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  • All-star teacher

    Marion County residents are no strangers to fame.
    Local people have been in feature films, television shows and recognized on professional sporting fields.
    In May, the county will send a very special resident to Philadelphia. Joan Wood will be recognized at Citizens Bank Park during the Philadelphia Phillies Educator Appreciation Day. Wood has been teaching for more than 40 years and has taught in Marion County for the last eight of them. Before then, she spent time at schools in Richmond and Georgetown in Kentucky and in Illinois.

  • Written to read

    The Marion County Public Library hosted a gathering of local authors for Writers Day celebration on Sunday. Authors donated 20 percent of their sales at the event to the Marion County Friends of the Library.
     

  • Horse farm 'worst case of animal cruelty I've seen'

    Some of the horse skeletons on Larry Browning's Pendleton County farm were found still wearing halters. Some were so starved their ribs showed through their skin.
    There was very little hay for the horses to eat, some of it in pools of water along with horse carcasses, county animal control officials said.
    Browning told them he planned to sell all the horses, either to private owners or to slaughterhouses outside of the country, by May.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline plan would affect 750 water crossings

    By James Bruggers
    The Courier-Journal

    More than 750 rivers, streams, wetlands and ponds across Kentucky would be affected by the proposed construction of the Bluegrass Pipeline, according to documents that developers submitted to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Churchill Downs to take more from each bet

    By Gregory A. Hall
    The Courier-Journal

    Churchill Downs will take a bigger cut from each bet when its spring meet starts later this month — a move that could add $8 million to its revenues and increase purses by a similar amount.
    The increase, which takes effect with the start of spring racing on April 26 and includes the Kentucky Derby, means gamblers who cash a winning ticket will collect less money.

  • Tobacco is state's biggest health challenge, commissioner says

    By Chuck Mason
    Bowling Green Daily News

    The single biggest factor affecting public health in Kentucky is tobacco, according to the state’s public health commissioner.

  • State fire training center in Campbellsville closes

    By Leslie Moore
    Central Kentucky News-Journal

    They learned how to navigate a collapsed building, manage the scene of an airplane crash and how to rescue someone trapped under ice. But Campbellsville and Taylor County Fire & Rescue's firefighters will have to rely on mostly in-house training now that State Fire Rescue Training Area 14 has closed.

  • Republican state representative candidate: J. Alex LaRue

     J. Alex LaRue, 61, has been married to his wife, Iris, for 41 years. They have three children and three grandchildren.

    LaRue graduated from LaRue County High School in 1970, then studied for two years at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and for two years at the University of Kentucky. At UK, he majored in accounting with an emphasis in economics.

  • Republican state representative candidate: Richard Treitz

     Richard Treitz, 59, lives just outside of Summersville in Green County. He is single, but he has relatives throughout the state.

    Treitz graduated from Ballard High School and attended Vanderbilt University for two years. In his professional life, he's worked in the fields of seismic engineering and telecommunications, and he is currently working in the health and wellness industry.

    1. Why are you running for state representative?

  • Police seeking suspect in armed robbery

    The Lebanon Police have responded to a report of an armed robbery around noon Tuesday, April 15, at 210 North Forest Street.

    The suspect is described as a black male wearing a long, gray jacket. He is reported to be carrying at handgun.

    Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Lebanon Police at 270-692-2121.