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Today's News

  • From one fraternity to another

    In 2006, Richard Goodin graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Kentucky, where he also served as the president of Farmhouse Fraternity.

    Looking back, he said fraternity life helped him make the transition into a new life as a Franciscan friar and, more recently, priest.

    “From one fraternity to another,” Fr. Goodin said. “And we do call our way of living as Franciscans a fraternity.”

  • Loretto man in critical condition after ATV accident

    Harold L. Hughes, 53, of Loretto was driving a side-by-side, all-terrain vehicle on Maker’s Mark Road at 2:22 a.m. Sunday, June 29, when he lost control and the ATV overturned, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Department.  Hughes was airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville.  He was listed in critical but stable condition as of Monday morning.

    One passenger, Francis S. Willett, 44, of St. Francis was transported to Spring View Hospital by Marion County EMS. He was not listed as a patient as of Monday morning.

  • Bridge will be named to honor nun

     Sr. Sodelbia Hughes was born at the end of the 19th century. Later this month, in the 21st century, a bridge will be renamed in her honor.

    Perhaps the timing is fitting for a woman who was 50 years ahead of her time, according to one of her colleagues, Sr. Kay Carlew.

    “She was a teacher. She was a social worker, and she was a politician, in the best sense of the word,” Carlew said.

  • Model jets show returns July 6-13

     The 10th annual Jets Over Kentucky will begin Sunday, July 6, at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport.  

    Jets Over Kentucky is now the largest remote control model jet show in the world, and event organizers anticipate more then 200 model jet pilots from across the globe at this year’s event.

    Pilots will be practicing and flying warm-up runs July 6-10, and spectators are welcome to watch. 

  • New judge appointed in election lawsuit

    A new judge has been appointed in the lawsuit contesting the results of the May 20 Republican primary election in the race for the 24th District state representative.

    On June 23, Circuit Judge David A. Tapp of the 28th Judicial Circuit was appointed to preside over the case. Marion Circuit Judge Dan Kelly and Circuit Judge David Williams of the 40th Judicial Circuit each recused themselves from the case.

  • Former youth services director receives three-year diversion

    Charles E. Spalding Jr., 43, of 25 C. Ashbury Drive in Bardstown received three years of pretrial diversion for second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor. This was amended from an original charge of first-degree sexual abuse.

     

    As a term of his pretrial diversion, Spalding must serve a 30-day alternate sentence with work release, complete a counseling program approved by the Commonwealth’s Attorney and have no contact with children through his employment.

  • Marion County native to open new distillery

    A former master distiller for Maker’s Mark has returned to Central Kentucky to open a new distillery.

     

    Gov. Steve Beshear was on hand to announce the opening of the Bardstown Bourbon Company June 26 in Bardstown.

    Steve Nally, who has worked for more than 40 years in the bourbon industry, including 33 years at Maker’s Mark, will serve as the master distiller for the new venture. Nally is also a member of the Bourbon Hall of Fame.

  • County offices will be closed Friday

     David R. Hourigan Government Center will be closed Friday, July 4, for 

    Independence Day, and Saturday, July 5. 

    This includes the Marion County Clerk’s Office, the County Judge/Executive’s Office, the PVA Office and the Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office will respond to calls through the Lebanon Police Dispatch (270-692-2121), however.

  • Books recount Bradfordsville and Gravel Switch histories

     By Matt Overing

    matthew.overing@uky.edu

    Picture a world where Native Americans hunted freely, where there were no automobiles, no machines and where infamous criminals razed buildings on a consistent basis.

    Welcome to the Bradfordsville area, circa 1776. The area’s first settlers, nicknamed the “Longhunters,” came from Virginia in search of fertile lands and lush forests, according to Eula Ray Kirkland. 

  • July is full of activities in Marion County

     The Marion County Fair continues to through Saturday, and the Jets Over Kentucky model jet show returns to central Kentucky on Sunday.

    But, that’s only part of what will be happening in July.

    The carnival will open at 5 p.m. each night for the remainder of the fair.

    Wednesday, July 2, at the fair, senior citizen’s day events begin at 10 a.m. The rabbit show starts at 6 p.m., and KOI Drag racing starts at 7 p.m.