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  • Kynect enrollment extended through April 11

    STAFF REPORT

    The Governor’s Office has announced that enrollment for health insurance through kynect has been extended through April 11 for Kentuckians who had trouble starting or completing their applications.
    Kentuckians who completed their applications by March 31 can visit kynect.ky.gov to select a plan by midnight April 15 for coverage that could start May 1.

  • Congressman Massie supports raw deal for milk

    By Brad Bowman
    Landmark News Service

    Kentucky U.S. Representative Thomas Massie has introduced legislation aimed at protecting farmers and keeping the federal government out of your milk.
    On Thursday, March 27, Massie joined a bipartisan effort of 19 other legislators for two bills: The Milk Freedom Act of 2014 and the Interstate Milk Freedom Act of 2014, which would allow consumers to buy raw, unpasteurized milk across interstate lines.

  • Police searching for Springfield Nursing and Rehab robbers

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    Springfield Police responded to a 911 call in regard to a robbery at Springfield Nursing and Rehab at about 4:40 a.m. on Saturday. No injuries were reported from the incident, which remains under investigation.

  • Former deputy pleads guilty to drug crimes

    A former sheriff's deputy who broke the law he was hired to uphold has pleaded guilty to federal drug crimes. And, he now faces as much as 30 years in federal prison and a large fine.
    Former Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy William "Billy" Rice, 38, of Campbellsville, was charged in early October with committing federal drug crimes. He had initially pleaded not guilty.

  • Voter registration deadline approaching

    Landmark News Service

    The final day to register to vote in the May 20 primary election is April 21.
    Eligible Kentucky voters must be at least 18 years of age, be a U.S. citizen and live within the state for a minimum of 28 days before the election, according to the Secretary of State's Office.

  • Born to care

    Maybe nursing is in her blood, or maybe she just knew from a young age what she wanted to be. Regardless of the reason, Connie Higdon said she can’t see herself being anything other than a nurse.
    And after spending 37 years of her 38-year career working in labor and delivery, she can’t imagine working anywhere else, either.
    “Seeing a newborn baby, every delivery is just like the first one. It’s just a miracle,” Higdon said.

  • Trail town talk

    Elaine Wilson wants to bring traffic to Lebanon.
    “Think of trail systems as an interstate of people ... if you don’t have an exit ramp coming into your town off that trail system, you’re never going to benefit from all that traffic” said Wilson, the executive director of the Kentucky Department of Adventure Tourism.

  • Written history

    Marion County residents had a chance to add to their book collections over the weekend when the Marion County Heritage Center held a reception with several Kentucky authors. Some of the authors have local ties to the community and signed autographs with book purchases.
    In case you missed the event, the Friends of the Library will host its own Kentucky Author’s Day from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 13.

  • School board to meet Thursday, April 10

    The Marion County Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 10, at the administration building, 755 East Main Street, Lebanon. The agenda includes the following:

    • Superintendent’s report

    • Special Audit report

    • Local Government Economic Assistance Program Grant report

    • Financial report

  • Candidate forum Tuesday in Raywick

     A candidate forum will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Raywick City Hall.

    Candidates for District 3 magistrate, county judge/executive and circuit court judge may attend.