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Today's News

  • Jets event seeking financial support from commission

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission has upheld Jets Over Kentucky as a model for the type of events they want to promote, and last week, the events organizer visited the commission.
    Lewis “The General” Patton came to the commission during its Aug. 17 meeting seeking assistance to keep the event going strong.

  • No injuries reported in collision involving school bus

    A Marion County Public Schools bus was involved in an accident Friday morning, but no injuries were reported as a result of the collision.

  • Six local students reflect on their GSP and GSA experiences

    Over the summer, five Marion County High School students participated in the Governor’s Scholars Program, and one student took part in the Governer’s School for the Arts.
    GSP started in 1983 because Kentucky leaders wanted to help keep the state’s "best and brightest" to pursue educational and career opportunities in the Commonwealth. Students selected for the program attend without charge. GSP is supported through a partnership between the Office of the Governor, the Kentucky State Legislature, and private enterprise.

  • School tax rate hearing set for Aug. 27

    After more than two hours of discussions in executive session that spanned two meetings, the Marion County Board of Education concluded its summative evaluation of Superintendent Taylora Schlosser Thursday evening, Aug. 13.
    And the board thinks she’s doing well, based on the statement issued at the Aug. 13 meeting.
    “The board met in closed session and we are pleased to render an evaluation rating of 3.64. This equates to an evaluation between excellent and outstanding,” Board Chairman Mike Cecil read from the joint statement.

  • Search continues on smaller scale for missing Nelson County woman

    By Kacie Goode
    Landmark News Service

    It’s been seven weeks since Crystal Rogers was reported missing to authorities by her parents and, while numbers have dwindled, search efforts by the family continue.
    “Right now, it’s probably four or five of us with the dogs,” Tommy Ballard, Rogers’ father, told the Standard. “That’s all we need right now with what we’re doing.”

  • Parents of missing woman pursue visitation rights

    The Kentucky Standard

    Sherry Ballard brought a small stuffed pig in her purse to the courtroom Wednesday morning, Aug. 19, with the hope of giving it to her youngest grandson, who loves the animal.
    But after a hearing for visitation with her grandson, Eli, was pushed back to Sept. 10, she knew the exchange would have to wait.
    Tommy and Sherry Ballard, parents of missing Bardstown woman Crystal Rogers, have not been able to interact with their 2-year-old grandson in seven weeks, since Rogers disappeared from the area.

  • Lawyer wants suspect's confession supressed

    By Franklin Clark
    Landmark News Service

    A lawyer representing a man accused of burning his 2-year-old son with extremely hot water wants a confession suppressed.
    Taylor County Circuit Judge Todd Spalding will consider Bryan Bennett's motion to suppress Kevin Jones' confession at a hearing at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 28.
    Jones, 26, of Bell Court in Campbellsville, was charged with first-degree criminal abuse, victim under 12, a Class C felony, and first-degree assault, a Class B felony.

  • Thousands rally in support of Rowan clerk

    By Mike Wynn
    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - A fiery crowd of thousands poured onto the Capitol lawn Saturday, espousing Bible verses and roaring praise for three Kentucky county clerks who have refused marriage licenses for same-sex couples despite the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
    Christian supporters apparently traveled from across the state – many arriving on buses – as conservative advocates and lawmakers pledged to back efforts that would shield county clerks who have denied licenses on religious grounds.

  • 30 years after dying in the line of duty, Lexington police officer remembered

    By Morgan Eads
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Lexington police officer Roy H. Mardis died on duty 30 years ago, but his legacy continued to be felt Sunday night as his family gathered with K-9 unit officers to remember him.

  • Kentucky joins national crackdown to reduce impaired driving fatalities

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety is supporting state and local law enforcement during the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign Aug. 21 through Sept. 7.
    The nationwide impaired driving crackdown includes high-visibility enforcement and high-profile events, and is supported by national paid advertising provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.