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Today's News

  • Concert for a cause

    The Marion County Association for the Handicapped hosted a concert Friday evening in Angelic Hall at Centre Square. Several local performers entertained the crowd, as well as the Brown Brothers Band from Bardstown.
     

  • Lebanon woman wrecks, cited for DUI

    A Lebanon woman was cited for DUI after a one-vehicle accident Thursday, March 19.
    The collision occurred at 6:40 p.m. at the intersection of KY 84 and Miller Pike three miles west of Lebanon. April Smith, 33, was driving a westbound 2003 Buick when she lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway and struck a tree. Smith was transported to Spring View Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. She was wearing a seatbelt.
    Smith was charged with driving under the influence, first offense, and cited to court. KSP Trooper Adam Mattingly is investigating.

  • Forkland pie supper is Saturday

    The Forkland Community Center will be hosting its 12th annual Old-Fashioned Pie Supper and Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, March 28.
    The spaghetti dinner is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. with entertainment by Trena Douglas, Freddie Edwards and Steve Shepperson. The pie supper and auction is scheduled for 7 p.m.
    The community center is at 16479 Forkland Road in Gravel Switch.
    Admission is free, but the dinner is $7 for adults and $4 for children.
    For more information about the center, visit forklandcomctr.org.
     

  • Officer assists woman at 10K end, goes viral

    By Gregory A. Hall
    Courier-Journal

    Asia Ford’s third-to-last finish in Saturday’s Rodes City Run is getting more attention than anyone ahead of her because of help she had from Louisville Metro Police Lt. Aubrey Gregory in reaching the finish line.
    On Facebook, Ford thanked Gregory after the race saying that she had “messed up and forgot to eat this morning.”

  • Lawmakers urged to freeze gas tax, help roads

    By Tom Loftus
    Courier-Journal

    Editor’s note: This news story was written prior to the last two days of the legislative session.

    State and local government officials are warning road construction projects will be delayed, potholes will go unfilled and highway workers will be laid off if the General Assembly does not act quickly to stabilize Kentucky's plunging gas TAX collections.

  • Schools liable in suicides? Court to hear case

    By Andrew Wolfson
    Courier-Journal

    By all accounts eighth-grader Stephen Patton was cheerful and well-liked by most of his classmates at Floyd County’s Allen Central Middle School.
    But a few of them, his family says they discovered, repeatedly abused, taunted and bullied the 13-year-old gentle giant, who stood 6 foot 3, weighed 196 pounds and had a stutter.
    On Nov. 27, 2007, Stephen placed a gun to his head and took his own life.

  • New vehicle registration system saves time, money

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Some time- and cost-saving changes to Kentucky’s vehicle registration system are being implemented in county clerk offices across the Commonwealth.
    The vehicle registration system is changing to “print on demand” decals for license plate renewals. Instead of clerk offices having to stock booklets of preprinted decals, the new decals are printed at the time of registration.

  • Kentucky producing the next wave of entrepreneurs

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Kentucky’s brightest college entrepreneurs have enrolled in a different type of university – one that could turn the next big idea into a full-scale company.
    Students from 15 colleges and universities from across the state will participate in the Cabinet for Economic Development’s Idea State U, a nationally recognized business plan competition designed to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship on the college level.

  • Mid-Continent University aiming to collect millions in student debt

    By Lauren P. Duncan
    The Paducah Sun

    About 1,000 students who formerly attended Mid-Continent University are expected to soon receive information on how to repay their student loan debts.
    MCU officials hopes to collect about $11.7 million in student debts. The school loaned the institution's money to students after the Department of Education cut the school off from receiving federal student loans due to the college's failure to properly file paperwork.

  • 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.