Today's News

  • 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.

  • 9-10 girls win first two games at state, drop third

    After two days of pool play, the Marion County 9-and-10-year-old softball All-Stars were one win away from playing in the Little League State Championship.

    The young ladies took care of their opponents in a business-like manner on Saturday by winning 5-1 against North Oldham and on Sunday by winning 10-1 against South London in Franklin.

    Marion County 5, North Oldham 1

    Known for their softball pedigree, North Oldham was shocked early on by Marion County’s pitching and defense.

  • 11-12 All-Stars split first two games at state

    After knocking off a pesky Lexington Fast Pitch team on Saturday, the Marion County 11-and-12-year-old softball All-Stars lost an 8-7 heartbreaker to South Shore on Sunday to send them to the loser’s bracket.

    Assistant Coach Todd Spalding said the team was up 7-4 with two outs and two strikes in the bottom of the sixth inning when South Shore reeled off four straight hits to come from behind to win 8-7.

    Marion County 8, Lexington Fast Pitch 7

  • 11-12 state softball tournament schedule

    This is the basic schedule for the 11-12 year old Kentucky State Little League softball tournament, which is being held in Franklin July 17-23.

    Saturday, July 17

    Game One - Marion County plays Lexington Fast Pitch at 10 a.m.

    Game Two - North Oldham plays the district four champion at noon.

    Sunday, July 18

    Game 3 - At 2 p.m., Stan Spence will play the winner of the Marion County/Lexington Fast Pitch game.

    Game 4 - At 4 p.m., Franklin-Simpson plays the winner of the North Oldham/district four champion game.

  • Marion County softball teams still alive at state

    After two days of competition, both Marion County softball teams are alive at the state tournament in Franklin.

    On Sunday, the 9-10 girls won their second game of the tournament, defeating South London, 10-1. The 9-10 girls from Marion County won their first round game against North Oldham, 5-1.

    The 9-10 girls are scheduled to play again at 4 p.m. Monday in the finals of the winners bracket. This is a double-elimination tournament.

    In the 11-12 tournament, Marion County started well, but lost its second game Sunday.

  • 9-10 state softball tournament schedule

    This is the basic schedule for the 9-10 year old Kentucky State Little League softball tournament, which is being held in Franklin July 17-23.

    Saturday, July 17

    Game One - Knott County plays Lewis County at 10 a.m.

    Game Two - Marion County plays North Oldham at noon in the second game that day.

    Sunday, July 18

    Game 3 - At 2 p.m., East Daviess County will play the winner of the Knott County/Lewis County game.

    Game 4 - At 4 p.m., the North Oldham/Marion County winner will play the district four champion.

  • Emergency services respond to three industries Monday

    Marion County emergency services responded to three separate incidents at local industries Monday. The emergency calls involved two injuries and a fire.

    At 7:48 a.m. July 12, Marion County EMS was dispatched to Curtis-Maruyasu America, 665 Metts Drive. According to the Lebanon Police, a person with a cut on the arm was flown to University Hospital in Louisville.

    A call to Curtis-Maruyasu was not returned, and no further information was available as of press time.