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Today's News

  • 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.

  • MCPS hires new Early Childhood Education Director

    By McKenna Dosier
    Summer Intern

    Amy Willis started as the Early Childhood Education Director for the Marion County Public School System just over a week ago and she’s beyond excited to start the school year.

  • Limestone Branch Distillery: Exciting things to come

    By McKenna Dosier
    Summer Intern

    Limestone Branch Distillery has been open since 2011, making bourbon and other liquors. Now they have some new and exciting things on the horizon.
    The distillery is owned by brothers Steve and Paul Beam who come from a long line of distillers, five generations to be exact, before the prohibition interrupted, now it's seven generations.

  • School board explores options for Ray House

    Some people want to preserve the Ray House. Others want to burn it to the ground.
    Eric Whisman gave a presentation to the school board on behalf of the Kentucky Trust for Historic Preservation during the July 14 school board meeting. He spoke about the Ray House located on Main Street next to Lebanon Elementary School. The building is owned by the school system, but is not up to code for use by the schools.
    “I think you have a great asset there that really needs to be fleshed out a little bit more,” Whisman said.

  • Washington County man indicted for two counts of murder

    The man arrested in connection with the disappearance and murders of a Florence, Kentucky, couple has been indicted by a Washington County grand jury.
    Craig Pennington, 52, of 1217 Texas Road in Springfield, has been indicted on 11 counts in relation to the deaths of Robert “Bobby” Jones, 38, and Crystal Warner, 35, who were last seen on July 3 at Pennington’s residence.

  • Ready, set, jet

    The smell of jet fuel filled the air. The sound of engines screamed as the small airplanes took off down the runway. People watched in awe as RC jets took to the sky in formations that could rival their larger counterparts.
    Headed by Lewis Patton, Jets Over Kentucky saw its best weekend yet at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport on Saturday.
    “It was an overwhelming success,” Patton said. “This was probably our best event in 12 years.”

  • 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.

  • Council approves advanced training for workers

    The Lebanon City Council recently accepted a proposal to help fund more training for current workers in Lebanon.

  • Students mix learning and fun

    Students in Marion County got the chance to participate in the Art Council Camp last week. At Lebanon Elementary School, kids learned various dances and movement. One of their main dances was inspired by Africa.
    At the Marion County Extension Office, students got to learn how to make delicious and healthy food, including chicken fajitas.
    On Friday, Gregory Ackers, a West African drumming specialist, treated the community to a drumming workshop where students learned new beats inspired by West African countries.

  • 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.