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  • Hillary Clinton urges action against human trafficking

    By Patrick T. Sullivan
    The Courier-Journal

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged people at Saturday's United Methodist Women's Assembly to combat social injustices like human trafficking and workplace inequality.
    Clinton shared stories about her upbringing in the United Methodist Church with more than 7,000 people at the Kentucky International Convention Center as the assembly's keynote speaker.

  • State Rep. Stan Lee apologizes after joke about Grimes' 'empty dress' falls flat at GOP dinner

    By Sam Youngman
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Republican State Rep. Stan Lee dusted off a remark Saturday night that had caused trouble for U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Lee took it even further, then took it back Sunday.
    Lee, riffing as emcee of the Fayette County Reagan Day dinner after McConnell had spoken, said he didn't understand what was wrong with calling likely Democratic nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes an "empty dress."

  • Toyota moving 1,600 jobs out of Northern Kentucky

    By Dan Horn
    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Toyota is closing its Erlanger headquarters and moving almost 1,600 jobs out of Northern Kentucky as part of a nationwide consolidation of the company's operations.
    Company officials gathered employees at its Erlanger offices Monday afternoon to tell them the news. All workers there will be offered jobs either at Toyota's new headquarters in Plano, Texas, or at an expanded technical center in Michigan.

  • Republican senate candidate - Matt Bevin

    Matt Bevin was born in Shelburne, New Hampshire, as the second of six children. He attended Washington and Lee University in Virginia on a four-year ROTC scholarship.

    After graduating from college in 1989, Bevin joined the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer. He served for four years attaining the rank of captain.

    In 2008, he started working at Bevin Bros., a bell manufacturing company that has been in his family since 1832. In 2011, Bevin became the president of the company.

  • Republican senate candidate - Matt Bevin

    Matt Bevin was born in Shelburne, New Hampshire, as the second of six children. He attended Washington and Lee University in Virginia on a four-year ROTC scholarship.

    After graduating from college in 1989, Bevin joined the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer. He served for four years attaining the rank of captain.

    In 2008, he started working at Bevin Bros., a bell manufacturing company that has been in his family since 1832. In 2011, Bevin became the president of the company.

  • Republican senate candidate - Brad Copas

    Brad Copas grew up in Tompkinsville in Monroe County and Frankfort. He graduated from Western Kentucky University with a degree in business administration.

    Copas joined the US Army in 1990 and served in Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield. He also participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom as the member of the Kentucky Army National Guard. As a member of the guard, he has served in foreign countries and 

  • Republican senate candidate - Mitch McConnell

    McConnell was first elected to the Senate in 1984, and he has been re-elected four times.

    McConnell has served as the Senate Minority Leader since 2006, and he believes his experience and his leadership position in the Senate are an advantage for Kentucky.

    The Enterprise was able to interview Bevin, Copas and McConnell, although McConnell’s interview included fewer questions because of time limitations.

     

  • Board of elections meeting

    The Marion County Board of Elections will meet at 4:30 p.m., Monday, April 28, in the Marion County Clerk’s Office. The board will be inspecting the voting machines for the May 20th Primary Election, and discussing the redistricting of Marion County voters due to state mandated reapportionment. The meeting is open to the public.

  • Elevated fire danger Wednesday due to dry air, wind

     Marion County Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson is warning people to used "extreme caution" if they are considering a controlled burn Wednesday, April 23.

    The combination of dry air and steady north winds increases the risk of wildfires Wednesday afternoon and evening, he announced.

    The relative humidity is expected to drop into the mid-20 percent range this afternoon and remain low into the early evening hours. Johnson encouraged people who are considering a controlled burn today to consider another time if possible.

  • StoryWalk at the park April 25-27

    Central Kentucky Head Start is hosting The StoryWalk at Graham Memorial Park from April 25-27, and everyone is welcome to visit.
    The StoryWalk promotes physical activity by combining walking with reading children’s books. In the StoryWalk, the pages of a book are turned into signs, which are laid out on a trail. By walking the trail, families, children and the community follow the pages of the book.