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Today's News

  • Judge strikes down restricted zones at polling sites

    Kentucky has prohibited campaigning near polling places on primary and general election days for several years, but that ban was struck down Tuesday in a ruling by Judge William O. Bertlesman of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

  • Fire school is Oct. 25-26

     Hundreds of firefighters from across the state will be in Marion County this weekend for the eighth annual Marion County Fire School.

    The fire school includes courses on fire control, firefighter survival and rescue, basic firefighting and basic rope rescue. The school also offers EMS continuing education opportunities and tanker operations. 

  • Pill drop box at LPD

     The Lebanon Police Depart-ment has a medication drop box in the lobby of the police department, and it’s accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Lebanon Police Chief Wally Brady said the public can bring unwanted medications and drop them in the box, no questions asked. The medications will be safely and securely destroyed. Brady said since February of 2013, the LPD has collected more than 100 pounds of prescription pills. Needles and liquids are not accepted in the drop box.

  • ‘You Heart Art’ festival and auction is Nov. 1 at Centre Square

     By Judy Bradshaw

    Marion County Arts and  Humanities Council President

    The Marion County Arts and Humanities Council held its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the Farm Bureau conference room.

  • State officials preparing for ebola, if necessary

    Keith Brock reported that the state is aware of issues regarding ebola and other viruses during the Oct. 16 meeting of the Marion County Fiscal Court.

    “It’s not a pleasant subject but it’s a real subject,” said Brock, the county solid waste and environmental coordinator.

  • First all-in-one hotel and convention center comes to Boyle

     By Pam Wright

    The Advocate-Messenger

    Boyle County will soon have its first all-in-one hotel and convention center.

    Construction on a new Holiday Inn Express will begin this spring on property adjacent to the Hampton Inn on the Danville bypass.

  • Deputy pushes for unannounced Child Protection Services visits

     By Brad Bowman

    The State Journal

    After his own son’s murder, a Meade County Sheriff’s deputy hopes legislation will be filed in 2015 allowing unannounced visits by Child Protection Services across the state. 

  • Autism workshop coming to Bardstown

    The Kentucky Autism Training Center at the University of Louisville is offering a workshop for parents, educators and other professionals to help them create a supportive, positive environment for those with autism and adopt strategies to address challenging behaviors.

  • Ebola a non-issue in Kentucky, health workers say

    By Victoria Aldrich
    The Advocate-Messenger

    The Ebola virus is a living horror movie.
    Once infected, your body slowly melts from within until you crash, or bleed out, oozing a hot trail of infectious death.
    That’s the bad news. The good news is, ignore the hype and carry on, according to Boyle County Health Department Public Health Director Brent Blevins.

  • A perfect match

    Peeing on the operating table might be an embarrassing moment for most people, but it was a miracle for Julia Browning Devine.
    Devine, 44, who has suffered from kidney disease since she was 15, received her second kidney transplant on Aug. 26, which was her late Grandmother Inez Browning’s birthday.
    From the moment Devine received the long awaited phone call that she might be getting a kidney, everything seemed meant to be. But, her journey to that fateful day included lots of ups and downs.