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Today's News

  • Lebanon woman named to African-American Heritage Commission

    Angela R. Nance of Lebanon has been appointed to represent the public at-large on the Kentucky African-American Heritage Commission. Gov. Steve Beshear made the appointment last week.
    Nance is a workforce investment area fiscal officer at Lincoln Trail Area Development District. Her term on the commission expires Feb. 1, 2018.
     

  • Writers events set for April 6 and April 13

    Each of the next two Sundays, Marion County residents will have a chance to meet and mingle with writers with local ties.
    At 2 p.m. April 6, the Marion County Heritage Center is hosting a reception with several writers. The writers scheduled to be at the center are:
    • Ann (Phyllis Spalding) Barnett of Calvary, “Between the Rows”
    • Seth Benningfield of Lebanon, “Holy Lands of Kentucky”
    • Joe Edgar Bland for his late daughter-in-law Heather Hornback-Bland, “God Said Yes”

  • Wreck sends Liberty man and KSD student to the hospital

    A wreck at Main Street and Third Street in Danville sent a Kentucky School for the Deaf student from Marion County and a Liberty man to the hospital Friday morning.
    The wreck occurred around 7:45 a.m., when Daniel Cheatham, 39 of Liberty, was traveling northbound on South Third Street and allegedly ran the red light at the intersection with Main Street, colliding with a Marion County school bus, which was transporting a juvenile and three adult passengers to KSD.

  • Two new candidates seek county judge’s seat

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly will be stepping down at the end of this year, and two men are seeking to take his place.
    David Daugherty and Doug Mattingly are running against one another for county judge in the Democratic primary on May 20. Unless an independent or write-in candidate files before the general election in November, then the primary winner will be the next county judge.

  • Keeping trac(tors)

    If you've been to the Marion County Country Ham Days Pigasus Parade, then you've probably seen Jimmy Hughes' collection of Farmall tractors. He's also taken them to Plow Days, displayed them at the Marion County Chamber of Commerce’s Farm, Home and Garden Show, and showed them off at farm machinery shows in multiple states.
    Among his 10 tractors, he has all six models that International Harvester manufactured in the 1940s.
    "I've got every one of 'em from the M [the biggest] to the Cub [the smallest]," Hughes said.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline project can't take land, judge says

    By Tom Loftus
    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Developers of the controversial Bluegrass Pipeline do not have the legal authority to condemn land to pipe natural gas liquids across Kentucky, a judge ruled March 25.
    In an 18-page order, Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd granted a summary judgment in favor of the group Kentuckians United to Restrain Eminent Domain, or KURE, which has fought the pipeline project.

  • One in 6 go 5 years without dentist

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Six of 10 Kentucky adults (or 64 percent) reported visiting a dentist or dental clinic within the past year, new data from the 2013 Kentucky Health Issues Poll shows.
    But the poll also showed that “almost 1 in 6 had not visited the dentist or a dental clinic in five or more years,” said Francie Wolgin, senior program officer for protecting the health care safety net at Norwood, Ohio-based Interact for Health.
    The results for Northern Kentucky on both questions were basically the same as the statewide poll.

  • Oldham is healthiest county in Kentucky, followed by Boone, Shelby, Calloway, Scott

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT - Oldham County ranks healthiest in Kentucky, according to the fifth annual County Health Rankings, released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
    The rankings are available at www.countyhealthrankings.org. In addition to the updated rankings, Kentucky has been selected by the foundation as one of three states being highlighted nationally for its success in implementing strategies for improving health at the community level.

  • State team hoping to make strides in Kentucky's overall health

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Kentucky’s health is poor and in dire need of improvement. This was the diagnosis from the state’s public health commissioner to members of the “kyhealthnow” Oversight Team Thursday during its first meeting.

  • The mark of good art

    In conjunction with Maker’s Mark’s 60th anniversary of kicking off the bourbon revolution, a stunning, 36’ x 6’ glass art installation by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly was unveiled March 26 in one of the distillery’s rack houses. The piece of art took more than seven months to complete and stretches down the walkway of one of the distillery’s rickhouses. The artwork will be available for the public to enjoy as a permanent part of the Maker’s Mark distillery tour.