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Today's News

  • Pedestrian dies after collision on US 68

    A woman from Ekhorn died and a Campbellsville woman was injured after they were struck by a Ford truck Friday, Sept. 18.

    The collision occurred at 8:39 p.m. on U.S. 68 approximately four miles west of Lebanon.

    Ladonna J. Sallee, 36, was pronounced dead at the scene, and Trena R. Summers, 32, was transported to Spring View Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

    According to the Kentucky State Police, alcohol appeared to be a factor involving the pedestrians. Summers was cited for alcohol intoxication.

  • Locals fall victim to former UK basketball star's game

    Rick Downs never played basketball at the University of Kentucky, but a former Wildcat basketball star is being accused of making a steal, and then a fast break with his money.

    Derrick Miller, 42, a former University of Kentucky basketball player from 1986 through 1990, has been charged with four counts of theft by deception, each a Class D felony.

  • InBrief

    Flu level deemed 'widespread' in Kentucky

    The Kentucky Department for Public Health has reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that the influenza activity level in Kentucky has increased from regional to widespread. This is the highest level of flu activity, and it indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state.

  • Bad medicine

    You've probably seen the ad on television. A teenage boy sitting in a cafeteria holds up pill after pill, explaining that they were prescribed for post-partum depression, sciatica, a hysterectomy, and a hip replacement. 

  • Roads to close during Ham Days

    There will be several roads closed during the Marion County Country Ham Days festival this weekend. According to Lebanon Police Chief Shelton Young, they are as follows:   • Main Street will be closed from College to Forest   • Depot will be closed from Mulberry to Lincoln

    • ML King Avenue will be closed from Depot to Proctor Knott and again from Spalding to Forest

  • Knights win Marion Cup; claim winning record

    The Marion Cup brought in a higher volume of fans than normal and the Knights didn't leave the spectators disappointed.

    Down 1-0 with time running out, sophomore John Southall netted a goal that ricocheted off senior Austin Spalding and a Meade County defender in the 78th minute of the game to send Marion County High School and Meade County into a 1-1 penalty kick shoot out.

    "We as a group collectively stepped up to try to make that tying goal," Head Coach Greg Conley said.

  • No matter the number ... Ham Days has been decades of fun

    The 2009 Ham Days is being promoted as the 40th anniversary of the festival, but the "first" Ham Days reportedly took place in 1971, according to news stories from that year.   Confused? It isn't the first time.

    The numbering of Ham Days has been in question for years, and the official and unofficial numbers remain something of a mystery.

    Charlie Pearl wrote about the issue in 1994. "How do you count Hammiversaries?" was included in the preview of that year's Ham Days.

  • Marion County Country Ham Days Treasure Hunt

    The Ham Days Treasure Hunt, sponsored by Time Warner Cable, is underway.

    Clues will be given daily.

    On Saturday (if the "treasure" hasn't been found), clues will be given every hour on the hour over the radio and on the Bluegrass Cellular Main Stage.

    The final clue will be given at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26.

    The winner of the Time Warner Cable Treasure Hunt will receive a country ham and a gift basket donated by Time Warner Cable.

  • Count on it

    The U.S. Constitution requires the government to conduct a census once every 10 years. It's not exactly exciting, and in fact, it's quite tedious work.

    But it is important.

    Counting, or at least trying to count, all of the hundreds of millions of people living in the United States takes a monumental effort by thousands and thousands of people.

    Fortunately, we can help a little, and by doing so, we'll be helping our community at the same time.

  • Volunteer at the animal shelter and relieve your stress

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