Today's News

  • Pipeline would carry natural gas liquids through 18 Kentucky counties under controversial plan

    By Greg Kocher
    Lexington Herald Leader

    A company's proposal to change the product flowing through an existing natural gas pipeline, and to reverse the flow through that interstate line, is drawing increasing concern and comment from Kentuckians.

  • St. Baldrick's is Saturday

    Marion County's ninth annual St. Baldrick's event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at St. Augustine School.
    Citizens National Bank is once again sponsoring the event, which raises money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation. The foundation raises money to combat children's cancer.

  • Junior Mister event is March 28

    The annual Junior Mister competition will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 28, at Marion County High School. This year’s theme is “Dancing through the Decades.”
    For the past 11 years, the proceeds from Junior Mister have benefitted the Make-a-Wish Foundation, which received $92,000 donations from the event. This year, however, MCHS students voted on where they wanted the proceeds to go. They chose three charities: Working the Puzzle for Autism Walk, the Marion County Animal Shelter and Kosair Children’s Hospital.

  • Peter Rabbit and Friends at Centre Square March 27-28

    Get ready to hop into spring with Peter Rabbit and Friends at Centre Square on March 27-28.
    Kentucky Classic Theatre's youngest actors will be on stage at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights and 11 a.m. on Saturday morning. All tickets are $6.

  • Concert for a cause

    The Marion County Association for the Handicapped hosted a concert Friday evening in Angelic Hall at Centre Square. Several local performers entertained the crowd, as well as the Brown Brothers Band from Bardstown.

  • Lebanon woman wrecks, cited for DUI

    A Lebanon woman was cited for DUI after a one-vehicle accident Thursday, March 19.
    The collision occurred at 6:40 p.m. at the intersection of KY 84 and Miller Pike three miles west of Lebanon. April Smith, 33, was driving a westbound 2003 Buick when she lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway and struck a tree. Smith was transported to Spring View Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. She was wearing a seatbelt.
    Smith was charged with driving under the influence, first offense, and cited to court. KSP Trooper Adam Mattingly is investigating.

  • Forkland pie supper is Saturday

    The Forkland Community Center will be hosting its 12th annual Old-Fashioned Pie Supper and Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, March 28.
    The spaghetti dinner is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. with entertainment by Trena Douglas, Freddie Edwards and Steve Shepperson. The pie supper and auction is scheduled for 7 p.m.
    The community center is at 16479 Forkland Road in Gravel Switch.
    Admission is free, but the dinner is $7 for adults and $4 for children.
    For more information about the center, visit forklandcomctr.org.

  • Officer assists woman at 10K end, goes viral

    By Gregory A. Hall

    Asia Ford’s third-to-last finish in Saturday’s Rodes City Run is getting more attention than anyone ahead of her because of help she had from Louisville Metro Police Lt. Aubrey Gregory in reaching the finish line.
    On Facebook, Ford thanked Gregory after the race saying that she had “messed up and forgot to eat this morning.”

  • Lawmakers urged to freeze gas tax, help roads

    By Tom Loftus

    Editor’s note: This news story was written prior to the last two days of the legislative session.

    State and local government officials are warning road construction projects will be delayed, potholes will go unfilled and highway workers will be laid off if the General Assembly does not act quickly to stabilize Kentucky's plunging gas TAX collections.

  • Schools liable in suicides? Court to hear case

    By Andrew Wolfson

    By all accounts eighth-grader Stephen Patton was cheerful and well-liked by most of his classmates at Floyd County’s Allen Central Middle School.
    But a few of them, his family says they discovered, repeatedly abused, taunted and bullied the 13-year-old gentle giant, who stood 6 foot 3, weighed 196 pounds and had a stutter.
    On Nov. 27, 2007, Stephen placed a gun to his head and took his own life.