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  • Marion County to face Notre Dame in state final

    The Marion County Lady Knights (38-0) will face the 9th Region champion Notre Dame Pandas (29-5) for the state championship in the 2013 Girls Sweet 16 at 9 p.m. Eastern time/8 p.m. Central time in Diddle Arena in Bowling Green.

    Marion County has rolled through its first three opponents in this year's Sweet 16. The Lady Knights are averaging 69 points per game and allowing 41.3 points. Notre Dame is averaging 56.3 points per game in the state tournament, while allowing 50.7 points.

     

  • KSP investigating a murder/suicide in Gravel Switch

    The Kentucky State Police are investigating the deaths of Judith Duncil, 52, and George Merrick, 62, both of Gravel Switch.
    KSP Post 15 received a call from Casey County dispatch at 11:46 p.m., on Friday, March 15, reporting that they had received a call of shots fired at a residence on Little South Road in Gravel Switch, according to a KSP media release.

  • School bus involved in accident Thursday morning

    A Marion County school bus was involved in a two-vehicle accident at approximately 7 a.m., Thursday, March 14, near the Taylor County/Marion County line, but no children were injured.
    The accident occurred nine miles west of Lebanon on US 68.
    According to the Kentucky State Police, Goebel R. Morgeson, 81, of Lebanon was driving a 2006 International bus west on US 68 and was attempting a turnabout when he pulled into the path of a 1999 Honda being driven by Burrell Hartley, 50, of Oglethorpe, Ga.

  • Follow the Lady Knights in the Sweet 16

    If you aren’t able to make to Diddle Arena for the Marion County Lady Knights game today, you can still follow the game in other ways.

  • Marion County Public Schools will be closed Friday

    The Marion County Board of Education approved several amendments to the school calendar Tuesday evening, including the dismissal of school this Friday as the Lady Knights continue their quest to win the state championship.

  • Color in Motion 5K to raise funds for Girls on the Run

    Glasscock Elementary School is going to be a charity partner for the Color in Motion 5K.
    Anyone signing up for the event, which will be held in Lebanon May 11, can use the code GLASSCOCK and receive a 10 percent discount.

    In return, 25 percent of the entry fee will go back to the Glasscock Elementary School Girls on the Run program.

  • County applying for grant for handicap association

    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.

  • Marketing changes attract attention to Lebanon

    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.”

  • Special district bill hits snag

    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.

  • Going bald for a cause

    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.”