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Today's News

  • Bill would make life without parole minimum penalty for killing a cop

    By Randy Patrick
    The Kentucky Standard

    Rep. David Floyd, R-Bardstown, has filed a bill in the state legislature that would make the minimum penalty for killing a peace officer life without parole.
    House Bill 368, if it becomes law, would be named The Officer Jason Ellis Memorial Act in honor of the 33-year-old Bardstown police officer who was ambushed and murdered last May on the Bluegrass Parkway on his way home from work.

  • Key bills moving slowly in Kentucky legislature

    By Mike Wynn
    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, KY. — With less than 30 meeting days remaining in Kentucky‘s 2014 General Assembly, only two of the more than 570 proposed bills have been signed into law: one sets a deadline for creating voter precincts and the second expands prescribing power for nurses.
    Left hanging are numerous high-profile proposals on tax reform, gambling, heroin abuse, minimum wage and the use of eminent domain to build the Bluegrass Pipeline — with most moving at a glacial pace, if at all.

  • Addicted newborns increasing in Kentucky, new report says

    By Laura Ungar
    The Courier-Journal

    Hospitalizations for Kentucky babies born dependent on drugs because of their mothers’ addictions are continuing to rise steeply even as drug overdose deaths level off, a new University of Kentucky report says.

  • More than ready to ride

    David Thompson remembers going to horse races in Green and Adair counties when he was 5 or 6 years old. There, he watched Dick and Pipel Cowherd ride horses named Davey Crockett and Francis, and he knew from that moment on that he wanted to be a jockey, too.
    He had a pony, and he even asked his dad to make him a track on their property in Springfield. Thompson, now 62, even made his own stirrups out of grass.
    After a lot of work, Thompson's dream came true in 1975 when he got his jockey's license.

  • Wear purple for Kara

    Kara Tingle has been missing since July 17, 2010. She was last seen on Beechfork Loop Road in Gravel Switch. She was driving a family member's car that was found two days later on Bluegrass Parkway.
    Her family, including her children, Austin, 11, and Nora, 4, will be wearing purple on Friday, Feb. 21, to honor Kara’s 31st birthday. Kara’s family and friends would like to invite the public to join them in wearing purple on Friday to show support. Purple is one of Kara's favorite colors.

  • Remembering the storm

    The 2009 ice storm arrived in Marion County on Monday evening, Jan. 28.
    "Roads were beginning to ice over. Limbs were starting to sway to the point of breaking," Marion County Judge/Executive John Mattingly said.
    The storm continued to inflict damage throughout the night and the next day. By nightfall on Jan. 29, the county was hitting rock bottom, according to Mattingly.
    "It was obvious that we were without water pumping capacity, and the lights were out in probably 60 to 70 percent of the county," he said.

  • Ice storm memories from our readers

    Jill Glasscock-Dean
    My Papaw died during that ice storm. Half the family didn’t have electricity trying to prepare and deal with a funeral. Kevin Ford came to my parents’ house and spent the afternoon picking up and hauling off massive amounts of tree limbs and debris in the cold without being asked. It was a huge act of kindness during a very somber time.

    Amy Riney

  • Seeing the forest and the trees

    If everything goes according to plan, a forest will surround TG Kentucky in 20 years.
    In order to make that happen, however, factory officials are hoping to get some help from 3,000 volunteers from Marion and surrounding counties.
    “This is not a landscaping project,” Tim Smith told Leadership Lebanon participants on Friday.

  • Marion County's Most Interesting People: The Renaissance Man

    Jon Howard Michael, 74, of Bradfordsville could quite possibly be the most interesting person in Marion County.
    For starters, he has a photographic memory. He remembers, very vividly, every event of his life, starting at a very young age. He remembers every name, every place, every single detail, down to the year and day of the week an event occurred. It’s uncanny, really. Talking with him can be overwhelming (in a good way) because he literally remembers everything.

  • Marion County's Most Interesting People: The Aspiring Actress

    If you Googled Marion County native Audri Clark, you’d get a lot of standard results: a Facebook page, Pinterest profile, and Twitter account – but you’d also get a result most people can’t say they have, their name on IMDb.
    That’s because Clark, 24, of Lebanon, is an actress who has been in plays and appeared on a web series and TV show.