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Today's News

  • Fans boost soccer Knights

    The 12th man proved to be critical for the Marion County High School boys' soccer team Tuesday of last week in their 2-1 home win over Pulaski County.

    "The crowd had a lot to do with raising the energy of the team. They had a lot to do with the win," Head Coach Greg Conley said. "Up 2-0, the last several minutes of the game we ran out of gas. They pushed us the rest of the way through. It's also the first time we've played together as a group."

  • Fighting addictions

    Addiction.

    Many of us have seen what addiction can do to a human being. Whether it’s an addiction to alcohol, drugs, gambling, or a number of other things, addiction ruins lives. Sometimes, it ends lives too soon.

    I know. I’ve seen it happen.

  • Hitting rock bottom

    Lying underneath a bridge in Texas, homeless, Greg Troutt thought he had hit rock bottom.

    Once an engineer and owner of his own construction company, his addiction to painkillers caused him to lose everything. After fighting addiction twice and getting into legal trouble, Troutt overdosed and ended up in a coma.

    "My rock bottom was death," he said.

    His overdose was his wakeup call and what finally made him get help. He truly wanted to beat his addiction. And he did.

    "I found Christ," Troutt said.

  • Lady Knights struggle on offense

    The Marion County High School girls' soccer team has struggled on offense to start the season but the jolt they need may be coming soon.

    Makayla Epps, last season's offensive threat, has decided to return to the team after initially opting not to play.

    The sophomore asked to return to the team last week and should see action this week.

  • A salute to the Lebanon High Class of 1970

    It was Saturday evening, Aug. 7, 2010.

    Place: Henning’s Restaurant

    Occasion: Lebanon High School Class of 1970 reunion!

    And believe you me, we came from far and near! Alabama, Denver and Maryland just to name a few.

  • Knights roll on

    The Marion County High School volleyball team racked up a 3-0 record last week to improve to 4-2 on the season.

    The Knights closed out the week by trouncing Washington County at the Roby Dome on Thursday.

    Marion County cruised through two sets, winning 25-11 and 25-13.

    "Honestly, I expected more of a fight from Washington County. This rivalry has always been a tough one but it seemed like they made a lot of mistakes," Head Coach David Hibbard said. "Most of that was due to our outstanding play but both sets were a little one sided."

  • Lebanon City Council holding special-called meeting at noon

    The Lebanon City Council is scheduled to meet in a special-called meeting at noon today, Sept. 7, at city hall.

    The council will consider the first reading of an ordinance fixing the tax rate and levying the ad valorem tax for the city for fiscal year 2010-11.

     

  • Cleaning up

    John Thompson is responsible for enforcing the nuisance property ordinance approved by the Lebanon City Council at the beginning of 2010.

    So how effective does he think the ordinance has been? On a scale of one to 10, Thompson said it's been a six or seven.

    "We've had some clean ups. We are going to get more to clean up," he said. "And I know of three [houses] that have been torn down."

  • Free smoke detectors available

    A smoke detector drive, sponsored by Lowe's and the Lebanon Fire Department, is currently underway through today, Aug. 25. To be eligible, people who have no smoke detectors in their homes are asked to call: - Lebanon Fire Department at 692-6830 - Lebanon City Hall at 692-6272

    Or stop by the Lebanon Fire Department or Lebanon City Hall.

  • Growth opportunity

    The start of squirrel hunting season this past weekend also came with a new place to hunt. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced that the Marion County Wildlife Management Area and State Forest is now open.

    State officials are confident the 1,293 acres of public land will provide recreational opportunities for local residents and a reason for visitors to come to Marion County.

    "It's a very rugged and beautiful property," said Brian Clark, assistant director of public affairs with the fish and wildlife department.