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Today's News

  • Marion County's Top Five Most Interesting People: Single mom, successful businesswoman, silent servant

    Ackie George never meets a stranger.
    She speaks her mind.
    She helps those in need without a second thought.
    That’s just who she is.
    Bishop Charles Thompson, who knows George well after being a long-time pastor at St. Augustine Catholic Church, described her best when comparing her to the Good Samaritan in the Gospel of Luke.

  • Marion County's Top Five Most Interesting People: A travelin’ man

    Dudley Friend Adle Jr. - He has an interesting name, but he’s had an absolutely fascinating life.
    Not many people can say they’ve traveled and lived all over the world, including the arctic circle.
    Adle, 78, settled in Raywick six years ago with this wife of almost 55 years (their anniversary is Friday), but for the majority of his life he, Linda and their five children have traveled all over the country and world.

  • Marion County's Top Five Most Interesting People: Cooking for the rich and famous

    Lebanon native Kevin Shockency, 50, has cooked for some of the world’s most rich and famous, including Stephen Spielberg, President George W. Bush, Peyton Manning, Morgan Freeman… even Prince William and Prince Harry.
    His career as a chef has taken him all over the world. He’s cooked in almost every state in the country, as well as Brazil, Spain, Argentina, the British West Indies, the Bahamas, Jamaica.. the list goes on and on.
    But, this successful chef almost became a horticulturalist.

  • Marion County's Top Five Most Interesting People Star Wars-loving, tattoo artist

    David Phillips was 12 years old the first time he saw Star Wars at a drive-in theater as part of a double-feature with Logan’s Run.
    "From the moment the words popped up on the screen, and that star destroyer came flying out overhead .... that did it,” Phillips said, later adding, "It was like nothing I'd ever seen before, and it just kind of skyrocketed from there."

  • Marion County native hosting music variety show

    Mary Kutter is helping bring back variety shows at 7 p.m. Thursdays.
    The Marion County native is hosting “Mary Kutter’s Country Music Hour” on BRTV Cable Channel 19 in Bardstown and WBRT 97.1 FM and 1320 AM.
    The show will feature rising Kentucky artists, including comedians, bands, instrumentalists and songwriters along with established Nashville performers.
    The show is the brainchild of Roth Stratton, the managing partner of the stations.

  • Dedication of a lifetime

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    A lifetime achievement award is intended for someone who has dedicated countless years of service to a cause or a community. It’s someone who has stepped up to the plate to lead when direction is needed. That description could not be more apt for Dr. John W. Cecconi, the winner of the 2015 Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement award.

  • Hosparus focus is on quality of life

    John Overby
    Landmark News Service

    The word hospice can elicit very negative reactions.
    But the staff members of Hosparus Green River are hoping to change that.
    Hospice care is for anyone with a life-limiting illness, and the goal is to help relieve suffering when a cure for an illness is not expected by enhancing a patient’s comfort and quality of life.

  • Kentucky authors to visit for March 5 event

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    It may not seem like it, but the New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future just turned 10 years old.
    You may not have heard of the non-profit organization until five years, three years or even just a year ago, but Sr. Claire McGowan and the New Pioneers have been hard at work for a decade trying to send the message of the importance of preserving the world around us, and on Thursday, March 5 they’ll celebrate that decade of progress.

  • Roadside memorials are sacred

    I drive St. Mary Highway almost every single day, and I have never noticed the cross that sits along the roadside at the site of a fatal accident that killed a local woman in April of last year.
    Apparently, however, someone else has noticed it, and he or she do not approve of where it’s placed. It bothered this person so much, in fact, that he or she called the state road department and complained.

  • Warm up at The Bretts Show

    By G.B. Dixon

    Good news. Wintertime warmth is not in short supply this week. Set a blazing fire at home, yawn, and watch it sizzle by the hour, or get out to see the lovable, high-octane performances given by the Brett family, as they make their only Kentucky stop of a world tour.