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Today's News

  • Staying in the driver's seat

    By Rich Suwanski
    The Messenger-Inquirer

    Mark Moseley is 92 years old and still drives his 1998 Chevrolet Lumina, even though his family would rather he not get behind the wheel anymore.
    "My children don't want me to drive," he said with a chuckle. "They say my reflexes aren't the same, like if someone stops quickly in front of me, they think I don't react quickly enough."

  • Kentucky ranks low in Internet speeds

    By Katie Brandenburg
    Bowling Green Daily News

    Kentucky ranked as one of the states with the lowest average Internet connection speeds in the country in the first quarter of 2014, according to a report from the company, Akamai Technologies.
    Kentucky joins Montana and Arkansas with an average connection speed of 7.3 megabits per second, according to the report from the cloud services provider.
    Alaska had the lowest speed of 7 megabits per second, according to the report.

  • Miles resigns from school board

     Bernard Miles has resigned from the Marion County Board of Education, leaving the board with two vacancies.

  • Gribbins sentenced to 20 years for murder

     Christopher Gribbins has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the wanton murder of David Litsey Jr., who was 22 years old.

  • School board: Superintendent is ‘excellent’

    It only took a few minutes Monday evening for Marion County Board of Education Chairman DeLane Pinkston to read a glowing evaluation of Superintendent Taylora Schlosser. But the school board spent nearly three and half hours in executive session before presenting their conclusions to a group of approximately 20 people who stuck around for the entire meeting. The board voted 4-0 to approve the summative evaluation.

  • Fighting for another chance

    In the 1990s, federal officials decided to show they were getting tough on crime by implementing a “three strikes you’re out” law.
    Darrell Hayden’s third strike occurred in 1999 when he was arrested on federal charges of manufacturing marijuana and conspiracy charges in Michigan. He was convicted in 2001, and because Hayden had two prior convictions (also for growing marijuana), he was sentenced to two life sentences with 10 years of supervised probation.

  • Broadway star

    Before the 2015 Marion County Distinguished Young Woman was announced, Bethany Spalding turned to Rachel Gootee.
    "She said, 'You better give me a big hug when you win,'" Gootee recalled.
    Even with that bit of foreshadowing, Gootee said she was surprised when her name was called Saturday night at Marion County High School.
    In addition to winning the overall title, Gootee also won Be Your Best Self, preliminary scholarship, self-expression and talent awards.

  • Lebanon man arrested after fleeing sheriff’s deputy

    Ricky L. Garrett of Lebanon was arrested following a car and foot chase Monday evening.
    Garrett was supposed to start serving a three-year sentence in June, but did not turn himself in as ordered by the court, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
    At 7:56 p.m. Aug. 4, Marion County Deputy Sheriff Nick Gray tried to make a traffic stop on Garrett, 28, in Bradfordsville because Garrett had outstanding warrants

  • Cellular providers pushing for greater 4G access, service

    When smartphones first came out, the number of low-income families and individuals who purchased those devices surprised many people in the cellular industry.
    Eventually, they realized those devices offered a way to access the Internet at a lower cost than buying a computer and paying for in-home service, according to Hood Harris, president of AT&T Kentucky.
    That connectivity also meant more opportunities — more ways for anyone to search for jobs, send emails and learn about the world around them.

  • 68 Jamboree alive and well

    There’s an old saying that goes: “Only time will tell.”
    For the 68 Jamboree, time has been extremely gracious.
    For the last four and a half years, the 68 Jamboree, which is four miles outside of Lebanon, has been a venue for country musicians from near and far.
    William Weatherford, 86, and Libby Myers, 75, opened the 68 Jamboree on Dec. 12, 2009, as a place for people who do not drink but still want to have a good time. The family oriented location is alcohol, smoke, drug and weapons free.