Today's News

  • Wife of accused killer of three at Danville pawn shop is scheduled to testify at Nov. 30 hearing

    By Greg Kocher
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    DANVILLE — The wife of accused killer and former preacher Kenneth Allen Keith is scheduled to testify Nov. 30 at a hearing related to the killing of three people in a Danville pawn shop. The hearing was set Monday by Boyle Circuit Judge Darren Peckler.

  • Father of slain trooper asks Kentucky to upgrade glass in cruisers, make other safety changes

    By Jack Brammer
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT — If his son had been in a Kentucky State Police cruiser with stronger bullet-resistant windows, he might still be alive, Joseph Ponder said Tuesday, Sept. 22.
    Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder's father, from Elizabethtown, appeared with Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo and other lawmakers at a news conference in the Capitol Annex to ask Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer to recommend ways to increase trooper safety in the field.

  • Bullitt County deputy indicted for drugs, allegedly has ties to a Mexican cartel

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - A former special deputy with the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office was recently indicted by federal officials.
    Christopher Mattingly, 27, of Shepherdsville, has been charged in U.S. District Court with conspiracy to distribute more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana.
    Federal prosecutors allege that Mattingly is a major drug distributor with ties to a cartel in Mexico.
    But the reason Mattingly remains in custody is his alleged threats to kill Mike Halbleib, who is director of the Bullitt County Drug Task Force.

  • Cancer no match for Destiny

    God gives his hardest battle to his strongest soldiers.
    Eighteen-year-old Destiny Calhoun is proof.
    In September of 2013, at age 16, she was diagnosed with cancer.
    Destiny’s mother, Faith, said she became concerned after taking a photo of her daughter and noticing that something was off with her smile. Then she started noticing some swelling. So, she took her to the dentist. Still unsure about what was going on, they went to the University of Kentucky Medical Center, and a biopsy revealed she had bone cancer in her jawbone.

  • ‘TasteMaker’s’ weekend at Maker’s Mark Distillery this Friday and Saturday

    Maker’s Mark is hosting its second “TasteMaker’s” weekend at the distillery this Friday and Saturday.

  • MCPS is making the grade

    There’s reason to celebrate in Marion County, according to Superintendent Taylora Schlosser.
    The latest K-PREP test scores, which were released Thursday, Oct. 1, by the Kentucky Department of Education, show that Marion County Public Schools is a distinguished school district.
    “These results show we are focused on kids and student learning,” Schlosser said. “I really think it’s something to celebrate.”
    Marion County is ranked 42 among the 173 school districts in the state with an overall score of 70.8.

  • Local teacher a semifinalist for 2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year

    Nine outstanding teachers from across the state, including Sarah Lockard, a teacher at A.C. Glasscock Elementary School, are semifinalists for the 2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award, the Kentucky Department of Education and Ashland Inc. announced today.
    Winners of the Elementary, Middle and High School Teacher of the Year Awards, in addition to the overall 2016 Kentucky Teacher of the Year, will be announced at a ceremony at 10 a.m., on Oct. 20, in the rotunda of the capitol building in Frankfort.

    Competing for elementary teacher of the Year are:

  • What a difference

    By Carrie Bridgman

    Last week I took my friend B. to the Waterfront Wednesday concert in Louisville.  B. loves live music and has definite tastes: she likes jazz, blues, folk, easy listening and classic rock. She dislikes heavy metal, punk and New Age music.  She enjoys music with interesting rhythms. The folk rock band we saw last week, Vanderveer, met her standards perfectly. 

  • October is Domestic Violence and Prevention Awareness Month

    By Delena Trent
    Executive Director
    The Caring Place

    Women of domestic violence are 70 times most likely to be murdered in the few weeks after leaving their abusive partners than at any other time in the relationship. And the number of children exposed to domestic violence every year is 10 million.

  • Educating our young about the importance of civics

    I found myself teaching elementary-age students about civics and public service in Casey County this week as part of America’s Legislators Back to School Program.