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Today's News

  • Successful session is complete

    Sine die came on April 15 at midnight. In case you don't know what “sine die” means (I did not until I ran for the House of Rep) it is Latin for “the end.” This 60-day session was a very busy one with more than 800 pieces of legislation filed, and just over 100 passed into law. The most important bills of this session were the budget bills.

  • State's snow, ice costs climb to $68 million this winter

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – A winter season punctuated by a polar vortex, sub-zero temperatures, and nasty snow and crippling ice storms created more than a traveling nuisance for Kentucky residents. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spent more than $68 million on snow and ice removal – about 1 1/2 times the cost of a typical Kentucky winter.

  • Kentucky proud

    Fans of the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville have had a lot to celebrate in recent years.
    Kentucky won its eighth NCAA men’s basketball title two years ago, and this year's team reached the tournament finals. In the last few years, Louisville reached a Final Four and won its third championship in basketball, sent a baseball team to the College World Series, won the Sugar Bowl in football and sent its women's basketball team to its second championship game appearance.
    But really, that stuff is meaningless.

  • General Assembly’s work is through, for now

    When the General Assembly left the Capitol late last month for its traditional veto recess – the roughly two-week period a governor has to approve or reject legislation – it was already becoming clear that the regular session’s final two days would be busy.

  • PROMposals
  • US Representative candidate – Wesley Bolin

     Wesley Bolin, 25, is both an employee and a student at Murray State University. He started his collegiate career in 2007 at Yale University, and he has divided his time between Yale and Murray State, while seeking to complete his degree in history.

    Bolin’s father is a history professor and a Kentucky historian at Murray State, and his mother is an elementary teacher. Bolin works in the special collections at the Pogue Library at Murray State.

    1. Why are you running for Congress?

  • US Representative candidate – Charles Hatchett

     Charles Hatchett, 62, first ran for Congress in 2010, and he challenged Whitfield again in 2012.

    The first time, he received 62,090 votes, and the second time, he picked up 87,199 votes, although he acknowledged Whitfield won comfortably both times. (In 2012, Marion County was the only county in the district that Hatchett won.)

  • MCHS Prom is Saturday

    Marion County High School's Prom is Saturday, April 26, from 9 p.m. to 12 p.m., at Centre Square in Lebanon. However, this year, the public will get  a chance to view all of the decorations in Centre Square from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. only. Also, make sure to check out our reader-submitted "Promposals" in this week's edition.
     

  • Former superintendent dies at 101

    Hugh C. Spalding, who served as the superintendent of Marion County schools for 37 years, died Sunday, April 20, at Sacred Heart Village in Louisville. He was 101 years old.
    Spalding became the Marion County superintendent when he was 25 years old and remained in that position until he retired. Spalding oversaw the consolidation of Marion County’s high schools and the integration of the public school system.

  • MCPS looking for new special education director

    The Marion County Public School System is searching for a new special education director.
    Amber Ervin, who was hired as the special education director in 2012 by former Superintendent Chuck Hamilton, will be returning to the classroom next school year.