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Today's News

  • Marion County Public Library How-To Festival and More

    Is there something you’ve always wanted to learn how to do, but don’t know where to begin? The Marion County Public Library has the event for you.

  • Accident claims the life of an 11-year-old boy in Mercer County

    By Pam Wright
    The Advocate-Messenger

    HARRODSBURG — An 11-year-old boy was killed Sunday following a two-vehicle accident in Mercer County.
    Tristan Yeager, a passenger in a car driven by his mother, Misty Yeager, was pronounced dead on the scene as a result of his injuries.

  • Social media post helps police identify woman suspected of gas drive offs

    By Jennifer Corbett
    Landmark News Service

    Not too long after posting a video on Facebook of a woman suspected of several gas drive-offs, Bardstown Police began receiving tips from the public identifying the suspect.
    “Within an hour, we were receiving info on who she was,” said Police Chief Rick McCubbin. “It didn’t take long at all.”
    As of Friday afternoon, police have not publicly identified the woman because formal misdemeanor theft charges have not yet been filed against her.

  • Lawmaker's bill would let homeschool, private-school students play sports at public schools

    By Valarie Honeycutt Spears
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    A bill prefiled this month in Kentucky's General Assembly is not the first that state Rep. Stan Lee, R-Lexington, has introduced to allow homeschooled children to participate in athletics at public middle and high schools.
    But Kentucky High School Athletic Association Commissioner Julian Tackett said the legislation for 2015 "would fundamentally alter high school athletics in the state."

  • Mitch McConnell and Alison Grimes both tell untruths

    By Joseph Gerth
    The Courier-Journal

    The email came from the Alison Lundergan Grimes campaign Wednesday afternoon noting that the nonpartisan PolitiFact had taken to task Sen. Mitch McConnell and his wife, former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, for a whopper in McConnell's latest television commercial.
    The fact-checking organization had determined that despite what Chao said in the ad, McConnell really didn't support a stronger version of the Violence Against Women Act when he voted against a version of it that passed last year.

  • ‘God's got it’

    Aaron Glasscock has served more than 15 years in prison for a crime he said he didn’t commit. He has 11 more years to go, but that could change soon.
    A new federal law took effect earlier this year that could result in Glasscock being released from prison sooner than expected.
    In April, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a new clemency initiative for inmates who met six criteria:
    - They are serving a federal sentence and would likely be serving a shorter sentence if convicted of the same offense today.

  • Miles resigns from school board

    Bernard Miles has resigned from the Marion County Board of Education, leaving the board with two vacancies.
    Miles, who was representing District 1 on the board, submitted his resignation via email Friday afternoon.
    "I am resigning from the board [of] education as [of] 4:40 p.m. 08/8/2014. Thanks bernard," he wrote.
    The message was sent at 4:38 p.m. Aug. 8 with the subject line of "Re: Salary Revisions."
    Schlosser also sent a reply to Miles resignation announcement, which reads as follows:
    "Mr. Miles,

  • Gribbins sentenced to 20 years for murder

    Christopher Gribbins has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the wanton murder of 22-year-old David Litsey Jr.
    Marion Circuit Judge Dan Kelly handed down the sentence Thursday morning.
    Prior to the sentencing, Nicole Stamp, the mother of Litsey’s three children, read a statement on behalf of the Litsey family. She said Nov. 9, 2012, was supposed to be a celebration of the birth of her oldest child, but instead they were mourning Litsey’s death.

  • Updated candidate filings for the 2014 General Election

    Aug. 12 was the deadline for candidates to file and have their names appear on the Nov. 4 General Election ballot.
    Write-in candidates, whose names will not appear on the ballot, can register until 4 p.m. Oct. 24.
    Eligible citizens have until Oct. 6 to register to vote in the November election.
    Here are the candidates who have filed so far (an “I” indicates an incumbent):

    Federal offices

  • Former Club Cherry manager has died

    Obie Slater grew up as the son of a sharecropper from Mississippi. He died Aug. 6 in Lebanon, where he famously ran a popular nightclub for decades.
    Slater was 85.
    “He was small in stature, but his constitution and his will and his desire were huge,” Ruth Ann Fogle said.
    Fogle knew about Slater’s time as the manager for Club Cherry from her mother and her aunts.
    “He sounded like a rock star,” she said.