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Today's News

  • 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.

  • July is made for ice cream

     By Matt Overing

    matthew.overing@uky.edu

    It’s National Ice Cream Month. 

    Former President Ronald Reagan proclaimed July to be National Ice Cream Month on July 9, 1984. This year, it’s the 30-year anniversary.

    Whether you’ll be celebrating with friends and family inside or out, one thing is certain: There’s no wrong way to eat ice cream.

  • Maker’s Mark welcome center approved for tax incentive

     The Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority has approved the welcome center at Maker’s Mark Distillery for a tourism incentive.

    KTDFA announced June 26 that the Maker’s Mark welcome center and a hotel in Paducah had been approved for the incentives.

    Maker’s Mark received approval for a $2.03 million welcome center, which will include food services and additional parking.

  • Sheriff’s office warns public of phone scam

     The Marion County Sheriff’s Office sent the following announcement:

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has recently received numerous reports from citizens in Marion County of potential phone scams. Examples include the scammers threatening individuals with arrest if they do not pay for services or respond to the threats promptly.

  • Medical marijuana a long way off

     By Kevin Wheatley

    The State Journal

    With the General Assembly passing cannabis-related bills the past two legislative sessions, medical marijuana supporters now hope lawmakers seriously consider legalizing the drug for prescription use.

  • Lunar 5K coming to Campbellsville

     Hosparus Green River needs volunteers to staff its LUNAR 5k fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 9. 

    Event registration begins at 7 p.m. and the race starts at 8:30 p.m. at Miller Park in Campbellsville. LUNAR 5k volunteers help with on-site registration, packet pick up, t-shirt distribution, water stations, equipment set up, parking cars and clean up.