Today's News

  • Two months to go before 10-digit dialing begins in Western Kentucky

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – With mandatory 10-digit dialing coming soon to Western Kentucky as the result of a new area code, the Kentucky Public Service Commission said it's urging caregivers to help elderly residents and others who might have difficulty making the transition to the new dialing patterns.

  • Legislation will reignite debate on allowing casinos in Kentucky

    By Scott Wartman
    The Kentucky Enquirer

    After years of debate, Kentuckians might get a chance next November to allow casinos in Kentucky.
    Legislation introduced Wednesday by Speaker of the House Pro Tem Larry Clark, D-Louisville, would put a constitutional amendment allowing casino gambling on the Nov. 2014 ballot.

  • Group reviewing child abuse deaths fails to make specific recommendations

    By Beth Musgrave
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT — An external panel created to review child-abuse deaths and serious injuries did not make specific legislative or policy changes in its first annual report as required by law.

  • Health insurance web site prepares for surge of holiday traffic

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Kentucky’s health insurance exchange, kynect, is prepared for an expected surge in website traffic and new applications beginning Thanksgiving weekend.

  • The press stops, an era ends in Danville

    By Kendra Peek
    The Advocate Messenger

    “Stop the presses” is a phrase that no longer can echo through the pressroom of The Advocate-Messenger.
    The Dec. 1 issue was last to be printed in Danville. Starting Dec. 2, the paper will be printed in Winchester. Troy Maddox, Doug Tillett and a variety of other people over the years have been willing to work the inky, long, hard job of running the now silent press.

  • Hardin County approves easement for Bluegrass Pipeline

    By Marty Finley
    Landmark News Service

    Hardin Fiscal Court agreed to give the Bluegrass Pipeline easement access to county property in southern Hardin County.
    The court approved an easement agreement Nov. 26 granting right-of-way access to 151 feet of property at county-owned Taylor Bend Park, which is southwest of Glendale off New Glendale Road.
    The county will receive payment of $8,070 from the company for rights to access the land, according to the agreement.

  • Pipeline opponents have their say

    Officials with the Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, the companies working on the Bluegrass Pipeline, addressed a meeting of legislators Sept. 5.
    Toward the end of that meeting of the Interim Joint Committee on Natural Resources and the Environment, Tom FitzGerald of the Kentucky Resources Council was allowed a few minutes to speak on behalf of opponents of the project.
    On Nov. 21, opponents got another chance to address state officials during a meeting of the Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission.

  • Historic high note

    History — recent and otherwise — has been good to President Lincoln’s Own.
    Since the band was included in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln”, they have been included in the National Geographic film “Killing Lincoln” (based on a book by Bill O’Reilly), played at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. during the weekend of President Barack Obama’s second inauguration, and performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

  • Rigdon’s DNA linked to murder scene

    A special prosecutor dropped a bombshell in Casey Circuit Court on Monday, Nov. 25, by announcing that DNA evidence found at the scene of a 2012 murder in Dunnville links the accused, Bobby Rigdon, to the crime.
    Rigdon was arrested on Oct. 9, 2012 and charged with murder in the Sept. 26 shooting death of Wendell “Gleason” Pyles at Tarter Gate, where Pyles worked in maintenance. Police believe that Rigdon shot Pyles three times while he worked at the pallet mill.

  • Working toward college, career readiness

    A pair of principals came to the Nov. 26 Marion County Board of Education meeting to talk about their goals for their schools and for their students.
    Marion County High School Principal Mike Abell said every student should be college or career ready by the time they graduate during the meeting last week at Raywick City Hall.
    “We want students to be able to build their dreams. If they can't go to college and start their own business, then we want them to be able to get a job in the factories,” Abell told the school board.