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  • Voters split on clerks who refuse to issue marriage licenses

    By John Cheves
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    A majority of Kentucky voters disagrees with the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage, although voters are evenly split over the fate of county clerks who refuse to issue marriage licenses because of religious objections to the landmark ruling.

  • LWC, Campbellsville ink deals with new Liberty college

    By Larry Rowell
    Landmark News Service

    What began as a dream with community leaders a few years ago will become official this fall as Campbellsville University and Lindsey Wilson College have signed agreements to join Somerset Community College in offering classes at the Casey County Community and Education Center in downtown Liberty.
    Josh Switzer, director of Liberty-Casey County Economic Development Authority, and who’s acting director of the CCCEC, likened this fall’s course offerings to a “soft opening.”

  • Database provides information on surgeons

    Kentucky Health News
    A new online database is available to help consumers choose a surgeon, but surgeons are pushing back and asking for a peer-reviewed study of the data.

  • Kentucky Health Co-op lost $50.4 million in 2014

     By Melissa Patrick
    Kentucky Health News

    A federal audit of the non-profit health insurance companies formed under federal health reform found that at the end of 2014, all but one were operating at a loss, and the Kentucky Health Cooperative had the greatest loss, $50.4 million, but the lowest administrative costs.

  • Study finds that legislative crackdown pill mills did work

     By Al Cross
    Kentucky Health News

    The 2012 legislation to crack down on abuse of painkillers in Kentucky had an immediate and significant effect, according to a study by researchers at the University of Kentucky.

  • Bluegrass Poll: Paul vs. Clinton is still close

    By Tom Loftus
    The Courier-Journal

    As he hustles for support in early voting states for the Republican presidential nomination, Sen. Rand Paul stands only about even in his home state in a hypothetical general election against Democratic favorite Hillary Clinton, according to the latest Bluegrass Poll.

  • Whitfill is new Distinguished Young Woman

    Adria Whitfill has been named the 2016 Distinguished Young Woman of Marion County.

    "I can't believe it," Whitfill said. "It feels like a really elaborate dream."

    In addition to winning the overall award, Whitfill received a preliminary scholastic award, an interview award and a talent award.

    Here are the rest of this year's award winners:

    2016 Distinguished Young Woman - Adria Whitfill

    First runner-up - Lydia Anne Howlett

    Second runner-up - Leah Anne Thompson

  • Mills, Overly campaigning for Conway on Aug. 4

    State Rep. Terry Mills and State Rep. Sannie Overly (D-Paris) will be in Lebanon Tuesday to speak on behalf of Jack Conway's gubernatorial campaign. Conway is the Kentucky Attorney General, and Overly is his running mate. Mills and Overly will be appearing from 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 4 at the Lebanon Senior Citizens Center, 110 W. Mulberry Street. This is across the street from the Lebanon Police Department. All senior citizens are invited to attend.

  • Band’s community performance postponed

    The Marion County Marching Knights are postponing a community performance, which was originally planned for Friday, July 31.

    Band Director Curtis Bennett noted that the freshman Jump Start will be taking place at the high school on Friday. That along with a few other conflicts led to the decision to postpone the community/parent performance.

    The new date and time will be reported when they become available.

  • State police investigating dump truck accident

    A Campbellsville man was treated at Spring View Hospital and released after an accident involving an overturned dump truck Wednesday morning.

    Michael P. Brahm, 27, was driving a 1990 Chevy dump truck on KY 49 when he left the road. Braham overcorrected and the truck overturned around 9:10 a.m., approximately three miles south of Loretto, according to the Kentucky State Police.

    Brahm was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.