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Today's News

  • Interim is complete, General Assembly returns Jan. 6.

    Each year, the General Assembly has two distinct periods of activity: its legislative session, when laws are passed, and what is called the interim, when the House and Senate jointly review issues affecting the state.
    While much of the public’s attention is understandably focused on the former – which starts in early January and runs through either late March or mid-April, depending on the year – the latter plays an important, educational role as well.

  • Give and receive

    The gift of life.
    There is no greater gift.
    And, all too often, we take that gift for granted.
    We just assume there is going to be a tomorrow. But, tomorrow is never guaranteed.
    Just this week, a good friend of mine lost her father. His death was sudden, completely unexpected, and just a few days before Christmas.
    My heart hurts for her.
    Nothing can prepare you for such a loss. Nothing.

  • The job interview: Prepare and impress

    By Carter Dyson

    Job seekers commonly rank the interview as the most intimidating portion of their career search. Yet, the interview is the most critical time for a job seeker to be focused, engaging and confident.
    The only effective way to overcome the tension of a job interview is to prepare. From researching the employer to answering possible questions in front of a mirror, every minute you spend preparing will settle those nerves and give you an edge on your competition.

  • Senator Higdon invites all to prayer breakfast

    State Sen. Jimmy Higdon and Brother Lee Watts invite the public to join them in the 13th Annual Prayer Breakfast, which will begin at 8 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 3, at the Lebanon United Methodist Church located at 236 North Spalding Avenue.
    Other legislators joining Senator Higdon and Brother Watts are include State Rep. Bam Carney, State Rep. David Floyd, State Rep. Mike Harmon, State Rep. Kim King, State Rep.-elect James Allen Tipton and State Sen.-elect Max Wise.

  • KSP collects 116 tons of food during food drive

    Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer announced Thursday that the agency’s ‘Cram the Cruiser’ food drive netted 232,011 pounds (116 tons) of food statewide.
    Brewer initiated the program in 2010 to assist needy families in the local post and region areas. Since that time, the agency has contributed more than 500,000 pounds of food to shelters, food banks and churches across the Commonwealth.

  • Dec. 31 is the final day to change voter registration

    Voters who are already registered should be aware that Dec. 31 is the final day to change their party registration for the 2015 primary election.
    The state constitutional offices will be on the ballot in 2015. These offices are governor/lieutenant governor, attorney general, auditor of public accounts, commissioner of agriculture, secretary of state and treasurer.
    Candidates have until 4 p.m. Jan. 27 to file to run in the primary for those offices.
    First-time voters have until April 20 to register for the primary elections.
     

  • Former classroom aides file wrongful termination lawsuit

    Two former classroom aides have filed a lawsuit against Marion County Public Schools Superintendent Taylora Schlosser and the Marion County Board of Education.
    Ramona McKinney and Kimberly Medley, both of Lebanon, filed their complaint Dec. 19 in Marion Circuit Court.
    According to the lawsuit, McKinney and Medley worked in the special education classroom at Marion County High School, and they witnessed incidents in which mentally and physically disabled students were put at risk.

  • Former fire chief gets five years probation for abuse of public trust

     Former Raywick Fire Chief Charles A. "Chuck" Helm received five years of probation after pleading guilty to abuse of public trust less than $10,000.

    Helm, 54, of 1000 Hazy Downs Road in Raywick reached a plea agreement with the Commonwealth on Nov. 20. Marion Circuit Judge Allan Bertram approved unsupervised probation for Helm during a Dec. 18 sentencing hearing. 

    Bertram also ordered Helm to repay $20,000 to the Raywick Fire Department over the next seven years as a condition of his probation.

  • Game Plan, Dec. 17

    Dec. 18

    Basketball

    Lady Knights at Bullitt East, 7:30 p.m.

    Swimming

    Nelson Co, Thomas Nelson, Bethelhem at Aquaknights

    Dec. 20

    Swimming

    Aquaknights at Woodford Co

    Dec. 26

  • 12-17-14 Enterprise Traves