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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Lady Knights open with tough test

    The Knights wanted to find out what kind of team they were. Turns out they're pretty tough.

    The Marion County High School volleyball team opened their season Thursday against region contender Nelson County at the Roby Dome.

    Though they lost 2-1 (21-25, 25-22, 22-25) they showed grit in the second set.

  • Motorcycle accident victim dies

    A New Haven man has died following a motorcycle accident Saturday evening, Aug. 14, on KY 527.

    The accident occurred at 5:50 p.m., approximately two miles north of Raywick on KY 527, according to a report from the Kentucky State Police.

  • Jo Jo's Smile

    Pushing her 5-year-old daughter, Claire, on the swing set in the back yard of their home on Hundley Lane, Betty Jo Higdon looks like the picture of health. Her face is glowing, her smile is vibrant and her laugh is vivacious. She doesn't look or sound like a person who has been fighting breast cancer for nine months.

  • Fiscal Court meeting at 4 p.m. today

    The Marion County Fiscal Court is scheduled to meet in regular session at 4 p.m. today, Aug. 19.1)  Consider /  Approval   of  Minutes   of  Previous  Meeting   held  Aug.  5,  2010.

    Here are the items on the agenda:

    - Consider minutes of previous meeting

    - Review  state  auditor  report  of  Marion County  Clerk  Audit for Year  Ending  12-31-09

  • Police turnover remains an issue for city

    In his last report to the Lebanon City Council, Police Chief Joe Bell noted that Officer Reece Riley had resigned as of July 30. Riley may be the latest officer to leave the department, but he likely won't be the last, based on the department's history.

    "This has been a problem for 10 years," Councilman Bill Pickerill said during that Aug. 9 council meeting. "We keep losing officers. What can we do to keep them here?"

    "If you ask any officer," Bell replied, "it would be money."