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Today's News

  • Lebanon man arrested after attempting to flee police

    Two people were hospitalized and a Lebanon man was arrested after an accident April 23 in Lexington.
    According to the Kentucky State Police, Anthony Dixon, 21, of Lebanon was driving a green 2002 Jaguar when he reached a traffic checkpoint at 7:35 p.m. Thursday at the Fayette/Bourbon County line on Bryan Station Road.

  • Inmate facing escape charge

    MARION CIRCUIT COURT

    Phillip H. McBride, 25, who is incarcerated, was indicted for second-degree escape and second-degree persistent felony offender in Marion Circuit Court recently.
    According to the indictment, on or about March 9, 2012, McBride escaped from a detention facility after being charged with or convicted of a felony, or he aided, abetted or counseled with another in said act. The indictment also reads that he was over 21 and had been convicted of at least one felony after his 18th birthday. His bond was set at $10,000.

  • UK player pleads not guilty to alcohol possession

    University of Kentucky women’s basketball player Makayla Epps appeared in Marion District Court Monday, where she entered a plea of not guilty to charges of possession of alcohol by a minor and open alcohol container in a motor vehicle.
    A pretrial conference has been scheduled for May 11.

  • 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.