Today's News

  • UK player pleads not guilty to alcohol possession

    University of Kentucky women’s basketball player Makayla Epps appeared in Marion District Court Monday, where she entered a plea of not guilty to charges of possession of alcohol by a minor and open alcohol container in a motor vehicle.
    A pretrial conference has been scheduled for May 11.

  • Lebanon man arrested after attempting to flee police

    Two people were hospitalized and a Lebanon man was arrested after an accident April 23 in Lexington.
    According to the Kentucky State Police, Anthony Dixon, 21, of Lebanon was driving a green 2002 Jaguar when he reached a traffic checkpoint at 7:35 p.m. Thursday at the Fayette/Bourbon County line on Bryan Station Road.

  • Local group performing at Lincoln funeral anniversary event

    President Lincoln’s Own Band, which is led by Raywick’s Don Johnson, will be performing May 1-3 in Springfield, Illinois, as part of the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral.
    President Lincoln’s Own Band appeared in the Steven Spielberg movie “Lincoln,” and they recently recorded the soundtrack for a new documentary, “The Gettysburg Address.” Former First Lady Laura Bush and Tom Brokaw are among the people appearing in the film.

  • Inmate facing escape charge


    Phillip H. McBride, 25, who is incarcerated, was indicted for second-degree escape and second-degree persistent felony offender in Marion Circuit Court recently.
    According to the indictment, on or about March 9, 2012, McBride escaped from a detention facility after being charged with or convicted of a felony, or he aided, abetted or counseled with another in said act. The indictment also reads that he was over 21 and had been convicted of at least one felony after his 18th birthday. His bond was set at $10,000.

  • Kentucky gains a second historically black college

    By Brent Schanding
    The State Journal

    A small Louisville college could rival Kentucky State University in recruiting and educating black students in the Commonwealth and beyond.
    Earlier this week, administrators at Simmons College of Kentucky — a private four-year college whose campus is largely tucked into a block of the Limerick community near downtown Louisville — announced it had gained status from the U.S. Department of Education as a historically black college.

  • Crime ring was behind bourbon heists

    By Brad Bowman
    The State Journal

    Law enforcement officials announced April 22 they have tightened the net around a case involving more than $100,000 of heisted bourbon, which includes the coveted Pappy Van Winkle. Indicted were nine suspects.
    Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton announced Tuesday, April 21, at a press conference in his office that in concert with the Franklin County Commonwealth’s Attorney Larry Cleveland and Attorney General Jack Conway there has been a major breakthrough in uncovering an organized crime ring.

  • Kentucky Bourbon Trail will start in Louisville

    By Gregory A. Hall

    Louisville will be the official starting point for the Kentucky Bourbon Trail once a newly announced project inside the Frazier History Museum on Main Street is complete.
    The project, announced April 23, creates a gateway at the Frazier for the Kentucky Distillers' Association's famous bourbon tourism venture through Kentucky distilleries.
    Additionally, organizers say it will complement other museums and bourbon attractions in the area.

  • U.S. Supreme Court to weigh Kentucky's same-sex marriage ban

    By John Cheves
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    A few lawmakers expressed concern in 1998 when the Kentucky General Assembly overwhelmingly passed a law banning same-sex marriage.
    "I'm not sure that we're not treading on people's constitutional rights," warned state Sen. Gary Johnson, D-Pikeville.

  • Marion County places high in conference meet

    By Casey Sowers
    Sports correspondent

  • Hendrickson USA opens facility in Elizabethtown; breaks ground on new expansion

    Kentucky Press News Service

    ELIZABETHTOWN – When Hendrickson USA LLC announced plans to build a highly advanced facility in Elizabethtown last year, the global manufacturer intended to create 75 jobs and invest $20 million in the project.