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Today's News

  • Expo offers exposure for food processing park

    The Marion County Economic Development staff recently attended the 2013 Process Expo in Chicago as part of the effort to find a business for the Lebanon food processing park.
    The expo is a food and equipment technology show, and according to Marion County Economic Development Director Tom Lund, they had constant visitors at their booth.
    Lund gave his update about the expo during the Nov. 21 meeting of the Marion County Industrial Foundation Board. He said a lot of companies were interested in the location.

  • Tie One On For Safety ribbons available

    The Marion County chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving is participating in the 2013 Tie One On for Safety program to encourage sober driving during the holiday season.
    Ribbons are available at local banks. To participate, pick up a ribbon and tie it to your vehicle in a visible place as a reminder to drive sober or to designate a sober driver.
     

  • Court honors Rakes, The Caring Place

    The Marion County Fiscal Court approved a pair of resolutions Nov. 21 to honor a fallen sheriff’s deputy and a shelter that serves women and children who have been victims of abuse.
    Nov. 14 was the one-year anniversary of the day Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Rakes was killed after he stopped to check on a motorist on Danville Highway.
    According to the resolution, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office will retire Rakes’ badge number, #1204, so that no future deputy will be assigned that number.

  • Hall resigns from MCPS

    Stacey Hall, former principal of Marion County High School and, most recently, the director of federal programs at central office, unexpectedly announced his resignation from Marion County Public Schools last week.
    Superintendent Taylora Schlosser sent an email to staff and the media at 11:57 a.m., Friday, Nov. 22, regarding his resignation.

  • Survivor’s story

    Modern technology helped bring history to life for eighth graders at St. Charles Middle School last week.
    On Nov. 20, the students took part in a video conference with Sylvia Malcmacher, a Holocaust survivor who now lives in Menorah Park, a retirement community in Cleveland, Ohio.
    Malcmacher, 87, was 16 when the Nazis sent her to the concentration camp. When she was freed at the age of 19, she was the only member of her family still alive.

  • Elk: Essex

    Donald Essex killed this 6x6 Bull Elk, green scored at approximately 317 inches, during archery season on Sept. 26 in Eastern Kentucky.

  • Deer: Essex

    Zachary Essex, 10, killed his first buck, an 11-pointer, on Nov. 17. He is the son of Donald and Michelle Essex.

  • Planning the road ahead

    Dion Benningfield and Pat Reed hovered over a map of KY 49 laid out on a table Nov. 21 at Centre Square. Brad Bottoms, a designer with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, spoke to them about various options being considered for a future road improvement project.
    “I was just wanting to see what their plans were. I didn’t know how it would affect me,” Benningfield said.
    As it turned out, one option would move the road from in front of his house to behind his house.
    “I’m just going to learn more about it,” Benningfield said.

  • Arson attempt at distillery under investigation

    Representatives from the state fire marshal’s office and a Kentucky State Police arson investigator came to Limestone Branch Distillery Friday, Nov. 22, to investigate an arson attempt.
    The Lebanon Police Dispatch received a report of a possible break-in at Limestone Branch at 5:49 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22. Upon arriving at the scene, the police discovered an active fire, and the Lebanon Fire Department was contacted.
    According to the Kentucky State Police, the fire did not affect the structural integrity of the building and no injuries were reported.

  • Girls on the Run finish strong

    What do you like about yourself?
    Have you ever asked yourself that question?
    It’s not a question we ask ourselves very often, if ever.
    Usually, we focus on the things we don’t like, especially us girls.
    In fact, most of the time we are so focused on the things we don’t like that we lose sight of our positive qualities.
    And, believe it or not, we all have positive attributes.