intent to accomplish a theft and he was armed with a deadly instrument; threatened the immediate use of a dangerous instrument upon a person who was not a participant in the crime; or aided, abetted or counseled with another in said act.

  • Louisville Slugger sold, workforce cut

    By Grace Schneider

    Hillerich and Bradsby, the 131-year-old homegrown Louisville company, announced March 23 that it's selling its iconic Louisville Slugger brand to Wilson Sporting Goods, cutting 52 employees or a fifth of its workforce.
    Under the $70 million cash deal due to close in June, Wilson would acquire global brand, sales and innovation rights to Louisville Slugger, pending H&B shareholder approval.

  • Dashcam video leads to lawsuit

    By Linda Ireland
    Landmark News Service

    A Hodgenville woman has filed a civil suit against city officials, alleging they caused her “great humiliation, embarrassment, mental anguish, mental and emotional pain and suffering, and damage to her reputation and character.”
    DeeAnne Sanders is seeking damages against the City of Hodgenville, Steven R. Johnson and unknown defendants.

  • Littering is lame: Jailer hopes to start a countywide road clean up challenge

    It’s not uncommon to see inmates from the Marion County Detention Center picking up litter along the roadsides, but some people might have thought they were seeing things last week when they saw Jailer Barry Brady picking up trash in the St. Joe area.
    Brady and his wife, Lisa, picked up 11 bags of trash along just one mile of county road in St. Joe on March 31. And, he’s challenged his 54-member staff at the jail to do the same as a part of the “Marion County Detention Center employee road clean up challenge.”

  • Local cancer survivor to participate in Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade

    Ackie George partied in the infield at the Kentucky Derby during her “younger days,” but she’s never been to the Kentucky Oaks.
    This year, she’ll not only attend the Kentucky Oaks on May 1, she’ll also join 140 breast and ovarian cancer survivors as they march around Churchill Downs’ historic racetrack during the Survivors Parade.