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Today's News

  • Brass Company returns April 14

    The Brass Company will perform for free at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Calvary Elementary School.

    During their performance, the members of the Brass Company introduce the audience to the brass family of instruments and demonstrate their skills on the hose-a-phone to explain how brass instruments work.

    For more information, contact Melissa Knight at Farmers National Bank at (270) 692-3177.

  • The music of James Taylor is coming to St. Joe

    Fans of James Taylor's music will have a chance to hear it performed live at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the St. Joe Community Center, 3300 St. Joe Road.

    Gary Vidito will be performing Taylor's music along with Rene Buckman, Kirk Mays and Robyn Mays. All are soloists with the Mid-Kentucky Chorus. The concert will also include songs by Simon and Garfunkel, the Mamas and Papas, the Carpenters and more.

    Reserved seats are available. Call (270) 692-4942 for more information.

  • Lebanon is a hot spot for 2011 KY 55 Yard Sale

    Lebanon is opening its doors to buyers and sellers during the KY 55 Yard Sale Thursday-Sunday, April 14-17.

  • Community-minded broadcasters

    If it's Five O'Clock Somewhere, Mike FM is there. During the Farm, Home and Garden Show, Mike FM was there, and at Ham Days, Mike FM will be there.

    In fact, Mike FM employees can be found at any Marion County Chamber of Commerce event, and that support is why the radio station has been named this year's Outstanding Chamber Member.

    Program Director Andy Colley said he was surprised, but pleased by the award.

  • Two Republicans seek to become Secretary of State

     

  • St. A hopes to grow with new tuition plan

    St. Augustine Principal Alicia Riggs wants to see the school's enrollment grow, and she thinks school officials have come up with a plan to make that happen.

    For the next three years, families with one child in kindergarten through the eighth grade will pay $2,000 per year. Families with two children will pay $4,000 and families with three or more children will pay $5,500 annually. St. Augustine is also waiving its registration fee and textbook fees for next year.

  • Marion County native dies in crash in Scott County

    A funeral will be held Saturday for a Marion County native who died after a single-vehicle accident Thursday morning.
    Bobby Joe Gunter, 33, of Georgetown died March 31 in Scott County. Gunter was a 1995 graduate of Marion County High School.
    Gunter was on his way to work when he lost control of his vehicle around 7 a.m. Thursday on Lemons Mill Road, approximately two miles east of Georgetown.
    “He was about five miles from his home,” said Lt. Jeremy Day of the Scott County Sheriff's Office.

  • Don't be afraid of autism

    Sitting in the gymnasium at Lebanon Middle Thursday afternoon waiting for a school assembly to begin, I watch as Trent Higdon helps the sound technician with the microphone. He's doing the mic test, making different sounds and saying different words, trying to perfect the volume.

    Soon, Trent spots me with my fancy camera and reporter's notebook. He comes over to me and immediately starts asking me questions.

    "Are you a newspaper reporter?"

  • Senate Medicaid bill does not need veto

    The State Senate adjourned March 24 having signed the Senate Committee Substitute to House Bill 1, legislation to resolve the Medicaid budget shortfall. Without even a need for a conference committee, the bill passed the House of Representatives overwhelmingly with only two no votes.

  • Bipartisan efforts are good for the Commonwealth

    During the legislative session that ended earlier this month, Kentuckians saw a textbook example of what positive things can happen when both parties in the General Assembly come together and work toward the Commonwealth's greater good.

    The end result was a landmark law that stands as the biggest change to our criminal code since it was overhauled in the mid-1970s. It showed just how effective the legislative process could be when everyone has a seat at the table and a desire to do something truly meaningful.