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Today's News

  • Gas pipeline questions addressed in Bracken

    By Wendy Mitchell
    The Ledger Independent

    BROOKSVILLE - Officials with Williams Corporation/Bluegrass Pipeline addressed Bracken County Fiscal Court on Nov. 13, fielding questions about where, how and when the proposed natural gas liquids pipeline may impact the area.
    Bill Lawson, Williams' spokesperson showed magistrates charts and maps of the proposed line and explained that it was in the acquisition phase of the project with landowners across Ohio, Kentucky and part of West Virginia.

  • Getting coverage

    Ever since the federal health exchanges became live on Oct. 1, national news reports have discussed people having difficulties trying to log into the system.
    Kentucky is one of a handful of states that created its own health insurance exchange, and that exchange, kynect.ky.gov, has largely avoided many of the technical issues that have affected the federal website.

  • New board member is not a ‘yes man’

    Newly appointed school board member Robert “Butch” Cecil shares the same last name as current board member Mike Cecil. They are first cousins. But, according to Butch, that has nothing to do with his desire to serve on the school board.
    “It doesn’t matter who you are related to. I’m my own person,” Butch Cecil said. “One of the big reasons I got on the board is that I love helping the kids. Mike didn’t have anything to do with it.”

  • MCHS swim team getting ready to make a splash

    As basketball prepares to get underway, the Marion County swim team is preparing to make a splash too and has already begun practicing. 

    Last year, two girls on the team, Lindsey Buckman and Laura Rice, broke school records in the 100 freestyle, the 100 backstroke and the 100 butterfly. 

    This year, they hope to continue improving, and that is one of the goals that Coaches Holly Buckman and John Buckman have set for the team.

  • New role for veteran

    By Will Phillips

    Enterprise correspondent

    Last year, the Marion County Lady Knights basketball team went a blistering 39-0, winning the state championship in the process. However, that was a year ago, and now it’s time for new head coach Anthony Epps and his team to adjust to life without four of their five starters from last year. 

  • Impacts of Philippine disasters felt in Marion County

    For one Marion County woman, the recent natural disasters that have ravaged the Philippines have been more than a tragic story on the news. It has affected members of her family and her native country.
    Elma Simpson moved to Lebanon 18 years ago after she married her husband, Timothy. She grew up in the Philippines, and many of her relatives still live in the island nation in southeast Asia.

  • Prices set for basketball passes

    Marion County High School has set the price for season passes for the 2013-14 basketball seasons.

    A boys basketball pass is $20. A girls basketball pass is $15. A pass for both teams is $40.

    To purchase passes, stop by the high school, 735 E. Main Street in Lebanon. For more information, call 270-692-6066.

  • Some teachers resent hiring of instructional coaches

    The school board’s decision to hire six new instructional coaches in the spring at a cost of $220,000 hasn’t necessarily been welcome news for teachers in the district, according to Board Member DeLane Pinkston.
    “They resent the term ‘instructional coaches,’” Pinkston said during the school board’s Nov. 12 meeting. “Some are taking it that they can’t do their job. I would hope the principals would tell them that is not the intent.”

  • New tourism commissioners appointed

    The Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission had a busy week, holding two meetings and appointing two new commissioners.
    Technically, the commission didn’t meet on Nov. 11. Since only three commissioners — Chairman Brad Lanham, Carlotta Brussell and David Winebrenner — were present, the commission did not have a quorum.

  • 11-20-13 Police Log

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