Local News

  • Room to improve

    The Marion County Public School System "needs improvement," according to recent test results, and school officials, teachers, school board members and parents began developing a district improvement plan during the annual fall retreat Thursday evening at Marion County High School.

    While much of the discussion centered around test scores, Marion County Superintendent Dr. Chuck Hamilton cautioned those in attendance to not become overwhelmed with those numbers.

  • Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer visits Marion County

  • Two die in weekend accidents

    Accidents on Springfield Highway and on KY 49 ended in two fatalities over the weekend.

    Joseph Raikes, 26, of Loretto died in a single-vehicle accident early Sunday morning, and Virginia Simpson of Bardstown died after a collision Saturday afternoon.

  • US 68 has been reopened

    Danville Highway was closed temporarily near Hourigan Lane, according to Marion County Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson. It has been reopened.

    A rollover accident occurred around 3:20 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. A helicopter is on site to transport someone in the vehicle, according to Johnson.

    More information will be reported as it becomes available.

  • Loretto man dies in single vehicle accident


  • Bardstown woman has died in collision on Springfield Highway

    One woman has died and two other people were transported to the hospital following an automobile accident at 5:30 p.m. Saturday on Springfield Highway, approximately 4.4 miles north of Lebanon.

    Virginia Simpson of Bardstown was pronounced dead at the scene following the collision. Richard T. Bishop and Carol A. Mink of Cloverdale, Ind., were taken to Spring View Hospital. Bishop was listed in stable condition and transfered to University Hospital in Louisville, and Mink was treated and released.

  • Raywick bar owner in jail for murder

    The owner of Raywick Bar and Grill, Chris Gribbins, 46, of Hodgenville has been arrested and charged with murder and second-degree assault following a shooting in Raywick Friday, Nov. 9.

    David Litsey Jr., 22, of Lebanon was shot outside of the Raywick Bar and Grill that morning. Litsey, a 2009 graduate of Marion County High School, was transported to Spring View Hospital where he died from his injuries, according to the Kentucky State Police.

  • All Saints Day at St. A

    St. Augustine Grade School kindergarten and first grade students dressed up as their favorite saints during a special Mass on All Saints Day Thursday.

  • Art reception at the courthouse

    The Marion County Judicial Center hosted a reception Oct. 25 to celebrate the art on display throughout the building. A number of local artists painted pieces specifically for the judicial center.

  • New Harmonies events continue

    The display of the Smithsonian's New Harmonies exhibit ended Nov. 3, but more events are still planned to coincide with the celebration of American music.
    St. Catharine College will continue its Film Festival of American Musicals for two more Saturdays in Angelic Hall at Centre Square. The movies include a chance to win a DVD copy of the movie being shown and a discussion of the films.
    On Nov. 10, "Annie" will be shown at 1 p.m., and "Phantom of the Opera" will be shown at 7 p.m.