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Today's News

  • First ever confirmed black bear sighting at Bernheim

    Bernheim officials announced the first ever sighting of a black bear in the 14,500-acre forest last week. The bear, likely a male, was spotted last weekend in the Cypress Tupelo Swamp area of Lake Nevin in Guerilla Stream. The stream is known for its bass population upon which the bear may have been feeding. The bear has not been seen since Sunday and officials say it has likely moved out of this area.

  • Girls on the Run sprints into middle school

    Shania Hallmark wasn’t excited about her first session of Girls on the Run. She was shy and didn’t consider herself a runner. The thought of meeting other girls made her feel anxious. She didn’t know many of them. She certainly didn’t think she would become friends with them. But then the program actually started and it wasn’t like anything she had expected.
    “I learned that it wasn’t so much about running, it was more about feelings and emotions,” she said. “I love listening to the talks.”

  • Thoroughbreds and veterans find a new brotherhood

    By McKenna Dosier
    Summer Intern

    The Men O'War Foundation is a new, up and coming non-profit charity that plans to take non-repurposable, off-the-track thoroughbreds and house them on a working farm run by combat veterans.
    The charity is the brainchild of Robin and Adam Thorogood. Adam is a veteran of the War on Terror and Robin is his wife. The CEO of the foundation is Joe Matias, a War on Terror veteran as well.

  • 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.