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Today's News

  • Slim majority supports allowing medical marijuana in Kentucky

     By Janet Patton

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    A slim majority of Kentucky voters is ready to legalize medical marijuana, according to a Herald-Leader/WKYT Bluegrass Poll.

    The survey asked 1,082 registered voters whether they favored or opposed allowing the use of medical marijuana in Kentucky; 52 percent were in favor, 37 percent were opposed and 12 percent were not sure.

  • Bill Nye, Ken Ham argue how the universe and life began

     By Cliff Peale 

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    PETERSBURG — For true believers of all stripes, Feb. 4 was the opportunity of a lifetime.

    Nine hundred people streamed into the Creation Museum for the debate between founder Ken Ham and Bill Nye, the “Science Guy” of television fame.

  • Bardstown woman facing felony charges for shooting death of boyfriend

     By Jennifer Corbett Grote

    Landmark News Service

    Details as to why a Bardstown woman allegedly shot and killed her on again, off again boyfriend in April are described in newly filed court documents.

  • Find your history at your local library

     By Jama Watts

    Guest columnist

    If you live in Marion County, then you probably know the history of the Catholic founders’ migration from St. Mary’s County, Maryland to this area. However, many folks forget the other group of settlers that came here from Virginia, primarily Presbyterian in their beliefs. The cemetery located on North Proctor Knott between Walnut and ML King is a remnant of that settlement.

  • House Bill 1 aimed to raise state’s minimum wage

     Seven years after the General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to raise the state’s minimum wage, the Kentucky House of Representatives returned to the issue on Thursday when it passed legislation that follows a similar path taken by that 2007 law.

    This is an issue that is drawing a lot of attention across the country. The National Conference of State Legislatures says 23 states considered raising it in 2013, and Kentucky is one of 20 doing the same this year, with more expected in the months ahead.

  • The Beatles and the vinyl revival

     By Randy Patrick

    Landmark News Service

    They were unlike any musicians Americans had ever seen before, those four mop-topped lads in their dark suits and skinny ties with their electric guitars and electric charm.

    They might as well have been from lost Atlantis as Liverpool, so novel was their appearance.

  • Kentucky State Police warn about ‘One-ring’ scam

     The Kentucky State Police are warning cell phone users about “The One-Ring Scam”. 

    In this scam, a computer from outside the United States calls a number, lets it ring and then hangs up. If the cell phone user returns the call, he or she may find an additional charge on their next bill. According to the Kentucky State Police, some victims have been charged as much as $20 for the call and up to $9 for each additional minute.

  • House Speaker Stumbo says tough road ahead for governor’s tax plan

     By Kevin Wheatley

    The State Journal

    House Speaker Greg Stumbo called the prospects of passing the governor’s tax reform package unveiled Feb. 4 — a proposal that could raise nearly $210 million in new revenue — “daunting.”

  • Kentucky voters want the option of local sales tax

     By Sebastian Kitchen

    The Courier-Journal

    Most Kentuckians favor giving local communities the option to raise their own sales tax — for a limited time to pay for specific projects such as roads or libraries, according to the latest Bluegrass Poll.

  • Point guard a rising star

    By Nick Schrager

    Enterprise correspondent

    Whether she’s making points, setting up teammates to score, or just making it look easy, Marion County Lady Knight Haeli Howard does it all.

    The 14-year-old, 5-foot-4-inch tall freshman point guard got her start playing with the Lady Knights three years ago when she was in the sixth grade.