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Today's News

  • Bill would make way for medical marijuana clinical trials

    By Kevin Wheatley
    The State Journal

    Medical marijuana has been a topic for debate with no prospect of advancing in this year’s legislative session.
    But Sen. Denise Harper Angel hopes a bill she filed Thursday calling for clinical trials of the illicit substance will provide a starting point for officials to study its medicinal benefits.

  • Universal preschool still a dream

    By Keith Lawrence
    The Messenger-Inquirer

    In the 1970s, universal kindergarten was the dream in education. In Kentucky, it became reality by the decade’s end. Today, the dream is universal preschool.

  • Board chairman says superintendent is making progress

    The Marion County Board of Education completed the superintendent’s formative mid-year evaluation earlier this year. The school board isn’t legally required to hold the evaluation in open session. However, The Lebanon Enterprise requested a written summary from Board Chairman Michael Mullins, which was emailed last week.
    The actual evaluation with the board and Superintendent Taylora Schlosser, which took place in closed session on Jan. 28, lasted an hour and 28 minutes.
    The board chairman’s written summary is as follows:

  • Doing what she loves, loving what she does

    Marion County Attorney Joe Mattingly has known Lisa Nally-Martin since they were children, and he’s worked alongside her for close to 20 years.
    He can’t think of anyone more deserving of receiving this year’s Marion County Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Citizen Award.
    “It’s unique for someone to be able to take in stride what some people would consider obstacles and turn them into opportunities,” Mattingly said.

  • ‘Precious Parker’

    Sunday afternoon, Parker Thompson sat in the floor playing with toy cars, watched television and asked for a snack just like any normal 4-year-old would do.
    Only, there’s one noticeable difference. He’s bald.
    “If it wasn’t for the hair, you wouldn’t know there was anything wrong with him right now,” said his mother, Wendy Thompson of New Hope.

  • Senate has much to do in its last 20 working days

    The Senate continued work this week, and recognized an historic event. On Wednesday, many lawmakers joined thousands of Kentuckians gathered along Capitol Avenue to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s March on Frankfort. It was a cold and blustery March 5 when Dr. King led 10,000 others in a march up to the front door of our Capitol in support of the Kentucky Civil Rights Act.

  • The House is on track to shift more money toward elementary and secondary education

    The week may have been cut short by a day because of another round of winter weather, but the Kentucky House of Representatives didn’t let that stand in the way of approving a broad collection of bills.
    Those ranged from the relatively simple – helping sheriff’s departments fill vacancies – to the morally complex, which in this case would build on the current directives people have regarding what life-saving measures, if any, they want taken.

  • Support your library as they support you ‘every day, every age’

    Library Legislative Day was held on March 6. This special day was designated for Friends of Kentucky Libraries and librarians across the state to meet with their representatives and talk about issues facing Public Libraries. Library supporters from Marion County had the opportunity to travel to Frankfort that day and speak to Rep. Terry Mills and Sen. Jimmy Higdon. The day was a huge success but alas it is but one day.

  • Corrections & Clarifications - March 12, 2014

    The article “Nurse practitioners gain more autonomy” in last week’s edition should have identified Jim Osbourne as the practice manager at Family and Internal Medicine Associates in Lebanon, not as Dr. Jim Osbourn. The article also should have said there are 3,700 nurse practitioners in Kentucky.
     

  • St. Catharine welcomes Eleanor Bingham Miller International Scholarship recipients