• If you see a bearded man walking up and down Main Street, staring at his smart phone, scrolling with his index finger vigorously, or positioning his phone to get a good look at something with his camera, don’t think anything of it. He might be James Simpson, and he’s just playing Pokémon Go.
    Sure, Simpson might be pointing his camera at something across the street, but if you look in the same direction, you won’t see what he’s seeing. That’s because you’re in our world. Simpson, however, is in the world of Pokémon Go.

  • Amber Wathen broke down in tears as she and her husband, Craig, walked out of the doctor’s office. They had driven more than 10 hours for the procedure, only to be told that her husband’s reverse vasectomy probably wouldn’t work. It had been too long since he’d gotten the procedure done in the first place.
    Craig had gotten the vasectomy seven years before after having two kids in his previous marriage.

  • By Trey Crumble
    Landmark News Service

    Losing a limb can have a devastating impact on a person’s life, drastically changing it, but Marion County native Shawn Gaither said the experience has given him a new appreciation of life.
    Gaither, who has been a Type 2 diabetic for about 20 years, lost his right leg after a surgery in February.  
    Gaither initially sustained an infection in his pinky toe, which later spread to the rest of his foot. After consulting with doctors, Gaither decided it was best to amputate his foot.

  • The 14th annual Hats Off to Kentucky’s Horse Industry Day – featuring free, family-friendly events designed to celebrate the horse – is Saturday, July 30, from 4 to 10 p.m. at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Hats Off Day is presented by Official Partner Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital with free admission sponsored by Central Bank and additional sponsorship by Zoetis and other industry leaders.  

  • The story that has captivated audiences for more than 75 years comes to life at the J. Dan Talbott Amphitheater as The Wizard of Oz returns to My Old Kentucky Home, presented by Salt River Electric.
    Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion as they follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City in search of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The production runs 10 performances on Thursday and Saturday evenings through Aug. 6 at 8 p.m.


    Every year parents of high school juniors and seniors spend hundreds of dollars for that perfect prom dress, makeup, tux, dinner and limo ride. But there are many young people, due to their social inabilities, that never get that opportunity.
    Recently, participants from Marion County, Washington County and Nelson County Industries experienced their very own prom. Many people from the community offered donations and volunteered their time during the event.

  • Isaiah House/Patricia’s Place is pleased to announce the acquisition of a recent anonymous gift of $200,000. Isaiah House/Patricia’s Place is a dual licensed, AODE/BHSO, and nationally accredited, Joint Commission, residential substance abuse treatment program. Located in Washington County, Isaiah House has been serving the state since 1999 and has served every county in the last two years. Isaiah House/Patricia’s Place has over 123 clients in treatment every day at the two locations and six sober living homes.


  • Hosparus Green River needs volunteers in Adair, Green, Marion, Taylor and Washington counties and will offer a free training session from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28 (lunch provided), at its Campbellsville office, 295 Campbellsville Bypass (behind Coltons).
    Pre-registration is required at least one week prior to training. To register or for more information, contact Carrie Truitt at 270-789-4247 or ctruitt@hosparus.org.