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Today's News

  • Nuisance properties

    In December of 2009, the Lebanon City Council approved a nuisance property ordinance. The city adopted the International Property Maintenance Code as part of the ordinance. The sections of the code are used by the city's code enforcement officer, John Thompson, when identifying properties in violation of the city ordinance.

    The most frequently cited complaints involved sections 301.3 (vacant structures shall be maintained), 302 (which deals with exterior property areas), 304 (exterior structure) and 305 (interior structure) of the IPMC.

  • Lady Knights prepare for KIT

    The Marion County High School girls' golf team recorded something rare in high school golf last week. They tied with Adair County during a match and due to impending darkness, decided against a playoff.

    The Lady Knights played Adair to a 188-188 tie at Rosewood Golf Course on Tuesday of last week.

    Hayley Abell tied for the low round with a 43. Adair's Ashley Goodin also shot a 43.

    Amy Brown shot a 45 to beat out Adair County's Abby Royse who had a 47.

  • Knights fall to LaRue

    The Marion County High School volleyball team lost to LaRue County on Thursday to move their season record to one win and two losses.

    LaRue (5-0) beat the Knights in two sets (25-18, 25-21) at LaRue.

    "I was very disappointed with our lack of focus tonight," Head Coach David Hibbard said in his match report. "We knew LaRue had a strong corps of servers and that if we could handle their serves we would have a chance to win. Even knowing that up front, we did not come ready to play."

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  • Cox wins inaugural Rosewood Regatta

    History was made at Rosewood Golf Course on Sunday as Brad Cox won the inaugural Rosewood Regatta match play tournament.

    Thirty-two golfers teed off in eight flights for the first ever tournament. Three of the four golfers in each flight won a prize.

    Cox beat Chad Borders in the final round of the championship flight. Borders struggled early, a sign of how the day would go.

    Cox knocked off Jamie Abell on Saturday to advance to the championship match.

  • Tournament draws players from all over

    Players from all over the state hit the courts in Lebanon for the Farmer's National Bank Heart of Kentucky Lebanon Open on Aug. 21-22.

    Jacob Burdette and Noah Swencki won the boys' 18 and under doubles bracket, beating Hunter Pierce and Trent Rodgers from Liberty and Dunville, 6-2, 6-1 in the championship.

    Swencki and Burdette finished runner-up in the men's open doubles, losing 6-2, 6-0 to Larry Milby from Campbellsville and Tim Perkins from Columbia in the final.

  • Knights full of surprises

    The Marion County High School boys' golf team strung together a week of ups and downs, mostly ups, to improve to 7-2 in match play.

    The Knights finished their week with a solid showing at the Garrard County Invitational at Dix River Golf Course on Saturday.

    Marion County finished in the top ten with a team score of 320 in a field of over 20 teams. Boyle County won the tournament with a 301. Corbin finished second with a 302 while Scott County finished third with a 305.

  • Candidates have filed for fall election

    Marion County voters will have plenty to decide when they go to the polls Nov. 2.

    The biggest race on the ballot is for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Jim Bunning. Attorney General Jack Conway, a Democrat, and Dr. Rand Paul, a Republican, are vying to replace Bunning.

    Incumbent Second District Congressman Brett Guthrie, a Republican, is facing a challenge from Democrat Ed Marksberry.

  • House of Learning

    A good education is built on a solid foundation.

    Just ask the carpentry students at the Marion County Area Technology Center.

    Friday, students, local officials and representatives of the Marion and Washington counties' school districts were on hand for a groundbreaking ceremony at Beechwood Street, Lot 79, in Lebanon.

    This lot is where those students will be learning lessons in construction, cooperation and hard work. And when they are finished, a house will stand, ready for someone to make it their home.

  • Pendleton man convicted of sex crimes

    A Marion County jury last week convicted a Pendleton man of committing sexual crimes against a minor.

    Charles Nunley II, 42, of 8100 Organ Creek in Pendleton was found guilty of first-degree sodomy, two counts of second-degree sodomy and three counts of first-degree sex abuse.

    The original indictment indicates that the victim was under the age of 12 when the first-degree sodomy was committed between January and June of 2006. The victim was under 14 when the second-degree sodomy was committed between January and November of 2006.