• Casey County clerk wants state to issue marriage licenses online


    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT — The controversy over the refusal of a few county clerks in Kentucky to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples spilled over into the Capitol on Monday.

    Casey County Clerk Casey Davis, who was trying to get a meeting with Gov. Steve Beshear, told reporters that his pledge to God to uphold the law would not allow him to accommodate same-sex couples.

  • Carrollton business ‘fuels’ Grand Prix winner


    Landmark News Service

    Longtime hydroplane racing veteran Jerry Hopp carried the name of a Carrollton restaurant to victory in the championship heat of the Grand Prix West race Saturday at the Madison Regatta.

  • Owen Co. brothers to participate in world’s largest rodeo


    Landmark News Service

    When asked what makes the rodeo special to 16-year-old Wyatt Cole, his response comes quickly.

    “It’s a way of life,” Wyatt says. “It’s the western heritage of it.”

    Wyatt, along with his 17-year-old brother Quinn, will participate in the National High School Finals Rodeo, which will be held July 12-18 in Rock Springs, Wyoming.

    Quinn and Wyatt, the sons of Greg and Isabella Cole of Owen County, will compete in the team roping competition.

  • Beshear: No need to call a special session on same- sex marriage issues


    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Gov. Steve Beshear said Tuesday night “it’s time for everyone to take a deep breath,” and that he will not be calling a special legislative session on same-sex marriage issues.

    Beshear’s comments came a few hours after House Speaker Greg Stumbo, D-Prestonsburg, said he favors a special session to address the concerns of some county clerks who are refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Ky. bill protects religions from performing gay marriages


    The Kentucky Enquirer

    A Northern Kentucky state legislator has filed a bill that would prevent the commonwealth from forcing religious figures or organizations from performing same sex marriages, and would protect such organizations and individuals from being sued if they refuse to perform such ceremonies.

  • Experts encourage region’s families to bring back the Sunday dinner

    Jim Aneszko from central and southern Kentucky is on a mission to see more families share sit-down Sunday dinners with their senior loved ones. The reason?

    New research shows that 50 percent of surveyed families living near senior relatives feel they do not share enough meals with older loved ones, losing an important family connection.*

  • Grimes warns businesses

    Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s chief business officer, is warning businesses about an official-looking “2015 Annual Minutes Form” they may receive from an entity called Division of Corporate Services. Division of Corporate Services is not registered, affiliated or associated with the Secretary of State’s office.

  • Edelen: Rape kit backlog means court have to set criminals free

    By James Pilcher

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    HEBRON – The number of untested rape kits throughout Kentucky could number in the thousands, state Auditor Adam Edelen said Tuesday. The delay means a  backlog of up to a year for many victims and prosecutors around the commonwealth.

  • Farmers must turn to soy beans, other crops to make ends meet


    The State Journal

    After being hampered because of a shortage of help and increasingly restrictive regulations, many veteran tobacco farmers in Franklin County have stopped growing the crop entirely.

    Kerry Redding, who says tobacco has been part of his livelihood for decades, says this is the first time in 30 years he has not planted the crop.

    “It’s just different,” Redding said. “It feels funny not to be doing it anymore.”

  • No charges in Henry County shooting


    Landmark News Service

    The drama at a semi-pro football game held in New Castle Saturday evening happened off the field when two representatives of the Indiana Trybe fought and one ended up being hospitalized with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the head, according to information from the Kentucky State Police.