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  • Bluegrass Pipeline discussion is part of environmental commission forum set for Sept. 25

    The Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission is inviting citizens to share their environmental concerns during a forum at 6 p.m. EST Thursday, Sept. 23.

    The discussion is part of the commision's quarterly meeting, which will include presentations on solar rate applications, a review of the Bluegrass Pipeline by Andrew Melnykovych of the Public Service Commission, and an overview of climate change issues by Energy and Environment Assistant Secretary for Climate Policy, John Lyons.

  • Pages of History

    It may be an understatement to say that Stephen Badin is a seminal figure in Roman Catholic history in the United States.
    In 1793, he became the first Roman Catholic priest ordained in the United States. He later did missionary work in Kentucky, and a farm that he purchased later became the Loretto Motherhouse.
    Badin later donated more than 500 acres of land in South Bend, Indiana, to the Diocese of Vincennes. This land later became the campus of the University of Notre Dame.

  • City hall will be open Saturdays in October

    Lebanon City Hall will be open from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday in October.
    The extended hours will be only for collecting city property taxes.
     

  • Hosparus needs volunteers and will host a free training in Campbellsville

    Hosparus Green River needs volunteers in Adair, Green, Marion, Metcalf, Taylor and Washington counties and will offer a free two-part training session, 5:30 – 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16 and Thursday, Oct. 30 (light supper provided) at its Campbellsville office, 295 Campbellsville ByPass (behind Coltons). Participants must attend both sessions to become Hosparus volunteers. Pre-registration is required by Monday, Oct. 13. To register or for more information, contact Deborah Faircloth at 270-782-7258 x3812 or dfaircloth@hosparus.org.

  • Industrial foundation helps purchase train ride

    The Lebanon Main Street Committee will soon be the owner of a new train ride.
    Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund reported on the purchase at the Marion County Industrial Foundation’s Sept. 18 meeting.
    Lund said the Main Street Committee had asked them to look into purchasing a toy train to be used at community events rather than paying to rent one.

  • Volunteers, donations needed for Thanksgiving meal

    The United Concerned Citizens Organization will be hosting its 12th annual Henry L. Bell Thanksgiving Outreach from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 27, at Centre Square in Lebanon.
    To prepare for this event, the UCCO is seeking help from Marion County residents and businesses, churches and organizations. The UCCO will accept food and drinks, money, or other contributions to help with the event and organizational expenses.
    Volunteers are also needed to cook, transport people and food, decorating, dining, advertising and correspondence, and clean up.

  • Lebanon writer hosts book signing for ‘Comatose’ on Sept. 24

    Nathaniel Weathers has been writing fantasy stories for years, and he recently completed a new novelette called "Comatose."
    In the book, Weathers tells the story of Travis Donovan, who is a successful attorney with a wife and two children. A near-fatal accident affects his mind, leaving him to question if the people he has loved ever existed.
    Weathers will be hosting a book-signing from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the Marion County Public Library.

  • Keith faces second lawsuit over Danville triple murder

    By Todd Kleffman
    The Danville Advocate-Messenger

    As the one-year anniversary of the triple homicide at ABC Gold Games and More approaches, the man accused in the shootings has been hit with a second lawsuit over the deaths.
    Mary Charlene Worley, mother and administratrix of the estate of victim Angela Hockensmith, filed a wrongful death claim against Kenneth Allen Keith last week in Boyle Circuit Court.

  • Feeding the hungry

    Local and regional officials are trying to find a way to more efficiently provide food for families in need.
    Friday, Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly hosted a meeting with representatives from business, civic, health and religious organizations to discuss a possible change in how that food is distributed.
    Mattingly opened the meeting by saying that Feeding America brought a truck to Marion County in August, and 750 people showed up for that food distribution.
    "It was pretty amazing what the need really is," he said.

  • Court approves funding for Caring Place, Halloween at the Park

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved requests to provide financial support for a local shelter for victims of domestic violence and for an upcoming community event.
    At its Sept. 18 meeting, the court approved $2,000 for The Caring Place. Half of that funding came from Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly's general welfare fund, and that other half was split between Magistrates Steve Masterson's and John Arthur Elder III's community project funds.