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Today's News

  • Be counted

    The federal government distributes approximately $300 billion annually to local communities for a variety of programs, and census data is an important factor in determining where that money goes.

    That's one reason why Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly is encouraging all local residents to participate in the 2010 Census when the forms arrive in the mail next year.

    "I can't overemphasize the value to communities to have a good physical count of who you have that you need to provide services for," Mattingly said.

  • Clements claims LIT crown

    Pat "Woody" Clements, the number 12 seed in this year's championship flight of the Lebanon Invitational Tournament, defeated Curt Richards on Monday afternoon for the 51st LIT crown.

    Clements, from Louisville, defeated Springfield's Mikey Yates in the morning final four match to advance to the finals. Richards, also from Louisville, defeated Lebanon's Curt Manning in the final four.

    One of Clements' gems from the morning round was a beautiful approach shot on hole nine that he picked clean inches away from the cart path to land on the green.

  • Pokey Pig now taking registration

    The 28th annual Farmers National Bank Pokey Pig 5K Fun Run/Walk is now taking early registration until Sept. 16. Early entries must be received by that day. Early registration cost is $15 for individuals and $40 for pre-registered parents and their children.

    Race day registration will begin at 7 a.m. at Farmers National Bank. Race day registration is $18.

    Entries can be completed or mailed to The Lebanon-Marion County Chamber of Commerce, 239 N. Spalding Ave., Suite 201, Lebanon, Ky. 40033.

  • Lady Knights still rolling

    After taking their lumps in the Bluegrass Invitational just a few weeks ago, the Marion County High School volleyball squad is rolling when it counts.

    At press time the Lady Knights narrowly missed taking home the Abraham Slam Jam where they lost to Fifth Region contender and tournament host LaRue County in three sets (25-18, 24-26, 25-15). Marion County and LaRue have now split the season series at one match apiece.

  • City council scheduled to meet Monday evening

    The Lebanon City Council will hold a special-called meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 14.

    The agenda for the meeting includes two items.

    First, the city council is scheduled to discuss the fee schedule for use of Centre Square.

  • '9/11 truth'? Not quite

    The eighth anniversary of 9/11 has prompted some discredited conspiracy theories to be trotted out once again. 

  • George shoots three under at Danville CC

    Someone needs to check Joseph George's clubs to see if they're smoking.

    The Marion County High School senior shot a 33 at Danville Country Club, three strokes under par, to lead the Knights to a one stroke 147 to 148 win over region heavyweight Danville High School in match play Thursday night.

    "It's the second lowest match score in my tenure," boys golf Head Coach Freddie Leathers said.

    Leathers said results for match play weren't recorded in the days of the current team's fathers, though he expects there were under par scores.

  • Cross country adds members, starts strong

    State meet hopeful Matthew Mattingly got some help from some new legs on Tuesday night of last week at the LaRue County cross country meet.

    Marion County High School senior Matthew Mattingly finished fifth overall in the meet with a time of 13:49 but the biggest lift for him may have been the addition of two new teammates.

    Seniors Joseph George and Tommy Carrico, also members of the golf team, started running with the team last week.

  • In brief items: County to pursue late sanitation bills

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is ready to pursue legal action against some businesses that have outstanding sanitation bills. The magistrates voted unanimously to authorize the county attorney to file legal action.

    "The point is everyone needs to pay," Magistrate Roger "Cotton" Smothers said.

    Marion County Judge/Executive John G. Mattingly presented the fiscal court with a list of seven businesses that owe more than $24,000 combined in unpaid bills.

    The businesses are:

    - Majestic Carpets, $10,408

  • Lady Knights fall to Adair

    After narrowly losing to Adair County by five strokes at Rosewood Golf Course, the Marion County Lady Knights were looking for revenge Thursday at Adair County's home course.

    Adair County was too strong for the Lady Knights at home and dispatched the visitors 178 to 192.