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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Senator Higdon’s reflections on Thanksgiving

    Greetings from Frankfort. It is hard to believe that we are embarking on the end of November and heading quickly into the Christmas season. The year is flying by, and we will soon be into 2014!
    This month has seen a lot of activity here in Frankfort with interim committee meetings hearing various legislative agendas for the 2014 General Assembly. Next week is a welcome respite from this busy pace as we take a moment as a nation to be thankful for blessings, families and friends during Thanksgiving.

  • How Thanksgiving came to be

    If Benjamin Franklin had had his way, it’s possible that the centerpiece of most Thanksgiving meals this week would not be the turkey.
    While he did not actually recommend it replace the eagle as a symbol of our nation, he did, in a letter to his daughter, believe that the turkey’s qualities were more virtuous. He called it “a true original of America” and “a bird of courage.”