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Today's News

  • Kinder Morgan continues push to abandon pipeline

    As part of a plan to repurpose 964 miles of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline to carry natural gas liquids, Kinder Morgan has filed paperwork with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
    Kinder Morgan filed its abandonment petition with FERC on Feb. 13, according to an email from State Senator Jimmy Higdon. He added that the public comment period for this project has not yet begun, but when it does, people will be able to submit comments electronically through www.ferc.gov.

  • Dedication of a lifetime

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    A lifetime achievement award is intended for someone who has dedicated countless years of service to a cause or a community. It’s someone who has stepped up to the plate to lead when direction is needed. That description could not be more apt for Dr. John W. Cecconi, the winner of the 2015 Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement award.

  • Fiscal court briefs

    Kenny Marrett of the Marion County Jobs Consortium presented an update on changes at the Marion County Area Technology Center at last week's Marion County Fiscal Court meeting. The court approved allowing $20,000 in previously allocated funds to be used toward the purchase of 23 computers and software for 3D "Solid Works" CAD training at a cost of $25,000, adapters and accesssories for the automotive lab to get a new brake lathe at a cost of $2,800, and a PLC trainer and equipment for the industrial maintenance department at a cost of $2,300.

  • Marion County native hosting music variety show

    Mary Kutter is helping bring back variety shows at 7 p.m. Thursdays.
    The Marion County native is hosting “Mary Kutter’s Country Music Hour” on BRTV Cable Channel 19 in Bardstown and WBRT 97.1 FM and 1320 AM.
    The show will feature rising Kentucky artists, including comedians, bands, instrumentalists and songwriters along with established Nashville performers.
    The show is the brainchild of Roth Stratton, the managing partner of the stations.

  • MCPS family nights have been rescheduled

    Due to the inclement weather last week, Marion County Public Schools have rescheduled the family nights for migrant and Japanese families.
    The migrant family night is now scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, March 16, at the community education center on Harrison Street.
    The Japanese family night is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, also at the community education center.
     

  • Kentucky authors to visit for March 5 event

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

    It may not seem like it, but the New Pioneers for a Sustainable Future just turned 10 years old.
    You may not have heard of the non-profit organization until five years, three years or even just a year ago, but Sr. Claire McGowan and the New Pioneers have been hard at work for a decade trying to send the message of the importance of preserving the world around us, and on Thursday, March 5 they’ll celebrate that decade of progress.

  • Hosparus focus is on quality of life

    John Overby
    Landmark News Service

    The word hospice can elicit very negative reactions.
    But the staff members of Hosparus Green River are hoping to change that.
    Hospice care is for anyone with a life-limiting illness, and the goal is to help relieve suffering when a cure for an illness is not expected by enhancing a patient’s comfort and quality of life.

  • Boutique shop helps downtown

    Six years ago, Jessica Taylor opened a boutique shop in downtown Lebanon, but even she is surprised by what That Cute Little Shop has become.

    “I never expected it to be what it is now,” Taylor said. “Originally I wanted to do clothing, but I had so many people say that they didn’t think it would go over well.”

  • Winter storm warning for Marion County

    The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Marion County.
    The warning is in effect from 7 p.m. Friday evening until 6 p.m. Saturday.
    Snow is expected to develop this evening, possibly mixing with sleet and freezing rain overnight into Saturday.

  • County opening warming centers, declares local state of emergency

    Three warming centers will be opening at noon in Marion County, according to Emergency Management Director Hayden Johnson.

    These centers are Centre Square in Lebanon, city hall in Bradfordsville and city hall in Loretto.

    Residents in and around Bradfordsville can call Mayor David Edelen at 270-337-2785 for more information. Residents in and around Loretto can call Mayor Tom Brahm at 270-402-7191.