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Today's News

  • Marathon armed robbery suspect found dead

    The Anderson County Sheriff's Office confirmed Monday evening that a suspect identified in the Marathon gas station armed robbery Friday afternoon was found dead in Versailles.

    George “Daniel” Cheatham, of Salvisa, was identified as a suspect during the joint investigation with the Mercer County Sheriff's Office and the Lexington Police Department, and an arrest warrant was obtained, charging Cheatham with first-degree robbery.

  • Walmart locations raise funds for Guard memorial

    Governor Steve Beshear visited the Lawrenceburg Walmart to thank employees statewide for raising money for the Kentucky National Guard Memorial.

    In total, 98 Walmart locations statewide raised $208,656.52 toward making the dream of the Kentucky Guard National Memorial a reality.

    Ground breaking on the memorial began in May at the Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort.

  • The ultimate recycling project

    Horace Lawson sees things a little differently. Instead of seeing trash from discarded wood, cinder blocks and pieces of a black rot iron pergola, he sees potential.

    “Everything everybody else is throwing away, I recycle it,” said Lawson.

  • Jenkins sentenced to six years in Garmon's death

    Eric D. Jenkins was sentenced July 22 to six years in prison in the vehicular death of Lawrenceburg resident Marie Garmon.

    In March, Jenkins, 42, of Hustonville, accepted a plea deal that reduced the initial charge of murder to second-degree manslaughter.

    In addition to the prison sentence, Jenkins is required to pay court restitution in the amount of $730 for the charge of operating a commercial vehicle under the influence of intoxicants.

  • Safety Day at General Cable

    General Cable hosted its annual Safety Day event on July 7 at the company’s Lawrenceburg facility. Over 250 people attended the event.

    General Cable, headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, is one of the largest wire and cable manufacturers in the world. The company develops, designs, manufactures markets and distributes aluminum, copper and fiber optic wire and cable products for various industries, according to a news release.

  • Editorial Cartoon -- reporting from Fort Knox
  • Get Well, Senator Ford

    I am one of those guys that writes my congressman.

    No, I don't write about everything that comes up, but every so often some current issue, personal interaction with the government or proposed legislation prompts me to sit down at the computer and type out a few hundred words. Usually after giving it a day or so to rehash in my mind, I give the post office some change and send it on.

  • Seeing beauty, amidst tragedy

    As a reporter, I’ve encountered people who have witnessed or lost loved ones in a tragic event.

    I’ve often wondered, “What could I possibly say to comfort someone who lost their home in a house fire or lost a child in a car crash?”

    I turn on the news when I get home, more bad news. Sometimes, I just have to turn off the TV; “I’ve met my quota of tragedy for day. I can’t take anymore,” I sometimes think. Just this week it seems like there was plenty to go around.

  • Dump truck wreck
  • EKU to offer online master's degree in construction management

    Eastern Kentucky University will offer a 100 percent online master’s degree in construction management for fall 2014.

    The program, designed to serve current industry professionals, can be completed in as little as 18 months and is unique in that it offers an avenue of advancement for individuals from across the industry spectrum.