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  • St. Jude Appreciation Day
  • Artists will perform song of John Denver, Emmylou Harris

    Mid-Kentucky Arts at St. Catharine opens music season with “Take Me Home Country Roads,” the Music of John Denver and Emmylou Harris, Oct. 11-12, featuring Gary Vidito and Rene` Hardesty Buckman and area musicians.

  • Outhouse champions

    The Gravel Switch Fire Department won the Outhouse Blowout 300 race at Penns Store on Sept. 14. Pictured are, from left, Dillon Wilkerson, John Skaggs, Davis Garrett, Jamie Lewis and Caleb Lewis.

  • LES wins Pig Pen Relay

    The build up toward the 2013 Ham Days continued Tuesday with the annual Pig Pen Relay and the Slop the Hogs ham biscuit eating contest.

    The reigning Pig Pen Relay champions, Lebanon Elementary School, once again took home the bacon.

    Meanwhile, Will Osborne MIKE FM/WLSK pigged out to win this year's Slop the Hogs trophy.

    Also, a special pig was presented to Danny Marks, who will be retiring this year, for his efforts with the relay. 

  • The Pigasus Treasure Hunt - Clue No. 5!

    Time, once again, for a Ham Days tradition,

    The Pigasus Treasure Hunt.

    Remember the search requires no demolition

    And nary a hazardous stunt.

    Clue No. 1:

    Moderating earth's climate,

    It leads the clue:

    A beautiful flower

    Made one instead of two.

    Clue No. 2:

    Cinematic Sugar;

    Unsinkable on the stage.

    Ivy league for certain,

    Bruno is their rage.

    Clue No. 3:

  • Danville shootings victims include former Woodlawn Baptist youth minister

    Three people died in a shooting in Danville Friday morning. Two of the victims — Mike and Angela Hockensmith — have been identified so far.

  • Ride and Drive will raise money for emergency services memorial

    Motorcycles and other vehicles will gather Saturday, Sept. 21, at Wilbert Plastics for the Deputy Anthony Rakes Memorial Ride and Drive.

  • Fiscal court meets Sept. 19

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. today, Sept. 19, on the second floor of the David R. Hourigan Government Building.

    The agenda for today's meeting includes the following:

    - Minutes of the previous meeting

    - Annual and financial reports from the Marion County Soil Conservation District

    - Presentation on shop building boiler replacement

    - Jail inspection report

    - Road naming for mapping and E911 compliance purposes

    - Newspapers in Education request for 2013-14 school year

  • Your address might be changing

    Marion County has moved one step closer to implementing enhanced 911.
    On Sept. 5, the Marion County Fiscal Court voted 3-0 to approve the second reading of an ordinance establishing addressing standards for the county.
    (Magistrates Steve Masterson and John Arthur Elder III were not present at that meeting.)
    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly said county officials have started creating a list of street names that will need to be changed and streets that may have to be renumbered.

  • Eminent domain bill prefiled for 2014 session

    Eminent domain has been a hot topic related to the Bluegrass Pipeline, a proposed pipeline that would carry natural gas liquids from Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia through Kentucky and on to the Gulf Coast.
    Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, the companies working on the project, have said they believe they have the right to invoke eminent domain, although they would prefer to work out agreements with landowners along the proposed route.