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  • Life’s breath

    Cara Cissell Brahm is waiting – and hoping – that some day soon she'll be breathing a little easier.
    Since this summer, she has been on the list to receive a double lung transplant.
    Cara, 37, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when she was 10 years old. Two of her sisters (both older) were also diagnosed with the condition.
    “It mostly affects the lungs, but it can also affect the digestive system and the pancreas,” she said.
    Mindy died in 1999. Another sister, Lisa, received a transplant two and a half years ago.

  • Home for the holidays

    Marion County will be hosting a handful of holly jolly happenings this weekend.
    Christmas lights, parades and Charlie Brown will be part of the festivities.
    In Lebanon, the Heart of Kentucky Holiday Festival will be taking place Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7. The festival kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Friday with Dickens Christmas on Main Street. A tree lighting will take place outside of the Marion County Heritage Center.

  • Two months to go before 10-digit dialing begins in Western Kentucky

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – With mandatory 10-digit dialing coming soon to Western Kentucky as the result of a new area code, the Kentucky Public Service Commission said it's urging caregivers to help elderly residents and others who might have difficulty making the transition to the new dialing patterns.

  • Legislation will reignite debate on allowing casinos in Kentucky

    By Scott Wartman
    The Kentucky Enquirer

    After years of debate, Kentuckians might get a chance next November to allow casinos in Kentucky.
    Legislation introduced Wednesday by Speaker of the House Pro Tem Larry Clark, D-Louisville, would put a constitutional amendment allowing casino gambling on the Nov. 2014 ballot.

  • Group reviewing child abuse deaths fails to make specific recommendations

    By Beth Musgrave
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT — An external panel created to review child-abuse deaths and serious injuries did not make specific legislative or policy changes in its first annual report as required by law.

  • Health insurance web site prepares for surge of holiday traffic

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Kentucky’s health insurance exchange, kynect, is prepared for an expected surge in website traffic and new applications beginning Thanksgiving weekend.

  • The press stops, an era ends in Danville

    By Kendra Peek
    The Advocate Messenger

    “Stop the presses” is a phrase that no longer can echo through the pressroom of The Advocate-Messenger.
    The Dec. 1 issue was last to be printed in Danville. Starting Dec. 2, the paper will be printed in Winchester. Troy Maddox, Doug Tillett and a variety of other people over the years have been willing to work the inky, long, hard job of running the now silent press.

  • Hardin County approves easement for Bluegrass Pipeline

    By Marty Finley
    Landmark News Service

    Hardin Fiscal Court agreed to give the Bluegrass Pipeline easement access to county property in southern Hardin County.
    The court approved an easement agreement Nov. 26 granting right-of-way access to 151 feet of property at county-owned Taylor Bend Park, which is southwest of Glendale off New Glendale Road.
    The county will receive payment of $8,070 from the company for rights to access the land, according to the agreement.

  • Pipeline opponents have their say

    Officials with the Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, the companies working on the Bluegrass Pipeline, addressed a meeting of legislators Sept. 5.
    Toward the end of that meeting of the Interim Joint Committee on Natural Resources and the Environment, Tom FitzGerald of the Kentucky Resources Council was allowed a few minutes to speak on behalf of opponents of the project.
    On Nov. 21, opponents got another chance to address state officials during a meeting of the Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission.

  • Historic high note

    History — recent and otherwise — has been good to President Lincoln’s Own.
    Since the band was included in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln”, they have been included in the National Geographic film “Killing Lincoln” (based on a book by Bill O’Reilly), played at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. during the weekend of President Barack Obama’s second inauguration, and performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.