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  • Lebanon Career Center named 2013 Supporting Industry of the Year

    The Lebanon Career Center was named the 2013 Marion County Supporting Industry of the Year Friday at the Marion County Industry Appreciation Banquet.
    “This local organization has the reputation of being the best in the Commonwealth,” Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund said.

  • Angell-Demmel named 2013 Industry of the Year

    It wasn’t long ago when the Marion County Economic Development Office feared the community might lose Angell-Demmel North America. Fortunately, that didn’t happen, and Friday it was named the 2013 Marion County Industry of the Year at the Marion County Industry Appreciation Banquet.
    Since 1965, Angell-Demmel has been making decorative trim for the automotive, home appliance and consumer electronics industries.

  • Martha Layne Collins gives Marion County a pep talk

    Former Kentucky Governor Martha Layne Collins came to Marion County Friday to reminisce.
    And to brag on the community.
    And to enjoy one of the ribeyes cooked up by the Marion County Cattlemen.
    Collins was the featured speaker during the Marion County Industry Appreciation Banquet at the David R. Hourigan Government Center, and she fondly spoke about her visits to Marion County during the early 1980s when she was elected governor. She congratulated the community on its accomplishments, but said there is always room to improve.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline offering six figures for land rights in Franklin County

    By Ryan Quinn
    Frankfort State Journal

    In the roughly two months before state legislators reconvene in January to consider bills that could block the Bluegrass Pipeline, the companies involved in the project are nailing down easements — and opponents are meticulously trying to track their progress.

  • Petitioners continue pipeline fight

    Officials with Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners have started acquiring easements in neighboring counties for the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline.
    Meanwhile, Kinder Morgan and MarkWest Utica have joined forces on a competing project to bring natural gas liquids from Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia to the Gulf of Mexico.
    But opponents of NGL pipelines aren’t ready to give up the fight just yet.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline agents accused of trespassing

    By Randy Patrick
    Landmark News Service

    Williams company representatives say they want to establish trust with landowners in negotiating for easements for the Bluegrass Pipeline. But some Nelson County residents say land agents or surveyors have been trespassing on their property.
    If that’s true, a Williams spokesman said, there will be consequences for the agents.

  • Pink pumpkins for the cure

    Spring View Hospital had a pumpkin decorating contest for Breast Cancer Awareness last week and all of the proceeds benefited the hospital’s Relay for Life team. The pumpkin with the most donations won the contest. The pumpkin contest raised a total of $588 for the Spring View Hospital Relay for Life Team.
     

  • Tornado watch is in effect until 2 a.m. Friday

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for several Kentucky counties, including Marion County, until 2 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1.

    According to the weather service, wind gusts of 20 to 30 miles per hour are likely, with some gusts up to 40 miles per hour. Strong winds can affect driving, particularly in high profile vehicles. The winds could blow over weakened trees or blow around unsecured outdoor objects.

  • KSP arrest inmate who walked away from community service in 2010

    A Liberty man has been arrested more than three years after walking away from work release while he was being incarcerated at the Marion County Detention Center.
    James H. Shell, 48, was arrested at 9:15 a.m. Oct. 30 at Kentucky State Police Post 15, according to the state police.
    Shell walked away on March 17, 2010, while he was doing community service at the Marion County Animal Shelter, according to the Marion County Detention Center. At that time, Shell was being held on a flagrant non-support charge.

  • Lebanon mayor explains trick-or-treating is still set for tonight

    The following statement from Mayor Gary Crenshaw was provided by Lebanon City Hall regarding trick-or-treating in Lebanon: 

    Several communities surrounding Lebanon have decided to postpone Halloween Trick or Treat for this evening.  As of this moment the Weather Service is calling for Heavy rain today.  The Weather conditions have improved somewhat since yesterday.  Some of that Heavy rain is called for around 6:30 to 7:00 tonight.  I wouldn’t be surprised if the weather improved more during the day.