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Local News

  • Mother and daughter homicide victims remembered

    By Jennifer Corbett
    Landmark News Service

    To those that worked with them, Kathy and Samantha Netherland were two people who had tremendous passion for their respective crafts.
    Kathy, a special education teacher at Bardstown Elementary School, was known as an enthusiastic woman who loved teaching. Her daughter, Samantha, a sophomore at Bardstown High School, was a student who excelled academically and had dreams of becoming a marine biologist.

  • Frost-Arnett to add 70 new local jobs

    By Leslie Moore
    Landmark News Service

    Keeping up with the rapid growth in the health industry, Frost-Arnett Co. is expanding and creating 70 full-time jobs for its Campbellsville call center. The company will also invest $620,000 to expand the existing 10,000 square-foot facility on East Broadway to 12,000 square feet.
    An accounts receivable management company specializing in office solutions for health care organizations, Frost-Arnett opened its doors in Campbellsville in November 1999.

  • Paul Childers and the Black Tie Affair to perform in Lebanon

    Former Saint Augustine Grade School student Paul Childers and his band, The Black Tie Affair, will be performing a live concert in Angelic Hall at Centre Square in Lebanon at 7 p.m. May 9-10.

  • Incumbent faces four challengers in Senate primary

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has served as one of Kentucky’s senators since 1985. This year, four Republicans are challenging him to be the party’s nominee in November.
    Matt Bevin, a Louisville businessman, stressed his concern about the country’s debt.
    Brad Copas, of Lexington, has served in the Army and the Kentucky Army National Guard, started businesses, and believes rural Kentucky needs someone who will fight for them.
    The other two candidates are Shawna Sterling of Sharpsburg and Chris Payne of Salvisa.

  • School board briefs

    The Marion County Board of Education could be hiring a new auditor.
    In the past, the district has historically hired White and Company in Lebanon to complete auditing services, but recently several members of the board asked to put the auditor contract out for bid and possibly hire a new auditor.

  • 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.