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  • Fatalities falling in Kentucky work zones, crashes increasing

    By Stu Johnson
    WEKU News

    As temperatures begin to climb this spring, the number of highway work crews on Kentucky's roads will also increase. Proper attention to the road remains the key to safe travels.

  • Concert for a cause

    The Marion County Association for the Handicapped hosted a concert Friday evening in Angelic Hall at Centre Square. Several local performers entertained the crowd, as well as the Brown Brothers Band from Bardstown.
     

  • Man of the town

    Joe Mattingly III served as the Marion County attorney for more than 24 years and has been operating his own law firm in Lebanon for 18 years. But, what many people don’t know is that he almost played Major League Baseball.
    Well, sort of.
    “I was convinced until I got to high school that I was going to play second base for the Cincinnati Reds,” Joe said, laughing. “I was absolutely certain of that.”

  • County questions safety of NGL project

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has added its voice to those concerned about a plan to transport natural gas liquids through pipes already buried in Marion County.
    On March 19, the fiscal court unanimously approved a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. In the letter, county officials expressed concerns about Kinder Morgan's plan to convert pipes that have been carrying natural gas for 50 or more years to carry natural gas liquids.

  • Attorney urges landowners to review easement agreements

    Property owners who would like to get copies of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline easements on their land can go to the Marion County Clerk’s Office.
    However, some people at the March 19 meeting indicated that not all the easements are still on file there. Landowners whose easement agreements are no longer on file were told to contact Kinder Morgan directly.
    They were advised to contact Justin Dorman by calling 615-221-1518 or sending an email to justindorman@kindermorgan.com.

  • Attorney: NGLs ‘needs to be a priority issue’

    Approximately 100 people attended a meeting March 19 at the Marion County Extension Office to discuss natural gas liquids (NGLs).
    The Tennessee Gas Pipeline (which is owned by Kinder Morgan) has applied to abandon part of an existing natural gas pipeline with plans to convert it to carry NGLs.
    “I am proud to live in a county where we still know the value of land as heritage,” said Susan Classen, a co-member of the Loretto Community and one of the panelists at last week’s meeting.

  • St. Baldrick's is Saturday

    Marion County's ninth annual St. Baldrick's event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at St. Augustine School.
    Citizens National Bank is once again sponsoring the event, which raises money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation. The foundation raises money to combat children's cancer.

  • Peter Rabbit and Friends at Centre Square March 27-28

    Get ready to hop into spring with Peter Rabbit and Friends at Centre Square on March 27-28.
    Kentucky Classic Theatre's youngest actors will be on stage at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights and 11 a.m. on Saturday morning. All tickets are $6.

  • Around 100 attend meeting on proposed NGL pipeline

    Approximately 100 people attended a meeting March 19 at the Marion County Extension Office to discuss natural gas liquids (NGLs).

    The Tennessee Gas Pipeline (which is owned by Kinder Morgan) has applied to abandon part of an existing natural gas pipeline with plans to convert it to carry NGLs.

  • Around 100 attend meeting on proposed NGL pipeline

    Approximately 100 people attended a meeting Thursday evening at the Marion County Extension Office to discuss natural gas liquids (NGLs), a request by the Tennessee Gas Pipeline (which is owned by Kinder Morgan) and what, if anything, citizens can do about it. 

    The pipeline that has beeen proposed for repurposing to carry NGLs crosses 19.7 miles of Marion County, and about half of the people who attended Thursday's meeting indicated that the pipeline cross their land.