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Today's News

  • More pipeline discussion at upcoming forum
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Taking chances

    What do Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean and Brooks and Dunn all have in common?
    They are some of country music’s biggest stars, and they all know where Lebanon, Kentucky is thanks to their manager and Marion County native Clarence Spalding.
    “Everybody in this town knows where Lebanon, Kentucky is,” Spalding said with a laugh during a telephone interview with the Enterprise recently. “Lebanon is a huge part of who I am.”

  • ‘Coach Rob’ will be missed

    Jeff Robbins’ impact on Marion County High School goes far beyond Xs and Os on the football field.
    "He had ways of teaching you stuff that you think about now, it hits you like a load of bricks," said Matthew Mattingly, who served as one of Robbins’ assistants for 10 years. "He not only impacted the kids. He impacted the coaches 'cause he taught us a lot as well. They've lost a great role model, and we've lost a mentor."

  • Dickens Christmas is Friday, Nov. 28
  • Remembering Rakes

    On Friday, Nov. 14, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office dedicated a memorial for all emergency service workers who have died in the line of duty. That day was also the two-year anniversary of the death of Deputy Sheriff Anthony Rakes. Regina Ewing, Rakes’ sister, was pleased with the event.

    “It’s amazing how people still come out in memory of him,” she said.

    Rakes’ other sister, Anita Elder, added, “He is gone, but he is not going to be forgotten.”

  • Jail loses long-time staffer

    Captain David Earl Gribbins has been a part of the Marion County Detention Center staff ever since Barry Brady was elected jailer 12 years ago.
    Gribbins, 66, died Sunday after suffering a heart attack, according to Brady.
    “He’s very much an important part of our administration’s success at the jail,” Brady said.
    Brady has known Gribbins for 29 years, going back to when they both worked at Marion Adjustment Center.

  • Jail looking to go leaner, greener

    The Marion County Detention Center is the first jail in the United States to receive a grant for a “jail sustainability assessment” from the National Institute of Corrections.
    The assessment will take place over the course of three days and will look at every possible way the detention center can cut costs, and hopefully, serve as a model for other facilities. Monday morning, the jail hosted an opening ceremony to kick-off the assessment