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  • Primary election is May 19

    The Democratic and Republican primary elections for statewide office will be held Tuesday, May 19. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Marion County voters should note that some polling locations have changed. If you are not sure where to vote, stop by the Marion County Clerk’s Office at 223 N. Spalding Avenue, Suite 102, in Lebanon or call 270-692-2651.
    Here is the list of the polling locations.
    • A101, Gravel Switch, at the Gravel Switch Community Center, 640 Gravel Switch Road, Gravel Switch

  • State of the fair

    The Marion County Fair Board is hoping to attract more events to the fairgrounds, and the Marion County Fiscal Court has agreed to help.
    On May 7, the magistrates unanimously approved $17,750 for the fair board.
    Betty Bradshaw presented the request at last week’s meeting
    “The Marion County Fair Board is in bad need of having some repairs done,” Bradshaw told the court.

  • Attorney general, newcomer seek governor’s seat

    Since January of 2008, Jack Conway has been serving as the Kentucky Attorney General, where he said he has been working to make Kentucky a safer place to live and work. He hopes to continue serving the state of Kentucky as its next governor. Conway’s opponent in the Democratic primary is Geoffrey “Geoff” Young of Lexington. Young said he has 36 years of experience working in the political arena, dealing with issues related to energy policy, economic development and protecting the environment. The two will face off in the May 19 primary.

  • Springfield man facing drug trafficking charges
  • One dead in crash with Danville fire vehicle

    By Todd Kleffman
    The Advocate-Messenger

    One person is dead and at least two others injured in a Friday morning crash involving a Danville fire vehicle en route to a fire that collided with a 3-wheeler and another vehicle in the intersection of Hustonville Road and the bypass.
    The collision occurred about 10:30 a.m. as the fire department's SUV was traveling with sirens and lights activated to a car fire near Cheddar's restaurant.

  • E-cig use triples among U.S. teens

    By Taryn Phaneuf
    Bowling Green Daily News

    Smoke-free advocates in Kentucky worry about the way e-cigarettes attract young users.
    With no federal regulations, emerging tobacco products are a “wild wild west,” said Ellen Hahn, a University of Kentucky nursing professor and director of the Center for Smoke-Free Policy.

  • Crime on Kentucky college campuses, sexual assaults go under-reported in official tallies

    By Linda B. Blackford
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    University of Kentucky police reported 12 sexual assaults on campus in the 2013-14 school year. The University of Louisville and Western Kentucky University each reported one.
    That same year, 67 people came to the UK Violence Intervention and Prevention counseling center to say they'd been victims of sexual assault. At U of L's Prevention, Education and Advocacy on Campus and in the Community center, there were 43. The WKU counseling center saw 21 victims.

  • Police: UK student, friend tried to resist robbers; fatal shots blamed on juvenile

    By Jim Warren
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    University of Kentucky student Jonathan Krueger and a companion tried to resist their assailants during an armed robbery that led to the Krueger's death, a Lexington police detective testified Thursday.
    The companion, identified as Aaron Gillette, managed to get away, but Krueger was shot multiple times and later died the morning of April 17, detective Reed Bowles said in Fayette District Court.

  • Another high note for President Lincoln’s Own

    Don Johnson and his group, President Lincoln’s Own Band, have been on quite a journey since they portrayed the U.S. Marine Band in the Steven Spielberg movie, “Lincoln.”
    They’ve appeared at an event commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. They appeared in a National Geographic documentary film, “Killing Lincoln,” and they provided music for the soundtrack of another documentary, “The Gettysburg Address.”

  • Commission increases capital fund, approves 2015-16 budget

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is anticipating a $60,000 increase in revenue during the next fiscal year compared to the 2014-15 budget.
    The commission approved its 2015-16 budget during its May 11 meeting. That budget also was presented to the Lebanon City Council Monday evening for approval.
    The council voted to accept the budget at its meeting.
    LTCC Executive Director Nena Olivier said she has spoken with some council members about the budget prior to Monday’s meetings.