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  • American Wood Fibers named 2016 Marion County Industry of the Year

    American Wood Fibers was awarded the 2016 Marion County Industry of the Year Award Friday, Nov. 4, at the Marion County Industrial Foundation’s annual Industry Appreciation Banquet in Lebanon.
    Inter-County Energy Cooperative sponsors the annual event in support of the local manufacturers in Marion County.
    Stephen Faehner, American Wood Fibers CEO, and Pat Krish, vice president of central operations, were on hand to accept the award.

  • Sisters win Eastern’s Got Talent contest

    Marion County’s own Katelyn and Samantha Daugherty won Eastern Kentucky University’s annual talent show, Eastern’s Got Talent, recently. The show consisted of 10 separate performances followed by a winner’s ceremony. The Daugherty sisters were the final act and sang Hallelujah. The audience burst into applause multiple times during high points in their performance. All winners received gift cards to Amazon.com, and the Daugherty sisters also won a trophy.

  • Pipeline project in Ky. would not cause major environmental problems, report says

    By Bill Estep
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    The proposed conversion of a natural gas pipeline that runs through Kentucky has cleared a key hurdle, but people concerned about potential environmental problems continue to oppose the project.
    In a report issued this week, staffers at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recommended the agency rule that the project would not have a significant environmental impact.
    If the commission agrees, it could allow the project to go forward without a more detailed, time-consuming environmental impact study.

  • November events at the autism center

    The Working the Puzzle for Autism Inc. Center will be hosting an event at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 12. Wellness Music Therapy Center will be offering a two-hour music therapy session for those that are on the autism spectrum.
    The session is only for children on the spectrum, but there will be a fall activity for the siblings and parents at Graham Memorial Park. Snacks will be provided.

  • Nickel passes

    The voters have spoken.
    Fifty-four percent of Marion County voters cast ballots in favor of the recallable nickel during the 2016 General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 8. A total of 4,206 people voted for the nickel, while 3,563 voted against it. This is in sharp contrast to eight years ago, when the majority of voters (58.2 percent) voted against the nickel.
    With the additional funds from the recallable nickel, plus matching state funds, the Marion County Public School System will have approximately $30 million that can only be used to build or renovate facilities.

  • Raywick man indicted for murder after fatal accident in January

    A Raywick man, who was involved in a head-on fatal collision in St. Joe in January of this year, has been charged with murder.
    The accident occurred at 5:32 p.m. on Highway 412 (St. Joe Road) approximately four miles east of Raywick.

  • Making history

    Jessie Henderson and Gretchen (Krenning) Henderson made history on Oct. 8 when they became the first same-sex couple to legally marry in Marion County.
    But, that’s not what matters most to them.
    “All I care about is that I was able to marry the person I’m in love with,” Gretchen said.
    Gretchen, 20, has known she was gay since the first grade.
    It took Jessie, 25, a little longer to come to that realization.
    “I was afraid of what my parents would say,” Jessie said.

  • ‘Every child deserves to wear a crown’

    “We believe that every child in our district deserves to wear a crown,” Marion County Superintendent Taylora Schlosser said during last week’s grand opening of the Crown Center. “So, when you come to the Crown Center, you’re going to be the king or queen of learning.”

  • Career co-ops open eyes of MCHS students

    While most Marion County High School students enjoyed the fruits of fall break, such as sleeping in and hanging out with friends, there were 18 students who were getting a glimpse at what their future career might look like as an engineer.
    This year, 18 MCHS students in Greg Conley’s Project Lead the Way class completed co-ops at various industries and businesses. The students get paid $100 for the week, but their experience is much more valuable than the money they earn, Conley said.

  • Lebanon native inducted into Broadcasters Hall of Fame

    Dave Thompson was sitting at home when he got the call, and by the time he hung up, he was stunned.
    He hadn’t worked in radio since 2007, but the caller informed him that he was about to enter the Kentucky Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.
    “It really surprised me because that was the last thing I had really thought about,” he said. “You kind of think of that as something won by executives or something like that.”