Today's News

  • Brothers, bourbon and hot browns

    Two brothers from Washington County have opened the country’s only independently owned restaurant located at a distillery.
    Newman, 34, and Harrison Miller, 32, the sons of Pat and Janelle Miller, have opened Star Hill Provisions at Maker’s Mark. Newman said they work together as a team, along with his wife, Rachel, to bring southern-inspired meals to their guests.
    “Star Hill is the fast casual restaurant that tries to be ‘of the place’ it can be,” Newman said. “We just try to be Kentucky.”

  • County to close CD&D landfill soon

    The county’s current CD&D landfill will likely have to be closed by 2018, and the Marion County Fiscal Court will have to decide on a future CD&D site within the next few months. That’s not going to be an easy or cheap task, according to Marion County Solid Waste Coordinator Keith Brock.
    Currently, the county operates a CD&D landfill, which is located at 1034 Adam Hughes Memorial Parkway. It’s located on land leased for $25,000 a year from Nally & Haydon.

  • Bradfordsville Jamboree is Friday night

    The Bradfordsville Jamboree will be at the old Bradfordsdville school gym this Friday. Doors will open 5 p.m. and the music will begin at 7 p.m.
    Kentucky South Band (Phillip Clarkson) with special guest Laura Cook Mattingly will perform.
    The meal will be pulled pork, baked beans, potato salad, dessert and drink for $9. There will also be concessions available for purchase, including hot dogs, chili dogs, chips, popcorn, candy bars, etc.
    For more information, call 270-337-4666 or 270-337-2832.

  • Marion County Public Schools Summer Fun
  • Foster parents needed locally, state-wide

    By Mary Alford
    The News-Enterprise

    There are 8,500 children across Kentucky in the foster care program and officials are looking for new individuals and families to make a difference in children’s lives.
    Necco Family Services of Elizabethtown Program Director Jesse Cain said the nonprofit, such as many other similar agencies, always are searching for good homes for children in foster care.

  • Beshear: Ringless robocalls to remain restricted

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Attorney General Andy Beshear said Kentuckians are the winners in a recent decision by the Federal Communications Commission to continue to restrict ringless robocalls.
    Beshear opposed a recent petition by All About the Message LCC to exempt these direct-to-voicemail calls from federal consumer protections.

  • Independent Stave Company donates $318,000 to MCPS for drug prevention program

    Independent Stave Company is pleased to announce its support of a new program focused on alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention in the Marion County Public School System. Support totaling $318,000 will be donated by the Boswell family to establish the program and carry out the new curricula.

  • Chihuly at Maker’s

    Three years ago, Rob Samuels, Maker’s Mark eighth-generation whisky maker and chief operating officer, wrote a two-page, hand-written letter to world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly. Samuels and his daughter had seen an exhibition of his blown glass artwork at the Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art in Nashville, Tennessee, and Samuels hoped to bring Chihuly’s stunning artwork to Maker’s Mark Distillery in Loretto.
    After receiving his letter, Chihuly called Samuels, and a few weeks later, he traveled to the distillery.

  • National champions

    Three Marion County students became national talent champions last week during the Beta Convention in Orlando, Florida.
    Abi Adams, Gabe Nelson and Nick Martin, who won the state BETA special talent division in February, competed last week at the national competition. They played a medley of two numbers, including “I Was Here” by Lady Antebellum and “No Matter Where You Are” by Us The Duo. Both songs were arranged especially for the trio by Saulo DeAlmeida, a professor at Campbellsville University, who also helped the students rehearse.

  • ‘I’m lost without her’

    By Franklin Clark
    Landmark News Service

    What happened?
    Campbellsville Police responded to Catawba Circle at 6:17 p.m., April 30, 2016, in reference to a disturbance and shooting. Police found two shooting victims, Brianna Washington of Lebanon and Shenitrea Vaughn of Campbellsville. Vaughn survived, but Washington was killed. At a jury trial on June 5-7, Calhoun was sentenced to 20 years for wanton murder, 10 years for first-degree assault and one year each for two of the three wanton endangerment charges.