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Today's News

  • Missing inmate caught in Indiana

    A Marion County Detention Center inmate who walked away from a work detail in Washington County on Aug. 6 has been captured.

    Darrell Arrwood, 28, of Louisville was caught Aug. 9 in Indiana by the Clark County Sheriff's Department, according to Marion County Jailer Barry Brady. Arrwood is awaiting extradition to Kentucky and he will face escape charges in Washington County.

    Arrwood, 28, walked away from the Washington County recycling center around 2 p.m.  Aug. 6. 

  • Washington County residents not happy with KKK fliers

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    Residents in northern Washington County woke Sunday, July 20, to find a small package in their driveways, and many have expressed displeasure with the message that was sent.
    Some time late Saturday (July 19) night or early Sunday morning, plastic sandwich bags containing a flier were distributed throughout Mackville, Texas and Willisburg, and the message was that of a recruiting effort for the Ku Klux Klan.

  • Council takes on nuisances, panhandling

    Public nuisances and panhandling were two of the main topics discussed at the Lebanon City Council meeting Monday evening.
    The council approved the first reading of an amendment to its property maintenance code to expand the list of conditions deemed to be public nuisances. The council also approved the first reading of an ordinance restricting panhandling.

  • Former prison employees miss ‘family’

    It’s been more than a year since the Commonwealth of Kentucky decided to end its contract with Marion Adjustment Center, a private prison that housed minimum and medium security inmates.
    At the time of the announcement, the prison had more than 160 employees. Some of those employees remained in corrections, but many have had to find employment in other fields.
    “I truly say the people I worked with were like my second family,” said Shawn Gaither, who worked at MAC for 12 years.

  • Fiscal court leaves tax rates unchanged

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has approved keeping its tax rates the same as they were last year.
    During their Aug. 7 meeting, the magistrates voted 4-0 to keep the tax rates the same. Magistrate Larry Caldwell was not present during that portion of the meeting, although he did arrive later.
    The fiscal court’s 2014 tax rates are 8.6 cents per $100 in real property and 10.9 cents per $100 in personal property, which include motor vehicles and watercraft.

  • Knight Time 5K is Saturday

    The Marion County Marching Knights are hosting the Knight Time 5K at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Marion County High School.
    This will be a glow run/walk that will be held on the high school campus. This is not a race, and it will not be timed, but every member of the family is welcome to participate. Cost is $20.
    Packet pick-up for this event will take place from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 15 at Marion County High School or starting at 7:30 p.m. the day of the race.
     

  • UK pharmacy professor develops nasal spray to stop heroin and other opioid overdoses

    By Linda B. Blackford
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    A University of Kentucky pharmacy professor has developed a nasal spray to stop heroin and other opioid overdoses, and his invention has now been fast-tracked by the Food and Drug Administration.
    Daniel Wermeling, who also is a UK alumnus, has worked on ways to better administer naloxone, a drug that can reverse potentially fatal overdoses. The drug is used with a needle by emergency workers and others, but nasal spray is a quicker and easier method.

  • Local first responders attend private visitation

    By Gina Clear
    The News-Enterprise

    A giant American flag spanned the width of the back wall at Glendale’s Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday as family members and area first responders gathered to pay their respects to fallen firefighter Jonathan French.

  • Health coverage information, screenings and wellness tips available at State Fair

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Visitors to the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville this month can get information about Gov. Steve Beshear’s new health initiative and updates about the state’s health benefit exchange at the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services exhibit.

  • Kynect passed by legislative committee

    By Kevin Wheatley
    The State Journal

    Jousting over Gov. Steve Beshear’s decision to enact kynect, the state’s health benefit exchange through the Affordable Care Act, continued Aug. 4 as an interim committee affirmed on a party-line vote an executive order creating the exchange.
    The move prompted the chairwoman of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee to compare Beshear’s actions to those of President Barack Obama, whom she said the governor is “in love with” and “emulates.”