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  • Ed Whitfield talks diabetes, the economy and energy at chamber luncheon

    U.S. Congressman Ed Whitfield spoke on a variety of topics at the Marion County Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday, including the fight against diabetes, the economy and the energy sector.
    Representatives from the American Diabetes Association were on hand to present Whitfield with an award for his work to help in the fight against diabetes. While Whitfield said no one in his family has ever had diabetes, it’s a cause that is near and dear to his heart after meeting a group of children in Paducah, ages 10 to 14, who all had the disease.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline officials, opponents address legislators

    By Ryan Quinn
    The State Journal

    A legislative committee meeting drew about 150 people Thursday for a discussion on the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline, which could make its way through Kentucky.
    Controversy has arisen over the safety and environmental risks of the project and the question of whether the pipeline companies have eminent domain to secure easements from landowners. All these issues came up Thursday, with lawmakers expressing both support and concern.

  • Kroger to end double coupons in Kentucky

    From The State Journal

    Kroger announced Friday it will cease doubling coupon values Sept. 22 in most of its Kentucky, southern Indiana and southern Illinois stores.
    Local Kroger stores are not alone in the change; The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that coupon doubling would end Sept. 21 in Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama stores. There’s even a Facebook page called “Bring Back Doubles” and a website, www.bringbackdoubles.com, with the titular goal of urging Kroger to reverse the trend.

  • Kroger car show

    On Saturday, Kroger held a car show, which benefitted the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The show featured classic vehicles, each of which had a story to tell. The Marion County Cattleman?s Association served up ribeye sandwiches, hamburgers and more during the show.
     

  • TG Kentucky to plant 35,000 trees

    If you’ve driven past TG Kentucky in Lebanon lately, it looks as if the company is building a moat.
    But, they’re not.
    They are actually prepping the land surrounding the factory for an afforestation project, scheduled to be completed in March of 2014.
    Afforestation is a fancy word for planting a bunch of trees… 35,000, in fact.
    According to a press release from TG Kentucky, on March 23, 2014, the company will plant 35,000 trees on the land surrounding its facility.

  • Where are they now?

    Michael Lanham’s resume could be considered legendary.
    He graduated from Marion County High School when he was only 14 years old.
    At 15, he began pursuing his education at Centre College in Danville, majoring in music and math.
    At 18, he became the youngest person (that we know of) to be named a Rhodes Scholar.
    At 19, he graduated from Centre College, and then spent the next three years studying at Oxford University in England.

  • Driving Under the Influence - The Drivers

    This is the second story in a series about drinking and driving. This story focuses on the people who choose to drink and drive.

    Samantha Worthy, 32, of Fulton County hasn’t seen her two little boys since May.
    Her mother passed away in July, and she wasn’t there to say goodbye.
    Her father is extremely ill in a nursing home, and she’s afraid she might miss his final breaths, too, as she sits behind a jail cell in the Marion County Detention Center.

  • Local woman's granddaughter is found unharmed

    Tori Greenwell, who has been missing since Thursday morning, was located, alone and unharmed, by Lexington detectives in the Tates Creek area shortly after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, according to Lexington Police.

    Investigators continue to believe she left on her own volition.

  • Lebanon City Council to discuss taxes, flooding

    Tax rates and flooding are on the agenda for tonight's meeting of the Lebanon City Council. The council is scheduled to meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at city hall.

    The agenda includes a public hearing on the 2013 proposed tax rates. The city's current property tax rate is 19.1 cents per $100 valuation. The proposal is to increase the property tax rate to 19.8 cents per $100.

    The council is also scheduled to hold the first reading on the ordinance setting the tax rate during tonight's meeting.

  • Tourist commission to discuss Tibetan monks

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission is scheduled to meet at 3:30 p.m. today, Sept. 9, in Room 300 at the Centre Square Convention Center.