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Today's News

  • Report: Expanded forestry sector could be boon to Eastern, southern Kentucky

    By Bill Estep
    Lexington Herald Leader

    Forest industries have the potential to provide thousands more jobs in Eastern and southern Kentucky as leaders in the region search for ways to improve the economy, according to an analysis.
    Expanding the forestry sector could provide $1.49 billion in new revenue and nearly 7,500 additional jobs in a 54-county region that includes areas hit hard by a sharp decrease in coal jobs, researchers in the Department of Forestry at the University of Kentucky concluded.

  • Appeals court: Kentucky library tax is legal

    By Scott Wartman
    The Kentucky Enquirer

    It doesn't look like libraries in Kentucky will have to close after all.
    The Kentucky Court of Appeals in a 3-0 decision handed down on Friday reversed two circuit court decisions in Kenton and Campbell counties that declared the library districts in those counties had improperly raised taxes for decades.

  • Ban on powdered alcohol bottled up

    By Gregory A. Hall
    Courier-Journal

    A powdered form of alcohol — recently approved by federal regulators — poses a threat to responsible alcohol use and should be banned, Kentucky regulators and some traditional producers say.
    But a bill to do just that is stalled in the final days of the Kentucky General Assembly, which returned Monday for its penultimate day. Senate Bill 81 contains a ban on powdered alcohol along with other clean-up efforts sought by the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control department.

  • Fatalities falling in Kentucky work zones, crashes increasing

    By Stu Johnson
    WEKU News

    As temperatures begin to climb this spring, the number of highway work crews on Kentucky's roads will also increase. Proper attention to the road remains the key to safe travels.

  • New pipeline project raising concerns

    Gene Lanham doesn’t have to look far to see where the Tennessee Gas Pipeline crosses Marion County. 

    One line cuts across his farmland, just south of the the house where he’s lived most of the past eight decades. Another line crosses about a quarter mile north on the other side of Danville Highway.

  • Around 100 attend meeting on proposed NGL pipeline

    Approximately 100 people attended a meeting March 19 at the Marion County Extension Office to discuss natural gas liquids (NGLs).

    The Tennessee Gas Pipeline (which is owned by Kinder Morgan) has applied to abandon part of an existing natural gas pipeline with plans to convert it to carry NGLs.

  • ‘Wildman’ star, show facing lawsuit

    By Larry Rowell

    Landmark News Service

    and Stephen Lega

    slega@lebanonenterprise.com

    An iconic and well-known central Kentucky TV personality is being sued for trespassing and damage to property involving the production of a segment for his TV series.

  • Second man indicted in drive-by shooting incident

     A second man has been indicted in connection with a drive-by shooting incident reported at 12:13 a.m. Feb. 25.

    Damien L. Yantis, 24, of 1460 Fairground Road in Lebanon was indicted for criminal attempt to commit murder, first-degree criminal mischief and first-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Sheriff's office seeking missing Loretto man

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a Loretto man who has been reported missing.

    Bryan Alexander Roberts, 29, of 535 Spencer Hamilton Road in Loretto was reported missing by his fiancée late Tuesday evening. Roberts was last seen leaving his residence early Monday morning, March 9. He was last seen wearing a brown Carhart jacket, blue jeans and white tennis shoes.

  • Students have missed 10 days due to weather

     Marion County Public Schools have missed 10 days due to the weather this winter, Superintendent Taylora Schlosser reported during the March 12 Marion County Board of Education meeting.

    And as a result, the district will be using April 6 and 7, which would have been Monday and Tuesday of Spring Break, to make up two of those 10 days.