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Lebo man receives life in prison for child sex assault

A Lebo man has been sentenced to life in prison for child molestation.

Alvin Houston III, 43, has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 40 years.

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Kansas still "abnormally dry" as dry, windy conditions persist

In case you hadn't noticed, it's pretty dry in Kansas right now. Eastern Kansas is still considered "abnormally dry," but at least for the East-Central division, which includes Emporia, the drought deficit isn't very much.

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Kansas Chief Justice urges more money for court system

Kansas Chief Justice Lawton Nuss is pressuring lawmakers to add money to the state court system.

In his State of the Judiciary on Wednesday, Nuss said the money appropriated for court operations in 2015 is over $8 million below the base budget request and almost $20 million below what the system needs to operate efficiently -- especially with 90 percent of the budget headed to personnel.

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Quick meeting for Lyon County Commission

Lyon County commissioners breezed through their action meeting Thursday.

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Now & Forever bell-ringing scheduled Friday

Emporia State University will be ringing Silent Joe for two special gifts Friday.

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Wright is optimistic after first few days as CEO of Newman Regional Health

Robert Wright is optimistic in his first week as CEO of Newman Regional Health.

A media-only meet-and-greet was held with Wright Thursday. Wright tells KVOE News he was immediately impressed with Newman Regional's facilities and people.

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Dody promoted to USD 251 superintendent

USD 251 North Lyon County's superintendent has already sat in the chair briefly. Now Aron Dody has the position full-time.

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USD 253 discusses school calendar, house removal during board meeting

USD 253 Emporia school board had a short meeting Wednesday, starting with a dinner with the Emporia High School student council. The student council presented some of their concerns and ideas to the board, including returning to the shorter school day, longer school year model.

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