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Today's News

  • Bardstown woman dead after collision near St. Francis

    A Bardstown woman was killed during a fatal collision that occurred at approximately 1:40 a.m. Sunday on Highway 527 near St. Francis.

    James Pinkston, 36, of Bardstown, was traveling north on Hwy 527 four miles north of St. Francis when he lost control of his vehicle and left the roadway, striking a tree.

  • Superintendent says "the talking is over"

    All the cards are on the table when it comes to local test scores. A few bad hands were dealt and, according to Marion County Superintendent Donald Smith, the talking is over. It's time for action.

    "We're losing too many middle of the road kids in this district," Smith said during the Marion County Board of Education meeting Tuesday of last week. "It's tough... We really got to do what's best for all kids because we really are leaving some behind."

  • Loretto, Bradfordsville to pick city officials

    Voters in Bradfordsville and Loretto will be electing their respective city commissioners Nov. 2. Loretto will be voting for a mayor as well.

    Bradfordsville Mayor David Edelen does not have any opposition.

    Incumbents George Edelen Jr., Sandy Gribbins and Travis May will appear on the ballot for the Bradfordsville City Commission. Jerry Lee Tungate, another incumbent, and Lee Tungate have filed to run as write-in candidates.

  • District judge faces challenge for seat

    On Nov. 2, justice will be in the hands of voters.

    Connie Sullivan Phillips is the sitting second division district judge in the 11th Judicial District, but she is facing a challenge this year from Jeff Eastham, an attorney from Green County. The 11th Judicial District includes Green, Marion, Taylor and Washington counties.

  • Out of the 'Woods'

    Chris Prater of Prestonburg spent his Saturday visiting with actors and actresses, including scream queen Tiffany Shepis, artists and filmmakers. He did this as one of the visitors who attended Dark Woods Con 1.5, a horror convention held at Centre Square over the weekend.

    "It's been a really good day," he said, later adding, "Anything dealing with horror and sci-fi, I'd always be willing to participate and support."

  • Lebanon doctor named U of L's 2010 alumnus of the year

    Lebanon physician Dr. Salem George has been named the 2010 Alumnus of the Year by the University of Louisville.   He will be recognized Oct. 7 during a dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville.   George completed his bachelor's degree at U of L in 1955. He went on to graduate from U of L's medical school in 1959. For more than 50 years, he has worked as a physician in Marion County and served on several civic and professional boards. He is currently the vice chairman of U of L's Board of Trustees. 

  • Still fit to print

    Editor’s note: This week is National Newspaper Week. Since the 1940s, the Newspaper Association Managers group has sponsored National Newspaper Week. It’s a week-long celebration and recognition of the important role of newspapers in their communities. The theme is “Newspapers - the print and online connector for today’s communities.”

  • Roby Dome to get new score board

    When the old scoreboard went away in the Roby Dome, fans wondered where it went.

    The hanging gem was something that made the gymnasium stand out from other high school gyms.

    Fans that still pine for the hanging scoreboard are in luck, as a new one is on its way.

  • Heavy hearts hold your heads high

    Many people within the Marion County Public School system have had heavy hearts lately. It's been a tough school year so far. In August, Lebanon Elementary lost one of its beloved teachers, Betty Jo Higdon, after a long battle with cancer.

  • Brown qualifies for state

    Though the Lady Knights missed qualifying for state as a team, junior Amy Brown continued her best season yet by earning an individual berth to the state tournament.

    Brown finished with a 90 Monday of last week at Elizabethtown Country Club to claim the fourth and final qualifying spot for state from the region.

    Senior Hayley Abell finished with a 93, finishing fifth for an individual berth. The top four individuals are allowed to move on to state.