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Today's News

  • Lookadoo brings humor and hope

    Justin Lookadoo is more than just a motivational speaker.
    He’s a humodicator.
    He uses humor to motivate and educate students and communities at-large.
    And he will be traveling from his home in Dallas, Texas, to Marion County this week to speak to local middle schools, the high school and the community.
    His message is one of hope, empowerment and understanding how to have meaningful, healthy relationships.

  • Planning ahead for dove and squirrel seasons

     Last week I spoke of how, except for wild turkeys, most all our hunting seasons start on or after Sept. 1.

    I now stand corrected! Our 2013 squirrel season started last week. Early on during this season you can experience some things nature has to offer. You have the pre-dawn, you have a hicker nut tree, and you have a quarry.

  • New pipeline project pops up

    Many Marion County residents are wondering whether the Bluegrass Pipeline project will be bringing natural gas liquids through the community. Meanwhile, another project could take advantage of a pipeline that's already here.
    On Aug. 7, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., and MarkWest Utica EMG, L.L.C, announced a joint venture that includes converting 900 miles of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline to carry up to 200,000 barrels of natural gas liquids daily.

  • Jesus among other religions

     

  • Redistricting: Round 2

    The Kentucky legislature returned to Frankfort Monday to make another attempt at redefining its districts.
    The issue has lingered over the legislature since 2012, when the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled that the plans approved during that year’s General Assembly were unconstitutional.
    Leading up to the special session that started Monday, legislative leaders from both parties presented redistricting proposals.

  • Circle of Friends to honor Terry Ward

     

  • 50th class reunion of 1963 St. Francis High School
  • Susie’s Bottoms Up discrimination complaint has been settled

    The former owner of a Raywick bar has agreed to $10,000 payment to settle a discrimination complaint stemming from an April 5, 2012 incident.
    Susan Riggle, the former owner of Susie’s Bottoms Up, agreed to make the payment to Naquan Thurman, a patron who was denied entrance to the bar because of his race. The payment was part of a conciliation agreement that the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights approved at its Aug. 15 meeting in Louisville.

  • Marcum voted in as chair of state board

     

    By Brandon Mattingly
    Landmark News Service

  • 8-21-13 School Menus

    BREAKFAST
    Monday, August 26: Maple Burstin’ mini pancakes and toast or assorted cereal and toast, sliced peaches, variety of juice, milk.
    Tuesday, August 27: Assorted Poptart and two toast or assorted cereal and two toast, variety of juice, banana, milk.
    Wednesday, August 28: Egg and cheese breakfast burrito w/salsa and toast or assorted cereal and toast, pineapple chunks, variety of juice, milk.
    Thursday, August 29: Biscuit and sausage or assorted cereal and toast, tropical fruit salad, variety of juice, milk.