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Today's News

  • Kentucky gets a 'D' on gender wage gap

    By Pam Wright
    The Advocate-Messenger

    So you Know: Equal Pay Day was Tuesday. The date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. Originating in 1966 by the National Committee on Pay Equity, the day is meant to bring awareness to the gap between men’s and women’s wages. Those supporting equal pay for men and women wore red to commemorate the day.
    Kentucky is not faring well when it comes to gender pay equality, according to the results of a resent report.

  • Study explains workforce needs

    By Taryn Phaneuf
    Bowling Green Daily News

    After decades of watching demand for a more educated workforce increase dramatically, researchers have identified the cause.
    Productivity improvements, consumer demands and technological advances have moved many American jobs out of factories and into offices, hospitals and schools, according to a study published today by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

  • Kentucky launches aerospace study

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    Gov. Steve Beshear signed a resolution recently to kick start a study into the aviation and aerospace industry and its impact on Kentucky's economy. The goal of the study is to expand on an area that has already become the state's largest export.

  • Beshear to make economic development trip to Asia

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – In an effort to further strengthen and encourage international investment in Kentucky, Gov. Steve Beshear will left April 11 for an economic development trip to Asia.

  • Sen. Higdon adds more committees to his list

    President Robert Stivers (R-Manchester) recently appointed State Senator Jimmy Higdon (R-Lebanon) to the Education Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC). The SLC fosters and encourages intergovernmental cooperation among its 15-member states.

  • One step at a time

    Last Easter, chocolate and eggs were the last thing Kyle Edlin and his family were thinking about.
    Kyle, now 18, was a patient at University Hospital in Louisville, where he was recovering from multiple injuries, including a partially amputated left leg, two broken femurs and a crushed pelvis. He also suffered damage to arteries, veins and his lungs and received a laceration on his upper left leg.

  • Coming home

    A Loretto man is one of 22 people granted clemency by President Barack Obama on March 31.
    Darrell Hayden, 64, was serving a life sentence on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and manufacturing marijuana plants. As a result of the President’s decision, Hayden is scheduled to be released July 28.

  • Police seeking information about burglary

    The Lebanon Police responded to a report of a burglary at 5:50 a.m. April 4 at the Lebanon City Service Center. Two chainsaws, asmall TV, and an undetermined amount of cash were stolen.

    Anyone with information in this case or any other criminal case is encouraged to call Lebanon Police anonymous TIPS line at 270-692-5LAW (5529) or 270-692-2121.  

    Sergeant Cardwell is the investigating officer.

  • Citizens concerned about road to Maker’s Mark

    A new road has been constructed off of Hwy. 52 to Maker’s Mark Distillery.
    The Marion County Fiscal Court held a public hearing April 2 to consider removing part of the current road to the distillery from the county system and adding the new one.
    A handful of residents in that area — Billy Nally, Doug Cambron, and Jamie and Dawn Yates — expressed concerns about the impact of closing a portion of the current road and about potential dangers of opening the new one.

  • Seven UK players to enter NBA draft

    Kentucky Press News Service

    There were few surprises at Thursday afternoon's UK press conference in which seven Wildcats announced their intentions to turn pro by entering June's NBA draft.
    The seven - Willie Caulie-Stein, Aaron and Andrew Harrison, Trey Lyles, Dakari Johnson, Devin Booker and Karl-Anthony Towns - all stood up when Coach John Calipari asked for the players entering the draft to stand.