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Today's News

  • Tobacco is state's biggest health challenge, commissioner says

    By Chuck Mason
    Bowling Green Daily News

    The single biggest factor affecting public health in Kentucky is tobacco, according to the state’s public health commissioner.

  • State fire training center in Campbellsville closes

    By Leslie Moore
    Central Kentucky News-Journal

    They learned how to navigate a collapsed building, manage the scene of an airplane crash and how to rescue someone trapped under ice. But Campbellsville and Taylor County Fire & Rescue's firefighters will have to rely on mostly in-house training now that State Fire Rescue Training Area 14 has closed.

  • Correction, April 16

    A cutline on page B1 of the April 9 edition should have identified Jeremy Morris as the Marion County baseball player at bat against Pulaski County.

  • Legislative session wraps up

     It has been a quiet two weeks at the capitol as the legislators have been away during the veto days. The session will end after the last two days, which are April 14-15. I have enjoyed seeing buds on trees and flowers starting to come out of the ground with these sunnier and warmer days. Soon we will be into Derby season, looking at summer plans and enjoying the beautiful outdoors of our state.

  • General Assembly ties up a few loose ends

     Traditionally, the last day of a legislative session is set aside just to consider any vetoes the governor may make. Recently, however, the General Assembly has also used the time to wrap up a few lingering issues, and this year is no different.

  • Teenage drinking

     Teenage drinking.

    It’s a problem.

    It always has been, and it most likely always will be.

  • Republican state representative candidate: J. Alex LaRue

     J. Alex LaRue, 61, has been married to his wife, Iris, for 41 years. They have three children and three grandchildren.

    LaRue graduated from LaRue County High School in 1970, then studied for two years at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and for two years at the University of Kentucky. At UK, he majored in accounting with an emphasis in economics.

  • Republican state representative candidate: Richard Treitz

     Richard Treitz, 59, lives just outside of Summersville in Green County. He is single, but he has relatives throughout the state.

    Treitz graduated from Ballard High School and attended Vanderbilt University for two years. In his professional life, he's worked in the fields of seismic engineering and telecommunications, and he is currently working in the health and wellness industry.

    1. Why are you running for state representative?

  • Police seeking suspect in armed robbery

    The Lebanon Police have responded to a report of an armed robbery around noon Tuesday, April 15, at 210 North Forest Street.

    The suspect is described as a black male wearing a long, gray jacket. He is reported to be carrying at handgun.

    Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Lebanon Police at 270-692-2121.

  • What a riot!

     I could take this time to complain about a lot of things. I have not had the best few weeks of my life, and it seems like nothing has gone right. My car broke down, for good, I made a few errors last week, I have been broke and just plain crabby. 

    But, my problems are miniscule compared to the real problems going on in the world right now.