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Today's News

  • Lady Knights named All-State

    Heading into their sophomore and junior seasons, the expectations are only getting higher for Makayla Epps, Kyvin Goodin-Rogers and Bre Elder.

    All three were named All-State by one or both the Associated Press and The Courier-Journal's All-State teams.

    Epps was named first team All-State by the AP and The Courier-Journal. Kyvin Goodin-Rogers was named first team All-State by The Courier-Journal and second team All-State by The Associated Press. Bre Elder was named third team All-State by The Courier-Journal.

    Was getting named All-State a goal for these girls?

  • Fiscal court denies sheriff's request for additional deputy

    It was business as usual at the Marion County Fiscal Court meeting Thursday, April 15, until a request for an additional sheriff's deputy was discussed.

    At the end of the meeting, Magistrate John Arthur Elder III asked his fellow magistrates if they planned on discussing Marion County Sheriff Carroll Kirkland's request for an additional deputy. Elder made a motion to approve the request, however Magistrate Steve Masterson voiced some concerns. According to Masterson, when Kirkland submitted his budget a few months ago, an additional deputy position wasn't included.

  • Lack of budget is frustrating

    The General Assembly adjourned the 2010 General Assembly Session without finalizing a budget. It is a matter that has caused much frustration and even anger. People should be mad. The fact of the matter is that the Senate would not agree to a fiscally unsound budget proposed by the House that raised over $280 million in taxes and bonded over $1 billion in projects that we cannot afford.

  • Three arrested in connection with break-ins

    The Marion County Sheriff's Department arrested three people in connection with break-ins April 13 at the Hart Mart in Gravel Switch, the St. Joe Grocery and the Fivestar Foodmart on Springfield Highway.

    Lisa Cox, Ricky Garrett and Jamie Hunt were arrested on charges of attempted burglary.

  • Tourism events and 2010-11 budget on the table

    Old Man Winter was not kind to the Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff this year. Ticket sales suffered from snowy weather that hit the Lebanon area before and during the festival.

  • Fire destroys house in Bradfordsville

    A Bradfordsville family lost their home as a result of a fire Saturday, April 17.

    The Bradfordsville and Gravel Switch fire departments responded to the fire at 5:20 a.m. When they arrived on the scene, they found that the house at 1760 Kedron Road in Bradfordsville was fully involved.

    Beverly Whitis said she woke up around 4:45 a.m. and heard what sounded like a can cracking. At first she thought her husband, Gary was in the kitchen having a soft drink. When she heard the noise again, she thought something was wrong, so she walked to the kitchen.

  • Bad economy, good business

    A sign marks the entrance to XB Arena, located at 1280 Manton Road.

    Since December, Scott Ballard's farm has been hosting competitive bull-riding nearly every Saturday (weather permitting), and hundreds of people have come out each week to see the show.

    Terry Smith of Raywick was one of the approximately 250 people who attended the bull riding this past weekend. He brought a grandson, a nephew and another child with him.

    "I think it's great," Smith said. "We need good family fun like this."

  • Lebanon says goodbye to soldier who died in Afghanistan

    The funeral for Sgt. Randy Sigley was held Sunday, April 25, at Lebanon Baptist Church. Interment was at the Lebanon National Cemetery.

  • Heart of Kentucky Hike & Bike is April 24

    Featuring a 5K road race/walk or 10K bike ride, participants will exercise and contribute to a great cause during the Heart of Kentucky Hike & Bike Saturday, April 24, in Lebanon.

    The event will benefit the Marion County Fitness & Nutrition Coalition and the 5K race/walk is open to serious competitors, joggers, walkers and families. The 10K bike ride is just for fun.

  • Marion County Young Democrats wins chapter of the year

    The Marion County Young Democrats recently attended the Kentucky Young Democrats' State Convention April 9-10 at the Galt House in Louisville. The MCYD took home the coveted State Chapter of the Year Award, being recognized for their continuous community service efforts over the past year. Co-founder and former president of the MCYD, Chad G. Mattingly, was elected as KYD State President.   The MCYD is currently preparing for the Marion County Democratic HUYA, which will be held Thursday, April 29, at Angelic Hall.