Today's News

  • Dancing the night away

    The Marple-Caldwell VFW Post 5910 hosted a dinner and dance for consumers at Marion and Washington County Industries on May 7. Edna Seabrooks, the VFW quarter master, said the event was awesome. “I think I get more enjoyment out of it than they do,” she said. To help pay for similar events in the future, the VFW is hosting a trip to Horseshoe Casino on June 6. Anyone interested in attending should call 270-321-4054, 859-200-0929 or 270-692-1321.

  • Suspect shot by officers known to law enforcement

    Landmark News Service

    A man shot Sunday morning after injuring officers during a police chase has a criminal history, including assault against law enforcement officers.
    John Kennedy Fenwick, 25, of Bardstown was shot Sunday when he rammed three cruisers while fleeing from police. Fenwick had earlier stolen a truck from Franklin Family Chevrolet Buick on West John Rowan Boulevard by crashing a vehicle through the dealership’s doors and taking a set of keys.

  • New display by and for the kids

    The most recent public display at the Marion County Heritage Center features the work of some of Marion County’s youngest artists.
    The show opened May 6 and will remain at the center through Friday, May 15. It includes a number of pieces created by local elementary school students.
    “It’s awesome to get the kids out into the community and see their art,” Calvary Elementary art teacher Stephanie Keeling said. “It makes them feel extra special.”

  • One dead in crash with Danville fire vehicle

    By Todd Kleffman
    The Advocate-Messenger

    One person is dead and at least two others injured in a Friday morning crash involving a Danville fire vehicle en route to a fire that collided with a 3-wheeler and another vehicle in the intersection of Hustonville Road and the bypass.
    The collision occurred about 10:30 a.m. as the fire department's SUV was traveling with sirens and lights activated to a car fire near Cheddar's restaurant.

  • Another high note for President Lincoln’s Own

    Don Johnson and his group, President Lincoln’s Own Band, have been on quite a journey since they portrayed the U.S. Marine Band in the Steven Spielberg movie, “Lincoln.”
    They’ve appeared at an event commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. They appeared in a National Geographic documentary film, “Killing Lincoln,” and they provided music for the soundtrack of another documentary, “The Gettysburg Address.”

  • Alumni band members needed

    Former marching band members are need to participate in the the African American Festival parade on July 31 in Springfield.
    If you have ever marched and played in your local high school band, you can come out and show that you still have what it takes to march and play as an alumni band member.
    The group is interested in finding band members, percussion and color guard members to participate in this event. This will be a reunion of marching band members. Members do not have to be from Washington County to participate in this event.  

  • Springfield man facing drug trafficking charges
  • Sulphur Springs home destroyed in fire Tuesday

     A Tuesday morning fire destroyed the home of Terry and Robin Mays.

    “It pretty much gutted the inside of the house,” Lebanon Fire Chief Ricky Mattingly said.

    The Lebanon Fire Department was dispatched at 9:08 a.m. May 5 to 375 Sulphur Springs Road. Mattingly said this was an electrical fire that started in a wall.

    “It started in the living room of the house,” he said.

    The Mays were not home at the time, and no one was injured as result of the fire, according to Mattingly.

  • Police: UK student, friend tried to resist robbers; fatal shots blamed on juvenile

    By Jim Warren
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    University of Kentucky student Jonathan Krueger and a companion tried to resist their assailants during an armed robbery that led to the Krueger's death, a Lexington police detective testified Thursday.
    The companion, identified as Aaron Gillette, managed to get away, but Krueger was shot multiple times and later died the morning of April 17, detective Reed Bowles said in Fayette District Court.

  • Crime on Kentucky college campuses, sexual assaults go under-reported in official tallies

    By Linda B. Blackford
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    University of Kentucky police reported 12 sexual assaults on campus in the 2013-14 school year. The University of Louisville and Western Kentucky University each reported one.
    That same year, 67 people came to the UK Violence Intervention and Prevention counseling center to say they'd been victims of sexual assault. At U of L's Prevention, Education and Advocacy on Campus and in the Community center, there were 43. The WKU counseling center saw 21 victims.