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  • Becoming leaders

    Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Crepps watched with a smile on his face as one of his cadets stood at attention and recited the JROTC creed. This is something all the students do every day. Regardless of whether or not they will one day be in the military, echoing through the hallways, you might hear the sound of cadets reciting the creed confidently just before class begins.
    Crepps is happy with his more than 100 students in the program, but would always welcome more.

  • ‘Kill or be killed’

    Lynn Farmer had no desire to go to war when he was just 18 years old. The conflict in Vietnam was on full display across televisions throughout the United States, the first to be shown to the public in such graphic detail. The number of protesters throughout the United States grew rapidly. Men burned their draft cards to show the world that they wouldn’t be part of the killing.

  • American Wood Fibers named 2016 Marion County Industry of the Year

    American Wood Fibers was awarded the 2016 Marion County Industry of the Year Award Friday, Nov. 4, at the Marion County Industrial Foundation’s annual Industry Appreciation Banquet in Lebanon.
    Inter-County Energy Cooperative sponsors the annual event in support of the local manufacturers in Marion County.
    Stephen Faehner, American Wood Fibers CEO, and Pat Krish, vice president of central operations, were on hand to accept the award.

  • Sisters win Eastern’s Got Talent contest

    Marion County’s own Katelyn and Samantha Daugherty won Eastern Kentucky University’s annual talent show, Eastern’s Got Talent, recently. The show consisted of 10 separate performances followed by a winner’s ceremony. The Daugherty sisters were the final act and sang Hallelujah. The audience burst into applause multiple times during high points in their performance. All winners received gift cards to Amazon.com, and the Daugherty sisters also won a trophy.

  • Pipeline project in Ky. would not cause major environmental problems, report says

    By Bill Estep
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    The proposed conversion of a natural gas pipeline that runs through Kentucky has cleared a key hurdle, but people concerned about potential environmental problems continue to oppose the project.
    In a report issued this week, staffers at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recommended the agency rule that the project would not have a significant environmental impact.
    If the commission agrees, it could allow the project to go forward without a more detailed, time-consuming environmental impact study.

  • November events at the autism center

    The Working the Puzzle for Autism Inc. Center will be hosting an event at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 12. Wellness Music Therapy Center will be offering a two-hour music therapy session for those that are on the autism spectrum.
    The session is only for children on the spectrum, but there will be a fall activity for the siblings and parents at Graham Memorial Park. Snacks will be provided.

  • Nickel passes

    The voters have spoken.
    Fifty-four percent of Marion County voters cast ballots in favor of the recallable nickel during the 2016 General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 8. A total of 4,206 people voted for the nickel, while 3,563 voted against it. This is in sharp contrast to eight years ago, when the majority of voters (58.2 percent) voted against the nickel.
    With the additional funds from the recallable nickel, plus matching state funds, the Marion County Public School System will have approximately $30 million that can only be used to build or renovate facilities.

  • Raywick man indicted for murder after fatal accident in January

    A Raywick man, who was involved in a head-on fatal collision in St. Joe in January of this year, has been charged with murder.
    The accident occurred at 5:32 p.m. on Highway 412 (St. Joe Road) approximately four miles east of Raywick.

  • Making history

    Jessie Henderson and Gretchen (Krenning) Henderson made history on Oct. 8 when they became the first same-sex couple to legally marry in Marion County.
    But, that’s not what matters most to them.
    “All I care about is that I was able to marry the person I’m in love with,” Gretchen said.
    Gretchen, 20, has known she was gay since the first grade.
    It took Jessie, 25, a little longer to come to that realization.
    “I was afraid of what my parents would say,” Jessie said.

  • ‘Every child deserves to wear a crown’

    “We believe that every child in our district deserves to wear a crown,” Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser said during last week’s grand opening of the Crown Center. “So, when you come to the Crown Center, you’re going to be the king or queen of learning.”