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  • 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.

  • Rigdon’s DNA linked to murder scene

    A special prosecutor dropped a bombshell in Casey Circuit Court on Monday, Nov. 25, by announcing that DNA evidence found at the scene of a 2012 murder in Dunnville links the accused, Bobby Rigdon, to the crime.
    Rigdon was arrested on Oct. 9, 2012 and charged with murder in the Sept. 26 shooting death of Wendell “Gleason” Pyles at Tarter Gate, where Pyles worked in maintenance. Police believe that Rigdon shot Pyles three times while he worked at the pallet mill.

  • Working toward college, career readiness

    A pair of principals came to the Nov. 26 Marion County Board of Education meeting to talk about their goals for their schools and for their students.
    Marion County High School Principal Mike Abell said every student should be college or career ready by the time they graduate during the meeting last week at Raywick City Hall.
    “We want students to be able to build their dreams. If they can't go to college and start their own business, then we want them to be able to get a job in the factories,” Abell told the school board.

  • Kentucky Classic Theatre presents “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown”
  • County office closings for Memorial Day

     All county government offices will be closed Saturday, May 24, through Monday, May 26, for the Memorial Day holiday

    This includes the County Judge/Executive's Office, the PVA Office, the County Clerk's Office, and the County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office will respond to calls, but those calls will go through the Lebanon Police Dispatch at 270-692-2121.

    County offices will re-open on Tuesday, May 27.

  • Building good habits

    Carpentry students at the Marion County Area Technology Center have spent time this semester building a house.
    “It gives you more of a real world feel instead of studying out of textbooks,” senior Jordan Porter said, after putting up some supports for a ceiling joist.
    And he and his classmates are grateful for the opportunity.
    “I had no idea it took this much going into a house,” Porter said.