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Today's News

  • Trail town talk

    Elaine Wilson wants to bring traffic to Lebanon.
    “Think of trail systems as an interstate of people ... if you don’t have an exit ramp coming into your town off that trail system, you’re never going to benefit from all that traffic” said Wilson, the executive director of the Kentucky Department of Adventure Tourism.

  • All their eggs in one basket

    The hunt was on as children of all ages and sizes stormed Graham Memorial Park in Lebanon Saturday morning during the Easter egg hunt. Despite cooler temperatures, a large crowd gathered at the park for the annual tradition.
     

  • Kentucky Writers Celebration is April 24

    The 2014 Kentucky Writers Celebration will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 24, at the Marion County Heritage Center in Lebanon.

  • Voter registration deadline approaching

    Landmark News Service

    The final day to register to vote in the May 20 primary election is April 21.
    Eligible Kentucky voters must be at least 18 years of age, be a U.S. citizen and live within the state for a minimum of 28 days before the election, according to the Secretary of State's Office.

  • Police searching for Springfield Nursing and Rehab robbers

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    Springfield Police responded to a 911 call in regard to a robbery at Springfield Nursing and Rehab at about 4:40 a.m. on Saturday. No injuries were reported from the incident, which remains under investigation.

  • Former deputy pleads guilty to drug crimes

    A former sheriff's deputy who broke the law he was hired to uphold has pleaded guilty to federal drug crimes. And, he now faces as much as 30 years in federal prison and a large fine.
    Former Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy William "Billy" Rice, 38, of Campbellsville, was charged in early October with committing federal drug crimes. He had initially pleaded not guilty.

  • PETA submits formal complaint claiming Turtleman broke animal cruelty laws

    By Pam Wright
    The Advocate Messenger

    Ernie Brown Jr., also known as the Turtleman, is in deep water this time.
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has launched an investigation into allegations of animal cruelty during filming of his Animal Planet reality series “Call of the Wildman.”

  • Legislative session brings winners and losers

    By Mike Wynn and Tom Loftus
    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – With only two days left in the 2014 General Assembly, major bills on heroin, juvenile justice and the state road plan remain in limbo while others have been deemed victorious or sent to the morgue.
    The House and Senate broke for a 10-day recess on Tuesday as Gov. Steve Beshear considers vetos, and lawmakers aren't scheduled to return until April 14.

  • Widow of slain Bardstown officer talks to police chaplain group

    By Franklin Clark
    The Cadiz Record

    Communications between law enforcement departments and families, and between law enforcement officers and their spouses, are of the utmost importance.
    That was one of the takeaway lessons from a meeting of the International Conference of Police Chaplains, held in Cadiz. Amy Ellis, the widow of slain Bardstown Police Officer Jason Ellis, Tania Pineiroa, wife to a Nelson County Sheriff’s deputy, and Bardstown Police Captain Tom Roby spoke to the group of police officers, family members and chaplains.

  • Health cabinet appeals ruling on child abuse records

    By Mike Wynn
    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services is appealing a recent court decision in a five-year legal battle over newspaper access to child abuse records.
    Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd found last year that the cabinet "willfully circumvented" the Open Records Act by failing to fully release files on child abuse fatalities and near deaths.