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  • After seven years, annexation upheld

    When the Lebanon City Council annexed approximately 415 acres of property in February of 2006, it led to more than six years of court cases before reaching the Kentucky Supreme Court in November of 2012.
    On March 20, the Supreme Court handed down a 6-1 decision upholding the annexation and remanded the case to Marion Circuit Court with instructions to enter a summary judgment in the city’s favor.

  • Farm, Home and Garden Show is this weekend
  • Pageant to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation

    The Reach for the Stars Beauty Pageant is scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, April 12, at Marion County High School. This event is a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
    The pageant is open to boys and girls from newborns to 10 years old. The deadline to register is April 7.
    The cost is $10 per participant and $5 for spectators. Participants can preregister for $7 at the Farm, Home and Garden Show. Participants need to arrive at the high school by 1 p.m. on the day of the pageant.

  • Lebanon woman named to African-American Heritage Commission

    Angela R. Nance of Lebanon has been appointed to represent the public at-large on the Kentucky African-American Heritage Commission. Gov. Steve Beshear made the appointment last week.
    Nance is a workforce investment area fiscal officer at Lincoln Trail Area Development District. Her term on the commission expires Feb. 1, 2018.
     

  • Writers events set for April 6 and April 13

    Each of the next two Sundays, Marion County residents will have a chance to meet and mingle with writers with local ties.
    At 2 p.m. April 6, the Marion County Heritage Center is hosting a reception with several writers. The writers scheduled to be at the center are:
    • Ann (Phyllis Spalding) Barnett of Calvary, “Between the Rows”
    • Seth Benningfield of Lebanon, “Holy Lands of Kentucky”
    • Joe Edgar Bland for his late daughter-in-law Heather Hornback-Bland, “God Said Yes”

  • Wreck sends Liberty man and KSD student to the hospital

    A wreck at Main Street and Third Street in Danville sent a Kentucky School for the Deaf student from Marion County and a Liberty man to the hospital Friday morning.
    The wreck occurred around 7:45 a.m., when Daniel Cheatham, 39 of Liberty, was traveling northbound on South Third Street and allegedly ran the red light at the intersection with Main Street, colliding with a Marion County school bus, which was transporting a juvenile and three adult passengers to KSD.

  • Two new candidates seek county judge’s seat

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly will be stepping down at the end of this year, and two men are seeking to take his place.
    David Daugherty and Doug Mattingly are running against one another for county judge in the Democratic primary on May 20. Unless an independent or write-in candidate files before the general election in November, then the primary winner will be the next county judge.

  • Keeping trac(tors)

    If you've been to the Marion County Country Ham Days Pigasus Parade, then you've probably seen Jimmy Hughes' collection of Farmall tractors. He's also taken them to Plow Days, displayed them at the Marion County Chamber of Commerce’s Farm, Home and Garden Show, and showed them off at farm machinery shows in multiple states.
    Among his 10 tractors, he has all six models that International Harvester manufactured in the 1940s.
    "I've got every one of 'em from the M [the biggest] to the Cub [the smallest]," Hughes said.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline project can't take land, judge says

    By Tom Loftus
    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Developers of the controversial Bluegrass Pipeline do not have the legal authority to condemn land to pipe natural gas liquids across Kentucky, a judge ruled March 25.
    In an 18-page order, Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd granted a summary judgment in favor of the group Kentuckians United to Restrain Eminent Domain, or KURE, which has fought the pipeline project.

  • One in 6 go 5 years without dentist

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Six of 10 Kentucky adults (or 64 percent) reported visiting a dentist or dental clinic within the past year, new data from the 2013 Kentucky Health Issues Poll shows.
    But the poll also showed that “almost 1 in 6 had not visited the dentist or a dental clinic in five or more years,” said Francie Wolgin, senior program officer for protecting the health care safety net at Norwood, Ohio-based Interact for Health.
    The results for Northern Kentucky on both questions were basically the same as the statewide poll.