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Today's News

  • Eyes on the road

    Texting and driving can be scary.   Just ask Andrea Luckett, 17.

    "I've actually been in a car with someone who was texting and driving," she said. "And it freaked me out because she was all over the place."

    When the driver crossed over into the opposing lane, Luckett said she screamed. She added that she wanted to jump out of the car.

    "I finally said, 'You got to put your phone down,'" she said.

  • Time to take my own advice

    I'm a hypocrite.

    That probably won't be a surprise to anyone who knows me, but it's also the truth in more than one area of my life.

    It's not that I intentionally fall short of my ideals or that I say things with the intention of doing the opposite later. Nevertheless, it happens.

    As I write this, however, one particular thing is on my mind - texting and driving.

  • State installing traffic signal at Hwy. 49, Veterans Memorial Highway intersection

    Editor's note: The following is statement was issued by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

    Traffic signal installation is under way at the intersection of KY 2154 (Veterans Memorial Highway) and KY 49 (Loretto Road), in Lebanon.

    Engineers expect the sensor-controlled signal will be operational by mid-August.

    “As installation is completed, motorists will need to use caution as the community adjusts to the new signal,” Patty Dunaway, chief engineer for the Elizabethtown highway district, said.

  • 9-10 baseball team still alive in tourney

    After winning one and losing one in pool play, the Marion County 9-and-10-year-old baseball All-Stars were still in the hunt for the Little League State Tournament championship as of Sunday, July 18.

    Three North Oldham pitchers combined for a one-hitter against the Marion

    County 9-and-10-year-old Little League All-Star team as three first inning runs proved just enough as Oldham edged Marion 3-2 in the second round of pool play in the Kentucky State Tournament Sunday in Harlan following a nearly two-hour rain delay.

  • MCHS principal applicants will meet the public Wednesday

    Anyone interested in meeting applicants to become the next principal of Marion County High School will have an opportunity to do so Wednesday at noon.

    The candidates who were interviewed will be introduced by a member of the high school site-based decision making council between noon at 1 p.m. July 28 at the MCHS library.

  • More candidates file for Nov. 2 election

    Incumbent Marion County Board of Education member Alex Ackermann has filed to run again for the District Three seat. She is facing a challenge from Michael Mullins, who previously held the seat, but stepped down due to work obligations.

    Brad Mattingly, who was appointed to the District Four school board seat a few months ago, has filed to run for that seat in the Nov. 2 election. Mattingly will be running against Mike Cecil, who had already filed.

    In District Five, board chairwoman Sr. Kay Carlew is facing a challenge from Ed Hacker.

  • Loretto man arrested for cruelty to animals, conspiracy to promote gambling

    Thomas R. Butler of Loretto was one of nine people arrested Saturday in Edmonson County after police raided a cockfighting ring in Brownsville. He was charged with second-degree cruelty to animals and conspiracy to promote gambling.

  • Marion County softball teams finish second in the state

    Marion County softball produced two second-place teams in the 2010 state tournament.

    Thursday, July 22, Marion County's 9-10 team and its 11-12 team were both defeated by the respective state champions in their divisions.

    The 9-10 team lost to East Daviess. East Daviess was the only team to get a win over Marion County in the 9-10 division.

    In the 11-12 division, Marion County fell to South Shore.

    Look for more on the state softball tournaments in the July 28 print edition.

  • Lebanon loses President's Cup

    After dominating last year and claiming the President’s Cup, this year the Lebanon Country Club (LCC) lost a tight one to Springfield’s finest during the last match Sunday at the Lebanon course.

    Springfield defeated Lebanon 16 to 14 to take the trophy back to Lincoln Homestead State Park. Had Lebanon won their last match and tied the score at 15-15, they would have retained the Cup from last year.

    Lebanon started the tournament down 2.5 to 3.5 after the better ball round at Springfield on Saturday.

  • Wreck on US 150 kills E'town man

    A four-vehicle accident Friday morning on US 150 between Bardstown and Springfield has claimed the life of Victor Walters, 45, of Elizabethtown.

    Walters was killed when the 2001 Honda he was driving was hit by a tractor-trailer driven by Stephen Sizemore, 54, of Somerset. According to a report by Kentucky State Police, Sizemore had fallen asleep at the wheel of the 1999 Peterbilt semi truck.