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Today's News

  • Knights face athletic Western squad

    The Knights travel to Western High School on Friday night. Kick off is set for 7:30 p.m. in the region championship game. The winner advances to the state semi final at Western Kentucky University to face either Lone Oak (12-0) or Allen County - Scottsville (11-0).

    A caravan will be leaving from the new Kroger at 5:30 p.m. on Friday night. Those wishing to paint car windows should arrive early.

    Western High School (7-5) may have a lower win percentage than Marion County High School (10-2) but they still hold home field advantage on Friday night.

  • KSP seeking suspects in home invasion

    The Kentucky State Police are looking for two suspects involved in a home invasion Wednesday, Nov. 11, on Horan Lane in Lebanon.

    According to the police report, two male suspects forced their way into the residence of William Deering and Chasity Wright. The suspects initially identified themselves as police officers. The men, who were wearing masks and carrying long guns, forced their way into the residence, the state police reported.

  • Deputies face drug trafficking, other charges

    When Washington County Sheriff Tommy Bartley got a phone call around 1 a.m. Friday, he initially thought two of his deputies might have been involved in an accident, or perhaps even a shooting. But he never expected what he was about to hear from the Kentucky State Police officer on the other end of the line.

    "They called to inform me that my deputies had been arrested for trafficking in marijuana," Bartley said.

  • Make food safety a priority for holiday eating

    Millions of cases of foodborne illness occur in the United States each year. Don't let a case of food poisoning ruin your holiday season!

    With proper food handling practices you can protect yourself and your family from foodborne illnesses.

    Keep everything that comes into contact with food clean. Be sure to wash your hands often, especially after handling raw meats. Clean and sanitize kitchen counters and cutting boards.

    Use clean dishtowels, hand towels, dishes and utensils.

  • Fire consumes garage on Loretto Road

    At 10:57 a.m. Nov. 17, the Lebanon Police received a report of a car fire at 980 Loretto Road, Seals Auto Sales and Auto Repair.

    As it turned out, the vehicle was inside a garage at that location.

    The Lebanon Fire Department was dispatched to the scene, but the fire grew large enough that every fire department in Marion County was paged. The Lebanon Police, Marion County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky State Police, Marion County Ambulance and Marion County EMS also responded to the scene.

    The garage was consumed by the fire.

  • A fresh start for a familiar face

    The Rev. Lawman Chibundi isn't new to the people of Marion County, but he returned last week with a new idea for them to consider.

    Chibundi previously served as a parish priest at St. Augustine Catholic Church, but later left the Roman Catholic priesthood over some disagreements he has with church teachings.

    Chibundi doesn't speak with anger when he discusses those differences of opinion. Instead, he speaks highly of the priests he has known and worked with, including the current Archbishop of Louisville.

  • Stevie gets her 'Stevie' back

    Last week, I had one of those terrible, horrible, no good, very bad mornings.

    It was one of those mornings where I actually had to shut my office door, which doesn't happen very often, as my staff can attest.

    But, when life's "baggage" gets the best of you, I have found that it's effective to shut the door and get your frustrations out in whatever means you feel necessary (without punching a hole in the wall of course).

    It's either that, or going for a good, hard run, taking it all out on the pavement.

  • Several Knights named to all-district team

    Marion County High School senior Dylan Peterson became the second Knight in the last two seasons to at least share a piece of the District Player of the Year recently.

    Last season Eric Miles was co-player of the year with North Bullitt's Dalton Cissell. This year Peterson claims the honor by himself.

    Several of his teammates were named to the all-district team. The Knights have loaded the all-district team for the past three seasons.   

  • Racetrack slot machines hot topic at debate

    While the two candidates started the debate by stating their mutual friendship, clear differences emerged between the Democrat and Republican running for the vacated senate seat of Dan Kelly.

    The hour-and-a-half debate was hosted by PLG-TV 13 and featured questions from a panel of area newspaper editors for Bardstown Democrat Jodie Haydon and Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon.

  • To honor and remember

    The Marion County High School JROTC led a Veterans Day ceremony Friday, Nov. 13. The ceremony included the JROTC's POW/MIA ceremony, the recitation of the poem "We Are Not Dead," and a demonstration by the Eastern Kentucky University ROTC exhibition drill team. The guest speaker was Brig. Gen. Michael X. Garrett, the deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command. Garrett encouraged the students to think about the military values, such as loyalty, honor and integrity, and think about how they can apply them in their own lives.