The Marion County Association for the Handicapped would like to improve its current Marion County Industries workshop, and the Marion County Fiscal Court is giving the association its support.
During its March 7 meeting, the fiscal court approved a resolution to seek a Community Development Block Grant to help relocate and expand the workshop.
The county is seeking a grant large enough to cover the full costs of building a new facility, according to Magistrate John Arthur Elder III.
A change in marketing strategy has already provided early results for the Lebanon Tourist and Convention Commission.
The commission sent Executive Director Nicky Reynolds to the Travel South Showcase again this year. Rather than promoting Lebanon by name, the community was promoted with the phrase “Bourbon, Coopers, and a Moonshine Still.”
Last year, State Auditor Adam Edelen launched a project to bring greater visibility to the more than 1,200 special districts serving communities throughout Kentucky.
Edelen dubbed that effort his Citizen Auditor Initiative. After gathering budget and other information about those districts, his office launched a website (http://apps.auditor.ky.gov/public/theregistry/cai.html) where citizens could find more information about the districts in their areas. Statewide, those districts manage approximately $2.7 billion of taxpayer funds.
Sue Beavers has beaten cancer once already, and she is confident she can do it again.
In 1996, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. In January, doctors confirmed that she has non-small cell lung cancer.
“They call it the non-smoker's lung cancer,” Beavers said.
She has already started treatments, and she has two more chemotherapy treatments scheduled, one for later this week and another in April.
“I've got hope,” Beavers said. “I think I can beat it. I'm going to have faith.”
Editor’s note: This is the first story in a series about the seven special districts serving Marion County, as identified by the State Auditor’s Office as part of an effort to increase public awareness of how their money is spent. In the coming months, the Enterprise will be taking a closer looking at the special districts that serve Marion County, how they are funded, and what they do for the community.
Many people take for granted that clean water will come out when they turn on the faucet, but not Barbara May.
The 2013 General Assembly Session is nearing its end with the Senate still working hard to ensure important bills and resolutions are being considered and passed. Last week, the Senate addressed issues related to education, victim protection, and drugs, among others.
One of the cardinal rules of every legislative session is that as the calendar gets shorter, the number of working hours each day invariably grows longer.
Last week, the last full one on the General Assembly’s schedule, proved to be no different.
It began on a high note, when on Tuesday Gov. Beshear signed into law legislation making some minor but needed changes to last year’s landmark ‘pill mill’ legislation, which has already played a major role in cutting back the illegal tide of prescription drugs that kills three Kentuckians a day.
Laura G. (Dolly) Brock and her late husband, Claude Alex Brock, were the longest, continuous, family-owned county newspaper publishers in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Dolly, 91, passed away at 5:05 p.m., March 4, 2013.
In an effort to further promote the Simple Saver program, Inter-County Energy is participating in an outbound calling program through Utility Partners of America (UPA). Representatives with UPA began contacting Inter-County members in February with an opportunity to receive credit on their electric bill for allowing the co-op to place a load control switch on their air conditional and/or water heater. UPA will be making the calls on behalf of Inter-County and will handle the installation of the load control switch.