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Local News

  • 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.

  • Taylor County Deputy charged with federal drug crimes

    By Calen McKinney 

    Landmark News Service

    A sheriff’s deputy has been fired for allegedly breaking the law he worked to uphold.

    Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy William “Billy” Rice was charged Tuesday morning with federal drug crimes and taken to a jail in Bowling Green.

  • Facebook profile scam investigated

    By Stacey Menser

    The Times Leader

    A Caldwell County woman has lost over $1,300 in a scam and wants to warn others to be leery of Facebook “friends.”

    Donna Bell was not surprised to receive a message through Facebook from retired Caldwell County educator Dale Faughn.

    She was, however, confused by the subject matter.

  • Watch out for Obamacare scammers, BBB warns

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Arlington, VA – Consumers across the U.S. are reporting phone calls that claim to be from the government about new health insurance cards required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Better Business Bureau is warning consumers that this is a scam, and it’s growing now that the Oct. 1 implementation date for the Health Insurance Marketplace is here.

  • City council discusses flood study, costs

    Three times this year, downtown Lebanon has flooded due to heavy rains. 

    Following Monday’s regular meeting, the Lebanon City Council spent more than an hour in a work session with representatives of O’Brien and Gere Engineers about what steps are needed to address the problem.

    The initial proposal is to complete a study that would include a topographic study, aerial photogrammetric mapping, hydraulic models and technical memorandums. The cost for completing this study is $118,787.