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  • 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.

  • Pennies for Patients
  • 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.

  • Sizing up the U.S. Senate race

    Anyone with a television, radio or mailbox has likely received plenty of reminders that incumbent Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes are squaring off for the U.S. Senate seat.
    McConnell, the Republican minority leader, has represented Kentucky since 1984, and is only the second Kentuckian to become his party’s leader in the Senate. He hopes his re-election will be part of a Republican takeover of the Senate, which could push him to be the majority leader.

  • Election Day is Nov. 4

    Marion County voters will be going to the polls Tuesday Nov. 4 to cast their ballots in contested races for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, Kentucky House, Soil Conservation District Board members, two districts of the Marion County Board of Education, and both division of the Kentucky Court of Appeals District 3.
    Registered voters who aren’t sure where to vote can find out one of two ways. The first is to call the Marion County Clerk’s Office at 270-692-2651,  preferably before Election Day.

  • Submit your Halloween photos

    Send The Lebanon Enterprise your best Halloween photos and they might be published in the newspaper, or put on our website. Just email them to editor@lebanonenterprise.com. Please include the name of the person in the photo and what they are dressed as. The deadline to submit photos is noon on Monday, Nov. 3.