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  • Kentucky Writers Celebration is April 24

    The 2014 Kentucky Writers Celebration will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 24, at the Marion County Heritage Center in Lebanon.

  • City gets preliminary report on flooding

    For the last few months, O’Brien and Gere Engineers has been trying to determine what can be done to avert the kind of flooding that affected downtown Lebanon last year. Monday evening, Elaine Flinn of O’Brien and Gere presented a preliminary report to the Lebanon City Council. Flinn explained that they have conducted a ground survey of the Jordan Creek, reviewed downtown businesses, and partially completed an aerial survey.
    “The Jordan storm system is undersized for a large storm event,” she told the council.

  • All their eggs in one basket

    The hunt was on as children of all ages and sizes stormed Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon Saturday morning during the Easter egg hunt. Despite cooler temperatures, a large crowd gathered at the park for the annual tradition.
     

  • Beshear announces launch of Kentucky Automotive Industry Association

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT –To make Kentucky an even more prominent automotive powerhouse, Gov. Steve Beshear is bringing together Kentucky auto manufacturers, suppliers and supporting entities to create the Kentucky Automotive Industry Association.

  • State urges drivers to consider work zones ‘No Phone Zones’

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Many drivers in Kentucky will encounter at least one work zone during their daily travels. With 90 percent of adults in America owning a cell phone, it has become increasingly common to see multi-tasking drivers dialing, texting or talking on their phones while driving through work zones.

  • Health cabinet appeals ruling on child abuse records

    By Mike Wynn
    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services is appealing a recent court decision in a five-year legal battle over newspaper access to child abuse records.
    Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd found last year that the cabinet "willfully circumvented" the Open Records Act by failing to fully release files on child abuse fatalities and near deaths.

  • Blame all around in Fruit of the Loom closure

    By Kevin Wheatley
    The State Journal

    The Democratic frontrunner to take on U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell placed blame for the closure of Jamestown’s Fruit of the Loom factory squarely on the Republican’s shoulders Friday, citing past votes against legislation aimed to keep companies on U.S. soil.

  • State police K9 officers file suit seeking overtime for taking care of their dogs

    By Jim Warren
    Lexington Herald Leader

    Nine officers in the Kentucky State Police K9 unit allege in court that the state police violates the federal Fair Labor Standards Act by refusing to let them claim overtime for maintaining their dogs.
    Originally filed in Franklin Circuit Court, the lawsuit was transferred this week to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
    Plaintiffs in the case are Stephen Burke, a state K9 officer from Bowling Green, and eight other officers from across Kentucky.

  • KSP warns of possible scam

    The Crittenden Press

    The Kentucky State Police is advising the public of a possible scam.
    Over the weekend, KSP Post 2 Madisonville was contacted by a concerned citizen in reference to a possible scam. The person advised that they received a call from Louisiana. A male caller stated that they were going to send the potential victim money from a pharmaceutical company because of faulty mesh from a surgery many years ago.

  • Bevin seeks to close on McConnell as May 20 primary looms

    By Sam Youngman
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    And down the stretch they come.
    There are only six weeks until the May 20 primary between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republican challenger Matt Bevin.
    For Team Mitch, the next few weeks are about executing the final stage of a plan that began as long ago as May 2010, when Rand Paul defeated Trey Grayson in the GOP Senate primary.