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Local News

  • Kentucky Bourbon Trail will start in Louisville

    By Gregory A. Hall
    Courier-Journal

    Louisville will be the official starting point for the Kentucky Bourbon Trail once a newly announced project inside the Frazier History Museum on Main Street is complete.
    The project, announced April 23, creates a gateway at the Frazier for the Kentucky Distillers' Association's famous bourbon tourism venture through Kentucky distilleries.
    Additionally, organizers say it will complement other museums and bourbon attractions in the area.

  • U.S. Supreme Court to weigh Kentucky's same-sex marriage ban

    By John Cheves
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    A few lawmakers expressed concern in 1998 when the Kentucky General Assembly overwhelmingly passed a law banning same-sex marriage.
    "I'm not sure that we're not treading on people's constitutional rights," warned state Sen. Gary Johnson, D-Pikeville.

  • Hendrickson USA opens facility in Elizabethtown; breaks ground on new expansion

    Kentucky Press News Service

    ELIZABETHTOWN – When Hendrickson USA LLC announced plans to build a highly advanced facility in Elizabethtown last year, the global manufacturer intended to create 75 jobs and invest $20 million in the project.

  • Jobless rates down in all Kentucky counties in March

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between March 2014 and March 2015, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.

  • Couple files civil suit against Hodgenville police, city

    By Linda Ireland
    Landmark News Service

     
    Alex M. Garvin and Brittany Gibson Wright, in a lawsuit filed in LaRue Circuit Court, claim their rights were violated by Officer Eddie Dockery during an incident on May 25, 2014.

  • LaRue County superintendent enters Alford plea to DUI

    By Linda Ireland
    Landmark News Service
     

    LaRue County School Superintendent Samuel D. Sanders entered an Alford plea April 20 in LaRue District Court to a charge of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
    Through the Alford plea, Sanders maintains his innocence, but admits the prosecution has enough evidence to prove that he is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    However, the case is far from over. An appeal is being filed in a higher court.

  • Habits of effective students (and teachers)

    Calvary Elementary School fifth-graders Charli Brockman and Ally Mattingly talk about the importance of being proactive, synergizing and putting first things first.
    Those are three of the seven habits that are part of The Leader in Me program, which has been implemented at Calvary and Glasscock elementary schools during the 2014-15 academic year.
    Mattingly said her teachers have included the habits throughout the year.

  • Two candidates face off for Sec of State office

    Alison Lundergan Grimes became well known during her 2011 campaign for Kentucky Secretary of State because of the TV ads starring her adorable grandmothers, who urged voters to support their granddaughter. But this campaign is different, as both have since died.
    Thelma Lundergan McHugh, Grimes paternal grandmother, died in June 2012 while Elsie Case, her maternal grandmother, died just last week, on April 23. 

  • Grocery store computer taken over by hackers

    Donnie Miles arrived at Loretto Foodland on April 16 thinking everything would be business as usual. He learned at 7 a.m. that wasn’t going to be the case.
    “I realized my computer had some crazy messages on it, and it was locked up,” Miles said.
    Miles’ store was a victim of a new type of computer virus referred to as ransomware. With this kind of virus, a hacker takes over the victim’s computer and demands a payment in order to unlock the files.

  • So it was written

    In 1998, a Marion County High School teacher and her students drafted a bill to create a day to celebrate Kentucky’s literary contributions. Two years later, that bill was signed into law by then-Governor Wallace Wilkinson.
    On Friday, the Marion County Historical Society hosted a reception to mark the 25th anniversary of Kentucky Writers Day. Writers with local ties gathered at the Marion County Heritage Center to share their works.