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Today's News

  • Pipeline partners pen letters to local landowners

    Work on the Bluegrass Pipeline project is moving forward, as are the companies’ promotional efforts.  

    Local landowners recently received letters from the Williams company, and Thursday, Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners hosted a “telephone town hall.”

    Even so, a company spokesperson said the project likely would not come through Marion County, although that isn’t enough to convince some local landowners.

  • Acts of charity

    “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.”

    - 1 Corinthians 13:1-2

  • Jail may need more funding from county

    Marion County Jailer Barry Brady returned to the Marion County Fiscal Court Thursday seeking approval for a $60,000 transfer, if needed.

    The court unanimously approved the request.

    Marion County Treasurer Kevin Cochran told the court if that transfer is necessary, it will be in addition to the $120,000 the county has already transferred to the jail this fiscal year.

  • Renewed faith

    Anyone visiting or driving by St. Charles Catholic Church may notice a bright, white statue depicting the crucifixion of Jesus. The statue was first built in 1946 in memory of a former student at St. Mary’s College, and it was recently restored.

    “It is my hope that future generations of the community will visit it as a reminder of what it represents,” said John Browning, a member of the St. Charles cemetery committee.

  • Taylor County Deputy charged with federal drug crimes

    By Calen McKinney 

    Landmark News Service

    A sheriff’s deputy has been fired for allegedly breaking the law he worked to uphold.

    Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy William “Billy” Rice was charged Tuesday morning with federal drug crimes and taken to a jail in Bowling Green.

  • Facebook profile scam investigated

    By Stacey Menser

    The Times Leader

    A Caldwell County woman has lost over $1,300 in a scam and wants to warn others to be leery of Facebook “friends.”

    Donna Bell was not surprised to receive a message through Facebook from retired Caldwell County educator Dale Faughn.

    She was, however, confused by the subject matter.

  • Watch out for Obamacare scammers, BBB warns

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Arlington, VA – Consumers across the U.S. are reporting phone calls that claim to be from the government about new health insurance cards required by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Better Business Bureau is warning consumers that this is a scam, and it’s growing now that the Oct. 1 implementation date for the Health Insurance Marketplace is here.

  • Tibetan Monks’ schedule of events

    Seven monks from the Labrang Tashi Kyil Monastery in Dehra Dun, India, will be visiting Marion County through Sunday. These monks are part of the same tradition as the Dalai Lama.

    • Every day through Friday, Oct. 11: Mandala sand painting at the Marion County Public Library, starts at 9 a.m. Come once or make multiple visits to see the monks’ progress. For more information, call 270-692-4698.

  • Don’t blink

    The government shutdown is underway. 

    Well, the partial government shutdown is underway.

    The House and the Senate have not yet reached an agreement on a funding bill, and as a result “non-essential” government services have ended and employees have been furloughed. (Members of Congress are still being paid, however.)

    Locally, the Farm Service Agency and Natural Resources and Soil Conservation offices are closed.

  • October is domestic violence awareness month

    By Delena Trent

    Executive Director, The Caring Place

    For almost 13 years, you’ve listened to me talk to your organizations and churches. You’ve read my articles published in the newspaper and you’ve donated from your hearts. For that, I am so thankful.

    Here are two letters from former clients that tell you the true stories of what they went through before escaping a life of domestic violence and emotional abuse from their partners.