Today's News

  • 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.

  • Two teens charged for criminal mischief at Scott’s Ridge lookout

    Two teenagers have been arrested for defacing the Scott’s Ridge lookout in Raywick.
    According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Allie J. Bagby, 18, of Raywick and a 16-year-old female from Springfield were charged with criminal mischief for vandalizing the Scott’s Ridge lookout site on June 16. They were caught after law enforcement officials reviewed surveillance video from the site.
    Bagby is scheduled to appear in Marion District Court on July 10. The juvenile’s case has been turned over to the Court Designated Worker.

  • Jets Over Kentucky bigger, better this year

    The sound of jet engines will fill the air when approximately 200 people come to the Lebanon-Springfield Airport to fly in the 13th annual Jets Over Kentucky next week.
    According to the event’s organizer, Lewis ‘The General” Patton, it’s expected to be the largest remote controlled jet show he’s put on to date.
    “We are very satisfied,” Patton said. “This is the world’s largest jet event.”
    The exhibition will take place July 9-16, though Patton noted most of the pilots will be gone on the final day.

  • Convicted murderer appealing his prison sentence again

    Christopher Gribbins, who is serving 20 years in prison for the wanton murder of 22-year-old David Litsey Jr., is appealing his sentence for a second time.
    Gribbins was convicted of Litsey’s murder on July 17, 2014. Litsey was shot in the neck in the parking lot of Raywick Bar and Grill on Nov. 9, 2012. He was taken to Spring View Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Gribbins was the owner of the bar at the time.