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  • State to step up efforts to combat copper thefts on highways

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Kentucky State Police are joining forces and offering a reward to attack a crime that is costing Kentucky taxpayers millions of dollars – theft of copper wire from highway lighting systems.

  • State parks offer discounts to current military, retirees, veterans

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – The Kentucky State Parks are offering lodging discounts to current and former members of the armed services with the “USA Military Discount” program from Nov. 1 to March 31, 2015.
    The program is available to those on active military duty, retired members of the military, veterans, members of the National Guard and reservists. Proof of military service is required at check-in.

  • Up in the Air: Couple takes relationship to new heights

    By Ann Taylor
    News Enterprise

    Keith Stewart and Dottie Coven will get married Nov. 2 at an elevation with which they have become very familiar: 30,000 feet in the air.
    Keith Stewart and fiance Dottie Coven pose for a photo following a date at the Paragon Casino Resort Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The couple will marry at 30,000 feet in the air on a Southwest Airlines flight on Nov. 2.

  • Louisville Zoo witnesses python's virgin births

    By James Bruggers
    Courier-Journal

    Who needs males?
    Not the world's largest snakes, and the Louisville Zoo has the reticulated python to prove it.
    Zoo officials said Thursday that one of their female reticulated pythons, Thelma, gave birth to six baby pythons without the aid of a male python. She shared exhibit space only with another female python, Louise.
    Go figure.

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  • First steps taken in new pipeline project

    Last year, two companies announced a joint project that would convert 900 miles of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline — including 19.7 miles in Marion County — to carry up to 200,000 barrels of natural gas liquids daily.
    At this time, the Tennessee Gas Pipeline carries natural gas, but Kinder Morgan Energy Partners and MarkWest Utica EMG have plans to close down part of that pipeline so it can be switched to carry NGLs instead.
    Marion County officials are aware of the situation, although it’s not yet clear what can be done in response.

  • Fracking, more pipeline proposals and better energy choices to be considered at Nov. 8 summit

    Kentuckians can learn more about the issues of natural gas liquids (NGLs), fracking, landowner rights and local options for communities seeking a sustainable future at a day-long summit Nov. 8 in Lexington.

  • Four vie for three soil district spots

    For the first time since 2004, local voters will have to choose who will serve on the Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District Board.
    Three seats on the board are up this year, and four candidates have filed to run for supervisor in the Nov. 4 election.
    Three of the candidates are sitting supervisors, while one is a newcomer who has run for some other offices in recent years.
    Dudley Friend Adle Jr. ran for magistrate in the primary election, which was won by Craig Bishop, before signing up to run for soil conservation supervisor.

  • End of Daylight Saving Time is a good time to review your sleep habits

    Kentucky Health News

    Sunday, Nov. 2, is the end of Daylight Saving Time this year and for those who already sleep poorly, it might mean further disruption to their sleep patterns.
    Turning our clocks back one hour in the fall can be disruptive to our sleep patterns, says Sabrina Brem, an instructor at Columbia University School of Nursing, making a few suggestions to help with the transition:

  • Congressional race a rematch of 2012

    The 2012 election was the first time Marion County was part of Kentucky’s First Congressional District, but the 2014 race will be familiar to many voters.
    Two years ago, incumbent Republican Congressman Ed Whitfield defeated Democratic challenger Charles Hatchett, winning 34 of the 35 counties in the district. Marion County was the only county that Hachett won.
    In the spring, Hatchett won the Democratic primary to earn a second shot at Whitfield, who has represented the First District since he was elected in 1994.