Today's News

  • Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes take their talking points face to face

    By Sam Youngman
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    There were a few skirmishes but little new ground was broken as U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes delivered their well-worn attack lines to each other's faces Monday night on statewide television.

  • Campbellsville man charged in murder-for-hire attempt

    A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with attempting to hire people to kill a local woman.
    Timothy R. Davis, 27, of Lyon Street, was arrested Saturday at about 1:30 a.m. at his home.
    According to his arrest warrant, Davis is accused of making numerous threats while he was incarcerated at the Taylor County Detention Center to kill a local woman when he was released. The warrant states that Davis also allegedly attempted to hire other inmates to murder the woman.

  • Suspect caught in Hardin County field after hit-and-run, assault

    By Judah Taylor
    The News-Enterprise

    A Kentucky State Police K-9 unit alerted police Monday evening to a man hiding in the woods after a hit-and-run turned manhunt left a Hardin County elementary school “locked out” and an Elizabethtown neighborhood shut down.

  • Runaway boy, 15, drove stolen dump truck 130 miles from Glasgow to Richmond, police say

    By Jim Warren
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    A 15-year-old boy apparently drove a stolen dump truck from Glasgow all the way to Richmond before being stopped early Monday on Interstate 75, state authorities said.
    Kentucky State Police said the juvenile, who has not been identified, apparently had run away from his foster family.

  • Kentucky is sixth poorest state in the nation, website says

    By Monica Spees
    Bowling Green Daily News

    Kentuckians are among the poorest people in the country.
    Kentucky was listed as the sixth poorest state in the nation in WalletHub’s “2014’s Richest and Poorest States.” WalletHub is a financial website that explores economic factors that affect Americans.

  • Kentucky's Internet speed, price among worst in America

    By Monica Spees
    Bowling Green Daily News

    Kentucky is among the worst states in the nation for Internet service and prices.
    A recent study by Blue Fire Broadband, a satellite Internet company that offers service in rural areas where cable and DSL aren’t readily available, listed all 50 states from best to worst in four categories: broadband speed increase from 2010 to 2014, average broadband speed in 2014, average price drop per megabits per second and average price per Mbps in 2014.

  • State Rep race: Incumbent facing challenger from Hodgenville

    Nov. 4 will be the first election using the most recently approved state legislative districts. While Marion County remains part of the 24th District, the district itself has changed. Green and LaRue counties have replaced Casey County and part of Pulaski County.
    Incumbent State Representative Terry Mills, a Democrat from Lebanon, is seeking re-election, while Alex LaRue, a Republican from Hodgenville, hopes to claim the seat.
    Mills said he is running again for the same reason he first ran in a special election in 2010 — he wants to serve his community.

  • Marion County schools are ‘proficient’

    Marion County Public Schools are improving, according to the latest K-PREP scores, which were released Friday by the Kentucky Department of Education.
    The district’s overall score rose from 68.5 in 2012-13 to 69.6 in 2013-14.
    Based on its score, Marion County is considered a proficient school district, and it placed in the 82nd percentile, which means it is among the top 20 percent of public school districts in Kentucky.
    The average district score statewide was 68.7 for 2013-14, which was up from 64.3 the previous year.

  • You could be the cure

    Twenty-eight people added their names to the national bone marrow registry during a drive held Sept. 30 at Lebanon United Methodist Church.
    Tatum Robbins, the wife of Marion County High School football coach and teacher Jeff Robbins, organized the event. In June of 2012, Coach Robbins was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer formed by malignant plasma cells. Those cells are found in bone marrow and play an important part in the immune system.

  • Honoring Our Fallen Heroes

    The memorial honor Marion County Sheriff's Deputy Anthony Rakes, who was killed Nov. 14, 2012, and other emergency personnel killed in the line of duty is open for viewing.