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Today's News

  • Hobby Lobby case decision gets mixed reviews

     By Laurel Wilson

    Bowling Green Daily News

    Local reaction was mixed to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision last week that gives closely held corporations the right to deny contraceptive coverage based on religious beliefs.

  • Citizens want change

    More than 40 people including parents, grandparents, former school board members and school board candidates met for about an hour Monday evening at Loretto City Hall to discuss their views of Marion County Public Schools.

    The consensus among those who spoke was that change is needed at the top of the school system.

    Dennis Hagan opened the meeting by saying they were all there because they care about the schools.

  • Superintendent: School system needs stability

    Superintendent Taylora Schlosser believes the Marion County Board of Education made the right decision by granting her more time to establish residency in Marion County.

    Moving to the county is still something she is trying to do.

  • School board meets tonight

    The Marion County Board of Education is scheduled to meet in regular session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, at the board of education office, 755 E. Main Street in Lebanon.

    The agenda of tonight's meeting includes several items. Two delegations are listed as well (Amanda Beard and Barney Tharp) at the end of the agenda.

    The agenda is as follows:

    CALL TO ORDER

    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/MOMENT OF SILENCE

  • 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.