Marion County en Marion County Priest Placed On Leave As Archidiocese Investigates Abuse Allegations <p>The Archdiocese of Louisville says it has opened an investigation into sexual abuse allegations against a Marion County priest. The <a href="" target="_blank">Courier-Journal</a> reports a May 8<sup>th</sup> letter written by Archbishop Joseph Kurtz says the church is looking into complaints against the Rev. Joseph Hemmerle. &nbsp;Hemmerle, who is the pastor of two Marion County parishes, has been placed on leave.&nbsp;<br /><br />Kurtz says the archdiocese has reported the allegations to the commonwealth’s attorney in Meade County where the alleged abuse took place in the 1970s.<br /> Mon, 12 May 2014 16:33:04 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 47919 at Suspicious Fire at Marion County Distillery Under Investigation <p>An early-morning fire Friday at the Limestone Branch Distillery in Lebanon is under investigation by Kentucky State Police, the ATF and the state fire marshal’s office.&nbsp;</p><p>Trooper Billy Gregory says police got a call about a break-in at the distillery on Veterans Memorial Highway about 6 a.m. EST. When officers arrived, they quickly called the fire department.<br /><br />“They were able to save the building without a huge loss and there were no injuries,” said Gregory.&nbsp; “At this time, the investigation has led us to believe that someone forced their way into the building and set the fire.”<br /><br />Gregory says the distillery was open for business on Friday.&nbsp; The <a href="">KSP is asking for anonymous tips</a> in the case.<br /> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 15:00:30 +0000 WKU Public Radio 40373 at Suspicious Fire at Marion County Distillery Under Investigation Bluegrass Pipeline Won't Cross Through Sisters of Loretto Land <p>A spokesman for a company planning to build a pipeline through Kentucky says the proposed route for the project would avoid land owned by a group of Marion County nuns known as the Sisters of Loretto.</p><p>The Sisters had refused to allow the project's surveyors to enter their 780-acre property.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">The proposed Bluegrass Pipeline</a> would connect natural gas producers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia with export centers on the Gulf Coast.</p><p>One proposed path of the pipeline would extend through northern Kentucky southward into Nelson, Larue, Hardin, Meade and Breckenridge counties.</p><p>A spokesman for Williams Company said Wednesday that the proposed route would "stay well to the north of Marion County." Pipeline opponents, including the Sisters of Loretto, have demonstrated against the project, saying it poses environmental risks. Thu, 05 Sep 2013 13:33:46 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 36579 at