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Today's News

  • Legislative bills address drug problem

    As I have looked at the list of pre-filed bills awaiting lawmakers in Frankfort next month, I've noticed that several deal with trying to get a handle on the state's drug problem.

    And let me state at the outset of this missive that I support these bills.

    Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, is seeking passage of a bill that would regulate the so-called "pill-mills" or pain clinics that are popping up all over the state.

  • Let's take back the airwaves in 2012

    By Lisa Tolliver

     

    Today is the start of a new year and many of us will be making New Year's resolutions.

  • Corrections and Clarifications for Jan. 4

     In the Lebanon Elementary Stars photo in the Dec. 28, 2011 issue, TaLiya Spalding was not identified. She is in the front row, far right.    

  • Five-year-old Fallon fan

    My 5-year-old son might quite possibly be Jimmy Fallon's youngest fan.

    For those of you who aren't familiar with Fallon, he is a 37-year-old actor, comedian, singer, musician and television host. He hosts Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, a late-night talk show that airs Monday through Friday on NBC. He was also a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1998-2004, and he recently hosted SNL's Christmas episode. He's also appeared in several films.

  • State senator wants your opinion

    I hope this survey finds you and your family happy and healthy!

    In January, both houses of the General Assembly will meet for a 60-day legislative session.  My colleagues and I will be developing a two-year budget for state government as well as looking at other important issues, such as jobs and economic development, education, and Kentucky's roads and highway planning. 

  • Iowa may be first, but it's not the only state that counts

    By the time you read this, the results of the Iowa Caucus may already be known. The national media gives the caucus a lot of attention, mainly because it's the first official "vote" for President. 

    The caucus isn't the same as a primary, but still it's something. But what does it tell us? Looking back on the history of the event I can definitively say: I don't know. 

  • Game On

    Makayla Epps closed out 2011 in style. 

    She has already established herself as one of the premier athletes to come through Marion County High School, but she solidified her place in the school's athletic history by becoming the all-time leading scorer.

    Epps reached this milestone during the championship game of the Mercer Titan Christmas Clash on Dec. 30. The Lady Knights junior point guard surpassed Marlis Scott's record of 2,062 career points in the second quarter of the contest.

  • Nugent has joined Air Methods as a paramedic

     

  • 1-4-12 Early Files

    75 years ago
    Dec. 25, 1936

    Church damaged
    A conflagration attributed to spontaneous combustion caused damage estimated at $75 to St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in this city last Friday afternoon.
    The blaze, discovered among oily rags, mops and dust cloths in a closet just off the vestibule in the entrance to the church, had gained but slight headway when the fire department arrived.

    Octet heard

  • Liquori and Hill marry on Nov. 11