Today's News

  • Toyota eyes 2017 for opening date on new engineering facility

    By Dan Adkins
    Georgetown News-Graphic

    Toyota broke ground last week for a 250,000-square-foot facility to accommodate nearly 700 production engineers who will be based in Georgetown in 2017.
    The move is part of Toyota North America’s centralizing various aspects of its design, production and business operations, company CEO Jim Lentz said.

  • Republicans vote to give Rand Paul a caucus, if the money is there

    By Sam Yougman
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT — It wasn't unanimous, but Kentucky Republicans voted Saturday to hold a presidential preference caucus next year, helping U.S. Sen. Rand Paul get around a state law prohibiting a candidate from appearing on the same ballot twice.
    But the approval of a caucus is conditional on whether Paul has transferred $250,000 to an account controlled by the Republican Party of Kentucky before Sept. 18. If the money is not there, the party will automatically revert to a primary.

  • Students up to the challenge at LES
  • ‘Built on solid ground’

    As they have done for at least two centuries, Catholics gathered in Lebanon Saturday evening to worship. On Aug. 15, St. Augustine also celebrated its 200th anniversary with a Mass presided over by Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville and concelebrated by more than a dozen priests and deacons.
    In his homily, Kurtz reminded a church filled (and overflowing into the parish center) that their roots go back much more than the 200 years that the parish has existed. They started more than 2,000 years ago by Jesus.

  • School board: Superintendent "between excellent and outstanding”

    After more than two hours of discussions in executive session that spanned two meetings, the Marion County Board of Education concluded its summative evaluation of Superintendent Taylora Schlosser on Aug. 13.

    And the board thinks she’s doing well, based on the statement issued at the of the Aug. 13 meeting.

    “The board met in closed session and we are pleased to render an evaluation rating of 3.64. This equates to an evaluation between excellent and outstanding,” Board Chairman Mike Cecil read from the joint statement.

  • Urgent need for blood donations

    The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is calling on eligible donors with O negative, B negative and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation.

  • 70th anniversary of the end of World War II

    Lebanon National Cemetery hosted a wreath-laying ceremony on Friday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. The war ended with the Japanese surrender on Aug. 15, 1945.

  • Musicians, composers connect at Motherhouse

    George Katehis walked down the drive leading to the Loretto Motherhouse last week, and he took a moment to reflect on where he was.
    “This is just a really inspiring place to be, regardless of one’s spirituality,” he said. “It’s a perfect place to write.”
    Katehis, 24, of New York was one of three young composers selected to participate in the inaugural Loretto Project, a composition seminar coordinated by Longleash, a piano trio based in New York.

  • 18-year-old recovering after Sunday morning accident

    A Bradfordsville man is in good condition at University Hospital in Louisville as of Monday morning following an accident early Sunday morning in front of the Calvary Store.
    David Clay Rodgers, 18, was driving a 2013 Scion east at 1:16 a.m. Aug. 16 on Hwy. 208 when he lost control and struck a utility pole and building, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
    Rogers was extricated from the vehicle by Marion County Rescue and was flown to University Hospital by Air Methods.
    Deputy Sheriff Nick Gray investigated the accident.

  • Small fire damages warmer at high school

    Marion County High School students were evacuated from the building temporarily Monday morning due to a small fire in the cafeteria. No one was injured, and the fire was contained quickly, according to Principal Mike Abell.
    He added that they evacuated the school as a precaution.
    “It looks like it was a transformer on the side of a warmer,” Abell said.
    He said fire could be seen on the side of the warmer. The staff responded by unplugging the machine, and a custodian used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire, according to Abell.