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Today's News

  • U.S. Senate candidate speaks at pro-cockfighting rally

    By Dean Manning and Trent Knuckles
    Corbin/Whitley News Journal

    U.S. Republican Senate candidate Matt Bevin’s itinerary listed a recent event at The Arena in Corbin as a “states rights rally,” but event organizers say the sole purpose was to build support to legalize cockfighting in Kentucky.
    Bevin addressed the crowd of about 700 people at the event, which was closed to the media.

  • Bevin seeks to close on McConnell as May 20 primary looms

    By Sam Youngman
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    And down the stretch they come.
    There are only six weeks until the May 20 primary between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republican challenger Matt Bevin.
    For Team Mitch, the next few weeks are about executing the final stage of a plan that began as long ago as May 2010, when Rand Paul defeated Trey Grayson in the GOP Senate primary.

  • Mid-continent University acting to shore up its finances

    By Kathleen Fox
    The Paducah Sun

    As officials at Mid-Continent University work on submitting the correct paperwork to release federal funding, acting president Ken Winters has announced several money-saving steps.
    Winters met privately with faculty and staff members April 1. He told the group about several actions the school has taken, including temporarily laying off about 40 staff members, selling property and vehicles, and freezing new admissions. Winters was given broad authority to act on behalf of the Mid-Continent Board of Trustees.

  • McConnell lauds Supreme Court decision striking down aggregate contribution limits

    By Sam Youngman
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell hailed a decision April 2 by the U.S. Supreme Court that strikes down aggregate limits on how much donors can give to political parties and committees in a two-year election cycle.
    The court kept in place limits on what a donor can give to individual candidates and committees, but the ruling in McCutcheon v. the Federal Election Commission will let someone give to an unlimited number of candidates and committees.

  • Sun, warm weather expected for Thunder over Louisville

    By Mark Boxley
    The Courier-Journal

    After a week mostly filled with dreary days and rain, Louisville is expected to see a break in the weather just in time for Thunder Over Louisville Saturday.
    There is a chance of rain almost every day this week but Saturday is forecast to be sunny with highs in the 70s. This year's Thunder is expected to be much warmer than the 2013 event, which started the day with temperatures in the 30s and didn't break out of the 50s all day.

  • Congressman Massie supports raw deal for milk

    By Brad Bowman
    Landmark News Service

    Kentucky U.S. Representative Thomas Massie has introduced legislation aimed at protecting farmers and keeping the federal government out of your milk.
    On Thursday, March 27, Massie joined a bipartisan effort of 19 other legislators for two bills: The Milk Freedom Act of 2014 and the Interstate Milk Freedom Act of 2014, which would allow consumers to buy raw, unpasteurized milk across interstate lines.

  • Lebanon Aquatic Center closed temporarily

     The Lebanon Aquatic Center is closed temporarily while the city is replacing the HVAC system at the center. 

    City Administrator John O. Thomas said the city hopes it will be able to reopen the pool by next week.

  • Kynect enrollment extended through April 11

     The Governor’s Office has announced that enrollment for health insurance through kynect has been extended through April 11 for Kentuckians who had trouble starting or completing their applications.

    Kentuckians who completed their applications by March 31 can visit kynect.ky.gov to select a plan by midnight April 15 for coverage that could start May 1.

  • 15-year-old female has been located

    A 15-year-old female who had been reported missing was located on Wednesday morning.

    Amber Marie Hagerty was last seen at 10 p.m. Monday, March 31, at her grandmother's house in Lebanon. Her mother took her to the Kentucky State Police Post in Columbia at 8:11 a.m. Wednesday morning, April 2.

  • School daze on school days

    Marion County Public Schools have missed 16 days of school this year, and the school board continues to go back and forth on how those missed days should be made up.
    “I think we have to look at what we think is best for kids,” Superintendent Taylora Schlosser told board members at their regular monthly meeting Tuesday of last week. “Our board is very adamant that we want kids to get as many days of instruction in as possible.”