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Today's News

  • Two candidates face off for Sec of State office

    Alison Lundergan Grimes became well known during her 2011 campaign for Kentucky Secretary of State because of the TV ads starring her adorable grandmothers, who urged voters to support their granddaughter. But this campaign is different, as both have since died.
    Thelma Lundergan McHugh, Grimes paternal grandmother, died in June 2012 while Elsie Case, her maternal grandmother, died just last week, on April 23. 

  • So it was written

    In 1998, a Marion County High School teacher and her students drafted a bill to create a day to celebrate Kentucky’s literary contributions. Two years later, that bill was signed into law by then-Governor Wallace Wilkinson.
    On Friday, the Marion County Historical Society hosted a reception to mark the 25th anniversary of Kentucky Writers Day. Writers with local ties gathered at the Marion County Heritage Center to share their works.

  • Local group performing at Lincoln funeral anniversary event

    President Lincoln’s Own Band, which is led by Raywick’s Don Johnson, will be performing May 1-3 in Springfield, Illinois, as part of the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral.
    President Lincoln’s Own Band appeared in the Steven Spielberg movie “Lincoln,” and they recently recorded the soundtrack for a new documentary, “The Gettysburg Address.” Former First Lady Laura Bush and Tom Brokaw are among the people appearing in the film.

  • Hendrickson USA opens facility in Elizabethtown; breaks ground on new expansion

    Kentucky Press News Service

    ELIZABETHTOWN – When Hendrickson USA LLC announced plans to build a highly advanced facility in Elizabethtown last year, the global manufacturer intended to create 75 jobs and invest $20 million in the project.

  • Couple files civil suit against Hodgenville police, city

    By Linda Ireland
    Landmark News Service

     
    Alex M. Garvin and Brittany Gibson Wright, in a lawsuit filed in LaRue Circuit Court, claim their rights were violated by Officer Eddie Dockery during an incident on May 25, 2014.

  • LaRue County superintendent enters Alford plea to DUI

    By Linda Ireland
    Landmark News Service
     

    LaRue County School Superintendent Samuel D. Sanders entered an Alford plea April 20 in LaRue District Court to a charge of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
    Through the Alford plea, Sanders maintains his innocence, but admits the prosecution has enough evidence to prove that he is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    However, the case is far from over. An appeal is being filed in a higher court.

  • Jobless rates down in all Kentucky counties in March

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between March 2014 and March 2015, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.

  • U.S. Supreme Court to weigh Kentucky's same-sex marriage ban

    By John Cheves
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    A few lawmakers expressed concern in 1998 when the Kentucky General Assembly overwhelmingly passed a law banning same-sex marriage.
    "I'm not sure that we're not treading on people's constitutional rights," warned state Sen. Gary Johnson, D-Pikeville.

  • Camp Horsin’ Around open house is May 17 and May 20

    Camp Horsin’ Around in Perryville will be hosting two open houses in May.
    The first open house is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, May 17, and the second one is will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 20.

  • Crime ring was behind bourbon heists

    By Brad Bowman
    The State Journal

    Law enforcement officials announced April 22 they have tightened the net around a case involving more than $100,000 of heisted bourbon, which includes the coveted Pappy Van Winkle. Indicted were nine suspects.
    Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton announced Tuesday, April 21, at a press conference in his office that in concert with the Franklin County Commonwealth’s Attorney Larry Cleveland and Attorney General Jack Conway there has been a major breakthrough in uncovering an organized crime ring.