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Today's News

  • A real-time look at the impact of domestic violence

    Each fall, the National Census of Domestic Violence Services takes a real-time, 24-hour look at the true impact domestic violence has on our country.
    Nearly 90 percent of the United States’ care and prevention programs participate, including Kentucky’s. According to the survey’s latest findings, they provided shelter to more than 36,000 victims on Sept. 13, 2013, the latest year in which information is available, and another 30,000 received non-residential help ranging from counseling to legal advocacy.

  • Newspapers are community

    By Keith Anderson
    Director of News, ECM Publishers

    There are hundreds of beautiful towns in the United States. And each of them has a claim to fame. Whether it’s the Fire Hydrant Capital of the world in Albertville, Alabama, the giant statue of Paul Bunyan welcoming visitors to Brainerd, Minnesota, or the giant ice cream sundae statue in LeMars, Iowa, every city has a desire to be known for something.

  • Newspapers are the ‘tie that binds’ people together

    By Robert M. Williams, Jr.
    National Newspaper Association President

    What do you care most about in life?
    Most of us would put family at, or near, the top of such a list. Friends would be there. So would our jobs or businesses, our livelihoods. Our homes. Maybe our pets. Our hobbies and pastimes. Add in those around us: Neighbors, the community, etc.
    That’s our world, our “sphere of influence.” Whatever happens to those who inhabit that place in our hearts and lives means something to us.
    We monitor.

  • Editorial Cartoon: National Newspapers Week
  • Court of Appeals, Division 2: Q&A with Paul Henderson

    Paul F. Henderson, 62, Somerset is running for the Court of Appeals, District Three,  Division 2.

    1. Why are you running for office or for the Court of Appeals specifically?

  • State representative candidate Q&A: Alex LaRue

     Alex LaRue, 62 is the Republican candidate for the 24th District state representative. His campaign website is laruenow.com.

    1. Why are you running for state representative?

  • State representative candidate Q&A: Terry Mills

     Terry Mills, 63, is the Democratic incumbent in the race for 24th District state representative.

    Editor's note: Due to some technical issues, parts of the recording were difficult to transcribe. Those sections are noted in brackets. 

    1. What are you running for re-election?

  • Cross Country results

     According to KYTrackXC’s website, Marion County High School’s track team recently competed at the Mercer County All-Comers and the Green County All-Comers cross country meets. 

    On Sept. 16, Shunki Jinno placed 47th with a time of 22:26.00 while Alex Espinosa placed 65th with a time of 24:44.00 and Ty Wheeler placed 66th with a time of 24:48.00.

  • Cross Country results

     According to KYTrackXC’s website, Marion County High School’s track team recently competed at the Mercer County All-Comers and the Green County All-Comers cross country meets. 

    On Sept. 16, Shunki Jinno placed 47th with a time of 22:26.00 while Alex Espinosa placed 65th with a time of 24:44.00 and Ty Wheeler placed 66th with a time of 24:48.00.

  • Two injured in collision on Bradfordsville Highway

    Two people were transported from the scene of a two-vehicle collision at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday morning near 1175 Bradfordsville Highway.

    According to the Kentucky State Police, Mary E. O'Bryan, 71, of Louisville was driving south on KY 49 in a 2002 Chevy Cavalier. When she attempted to turn into a private drive, O'Bryan turned into the path a northbound 1992 Nissan pickup truck, driven by Ted McCollum, 53, of Nicholasville, the state police reported.