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Today's News

  • Attorney: NGLs ‘needs to be a priority issue’

    Approximately 100 people attended a meeting March 19 at the Marion County Extension Office to discuss natural gas liquids (NGLs).
    The Tennessee Gas Pipeline (which is owned by Kinder Morgan) has applied to abandon part of an existing natural gas pipeline with plans to convert it to carry NGLs.
    “I am proud to live in a county where we still know the value of land as heritage,” said Susan Classen, a co-member of the Loretto Community and one of the panelists at last week’s meeting.

  • Attorney urges landowners to review easement agreements

     Property owners who would like to get copies of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline easements on their land can go to the Marion County Clerk’s Office.

    However, some people at the March 19 meeting indicated that not all the easements are still on file there. Landowners whose easement agreements are no longer on file were told to contact Kinder Morgan directly.

    They were advised to contact Justin Dorman by calling 615-221-1518 or sending an email to justindorman@kindermorgan.com.

  • County questions safety of NGL project

    The Marion County Fiscal Court has added its voice to those concerned about a plan to transport natural gas liquids through pipes already buried in Marion County.
    On March 19, the fiscal court unanimously approved a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. In the letter, county officials expressed concerns about Kinder Morgan's plan to convert pipes that have been carrying natural gas for 50 or more years to carry natural gas liquids.

  • Attorney urges landowners to review easement agreements

    Property owners who would like to get copies of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline easements on their land can go to the Marion County Clerk’s Office.
    However, some people at the March 19 meeting indicated that not all the easements are still on file there. Landowners whose easement agreements are no longer on file were told to contact Kinder Morgan directly.
    They were advised to contact Justin Dorman by calling 615-221-1518 or sending an email to justindorman@kindermorgan.com.

  • Pipeline would carry natural gas liquids through 18 Kentucky counties under controversial plan

    By Greg Kocher
    Lexington Herald Leader

    A company's proposal to change the product flowing through an existing natural gas pipeline, and to reverse the flow through that interstate line, is drawing increasing concern and comment from Kentuckians.

  • St. Baldrick's is Saturday

    Marion County's ninth annual St. Baldrick's event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at St. Augustine School.
    Citizens National Bank is once again sponsoring the event, which raises money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation. The foundation raises money to combat children's cancer.

  • Junior Mister event is March 28

    The annual Junior Mister competition will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 28, at Marion County High School. This year’s theme is “Dancing through the Decades.”
    For the past 11 years, the proceeds from Junior Mister have benefitted the Make-a-Wish Foundation, which received $92,000 donations from the event. This year, however, MCHS students voted on where they wanted the proceeds to go. They chose three charities: Working the Puzzle for Autism Walk, the Marion County Animal Shelter and Kosair Children’s Hospital.

  • Peter Rabbit and Friends at Centre Square March 27-28

    Get ready to hop into spring with Peter Rabbit and Friends at Centre Square on March 27-28.
    Kentucky Classic Theatre's youngest actors will be on stage at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights and 11 a.m. on Saturday morning. All tickets are $6.

  • Concert for a cause

    The Marion County Association for the Handicapped hosted a concert Friday evening in Angelic Hall at Centre Square. Several local performers entertained the crowd, as well as the Brown Brothers Band from Bardstown.
     

  • Lebanon woman wrecks, cited for DUI

    A Lebanon woman was cited for DUI after a one-vehicle accident Thursday, March 19.
    The collision occurred at 6:40 p.m. at the intersection of KY 84 and Miller Pike three miles west of Lebanon. April Smith, 33, was driving a westbound 2003 Buick when she lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway and struck a tree. Smith was transported to Spring View Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. She was wearing a seatbelt.
    Smith was charged with driving under the influence, first offense, and cited to court. KSP Trooper Adam Mattingly is investigating.