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  • Haunted houses, corn maze open for business

    By Nick Schrager

    Enterprise correspondent

    The month of October brings many things; orange and red leaves, ghouls, goblins, pumpkins, and Indian corn. 

    Marion County however, will get that and more!

    Residents can get ready to get their scare on at XB Arena with their annual haunted house called Anxiety Overload.  

  • Preset crypts will allow more burials

    Anyone who has driven by the Lebanon National Cemetery recently may be wondering why crews were digging up so much dirt.

    “We are turning 250 traditional casket areas into 552 grave sites,” said Patrick Lovett, the director of Kentucky National Cemetery Complex.

    They are doing this by installing “preset lawn crypts.”

  • ‘Tellebration!’ is Nov. 16

    Marion County’s inaugural Tellebration! storytelling event will be held from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Marion County Library. 

    The event is being sponsored by the Friends of the Library, and all proceeds will go to benefit library operations. Local storytellers and bards will share tales and songs for an adult audience, meaning tales will be more involved and use subtle humor better appreciated by an older audience.

  • Preacher arrested in connection with Danville triple homicide

    From the Kentucky Press News Service:

    A Baptist preacher from Pulaski County was arrested Wednesday and charged with three counts of murder in the shooting deaths of three people at a Danville pawn shop last month, according to The Danville Advocate-Messenger.

    Kenneth A. Keith, 48, of Burnside, was arrested at his business, Gold Rush Gold Buyers in Somerset, on Wednesday afternoon by officers from Danville, Somerset, Kentucky State Police and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, said Danville police Capt.

  • Lincoln Trail offering assistance with Kynect

    On Oct. 1, kynect.ky.gov went live. This is Kentucky’s health benefits exchange, which was created as part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

    Through the exchange, individuals can enroll in private health insurance plans or Medicaid (if they meet eligibility requirements).

    Anyone who is having problems navigating the website can contact an in-person assister, also known as a kynector.

  • Knight Fest is Saturday

    Marching bands from around the region will compete at Marion County High School on Saturday, Oct. 12, during the Knight Fest.

    The opening ceremony will be held at 2:15 p.m., and the first band will perform at 2:30 p.m.

    The winners will be announced after the Marion County Marching Knights perform at 9:45 p.m. 

  • Local festivals receive top honors

    The Heart of Kentucky Holiday Festival, to be held Dec. 6-8 this year, and the Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff, to be held Jan. 23-24, 2014, were both named among of the top 10 winter/holiday festivals and events in the state.

    A panel of impartial judges selects the Kentucky Travel Industry Association Top 10 Festivals and Events for each season. Criteria for selection include popularity of the event, its impact on the local tourism economy as well as cultural and historical significance.

  • Pipeline partners pen letters to local landowners

    Work on the Bluegrass Pipeline project is moving forward, as are the companies’ promotional efforts.  

    Local landowners recently received letters from the Williams company, and Thursday, Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners hosted a “telephone town hall.”

    Even so, a company spokesperson said the project likely would not come through Marion County, although that isn’t enough to convince some local landowners.

  • Acts of charity

    “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.”

    - 1 Corinthians 13:1-2

  • Jail may need more funding from county

    Marion County Jailer Barry Brady returned to the Marion County Fiscal Court Thursday seeking approval for a $60,000 transfer, if needed.

    The court unanimously approved the request.

    Marion County Treasurer Kevin Cochran told the court if that transfer is necessary, it will be in addition to the $120,000 the county has already transferred to the jail this fiscal year.