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  • Toy, hat and glove drive deadline Dec. 18

     The Lebanon Police Department is partnering with Central Kentucky Community Action and 100.9 WLSK for toy, hat and glove drive for three and four-year-old children. Donations can be placed in a drop box in the lobby of the Lebanon Police Department. The deadline to donate is Dec. 18.

  • Henry Bell Thanksgiving dinner Thursday at Centre Square in Lebanon

     The United Concerned Citizens Organization will be holding its 12th annual Henry L. Bell Thanksgiving Outreach from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, at Centre Square in Lebanon.

    The decorating, dining and cooking committees will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Centre Square to help set up. Cooking will begin at 7 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, at Centre Square. 

  • Thanksgiving closings and garbage pick-up

     There will be no garbage pick-up in Marion County on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. 

    Garbage collection in Bradfordsville will be after 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 26.

    The normal Thursday garbage route will be picked up Friday, Nov. 28, along with the normal Friday route. Please set our your garbage earlier than normal because crews will be doubling up to collect two days of trash in one. 

  • Turpin recommended to lead animal control department

    Sarah Gribbins has resigned from the Marion County animal control staff as of Nov. 14, and the Marion County Fiscal Court approved advertising for a full-time position in that department recently.
    Kay Turpin, who has worked alongside Gribbins, requested to be named as head of that department in her report to the court during the Nov. 20 Marion County Fiscal Court meeting.
    Magistrate John Arthur Elder said he would encourage Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly to appoint Turpin as the head of that department.

  • Lebanon man, woman indicted for making meth

    Billy Joseph Feese, 35, of 363 Lee Avenue in Lebanon was indicted in Marion Circuit Court recently for manufacturing methamphetamines first offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, second-degree possession of a controlled substance and second-degree persistent felony offender.
    According to the indictment, on or about Sept. 23, Feese unlawfully manufacturing methamphetamines, possessed two or more chemicals or two or more pieces of equipment with the intent of manufacturing methamphetamines, or he aided, abetted or counseled with another in said act.

  • Arts organizer turns to industrial foundation for support

    Robin Humphress continues to seek financial assistance in hopes of making the performing arts more common in Marion County.
    On Nov. 20, Humphress met with the Marion County Industrial Foundation to make her case that the arts are good for the community and can aid in industrial recruitment. Prior to last week, she had already met with the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission and the Marion County Fiscal Court.

  • Millennials embrace Friendsgiving traditions

    By Kirsten Clark
    The Courier-Journal

    In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, Ann Marie Kelly and her friends will be giving thanks on their own terms.
    The holiday hostess, a friend who recently moved into town, will provide the turkey, ham and sangria. The 25 or so guests — mostly her boyfriend's friends who went to high school together in Bardstown — will bring sides, appetizers and bourbon.

  • Undocumented immigrants decline in Kentucky

    By Chris Kenning
    The Courier-Journal

    Ahead of President Barack Obama's move to shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, a study has found that Kentucky saw a big decline in its number of undocumented immigrants.
    The Pew Research Center, using estimates based on Census data, found unauthorized immigrants in Kentucky fell from 50,000 in 2009 to 35,000 in 2012 — a drop largely attributed to the Great Recession. Much of it came from fewer migrants from Mexico.

  • Kynect: Steady interest continues as Kentuckians sign up for health coverage

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Open enrollment through kynect, the state’s health benefit exchange, began last weekend and continues to see interest from Kentuckians.
    Those who need health insurance are encouraged by state officials to log on or contact an insurance agent or kynector Nov. 15 through Feb. 15 to see their options for health coverage in 2015.

  • Kentucky leads nation with monthly unemployment rate decrease

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Kentucky leads the nation in states that had statistically significant over-the-month unemployment rate declines in October 2014, according to a report Friday from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in more than six years in October at 6.2 percent from a revised 6.7 percent in September, according to a state news release.