.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Judge/executive tells jury about son's final days

    By Jennifer Hewlett

    The Lexington Herald-Leader

    Courtroom spectators sobbed as Marion County Judge-Executive John G. Mattingly Jr. described in Fayette Circuit Court on Monday the final 47 days of his 23-year-old son's life.

  • Republican gubernatorial candidate - David Williams

    Why are you seeking this office? 

  • Republican gubernatorial candidate - Phil Moffett

    1. Why are you seeking the governor's office?

  • Republican gubernatorial candidate - Bobbie Holsclaw

    1. Why are you seeking the governor's office?

    I think truthfully when I made the decision I felt like David Williams nor Phil Moffett could be elected in November. I felt that Kentucky deserved better than what they have gotten. We are in desperate need of jobs, and our kids are in desperate need of a better education.

     

    2. What experiences and qualifications have prepared you for the governor's office?

  • Judge will allow jury to be told about guilty plea in UK student's death

    By Greg Kocher

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    A judge ruled Friday that the defense for Adrian Benton can tell a jury about a co-defendant's guilty plea in the 2006 shooting death of a University of Kentucky student.

  • MCHS site-based council to meet Monday

    The Marion County High School Site-Based Decision Making Council is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 16, at the high school.

    According to the meeting agenda, the council will discuss questions for the candidates to become the next high school principal, then go into executive session to discuss the candidates.

    After the executive session, the council will return to open session to set a timeline for the principal selection process.

  • Former Washington County deputy sheriffs plead guilty to firearms and drug trafficking charges

    Two former Washington County deputy sheriffs pled guilty today, May 11, in United States District Court to carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.

    Norris Wayne Bartley, 43, and Billy Joe Mattingly, 42, both of Washington County, earlier pled guilty to drug trafficking charges and averted a jury trial by entering guilty pleas to the remaining firearms charge.

  • Going the distance

    In the world of running, the Boston Marathon is the pinnacle of all races.

    It's the oldest and most prestigious 26.2-miler in the country. In its 114 years, the race has become a phenomenon. In fact, it was recently referred to as "running's Justin Bieber" in Runner's World magazine.

    But, instead of "Bieber Fever" most serious runners have "Boston Fever."

    Just ask Charley Emmons, 55, of Lebanon.

  • History not repeated

    The first weekend in May of 2010 is one Marion Countians will never forget.

    Not because of the Kentucky Derby, but rather, because of the rain.

    Driving to Bradfordsville recently, it sort of felt like déjà vu.

    Rain was saturating the county just like it was a year ago when it caused widespread flooding across the county leaving the City of Bradfordsville stranded, cut off from other areas because of the rising waters.

  • Three Republicans seek party's gubernatorial nomination

    Gov. Steve Beshear is running unopposed in the Democratic primary, but three Republicans are hoping to challenge him in November.

    On May 17, Republican voters will have a choice between Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw, businessman Phil Moffett and Senate President David Williams. All three have campaigned on the need for change in the governor's office, and each is convinced that he or she is the best candidate for the job.