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Today's News

  • Casey murder trial moved: Judge concerned biker gang may have intimidated jury pool

    By Todd Kleffman
    The Advocate-Messenger

    LIBERTY — Concerned that potential jurors may have been intimidated by the influence of motorcycle gang members, Casey Circuit Judge Judy Vance granted a last-minute motion by prosecutors Jan. 7 to move David Salyers' murder trial to another venue just before jury selection was to begin.

  • Deceased in Taylor County murder-suicide identified

    Paul Dewayne Sprowles and Karyn Rae Meeks are dead after an apparent murder-suicide last week on Finley Ridge Road.
    The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident, which happened at about 11 a.m. Jan. 7.
    According to Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton, the incident is being investigated as a homicide and suicide.
    Detectives and sheriff’s deputies were on the scene for about two hours collecting evidence and attempting to piece together what happened.
    Newton interviewed a witness to the event.

  • LMS to have interim principal

    Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser announced Friday that Marion County High School Assistant Principal Christina McRay will act as an interim principal at Lebanon Middle School for the remainder of the school year.

  • Single-digit temps create several issues for MCPS

    Last week’s single-digit temperatures not only caused school to be cancelled in Marion and surrounding counties, but also contributed to several heating-related issues at multiple Marion County Public Schools.

  • Shepherdsville man gets 12 years for home invasion

    Lawrence W. Inman, 32, of 503 Salt Well Road in Shepherdsville was sentenced to 12 years in prison in Marion Circuit Court recently for second-degree robbery and impersonating a police officer.
    Inman was indicted for first-degree robbery and impersonating a police officer related to a home invasion that occurred Jan. 1, 2013.

  • Turtleman to the rescue!

    By Dave Lavender
    The Herald-Dispatch

    HUNTINGTON - When a teacher asked Grant Burrows recently who he would most like to meet in this whole wide world, he quickly came up with only one answer: Turtleman.
    When a bird flew in his house the other day, Burrows was wishing again that the Turtleman could appear.

  • Legislature attacks ‘complex’ budgeting process

    As temperatures plummeted to near record lows across the Commonwealth on Jan. 2, state’s lawmakers convened the 2014 Regular Session.
    Our biggest task this year – as with every 60-day “long session” – will be writing the state government’s biennial budget. It’s a job that’s even more complex as we continue the hard uphill climb out of the worst recession in recent history.

  • Budget crunching

    The first week or two of a legislative session may seem slow at first glance, but that doesn’t diminish the importance of these opening days. That’s because this is the time when legislators and the governor alike lay out their priorities, setting the stage for what we hope can be accomplished by the time we finish our work, which this year will be on April 15.

  • Help us select Marion County’s Five Most Interesting People

    The word "interesting" means different things to different people. It could describe someone with a fascinating personality or career. It might refer to someone who has done something remarkable, exciting or out of the ordinary.
    No matter what definition you use, we're pretty sure you know someone (or maybe even multiple people) that you would call interesting for one reason or another.
    And we'd like to meet him or her (or them) — especially if it's someone who has never been featured in the paper.

  • Japanese company buys iconic Kentucky bourbon brands

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Suntory, a giant in Japan's spirits and beverage industry, has reached an agreement with Beam, the maker of Jim Beam and Maker's Mark bourbons, to purchase the iconic Kentucky brands.
    The deal is said to be worth more than $13 billion.
    Suntory already had an agreement with Beam for distribution of each other's products in overseas markets.