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Regional/State

  • Celebrate the birth of Abraham Lincoln


    In honor of Abraham Lincoln’s 203rd birthday, the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) and Kentucky Heritage Council/State Historic Preservation Office invite the public to revisit both the Kentucky Lincoln Heritage Trail and the KHS HistoryMobile.

  • No Child Left Behind gets left behind in Kentucky


    Students, teachers and administrators in Washington County wave goodbye to the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) laws, as Kentucky was recently one of 10 states to receive a waiver from the mandates.

    “Kentucky’s public school system will have one comprehensive system of accountability for both state and federal purposes to ensure college/career readiness for all students,” according to a Kentucky Department of Education press release last week.

  • Three arrested for Web crimes


    According to a press release, Kentucky State Police have arrested three men on charges related to child pornography.

    One of the men involved was from Willisburg.
    The action was the result of search warrants pertaining to illegal Internet activity executed by the agency’s Electronic Crime Branch. One of the arrests followed an investigation spanning two states and involved a nine-year-old victim.

  • Three vie for the governor's mansion

     James Roberts

  • Two vie for attorney general

     

    By Tracy Harris

    Landmark News Service

    tharris@oldhamera.com

     

    Despite advertisements and debates to the contrary, attorney general candidates Jack Conway and Todd P'Pool do have a few things in common. 

    Conway, the democratic candidate and current attorney general, will face P'Pool, the republican candidate, on Election Day, Nov. 8.

    Conway, 42, believes his record shows his dedication to the attorney general's office, a position he has held since 2008.

  • Crash claims Mercer teen that had local ties

     

    HARRODSBURG — Mercer County Senior High School junior and cheerleader Alyssa Kelty had the brightest smile on the sidelines. She shared it earnestly and unselfishly with fans, friends, family, classmates and the community at large.

    So when her smile was tragically missing from Friday night’s football game, the crowd replaced it with a moment of silence that seemed to last throughout the evening.

  • Treasurer candidates promise more efficiency on less taxpayer dollars


    The three candidates for state treasurer this fall all appear to deliver the same message: in tough economic times, Kentucky’s government must do more with less.

    Incumbent Democrat Todd Hollenbach says by deploying a team of volunteers, he’s created new initiatives without cost to the taxpayer.
    Republican K.C. Crosbie argues Hollenbach hasn’t made wise decisions on how to reign in spending, and has neglected his duty as a check-and-balance on executive branch spending.

  • State auditor election story


    On Nov. 8, two candidates will vie to replace outgoing Kentucky State Auditor Crit Luallen.
    Adam Edelen, the Democratic candidate, and John T. Kemper, III, the Republican candidate, will go head-to-head to see who will fill that vacancy.

    Adam Edelen

    At 36, Adam Edelen may be young, but he's had a lot of experience in both business and government.

  • St. Catharine College hosts Catholics at the Capital

     

    Local Catholics participated in a forum on the campus of St. Catharine College Sunday to voice their concerns to area politicians. Among the topics of discussion were a womans right to know the risks of having an abortion, and seeking a cap of 36-percent interest on payday loans. Rev. Patrick Delahanty, the interim director of the Catholic Conference of Kentucky, said the event, the second of such to be held at SCC, is a way for Catholics to share their views on issues with the people who represent them on the state level.