Successful appeal for killers sentence

By Jessica Howard The reduced jail sentence handed to the convicted killer of Springbank war veteran Ken Handford will be appealed in the High Court. Jonathon...
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Project delays carryover

By Kate Taylor There’s a bit of budget shuffling at council to cover the cost of projects yet to be completed. The May 3 council meeting...
President Bacchus Marsh RSL Cherrison Lawton at the memorial seat that depicts Rupert Moon VC, Kathleen Rogers and William West MM and was designed by Mark Gilliland (left); constructed and donated by (right) Mick Horan (Rossco Engineering) Photo – Helen Tatchell

Never to be forgotten

By Helen Tatchell Michael Madden is the Author of ‘The Victoria Cross - Australia Remembers’ book. A unique coffee table compilation comprising of all 96...

Murder trial begins

By Jessica Howard The trial for a man accused of murdering missing 46-year-old Keith Foggin is expected to span over three-weeks. Christopher John Trotter appeared in...
Youth Award winners with Moorabool Mayor Cr. David Edwards. Photo - Helen Tatchell

Our talented youth

By Helen Tatchell As a direct result of the 2013-2016 Youth Strategy, Moorabool’s Youth have been acknowledged. The third Youth Awards were held by Council at...
Acting CFA Chief Officer Alen Slijepcevic, Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard, Emergency Services Minister James Merlino and Emergency Management Commissioner Craig Lapsley at the announcement of the new $31m CFA training site for Ballan. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Jobs and growth

By Kate Taylor The state government has bought land near Ballan upon which it will build the replacement of the Fiskville Training Academy. The $31 million Victorian Emergency...
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Neglect leads to demolition

By Jessica Howard Bacchus Marsh residents will soon say goodbye to the town’s century-old signal box.  The traditional box, located at the Bacchus Marsh train station,...
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Long list of theft ends in jail

By Jessica Howard The Ballan man who was found with hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of stolen items has been jailed for nine months. Shaun...
New Ballan RSL President, Rick Campey at the Aleppo Pine Tree Photo - Helen Tatchell

And in the morning, we will remember them

By Jessica Howard Ballan RSL has re-established a lost tradition by hosting the town’s first Anzac Day dawn service in many years. The commemorative event saw...
Ken Handford and his grandson Photo - sumbitted

Family seeks justice

By Jessica Howard The family of murdered war veteran Ken Handford was gut wrenched when the convicted killer received a considerable discount on his jail...