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Today's News

  • Louisville man gets two years for burglary, drug possession

    Richard Greer, 21, of 2310 E. Jefferson Street in Louisville had his probation revoked on charges of third-degree burglary and first-degree possession of a controlled substance. His two-year sentence was reinstated for those charges because Greer violated the terms of his probation.

    In other circuit court matters:

  • Lebanon man, woman indicted for making meth

    Billy Joseph Feese, 35, of 363 Lee Avenue in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently for manufacturing methamphetamines first offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, second-degree possession of a controlled substance and second-degree persistent felony offender.
    According to the indictment, on or about Sept. 23, Feese unlawfully manufacturing methamphetamines, possessed two or more chemicals or two or more pieces of equipment with the intent of manufacturing methamphetamines, or he aided, abetted or counseled with another in said act.

  • Millennials embrace Friendsgiving traditions

    By Kirsten Clark
    The Courier-Journal

    In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, Ann Marie Kelly and her friends will be giving thanks on their own terms.
    The holiday hostess, a friend who recently moved into town, will provide the turkey, ham and sangria. The 25 or so guests — mostly her boyfriend's friends who went to high school together in Bardstown — will bring sides, appetizers and bourbon.

  • More pipeline discussion at upcoming forum
  • Kentucky leads nation with monthly unemployment rate decrease

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Kentucky leads the nation in states that had statistically significant over-the-month unemployment rate declines in October 2014, according to a report Friday from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in more than six years in October at 6.2 percent from a revised 6.7 percent in September, according to a state news release.

  • Kynect: Steady interest continues as Kentuckians sign up for health coverage

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Open enrollment through kynect, the state’s health benefit exchange, began last weekend and continues to see interest from Kentuckians.
    Those who need health insurance are encouraged by state officials to log on or contact an insurance agent or kynector Nov. 15 through Feb. 15 to see their options for health coverage in 2015.

  • Undocumented immigrants decline in Kentucky

    By Chris Kenning
    The Courier-Journal

    Ahead of President Barack Obama's move to shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, a study has found that Kentucky saw a big decline in its number of undocumented immigrants.
    The Pew Research Center, using estimates based on Census data, found unauthorized immigrants in Kentucky fell from 50,000 in 2009 to 35,000 in 2012 — a drop largely attributed to the Great Recession. Much of it came from fewer migrants from Mexico.

  • Taking chances

    What do Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean and Brooks and Dunn all have in common?
    They are some of country music’s biggest stars, and they all know where Lebanon, Kentucky is thanks to their manager and Marion County native Clarence Spalding.
    “Everybody in this town knows where Lebanon, Kentucky is,” Spalding said with a laugh during a telephone interview with the Enterprise recently. “Lebanon is a huge part of who I am.”

  • ‘Coach Rob’ will be missed

    Jeff Robbins’ impact on Marion County High School goes far beyond Xs and Os on the football field.
    "He had ways of teaching you stuff that you think about now, it hits you like a load of bricks," said Matthew Mattingly, who served as one of Robbins’ assistants for 10 years. "He not only impacted the kids. He impacted the coaches 'cause he taught us a lot as well. They've lost a great role model, and we've lost a mentor."

  • Dickens Christmas is Friday, Nov. 28