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  • Loretto Christmas Parade is Nov. 29

    The 2013 Loretto Christmas Parade is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 29.
    The tree lighting ceremony will take place at 5:45 p.m., on the property of Lisa and Carl Mattingly, next to the Loretto Post Office.
    The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. KY 49 and KY 52 will be closed at 6:15 p.m. and will re-open after the parade.
    Refreshments will be served after the parade at the Loretto Activity Center.
    The parade's website is: lorettochristmasparade.homestead.com.
     

  • County attorney appointed to state board

    Marion County Attorney Joseph H. Mattingly III is one of four people recently appointed by Gov. Steve Beshear to the Transportation Infrastructure Authority.
    Mattingly will represent the Kentucky Association of Counties on the infrastructure authority.
    The other appointees are Letcher County Judge/Executive, who will represent the Kentucky County Judge/Executives Association; Glenn G. Mitchell of Frankfort, who is a citizen at-large; and Henderson Mayor Steve Austin, representing mayors. Their terms will expire Oct. 1, 2017.
     

  • Thanksgiving meal at Centre Square Nov. 28

    The United Concerned Citizens Organization will be holding its 11th annual Henry L. Bell Thanksgiving Outreach from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, at Centre Square in Lebanon.
    The decorating, dining and cooking committees will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Centre Square.
    The cooking and dining committees will also meet Thursday, Nov. 28, at Centre Square.
    The UCCO will accept food and drinks, money, or other contributions to help with the event and organization expenses.

  • City to pay big bucks for flood study

    Representatives of O’Brien and Gere Engineers returned to the Lebanon City Council meeting Nov. 11 to discuss the flooding that affected downtown Lebanon multiple times this year.
    Ken Roseman and Elaine Flynn presented their “Preliminary Investigation and Survey of the Jordan Storm Sewer System” to the council last week. The study showed where they had surveyed the Jordan Creek, and identified possible trouble spots along the waterway.

  • Kentucky joins eight other states in opposing EPA pollution regulations

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Attorney General Jack Conway said Thursday day that Kentucky has joined eight other states in a major brief filed in the U.S. Supreme Court opposing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule on cross-state air pollution.

  • Is Grimes up to unseating McConnell?

    By Amanda Van Benschoten, columnist
    The Kentucky Enquirer

    WALTON - Does Alison Lundergan Grimes have what it takes to beat Mitch McConnell next November?
    That’s been the question on everyone’s minds in the four months since the first-term Democratic secretary of state announced she would run against the powerful Senate Republican Leader.

  • Northern Kentucky's library lawsuit may lead to cuts throughout state

    By Mark Hansel
    The Kentucky Enquirer

    A lawsuit to determine how libraries are funded in Northern Kentucky and possibly in many other districts across the state continues to move through the courts.
    Attorney Jeff Mando filed a brief Nov. 13 on behalf of the Campbell County Public Library supporting the position that its library tax rate should not be rolled back to 1978 levels.

  • Mitch McConnell criticized for taking money from firm tied to health website

    By John Cheves
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is a vocal critic of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act and its glitch-stricken website, HealthCare.gov, repeatedly calling for repeal of the law "root and branch."

  • Rand Paul and James Comer might be Kentucky's next dynamic duo

    By Sam Youngman
    Lexington Herald Leader

    It was one of those full-body laughs where the person rears their head back.
    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul had just stood next to Agriculture Commissioner James Comer in Louisville and praised Comer for returning $1.65 million to taxpayers when the Lexington Herald-Leader asked the senator what lessons he had learned from weeks of media scrutiny and criticism over multiple accounts of plagiarism.
    "Not everybody likes me," Paul said, cracking up.

  • Gas pipeline questions addressed in Bracken

    By Wendy Mitchell
    The Ledger Independent

    BROOKSVILLE - Officials with Williams Corporation/Bluegrass Pipeline addressed Bracken County Fiscal Court on Nov. 13, fielding questions about where, how and when the proposed natural gas liquids pipeline may impact the area.
    Bill Lawson, Williams' spokesperson showed magistrates charts and maps of the proposed line and explained that it was in the acquisition phase of the project with landowners across Ohio, Kentucky and part of West Virginia.