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Today's News

  • Bluegrass Pipeline offering six figures for land rights in Franklin County

    By Ryan Quinn
    Frankfort State Journal

    In the roughly two months before state legislators reconvene in January to consider bills that could block the Bluegrass Pipeline, the companies involved in the project are nailing down easements — and opponents are meticulously trying to track their progress.

  • Petitioners continue pipeline fight

    Officials with Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners have started acquiring easements in neighboring counties for the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline.
    Meanwhile, Kinder Morgan and MarkWest Utica have joined forces on a competing project to bring natural gas liquids from Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia to the Gulf of Mexico.
    But opponents of NGL pipelines aren’t ready to give up the fight just yet.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline agents accused of trespassing

    By Randy Patrick
    Landmark News Service

    Williams company representatives say they want to establish trust with landowners in negotiating for easements for the Bluegrass Pipeline. But some Nelson County residents say land agents or surveyors have been trespassing on their property.
    If that’s true, a Williams spokesman said, there will be consequences for the agents.

  • Pink pumpkins for the cure

    Spring View Hospital had a pumpkin decorating contest for Breast Cancer Awareness last week and all of the proceeds benefited the hospital’s Relay for Life team. The pumpkin with the most donations won the contest. The pumpkin contest raised a total of $588 for the Spring View Hospital Relay for Life Team.
     

  • Pipe Dreams III

    By Rick Arendt
    Guest Columnist

    Recently, The Kentucky Standard had a full-page color ad extolling the virtues (safe, reliable, American, and an opportunity for Kentucky) of the dream project of Williams and Boardwalk called the “Bluegrass Pipeline LLC”. They did not include the “LLC” in the ad. LLC stands for Limited Liability Corporation. This structure protects the assets of the parent companies (Williams and Boardwalk) from any troublesome lawsuits related to the project.

  • You are what you eat

    Today is National Eating Healthy Day.
    No, really, it’s true.
    Gov. Steve Beshear said so.
    So, put that bag of Halloween candy in the trash. Or, at least put it out of your sight for today.

  • Corrections and clarifications - Nov. 6, 2013

    A business brief announcing that Steven Glover has started working at The Hair Company included the wrong phone number. The correct number is 270-692-6747.
    Recent stories about the Marion County boys soccer should have identified John May as the goalkeeper.
     

  • Veterans will never be forgotten

    He may have been referring to the members of the Royal Air Force, but when British Prime Minister Winston Churchill said, “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few,” he could easily have been talking about our own country’s veterans.
    They make up less than eight percent of the United States’ population, but it is no overstatement to say our lives would be very different without their countless contributions and sacrifices.

  • Tornado watch is in effect until 2 a.m. Friday

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for several Kentucky counties, including Marion County, until 2 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1.

    According to the weather service, wind gusts of 20 to 30 miles per hour are likely, with some gusts up to 40 miles per hour. Strong winds can affect driving, particularly in high profile vehicles. The winds could blow over weakened trees or blow around unsecured outdoor objects.

  • KSP arrest inmate who walked away from community service in 2010

    A Liberty man has been arrested more than three years after walking away from work release while he was being incarcerated at the Marion County Detention Center.
    James H. Shell, 48, was arrested at 9:15 a.m. Oct. 30 at Kentucky State Police Post 15, according to the state police.
    Shell walked away on March 17, 2010, while he was doing community service at the Marion County Animal Shelter, according to the Marion County Detention Center. At that time, Shell was being held on a flagrant non-support charge.